Kim Greenfield Alfonso, Chief Operating Officer
A DC native, Kim Greenfield Alfonso is currently employed at Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind as Chief Operating Officer, where she followed one her passions which is serving people with disabilities. Kim obtained both a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. She spent 25 years in the corporate arena at Merck & Co., Inc. After a successful career as a Sales Executive, she transitioned to Immersion Medical in Gaithersburg, MD where she was Vice President of Marketing.
Kim has served on panels on workforce development, working with people with disabilities, working with parents of children who are visually impaired or blind, fundraising, and grant writing. She has served on previous D.C. Boards and Commissions as Vice Chair for the State Advisory Panel for Special Education and Vice Chair for the Interagency Coordinating Council. Kim was also appointed by the Governor of Maryland to serve on the Board of the Maryland School of the Blind and appointed by the Montgomery County, County Executive Ike Leggett to serve on the Commission for People with Disabilities and the Montgomery County Collaboration Council. She currently serves as President of the Board of Trustees of Imagination Stage and believes that Arts Education is critical for all children; including children with disabilities and that the Arts should be made accessible to all people with Disabilities. She also serves on the following Boards/Committees: Education Advisory Board member, Bookshare.org; National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments; Lighthouse Guild; Nonprofit Committee, Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce. In recognition of her commitment to the non-profit world, in 2014, she was selected as one of the “Women Who Mean Business” by the Washington Business Journal. In 2015, she was selected to be a recipient of the Mayor’s Washington Women of Excellence Award in Leadership. She is a member of Leadership Greater Washington and Leadership Montgomery.