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Victoria Quinn headshotVictoria Quinn
Senior Vice President, Programs

Home Base: Washington, DC, United States

Upcoming Events

Recent Events

  • Participant, Micronutrient Forum, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Speaker, Tufts International Nutrition Course, Boston, USA
  • Presenter, Irish Aid, Limerick, Ireland, March 2014
  • Speaker, Parallel Symposium, International Union of Nutritional Science, Granada, Spain
  • Participant, Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Gathering, New York
  • Panelist, 40th Anniversary AVRDCTaiwan
  • Panelist, Improving Food and Nutritional SecurityAVRDC – The World Vegetable Center, Washington, DC
  • Moderator, SUN Civil Society Network Launch, Washington DC
  • Panelist, Innovative Approaches to Food Security and Nutrition: Evidence Based Research for Policy Change. The World Bank (organized by The Agriculture and Environmental Services Department, Secure Nutrition Knowledge Platform and The Executive Director’s Office for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean) Washington, DC

Recent Press and Publications

Read Victoria's blogs on Seed to Sight.

Leadership Positions

  • Steering Group Member, Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) Civil Society Network
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
  • Member, Nutrition Advisory Group, Bread for the World
  • Member, Independent  Advisory Panel for Access to Nutrition Index

Victoria’s Bio

Victoria Quinn, Senior Vice President of Programs, has oversight for all of HKI programs. She has more than 30 years of experience in Africa, Asia, and Latin America designing and managing complex and large-scale nutrition and maternal child health country and regional programs, including those involving agriculture and nutrition. Dr. Quinn’s areas of expertise include nutrition policy and surveillance, infant and young child feeding, micronutrients and women’s nutrition. She received her Bachelors and Masters in nutrition from U.C. Berkeley and Cornell University, respectively, and her Doctorate from Wageningen University in the Netherlands. From 1982-1991, she served as the Regional Coordinator of Cornell University’s collaborative program with UNICEF in Eastern and Southern Africa supporting country initiatives in nutritional surveillance and food and nutrition policy. Thereafter she worked as a consultant for UNICEF, WHO, WFP, the World Bank and the Dutch government on a variety of food and nutrition security issues related to Africa. From 1998 to 2006, Dr. Quinn served as the senior technical manager for the LINKAGES Project’s flagship infant and young child feeding programs in Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar and the Horn of Africa. She also co-directed AED’s Center for Nutrition from 2001-2006. In 2007, Dr. Quinn was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston. She is currently on the Technical Advisory Groups for Tufts’ Nutrition CRSP Program, Bread for the World, as well as serves as a member of the International Advisory Panel for GAIN’s Access to Nutrition Index study. From 2007 to 2012 she chaired the Sub-working Group on ‘Integrating Breastfeeding with the Appropriate Marketing of Complementary Foods’ under the Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition Working Group. Dr. Quinn joined Helen Keller International in 2006 and is based in its Washington D.C. office.


Rolf Klemm 
Vice President, Nutrition

Home Base: Washington, DC, United States

Recent Presentations

Rolf Klemm

Recent Publications

Leadership Positions

  • Member, American Society of Nutrition 
  • Member, Society for International Nutrition Research
  • Member, Global Health Council
  • Member, American Society for Nutritional Sciences
  • Member, Society for International Nutritional Research

Education Background

  • Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Masters of Public Health, International Health/Nutrition
    DrPH, Human Nutrition
  • Colgate University 
    Bachelor of Arts, Biology

Rolf's Bio

Dr. Klemm has more than 25 years of professional experience in international public health nutrition with expertise that spans nutrition efficacy and effectiveness research and program design, management and evaluation. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer (Philippines, 1979-81), Indochinese Refugee Program Supervisor (1982-84), Program Manager and Country Director for Helen Keller International (Philippines, 1986-98), Senior Technical Advisor and Technical Director of USAID’s flagship A2Z micronutrient program (2009-11), and Hopkins faculty member and principal and/or co-investigator (1998-present) for studies in Asia (Nepal, Pakistan,Bangladesh, Philippines) and Sub-Saharan Africa (DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia).  He currently serves as Vice President for Nutrition with Helen Keller International and holds a faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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