Simone Parrish

Hopkins CCP | Senior Program Officer, KM Unit

As part of her role as Web Products Manager and then Global Repository Director under the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, Simone was the primary information architect and content manager on the initial iteration of the Family Planning Training Resource Package site launched in the last quarter of 2012. She provided strategic content guidance and content management oversight until K4Health came to an end in September 2019.

Simone joined Hopkins CCP in August 2011, taking charge of K4Health’s web products portfolio (collectively called the "Global Repository" from 2013 on). Simone has more than 20 years of information technology, information architecture, web content and online community management, and knowledge management experience, and nearly 30 years of professional writing and editing experience. She came to CCP from a ten-year stint at Innovation Network, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit consulting firm that provides evaluation consulting, training, research, and online tools to nonprofits and funders. Her work there included writing, editing, knowledge management, database solutions development and management, publications design, print and web production management, and other general web, social media, and IT-related duties. She served as the primary liaison between evaluation consultants, web developers, and website users (over 20,000 users in nearly 100 countries).

Simone is an avid grammarian, a student of the uses and misuses of jargon, and a lackadaisical blogger. She has also been an energetic pro-bono tester of other people’s online tools and applications, contributing feedback to ChangeFunder, Accelerator Behaviors, Basecamp, ORB (mPowering's library of openly-licensed materials), ClickTimeZerista, and NPower. She lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, where she aspires to become an accomplished container gardener.