Kiah Williams is co-founder of SIRUM, a 501(c)3 social venture that connects surplus medicine with the needs of community clinics. Like a “Match.com” for medicine, SIRUM’s peer-to-peer platform has helped redistribute over two million units of medicine. With almost $4 million of medicine redistributed across 15 sites in 4 states, SIRUM is expanding nationally.
Prior to SIRUM, Kiah led negotiations on behalf of the William J. Clinton Foundation to create the Alliance Healthcare Initiative, a healthcare industry collaboration to reduce childhood obesity. Over two years, Kiah developed public-private partnerships with Fortune 500 companies like Aetna and PepsiCo, expanding access to over 2 million children through 50,000 providers.
On behalf of SIRUM, Kiah is honored to have been recognized in Forbes’ 2015 30 Under 30, as a Draper Richards Kaplan Entrepreneur, a Steve and Anita Westly Social Innovator, and as a Visiting Social Entrepreneur at the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University.
Kiah began her career as a Tom Ford Fellow in Philanthropy after earning both her bachelors and masters degrees from Stanford University, where she was also the president of the NAACP. Kiah proudly hails from West Philadelphia and is passionate about health equity in underserved communities.