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

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.

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