Kelly Saldaña


Kelly Saldaña


Kelly Saldaña is the Director of the Office of Health Systems for USAID’s Bureau for Global Health. She leads USAID's global health systems strengthening efforts. 

Saldaña began her career at USAID in the bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean where she worked directly with field missions to advance their health systems efforts and enable them to graduate from USAID programming. Next, she spent several years in the Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition as the deputy director. 

Saldaña has also served in leadership roles for a wide array of public health and international development programs including USAID's Haiti earthquake response, the inaugural round of the Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge, and leading the development of USAID's Zika response. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua and has Masters degrees in Public Health and Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.