Keecha Harris, DrPH, RD
Dr. Keecha Harris is President and CEO of KHA Inc, a national consulting company and 8(a) firm. She leads organizational development, project management, and evaluation projects for publicly and privately funded efforts across a broad range of topics. She has also led a learning community focused on community health enterprise and social investments for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work as well as for food systems advocacy for the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group.
Among recent projects, her team has supported the Rudd Center, the South Carolina Community Loan Fund, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, 11th Hour Project of the Schmidt Family Foundation, School Food FOCUS, Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the Division of Community Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Harris has a diverse skill set, which includes supporting funders and their grantees in strategic planning, benchmarking progress, utilizing cooperative change models, developing business plans in public health, and working with quantitative and qualitative data analyses.
A dedicated volunteer, Dr. Harris is Vice-Chair and interim nominating committee chair of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation and the curriculum subcommittee member for LEEAD as well as a member of the Southeastern Health Equity Council. Dr. Harris has received alumni honors from her undergraduate and graduate institutions – Iowa State University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Harris lives in Birmingham, Alabama.