Kimberly Kamara is an Associate Vice President on the Programs Team. In her role, she oversees the Flagship Fund. This Fund is dedicated to ensuring people in need have access to NTD treatment, with the intention of freeing these populations from the burden of NTDs.
Kimberly has more than 17 years of experience working in the international development sector. Prior to joining the END Fund, she served as the Associate Program Director of Global Programs at Orbis International-HQ, where she provided management support and worked to redefine the strategic direction of the program department.
Kimberly spent six years of her career living and working in French speaking West Africa. During that time she served in the U.S. Peace Corps (Guinea and Mali) and subsequently with Population Services International promoting behavior change in the public health sector. She also worked for The Carter Center during the International Election Observation mission in Guinea as a driver in management and logistics of the field office. She has also worked at USAID and the National Democratic Institute, focusing on good governance and capacity building of political parties.
Kimberly obtained a Doctorate in Community Health and Health Practice at the CUNY School of Public Health. Her research focused on water, sanitation, and hygiene behavior. She also holds a Masters of Public Health from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. She received a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from SUNY Brockport, focusing on politics and anthropology in Africa. Kimberly speaks English and French, as well as conversational Malinké.