Kerry provides overall leadership for Social Impact’s Program Department. She oversees all technical divisions for the company including Performance Evaluation, Impact Evaluation, Strategy Performance and Capacity Building, Program Management, and Business Development. She is responsible for the technical quality and implementation of all short-term contracts and long-term field office projects.
Kerry brings over 25 years of development experience to SI’s program portfolio. She spent more than 20 years living in African and Asian countries and is a recognized global health expert. A recognized leader in the ICT field, Kerry has been spearheading the use of big data in project design, monitoring and evaluation for the field, is a regular guest lecturer for TechChange, and has been a co-organizer of the MERL Tech conference. She is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University’s International Health Department and teaches courses in mHealth and Implementation Science.
Kerry was elected to serve as an At Large Director for three years in the 2017 – 2018 Society for International Development Washington Chapter Board of Directors elections.
Prior to joining SI, Kerry was the Chief Measurement and Impact Evaluation Officer for the Global Fund to End Slavery. She worked in the field of human trafficking using big data and remote sensing to estimate the prevalence of modern slavery in difficult to measure populations. As the Senior Director for Global Health and Measurement for Pact, she supported more than 20 country programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Pact’s projects focused on HIV, maternal and child health, community health, livelihoods, capacity development, natural resource management and democracy and governance. She also led monitoring and evaluation for Pact, designing impact indicators and implementing an organization wide online M&E platform. Kerry previously served as the Country Director for ICAP at Columbia University in Swaziland, directing the implementation of a clinical ART care and treatment program and multiple research projects.
Kerry holds a DrPH in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina, an MPH from Johns Hopkins University, and an MA from the University of British Columbia in Geography. She completed her undergraduate work at Pennsylvania State University in International Political Science with a Minor in Chinese language. She speaks Thai and Indonesian with professional proficiency.