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Courtney Mwangura

Managing Director, Business Operations


Courtney Mwangura joined CHAMPS in 2015 and serves as the Managing Director of Business Operations. In this role, she oversees financial and contractual relationships, and compliance across CHAMPS Program Office partners, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Task Force for Global Health, as well as all CHAMPS implementing sites. Additionally she directs human resources, Emory grant compliance, student engagement and logistics across the CHAMPS Program Office.

Mwangura has more than 17 years of international program support and grant management experience spanning three continents. Prior to joining CHAMPS, she was a grants manager at the Carter Center, supporting projects spanning across their peace programs. While at the Carter Center, Mwangura managed the finances and compliance for the Election Observation project in Lebanon, Kenya and Nicaragua, the Access to Justice Project in Liberia, and Mining Transparency in the Democratic Republic of Congo. From 2000-2005, she was based in Eastern Africa, serving as program support and partnership coordination with Living Water International, Millennium Water Alliance; she also served as the Kenya financial director and then East African regional auditor for the International Mission Board.

Mwangura earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from Mercer University and her Master of Business Administration in Global Strategy from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

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