Dena Kimball is the Executive Director of the Kendeda Fund. Formerly, she served as the Vice President of Network Support of Teach For All, the Vice President of Alumni Affairs and the Deputy Vice President of Admissions for Teach for America, and as the Executive Director of GirlVentures in San Francisco, a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire adolescent girls to develop and express their strengths.
Dena holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Emory University in 1993 and a master’s degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1998. She has served as an associate director of development for Pacific Crest Outward Bound School and as program specialist at the National Economic Development and Law Center. Dena also has worked as an independent consultant, specializing in the curriculum development, management, strategic planning and development of nonprofit organizations focusing on youth.
Dena was the founding Chair of American Jewish World Service’s Global Circle. She is married to Josh Kimball and they have two daughters.