Kim Greenfield Alfonso was born and raised in Washington, DC, is a fourth generation Washingtonian and a longtime resident of Ward 4. She is married to Pedro Alfonso (entrepreneur whose business is located in Washington, DC) and they are the parents of a 16 year old daughter, Alexandra, who attends The Duke Ellington School of the Arts.
Kim obtained both a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. She spent 20+ years in the Corporate arena at Merck & Co., Inc. as a Senior Region Director and the transitioned to Immersion Medical in Gaithersburg, MD where she was Vice President of Marketing. Kim is currently employed at Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind as Chief Operating Officer, where she followed one her passions which is serving people who are visually impaired or blind.
In recognition of her commitment to the non-profit world and community service, in 2014, she was selected as one of the “Women Who Mean Business” by the Washington Business Journal and, in 2015, she was selected to be a recipient of the Mayor’s Washington Women of Excellence Award in Leadership.
Kim has served on panels on workforce development, working with people with disabilities, fundraising, and currently serves as a Peer Reviewer for the Department of Education. 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 is a member of Leadership Greater Washington and Leadership Montgomery.
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.