As project director, Kathy Tilford is responsible for providing leadership and overall management for the project, ensuring that program quality and impact reflect the highest standards for morbidity management and disability prevention. She oversees the project’s technical, programmatic and financial teams and manages collaboration with external partners.
Ms. Tilford brings more than 30 years of experience working in development projects, primarily in Africa. Before joining the MMDP Project, Ms. Tilford was an independent consultant, focusing on program design and qualitative evaluations and serving as an interim country director for Helen Keller International in Mali and the DRC. Prior to consulting, she served as a country director for CARE and for the United States Peace Corps. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Côte d’Ivoire, working in education and health.
Ms. Tilford holds a master’s degree in public health from UCLA and bachelor of arts degrees in history and French from the University of Oregon.