Kim VanPelt is Chief Regional Officer for First Things First. She is responsible for supporting the FTF regions’ staff and volunteers, and overseeing implementation of regional grants and strategies. Prior to FTF, Kim was Director of State Health Policy for St. Luke’s Health Initiatives, an Arizona-based health foundation. Kim’s experience also includes work for Children’s Action Alliance, the Arizona Department of Health Services, the March of Dimes and the Arizona Legislature. Kim is a former Arizona Grantmakers Forum board member, and a recipient of the 2016 Champion for Children Award from Children’s Action Alliance. She received her MPA from the Nelson A. Rockefeller School of Public Affairs at SUNY Albany.
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