As Co-Executive Director, Ms. Nichols is responsible for program development; grant writing and fundraising; policy initiatives; and staff recruitment and supervision. She has a wealth of experience in community health programs design, development, implementation, and evaluation. Her policy interests include development of NGO capacity for HIV/AIDS programming and debt cancellation in impoverished nations as a source of funding for HIV/AIDS control efforts.
Kim has been involved in both New York City and global AIDS advocacy for the past 20 years and has served on many panels and committees to advance information about the HIV-related needs of African communities. She has been involved in fundraising and guiding charitable and development-oriented responses to HIV and other health crises in Africa for more than 25 years, and has worked for OXFAM and the Pan American Health Organization, conducting microbiological research in tropical public health.
Kim represents African Services Committee on the UNITAID Board of Directors as NGO alternate board member. She also currently serves on the steering committee of the AIDS Drug Assistance Program of the New York State Department of Health. Previously, she was the North American NGO delegate on the UNAIDS programme coordinating board and served on the communities delegation to the board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria.
While at African Services, Kim received her Masters of Public Health from Columbia University focusing on the epidemiology of infectious disease. She also has a ScM from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in biochemistry and an MS from the New England School of Acupuncture. A U.S. native, Ms. Nichols speaks Spanish and English.