Sawida M. Kamara


Sawida M. Kamara is a project management and research consultant with Maryland Nonprofits. She has over fifteen years of experience working in the areas of capacity building, project management, and research in nonprofit, healthcare, academic, and government settings. Beyond her consulting work, she co-leads Prince George’s 2030, a pilot project examining the quality of life and cross-sector collaboration in Prince George’s County, and is the author of Nonprofits Count: The Economic & Social Impact of Nonprofits in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia.

Prior to joining Maryland Nonprofits, Sawida managed and evaluated health workforce development and leadership development projects at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Children’s National Medical Center, and the Maryland State Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.

As a professional who has navigated diverse career pathways, she actively supports professionals in transition, championing them in the discovery of their most ideal self and career path. She provides career development services throughout the Baltimore-Washington region, and facilitates resume building and interviewing workshops for local professionals in the Prince George’s Back to Work Program, among others.

A native of Sierra Leone, Ms. Kamara emigrated with her family to the U.S. at the age of 8, first residing in Temple Hills, Maryland. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from the Medical College of Virginia and Bachelor’s in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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