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Kim Ammann Howard

Director of Impact Assessment and Learning

Kim Ammann Howard was appointed Director of Impact Assessment and Learning in November 2015. She brings more than 20 years of social impact experience with diverse individuals and groups in a variety of settings including community-based organizations, foundations, and intermediaries as well as government and academic institutions at the local, state, national, and international levels. Prior to joining the Foundation, Kim spent ten years at Informing Change, a Berkeley-based consulting firm, designing, conducting, and overseeing evaluation, strategy, and applied research efforts. This included facilitating collaborative work within and across client organizations and key stakeholder groups to identify their priority needs and ensure efficient and effective processes to collect, synthesize, and share information that stimulates ongoing learning, application, and change.

Kim’s previous positions include directing evaluations and applied research projects at the Stanford University School of Medicine’s Prevention Research Center and at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Earlier, at the Contra Costa County’s Health Services Department, she facilitated the implementation of a variety of prevention programs and staffed cross-sector networks focused on policy and systems change. As a volunteer, she enjoys providing pro-bono assessment and evaluation services, both locally and internationally. Kim serves on the board of 1951 Coffee Company, a nonprofit that seeks to promote the well-being of the refugee community through job training and employment. Kim holds a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of California at Berkeley.