Family Health Ministries Staff

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Kathy Walmer - Executive Director

Kathy Walmer, Executive Director

Kathy Walmer is the Executive Director for Family Health Ministries and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Duke Global Health Institute. She has a passion for non-profit research, service, and education. Using her background as a clinical practitioner, Kathy currently guides a US staff of eight, a Haitian staff of 72 and manages a budget of $1.2M. She coordinates the Haiti Student Research Training  program which provides research opportunities to Duke undergraduate students for 8 weeks each summer in Haiti.

Kathy’s diverse background includes working as a pediatric nurse practitioner, running an adolescent health clinic, overseeing both government and industry-sponsored research and directing educational programs. In 2003, Kathy’s skills in maternal and child health came together. She became the first Executive Director for Family Health Ministries, focusing on the health and education of women and children in resource-poor communities.

Kelly Dassow - Finance and Operations Mgr.

Kelly Dassow, Director of Finance

Kelly Dassow comes to FHM with a wealth of diverse experience in nonprofit management. Her background is in finance and data management, and she also spent several years working in fund development. She has previously worked with a host of mission-focused organizations, including Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, the National Conference for Community and Justice, and (most recently) the Quixote Center in Washington DC. Kelly holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Miami and is currently pursuing her MBA.