GCAPP Appoints New President & CEO

Kim M. Nolte, MPH, MCHES
The Board of Directors of the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential (GCAPP) announced that Kim Nolte has been named the new President & CEO.  Nolte had served as Vice President of Programs and Training at GCAPP for 8 years and succeeds Vikki Millender-Morrow, who was president for the last three years before leaving for a position with the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta.  A 25-year public health veteran, Nolte has distinguished herself as a nationally recognized professional in the field, specifically in the area of adolescent health. She assumed her role as GCAPP’s chief executive on September 12.


“GCAPP’s mission and vision will remain sound as Kim takes on the leadership of the organization and we are extremely excited about her ability to capitalize on the many successes of GCAPP and guide it through the next phase of accomplishments,”  said Tom Larsen, Chair of the GCAPP Board of Directors.


“Kim has had quite an impressive and exceptional eight-year run as Vice President and we’re highly pleased about all she brings to the CEO position and the organization, including continuity which is very important,” said Jane Fonda, GCAPP founder.


“I am honored that the Board has entrusted me to lead this wonderful and important organization,” said Nolte.  With such a talented staff and dedicated board, there’s no better place for me than GCAPP. This is an exciting time for the organization and I look forward to moving GCAPP to its next level of success,” said Nolte.


Nolte takes the helm at a time when GCAPP is entering into its new program area, adolescent nutrition and physical activity, which is off to a promising start, and when Georgia is outpacing other states in declines in teen pregnancy rates.  Since the founding of GCAPP the teen pregnancy rate has dropped by 57% and Georgia has the second highest decline in the country.


Nolte has worked in lead positions for two academic institutions, a non-profit, a managed care organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before coming to GCAPP in 2007 to serve as the Vice President of Programs and Training.  She began her career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala working with Maya Indians. It was that two-year experience that transformed her life and ignited her passion for public health.  “As a Peace Corps volunteer, I saw firsthand how civil war, poverty, lack of education, limited access to health services including access to contraceptives, and chronic malnutrition affected children families, communities, and a country,” she said.  She has dedicated her career to improving the health of children and their families including designing and managing international, national, and state strategies to improve health outcomes adolescents and their families.


Kim obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Hispanic Language and Literature from Boston University and her Master of Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She has lived in Spain and Guatemala, is fluent in Spanish and has studied four other languages including Mam, a Maya Indian language.