Policy Engagement and Analysis Director, Family Connects International, Duke Center for Child and Family Policy


Kimberly J. Friedman is the policy engagement and analysis director for Family Connects International (FCI) at the Center for Child and Family Policy. In this role, she works to engage public stakeholders in the support of FCI at the local and state levels, monitors relevant federal and state policy, and will explore opportunities to engage FCI with the insurance/managed care industry.

Previously, she worked for more than 10 years for the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) national service office based in Denver, Colorado, where she served as the chief business development officer. In this role, she led a staff that included the director of state government relations, a team of government relations managers, and a program development team to generate significant public dollars to sustain and grow NFP programs. This team also was responsible for supporting the expansion of existing agencies and the development of new agencies from initial interest to actively delivering the Nurse-Family Partnership model.

Friedman also has many years of experience working as an attorney, has served as a legislative consultant for Prevent Child Abuse Ohio, and has worked as a writer covering issues related to the afterschool field. She has received multiple awards for community service, including the National Council of Jewish Women Emerging Leader Award and the Board Member of the Year Award from Jewish Family Services in Columbus, Ohio.

She received her J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and her B.A. from Grinnell College.