Jessica Charles, MPH

Director of Development

Jessica Charles is as a global health professional with over 15 years of experience as a project manager, teacher trainer and communications specialist. She lived in China and Botswana for three years managing health and education projects and has supported field teams in more than 20 developing nations implementing USAID, CDC, PEPFAR and privately-funded projects. Jessica holds a Master’s degree in Public Health and a Bachelor’s degree in Writing.

As Kupenda’s Development Director, Jessica is responsible for increasing operational efficiency, program monitoring and evaluation, engaging new donors, developing and implementing strategic fundraising plans, and expanding the organization’s capacity.