James Nardella

James Nardella
Placed Leader

James Nardella

Chief Program Officer
Last Mile Health

January 17, 2020

Koya Leadership Partners is delighted to announce the placement of James Nardella as Chief Program Officer of Last Mile Health.

Last Mile Health was founded in 2007 by survivors of Liberia’s civil war and American health workers who share a commitment to health equity and social justice.

James Nardella joined Last Mile Health from the Skoll Foundation, where he served as a Principal on the Portfolio & Investments Team since 2015. In this role, he managed a $40M grantmaking portfolio of organizations driving transformative social change, including Last Mile Health, Educate Girls, and One Acre Fund, and engaged in collaborative initiatives like the Audacious Project, Co-Impact, and the Community Health Impact Coalition. Nardella served on the foundation’s management council, led in-depth due diligence on finalists for the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship, and publicly represented Skoll through speaking, hosting an audio interview series, and co-producing video content.

As Chief Program Officer, Nardella will oversee the quality of Last Mile Health-supported country programming across Africa, and support the development of the organization’s global initiatives in community health systems education, research, and technical advisory. In leading a new Global Programs function, Nardella will build a new hub for learning, analysis, and best practices in partnership with in-country and global teams.


Read the Press Release: James Nardella Joins Last Mile Health as Chief Program Officer.