Kelsey Bannon

Director of Organizational Development

Kelsey works to strengthen institutional support for a high-achieving, diverse, and ambitious team while helping to secure resources aligned with IHME’s growth needs. She plays a significant role contributing to strategic planning. Kelsey oversees the team that develops IHME’s slate of funding proposals, setting the groundwork for the launch of newly funded research and other activities. At the heart of IHME’s activities in pursuit of its mission is people, and Kelsey helps the organization fulfill its commitment through recruitment, training, and providing professional development opportunities. Under her leadership, IHME has expanded its training programs, extended its global presence, diversified its recruitment base, and expanded the spectrum of funded research undertaken.      

Since joining IHME in 2009, Kelsey has served in multiple roles. She helped to launch the proposal development team and helped lead implementation of a number of large-scale, high-impact projects, including evaluations of international donor organizations’ effectiveness, orchestration of the Roux Prize, and launching primary data collection on health system costs in Africa. She has represented IHME to donors, ministries of health, and prospective staff alike.  

Kelsey received her master’s degree from the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington and her bachelor’s from Scripps College.