Kerry Pelzman

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Kerry Pelzman, Acting Assistant Administrator
Acting Assistant Administrator

Kerry Pelzman currently serves as the Acting Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Global Health. She is a member of the Senior Foreign Service and has more than 33 years of experience in public health, two-thirds of which was 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; implemented 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 her Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and her Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health.

Last updated: January 25, 2021

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