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Thomas Kenyon, M.D., M.P.H., President and Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Kenyon, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Thomas Kenyon joined Project HOPE as President and Chief Executive Officer in September of 2015. He most recently served as the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Center for Global Health, where he was responsible for overseeing four major global health divisions: Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Global Immunization Division, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, and Division of Global Health Protection.

Prior to becoming Director of CDC’s Center for Global Health, Dr. Kenyon was the Country Director for CDC Ethiopia, overseeing the Division of Global HIV/AIDS and was previously the Principal Deputy Global AIDS Coordinator and Chief Medical Officer for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) at the U.S. Department of State.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Kenyon served as Project HOPE’s Country Director for Swaziland from 1987 to 1992. In this role he established the first HIV/AIDS programs in Swaziland, promoting behavior change, HIV counseling and testing. He also served as Consultant Pediatrician at the Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital in the city of Manzini. Prior to that, Dr. Kenyon served as Consultant Pediatrician for Project HOPE at St. George’s Hospital in Grenada, West Indies from 1985 to 1987. In this role, he trained nurse practitioners in pediatric referral protocols.

Dr. Kenyon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Indiana University and a Master’s in Public Health with a focus on international health from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. He completed medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia and subsequently completed a three-year residency in pediatrics at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson.

Board of Directors


Richard T. Clark ~  Chairman
Retired Chairman
Merck & Co., Inc.

George B. Abercrombie ~ Vice Chairman
Retired President & CEO

Curt M. Selquist ~ Treasurer
Operating Partner
Water Street Healthcare Partners

Dayton Ogden ~ Secretary
Former Chairman
SpencerStuart Worldwide


John P. Casey
Executive Vice President, Marine Systems
General Dynamics

Deborah DiSanzo
General Manager
IBM Watson Health

John D. Fowler
Vice Chairman
Wells Fargo Securities

Jack M. Gill Ph.D.
The Gill Foundation

Bernard A. Harris, Jr., M.D.
President & CEO
Vesalius Ventures, Inc.

Dennis J. Manning
Retired Chairman & CEO
Guardian Life

Gerhard N. Mayr

J. Michael McQuade, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President
Science & Technology
United Technology Corporation

Viren Mehta, PharmaD
Founder and Managing Partner, Mehta Partners
Co-founder and Chairman, Gather Health

Walter G. Montgomery
CoFounder, Partner & Retired CEO
RLM Finsbury

Reynold W. Mooney
Principal, Global Leader, Life Sciences & Health Care Practice
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

Steven B. Pfeiffer, Esq.
Former Chair of the Executive Committee
Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Michael Rosenblatt, M.D.
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Merck & Co., Inc.

Stephen H. Rusckowski
President and CEO 
Quest Diagnostics

Charles A. Sanders, M.D. ~ Chairman Emeritus
Retired Chairman & CEO

Ambassador Miriam E. Sapiro
Summit Strategies International

Marshall Smith
Co-Head of the Consumer Retail Healthcare Group
Goldman Sachs & Company

Louis W. Sullivan, M.D.
President Emeritus
Morehouse School of Medicine

Henri A. Termeer 
Retired Chairman, President & CEO
Genzyme Corporation

Christian Weinrank
Vice President & Managing Director, Germany
Medtronic Germany

Peter Wilden, Ph.D.
Chief Financial Officer
Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Bradley A. J. Wilson
PharmaKodex Ltd.

Emeritus Members

John W. Galiardo
Maurice R. Greenberg
William L. Henry
Ben L. Holmes
Robert A. Ingram
Edward J. Ludwig
James E. Preston
Jerry E. Robertson, Ph.D.