Kimberly M. Allen, M.A.

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Executive Officer
Office of Administrative Management

Ms. Kimberly Allen, M.A., currently serves as the Executive Officer at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). In this position, she oversees all management services and operations as well as administrative support to the Institute, including, but not limited to, financial management, human resource management, employee and labor relations, policy development, information technology, and acquisitions. She began her career at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1999 as an administrative technician (Personnel) for the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Following her time at NCI, Kimberly also served as a personnel assistant at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. In 2001, she returned to NCI to serve as an administrative assistant.

From May 2003 to October 2005, Kimberly served in various contract positions for NIH at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and the Office of Biotechnology Activities. In 2005, Kimberly resumed her federal career at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). During her tenure at NIGMS she served as a Management Analyst, Deputy Executive Officer, Deputy Ethics Counselor, and Acting Executive Officer. In 2015, Kimberly joined NIMHD to become its first Deputy Executive Officer.

Ms. Allen received her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Kimberly is a graduate of the NIH Senior Leadership Program and is a senior fellow for the Partnership for Public Service Excellence in Government Fellows Program. She has served on several trans-NIH workgroups and committees, including the Management Analysis Working Group, the Management Analysis Steering Committee, the Emergency Coordinators Working Group, as well as the Administrative Training Committee.

Kimberly is passionate about education, quality of work life initiatives, and giving back to the community. She has mentored countless federal employees and served as a workforce development and business etiquette presenter on numerous panels in her local community and at the NIH. Kimberly is a dedicated professional who is committed to the principles of public service. She welcomes opportunities to share her knowledge with NIH staff and other stakeholders.

Kimberly lives in Olney, Maryland, and enjoys community service, singing, going to the opera, traveling (especially to the beach), taking long nature walks, and crocheting.

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