Kara Weiss ’05
Kara Weiss is Vice Chair and Head of Programs at CRI Foundation. Kara is involved in all aspects of vetting and managing grantees with a special interest in earliest stage NGO development and strategy. Kara is the CRI lead on system-change initiatives, including national digital health cooperation and implementation, and the Health and Nutrition Risk Pool Fund pilot to prove the efficacy of providing contingency funding for implementers.
Over the years, CRI has developed many relationships with those participating in social entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa and Kara is especially adept at facilitating synergistic relationships among actors and funders. Kara has served as an “expert” for the Aspen Ideas Incubator, as “global health expert” for the New England International Donors Program Committee, and on the boards of Spark MicroGrants, Seed Global Health, Aspen Management Partnership for Health.