Management Sciences for Health Welcomes Kimberly Kane as Senior Technical Director for Local Capacity Strengthening

October 10, 2023

Management Sciences for Health Welcomes Kimberly Kane as Senior Technical Director for Local Capacity Strengthening

Arlington, VA–October 10, 2023–Management Sciences for Health (MSH) today announced the appointment of Kimberly Kane as Senior Technical Director for Local Capacity Strengthening, a role that will galvanize the organization’s decades of experience in capacity development; human resources for health; and health systems leadership, management, and governance to further support governments and local organizations in building resilient, sustainable health systems.

Kane brings 24 years of experience in international development, with specialization in capacity strengthening; results-based management; and monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems. She also has a solid background in strategy, business development, and people management. Kane is a former Peace Corps Volunteer; she lived in sub-Saharan Africa for 15 years, and she brings well-rounded perspectives, having worked at project, country, regional and headquarters levels.

Prior to joining MSH, Kane provided capacity strengthening leadership and technical assistance to USAID’s Accelerating Support to Advanced Local Partners (ASAP) II project. Before that, she served as FHI 360’s Director of Southern Africa for five years, where she was actively engaged in advancing locally led development at strategic and operational levels and partnering with local organizations on the path to becoming prime recipients of US Government funding. Kane has a strong record of managing diverse teams; complex portfolios and projects; and high-profile consultancies with diverse stakeholders, including UN agencies, the US Government, international nongovernmental organizations, and local civil society organizations. A more detailed bio is available here.

“The future of MSH’s work is about further localizing and ensuring that the communities we serve are in the driver’s seat. I am inspired by Kim’s vision and leadership in this domain, and I’m confident that she will help lead us forward,” says Dr. Dan Schwarz, MSH Vice President for Global Health Systems Innovation (GHSI). “Her work in locally led development combined with her extensive experience in various types of management will make her an incredible addition to our team. We are excited to learn from her.”

Kane said: “I admire MSH’s renewed commitment to further localize its development efforts and am excited to help the team build upon its long legacy of local capacity development and notable achievements in health systems strengthening.”

MSH was founded on the principles of locally led development enshrined in the Tao of Leadership and has worked with national and subnational governments since its inception more than 50 years ago. In July, MSH launched its new global Strategic Plan, a key pillar of which is to bolster the organization’s work in strengthening local capacity. For more information, visit