Kate Jones – 2003 Dory Storms Award Winner

In by Avani Duggaraju

Kate Jones has a long history working both internationally and domestically on local, regional, and national health problems, including service in the Peace Corps (Nicaragua) and 21 years with USAID. She holds a BA in Anthropology and an MSPH from the University of California, Los Angeles. In addition, Kate speaks both Spanish and French. Many CORE members know her from her exceptional and PVO friendly work from 1995-2001, when Kate was the Chief of the Child Survival and Health Unit for the Office of Private and Voluntary Cooperation in Washington, DC. In this position, she directed a large, high profile competitive grants program for PVOs, incorporating values of transparency, partnership, participation, and excellence. Kate also supported the founding of the CORE Group to promote PVO collaboration.

Kate has been a strong advocate of the role of NGOs in improving child survival and health impact and coverage throughout her USAID career. Kate served as the Director of the Office of Health and Human Resources, Regional Economic Development Support Office/West and Central Africa in Côte d’Ivoire (1992-95), and served in various positions in the Office of Family Health in Ecuador, LAC Bureau, the Health office in Bolivia, and in Liberia. Kate retired from USAID in 2001 and currently runs a successful consulting practice.