Thomas Kenyon M.D., M.P.H.

CEO, Project HOPE

Dr. Thomas Kenyon is the CEO of Project HOPE, an international development and relief organization. Prior to joining the NGO in 2015, Dr. Kenyon served at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for 21 years, most recently as the Director of the Center for Global Health, where he was responsible for overseeing four major global health Divisions: Global HIV/AIDS, Global Immunizations, Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, and Global Health Protection. Dr. Kenyon also served as the CDC Country Director in Ethiopia, Namibia, and Botswana. In the early phase of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Dr. Kenyon was detailed from CDC to the U.S. Department of State, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, to serve as the Principal Deputy Global AIDS Coordinator and Chief Medical Officer. Earlier in his career, Dr. Kenyon served as Project HOPE’s Country Director for Swaziland from 1987 to 1992. In this role he helped to establish some of the first local HIV/AIDS programs as the epidemic was emerging in Swaziland. He also supported programs in nursing education, pharmaceutical management, community education. Dr. Kenyon also served as a volunteer pediatrician for Project HOPE at St. George’s Hospital in Grenada, West Indies from 1985 to 1987. He was also Director of Communicable Diseases for the Chicago Department of Health and in private pediatric practice in Tucson, Arizona.