Kimberly Whipkey joined White Ribbon Alliance in October 2018 as an Advocacy Manager where she oversees the Alliance’s accountability program portfolio. Kimberly has more than 12 years of experience in policy, advocacy, accountability, and communications related to global and domestic health. Most recently, she served as Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer at PATH responsible for developing and implementing strategies to advance sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health policy and advocacy goals in PATH’s program countries. In a prior role at PATH, Kimberly was an advocacy and communications specialist with the Protection Options for Women Product Development Partnership, where she led innovative advocacy initiatives to expand access to female condoms. Before PATH, she oversaw grassroots advocacy to strengthen U.S. foreign policy on sexual and reproductive health and rights at the Center for Health and Gender Equity and led community mobilization to advance state-level reproductive health policy at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England in Maine. Kimberly has supported projects and staff in Bangladesh, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Kenya, Myanmar, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and Zambia. She received an MPH from George Mason University and a BA in sociology and women and gender studies from Bates College.

In her free time, Kimberly enjoys running and hiking, reading dystopian novels, and chasing her toddler around.


Selected Writings
Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality: What Will It Take?