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Ken Himmelman

Managing Principal, Health Leads


Ken Himmelman is a Managing Principal of Health Leads, a leading US-based health reform social enterprise. Prior to joining Health Leads, Ken served as the Chief Program Officer for Partners in Health, a pioneering global health organization that provides high quality health care to the world’s poorest people. Prior to joining Partners in Health in 2012, Ken served as the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Bennington College for eight years, where he also helped to start the college’s innovative Center for the Advancement of Public Action. Ken also has experience in the community and youth development fields, having co-founded and co-led a US-based NGO called Community IMPACT! USA. He has served on many non-profit boards, including Grassroot Soccer, Summits Education, The Boma Project and the French American School of Rhode Island. Ken has a B.A. from Dartmouth College, and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and M.A. in French Literature from Vanderbilt University.