Co-Founder & Board Chairman
Camille McGirt recently completed her MPH in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill, studying Health Behavior as a Hatch-Barnhill Merit Scholar. Ms. McGirt currently works as a Senior Management Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton within their Civilian Services Group.
During the fall of 2010, Ms. McGirt participated in the White House Internship Program and worked for an entire semester in the Office of Presidential Personnel. After completing the White House Internship Program, she interned in Congressman Emanuel Cleaver's (D-MO) office through the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Emerging Leaders Program. When Ms. McGirt left Washington she wanted to continue public service efforts and combine it with her passion for public health. During the summer of 2011, she established “Healthy Girls Save the World, HGSW” (www.healthygirlssavetheworld.org) a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides a positive space for girls in North Carolina to foster the development of healthy habits related to proper nutrition, physical activity, and overall healthy lifestyles. HGSW provides summer camps for girls to learn about nutrition, physical activity, positive relationships, self-esteem and good study habits. Her program, HGSW, has grown into a nationally award winning non-profit receiving awards from organizations such as the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), the Pearson Foundation, the Maya Angelou Center for Women’s Health and Wellness, the Kenan Biddle Partnership, and Liberty Mutual.
Upon graduation from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2013, Camille moved to Brooklyn, New York to work as a HealthCorps Coordinator at South Shore High School. HealthCorps is a national non-profit started by Dr. Oz aimed at reducing childhood obesity. In August of 2015 Ms. McGirt matriculated back into Gillings SPH to pursue an MPH with a concentration in Health Behavior and began work at Booz Allen Hamilton upon completion.