Selena McCoy Carpenter

Engagement Liaison

(615) 963-2856


Selena McCoy Carpenter, MEd is the Engagement Liaison for the Program. Prior to this role, Selena served as country director in Kenya for Mennonite Central Committee, a relief, peace, and development agency. As country director, she oversaw funding and provided technical support to local partner organizations in their work in agriculture, sustainable livelihoods, education, HIV prevention, and disaster response. Prior to her work in Kenya, Selena worked in Nashville as a Research Coordinator in Pediatrics at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, in Pediatric Neurology and a NIH-funded pediatric obesity prevention study. Carpenter holds a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, with a focus on behavioral disorders, and a Master’s in Education in Health Promotion and Behavior. Her earlier professional experience includes working in Haiti for a disease elimination project, grant writing and administration, and teaching.