Kerrie B. Wilson has been CEO of Reston Interfaith, Inc. since February 2001, and has 20 years of experience in health and human services advocacy, public health policy, and nonprofit management. She worked previously as the National Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy for the American Cancer Society. She has served on the Board of Directors of the National Breast Cancer Coalition and the Intercultural Cancer Council, and was active in organizations specializing in issues relating to women, minorities and the medically underserved.
Since joining Reston Interfaith she has served as chair of the Human Services Coalition of Northern Virginia and as a member of the 211 Regional Planning Task Force appointed by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission. She was appointed by Fairfax County Board Chairman Gerry Connolly to serve on the Affordable Housing Preservation Action Committee which established the Penny for Housing trust fund that has preserved over 1300 homes to date, and she will now be working on implementation of the Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness. Kerrie is also active in the Greater Reston and Dulles Regional chambers on the board and policy committees. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington and the Board of Directors of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy.
Kerrie Wilson was named an Exponent Award recipient by the Eugene and Agnes Meyer Foundation, in recognition of her leadership in the sector. The Exponent Award recognizes leadership while providing grant support to support continued capacity building and effectiveness in nonprofit leadership.
Ms. Wilson received her degree in Sociology (Criminal Justice) and Political Science from Clemson University. She is a 30+ year resident of Herndon, VA, married and active in Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Herndon Swim League, and other activities that allow her to spend time with her husband and three children.