Kerry Pelzman

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Kerry Pelzman, Deputy Assistant Administrator
Deputy Assistant Administrator

Kerry Pelzman is a Senior Foreign service Officer with 30 years of experience in public health, two-thirds with USAID. She has served in six USAID missions, covering health, education, and capacity development, including in South Africa, Afghanistan, India, Iraq, the Regional Mission for Central Asia, and Russia.  Prior to joining USAID in 1998, Kerry was an international health consultant; worked to implement a family planning program in Togo; managed public health education programs for the New York City Department of Health and served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Mauritania.

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health.