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Areas of Specialty

Health equity, Community transformation, Prevention, Health strategy, Partnerships

What matters to you?

Transparency and truth

What are some wise words to live by?

"We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less."

What brings you joy?

Family, friends, watching my kids play soccer, the beach, cooking, hiking, walking, running, paddle boarding, yoga, puzzles and playing board games.

Kim Stitzel

Chief Operating Officer

Kimberly Stitzel, M.S., R.D. is an entrepreneurial executive driving equitable health and well-being in communities. She is an expert with a demonstrated history of working in data science, food and nutrition, prevention, behavior change, digital tools, equitable health, social justice, well-being, and community health. Kim is currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer of Well-being and Equity in the World (WE in the World).Prior to these roles, Kim Stitzel was an executive with the American Heart Association (AHA) for 15 years. Her greatest accomplishments while at the AHA include: successfully funding and leading a $25 million non-profit health and well-being business improving the health and well-being of over 100 million lives, overseeing the employee giving campaign resulting in over $1 million in donations, establishing a new evaluation and measurement framework for the enterprise and the creation of the 10-year enterprise-wide goal.Preceding the AHA, Ms. Stitzel served as a nutrition advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health on federal nutrition policy at the United States Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, she co-authored the book, A Healthier You, and served on the joint HHS/USDA Dietary Guidelines management team, which facilitated the work of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. She also supported federal health and nutrition initiatives such as, Steps to a HealthierUS and Healthy People 2010. Prior employment includes Manager of National Nutrition Policy at the American Dietetic Association and research associate for the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine. She completed her dietetic internship through Virginia Tech in Washington, DC. She completed both master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, at Virginia Tech. She has been published in both scientific journals and consumer-focused magazines.Kim resides in Texas with her husband and three children. Her hobbies include yoga, running, walking, paddle-boarding, and gardening.

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