Kimberleigh Smith

Kimberleigh Smith

Senior Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center


Public Policy and Advocacy



Kimberleigh Joy Smith, MPA (she/her) lives with Type II Diabetes. She is the Senior Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center. Kimberleigh has dedicated her diverse, 25-year-career to improving health and promoting health equity and social justice for BIPOC, Queer, LGBT, and low-income communities. 

 Her background is in journalism, non-profit grants writing, and policy.

She is the former President of the Board of Directors of the Paul Rapoport Foundation, an independent private foundation established in 1987 to serve the lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual (“LGTB”) communities of the metropolitan New York area and served on the board from 2005 to 2015.


Kimberleigh is a graduate of New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

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