Rozella Kennedy
Director of Impact and Equity

Rozella helps direct the firm’s internal Impact, Equity, and Belonging work as well as the external practice. Her theory of impact seeks to leverage equitable values to influence and impact the humanitarian, development, philanthropic, and social impact sectors. The long focus is to expand awareness and practice in local and global post-colonial contexts.

Rozie has founded three nonprofits and has held executive roles in the arts, environmental, and social service sectors. She is also a published essayist, ghost writer, and copyeditor, with an early career in media and for the ACLU. She is also the creator of Brave Sis Project, a lifestyle brand & social cause using wellness & history to build an inclusive sisterhood; Her book Our Brave Foremothers: Celebrating 100 Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous Women Who Changed the Course of History, was released by Workman Press in 2023.

A native New Yorker, and former Parisian and Santa Fean, she lived in the Bay Area for a decade and now resides in Seattle with her husband, composer/conductor John Kennedy; their two adult daughters reside in New York City, and the family dog Pippa brings excitement to every day.

Posts by Rozella Kennedy

2023 Report: Forging Impact

2023 was a year of growth, impact, and learnings at Camber. We’re excited to share this report as we look back on our work with clients and partner organizations around the world.
By: Brian Leslie, Rozella Kennedy

Healthcare x Equity: Mission Possible? Pt. One

Join us for a far-reaching conversation about US healthcare and its many facets, angles, deficits—but also opportunities and bright spots in the quest to provide equitable, quality healthcare more broadly to people living in the United States. In Part One, we look at the “end of the pandemic,” and some general facts, figures, and frustrations about US healthcare as it currently is delivered.
By: Kim Langenhahn, Rozella Kennedy

Impact Highlights from 2022

Camber Collective is a strategic advisory consultancy partnering globally to address today’s most urgent challenges—systemically, sustainably, and equitably. We are happy to share some of the highlights of our work in 2022.
By: Rozella Kennedy, Manali Kulkarni

The Joy of Giving, 2022

In 2022, each Camber team member received a $1,000 year-end stipend to donate to the philanthropic cause or causes of their choice, supporting over 40 nonprofit groups working for social good and equitable impact around the world.
By: Rozella Kennedy

Piloting Equity Towards Impact

This blog post is third of a three-part series that explores Camber Collective’s journey of equity and belonging. In the first blog, I explained the early phases of our journey and the decision to hire for my role, Director of Impact and Equity. In the second blog, I described how our approach spans many identities and geographies. The final installment of this series focuses on our vision for the future and how we can all play a role in advancing racial equity into impact.
By: Rozella Kennedy

Camber’s Equity Journey: Endless Learning and Transformation

First of a three-part series discussing Camber Collective’s process of fostering an organizational culture of equity and belonging. It begins with deeply understanding the history of racial injustice and colonial inequity, and how these impact our work as a firm, and our relationships as team members committed to social impact.
By: Rozella Kennedy