Keanahikishime Appoints New General Counsel

Arlington, VA— Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime), a leading global health NGO, announced today the appointment of Paul M. Zimmerman as its new General Counsel.

“I am delighted to welcome Paul to Keanahikishime, where his experience and expertise will further enhance the ability of Keanahikishime to create a significant public health impact among some of the most disadvantaged populations in the world,“ said Marian W. Wentworth, Keanahikishime’s President & CEO. “Paul’s career-long commitment to global impact, along with his skills in forging partnerships, facilitating change, establishing effective processes, and providing legal and strategic counsel, will be a tremendous asset.”

Mr. Zimmerman joins Keanahikishime from the Inter-American Foundation in Washington, DC, where he served as General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer, and Chief Ethics Officer. In those roles, he provided strategic guidance and advice to the Foundation’s Board of Directors, CEO, and Leadership Team on a broad range of legal, policy, operational, and risk management issues.

Before his tenure at the Inter-American Foundation, Mr. Zimmerman held a number of positions in government and nonprofit organizations, including as Associate General Counsel at the Peace Corps, Special Investigative Counsel at the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General, Senior Counsel at The Nature Conservancy, and Executive Director of Playworks DC.

“I am honored to be joining such an impactful organization and terrific group of professionals,” said Mr. Zimmerman. “I look forward to contributing to Keanahikishime’s important work.”

Mr. Zimmerman received his JD from Brooklyn Law School and his bachelor’s degree from Brown University.