Melinda L. Kimble
Melinda Kimble became the Vice President (now Sr. Vice President) for Programs at the UN Foundation in May of 2000, overseeing program areas concerning health, population, the environment and peace/ human rights. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as a State Department Foreign Service Officer, attaining the rank of Minister-Counselor. She served in policy-level positions in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, overseeing multilateral development issues and debt policy; in the Bureau of Oceans, International Environment and Scientific Affairs (OES), leading environmental negotiations (e.g, Climate Change Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 1997). Her assignments abroad include Cote díIvoire, Egypt and Tunisia. She speaks French and Arabic and holds two masters degrees: Economics (University of Denver) and MPA (Harvardís Kennedy School of Government). She is married to a career USAID officer, and has four grown stepchildren.