Victoria Quinn, Senior Vice President of Programs, has oversight for all of HKI programs.
has more than 25 years of experience in Africa, Asia, and Latin America designing and managing complex and large-scale nutrition and maternal child health country programs and regional interventions.
She is a respected international expert on nutrition policy and advocacy, infant and young child feeding practices, micronutrients and women's nutrition practices.
She spent 16 years living and working in Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi, including working at UNICEF as Regional Coordinator of a multi-country nutrition policy, advocacy and surveillance effort, as well as numerous consultations for the World Bank, UNICEF, FAO, the Government of the Netherlands, and World Food Program on matters related to nutrition programs, food security and nutrition policy, supplemental feeding programs, and nutritional surveillance.
In 1998, Dr. Quinn joined the Academy for Educational Development as Senior Technical Manager of Country Programs for the LINKAGES Project.
In this role, she
has championed a pragmatic approach to prevent malnutrition in children and women, the Essential Nutrition Actions, which uses behavior change strategies to improve infant and young child feeding, women's nutrition and micronutrient practices.
In 2001 she was appointed Director of the AED Center for Nutrition.
She joined HKI in September 2006 and will be based in Washington, DC, traveling to Headquarters on a monthly basis.