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Chief Program Officer, Last Mile Health



Motivated by a passion for building resilient health systems and leaders, James Nardella serves as Chief Program Officer for Last Mile Health. Through partnership with governments, Last Mile Health expands access to high-quality community-based primary healthcare for millions of people living in remote and rural communities in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Malawi and Ethiopia.

Prior to joining Last Mile Health, James served as Principal on the Portfolio & Investments Team at the Skoll Foundation. He led the Foundation’s relationship with a $40M portfolio of current Skoll Awardees and managed a team responsible for tracking the pipeline of candidates and monitoring the performance of past Skoll Awardees.

Prior to Skoll, James led the Lwala Community Alliance, a Kenyan health and development organization known for its community approach to increasing child survival, skilled delivery rates, and access to HIV care.

James holds a M.Ed. in International Education Policy and Leadership from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University.