Medicines for Humanity Names Kristen Fanfant as Executive Director
The Board of Directors of Medicines for Humanity (MFH) is pleased to announce that Kristen Fanfant, MPH has been hired as Executive Director, effective September 1, 2022. Ms. Fanfant has more than 11 years of experience working in international public health and spent the past 7 years as MFH Program Manager for Latin America and Caribbean projects.
MFH’s mission is to provide effective and transformative healthcare to vulnerable children and pregnant women around the world to prevent and reduce needless child mortality. As Executive Director, Ms. Fanfant will assume the day-to-day management of MFH as she helps to lead the organization toward its ultimate goal of saving the lives of as many children as possible.
“Kristen has demonstrated her leadership and management skills during her tenure with MFH. The exponential growth of our service footprint in Haiti is one example. This expansion happened because of her vision, her commitment to our mission, and her ability to inspire confidence and compassion from donors and staff,” stated MFH Board Chair Cordelia “Kirk” Ryan. “We all have great confidence in her ability to increase the capacity of Medicines for Humanity to provide more services and help save more lives.”
Upon accepting her new position, Ms. Fanfant emphasized her dedication to the MFH mission. “I feel
privileged to be able to work with a group of dedicated staff, board, and partners who truly want to serve at risk children and mothers around the world. I am inspired by the work and progress at MFH over the last 7 years and the milestone we have reached of providing more than 1 million critically needed health services annually. I am looking forward to collaborating and leading our efforts to reach even greater numbers.”
Kristen Fanfant brings a unique combination of education, experience, language skills and passion for maternal and child health to the job of Executive Director. She has a Master’s in Public Health, Global Health concentration from Loma Linda University, a Bachelor of Science in Applied Health from Azusa Pacific University, community healthcare project management experience in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Peru, and Uganda, and is fluent in Spanish and Creole, as well as her native English. She is also the mother of two young children.