New Program Staff Member Joins American Leprosy Missions

The nation’s leading voice in the fight to cure leprosy and related diseases and care for those affected by them is expanding its team with the hiring of a program development officer. Joining American Leprosy Missions’ work of bringing hope and healing to people affected by leprosy is Katie Skelton. She brings more than five years’ experience in international and domestic public health planning to her new role.

“Katie’s experience in grant acquisition and management makes her a great addition to our team,” said Vice President of Programs Darren Schaupp. “She has a passion for improving the health of communities and making a difference in people’s lives. Adding her to our team will help us expand our grant funding and increase the number of people benefiting from our projects around the world.”

Skelton comes to the organization from Susan G. Komen where she served as a mission director, overseeing the operation and development of mission activities for counties throughout North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. This included grant and education programming, community outreach, public policy initiatives and health communications. Skelton also has experience as a community health consultant in Peru for Proworld. She received a Master of Public Health in community health and epidemiology from East Tennessee State University.

About American Leprosy Missions
American Leprosy Missions, based in Greenville, South Carolina, is the oldest and largest Christian organization in the United States dedicated to curing and caring for people affected by leprosy and related diseases. It currently supports projects and partners in countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas. Since its founding in 1906, American Leprosy Missions has provided holistic care to more than four million people around the world including medical treatment and training, community development and vaccine research.

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