Kia has over 20 years of experience working with non-profit organizations. She has worked for both national and local organizations including the Children’s Defense Fund, Public Allies – DC, and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. She was the first Development Officer for Concerned Black Men National where she raised money from individuals, private foundation and government sources, including $2 million from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) for its national mentoring program. Most recently she was the grant writer for the Providence Health Foundation where she was responsible for raising money for projects ranging from maternal and infant health to HIV/AIDS education and prevention.
She gained deeper insight into what makes an effective organization by working with firms focused on building the capacity of non-profits. She has helped to strengthen organizations ranging in size from $100,00 to $3 million through program, board and fund development.
Kia received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University.