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Karissa Charles

Director, Strategic Alliances

Karissa Charles is a director in Woodberry Associates’ Strategic Alliances division, supporting the management of various nonprofit clients.

Karissa most recently served as an associate director of Outreach and Strategic Partnerships at the American Kidney Fund. In addition, she previously supported the work of the Healthy Brain Initiative at the Alzheimer’s Association. Karissa also has extensive experience developing and managing patient engagement resources and programs for several chronic diseases.

Karissa received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Howard University and a Master of Science in Health Promotion Management from American University. She also obtained her credential as a Certified Health Education Specialist from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing in April 2020.

Karissa currently resides in Alexandria, VA.