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Kristy Kerr

BCCDC Foundation for Public Health
Executive Director
Kristy Kerr is the Executive Director of the BCCDC Foundation, where she is responsible for strategic direction, partnerships, organizational development, operations, and the consistent achievement of the mission, vision and mandate of the Foundation. Kristy manages day-to-day administrative functions, including finance, HR, and award management, as well as strategic functions, including fund development, marketing, communications, and building the profile of the Foundation. Kristy has worked in different research management and grant- writing roles, as well as international development and global health.

Kristy has a Masters in Public Health with a specialization in Health Promotion, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology and an Associate of Arts Degree in Creative Writing. Kristy is very passionate about health promotion, prevention, equity and the social determinants of health. One of her passions is global health, focusing on the community level and building local capacity. Kristy has spent time working in Zambia and Kenya on various community-based initiatives. Her interests include the use of health promotion strategies and principles to advocate for human rights, social justice, and health equity.

Kristy is Board Vice President for McLaren Housing Society, a Vancouver-based non-profit organization that provides housing and support services to people living with HIV who have low/limited income, are inadequately housed or are at risk of homelessness. She is dedicated to this work, as well as other community development activities. Kristy has been with the BCCDC Foundation since July 2013.