Background & Bio
Ms. Kimberly Seals is the Director of the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. As Director, Ms. Seals, oversees activities within the Divisions of Children’s Health and Perinatal Services, Women’s Health, and the Division of Children’s and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs. Ms. Seals recently received the Association of Maternal and Child Health Program’s (AMCHP’s) 2020 MCH Emerging Professional award that recognizes outstanding state and local MCH professionals under the age of 45 and was subsequently elected to serve as the new Director-At- Large by AMCHP’s Board of Directors. In January 2021, Ms. Seals was featured in AMCHP’s widely shared publication Bold Voices from the MCH Field: The Urgency of Accompliceship to Advance Racial Justice.
Ms. Seals received her Master of Public Administration degree from Texas Southern University and her Master of Public Health degree from Meharry Medical College. She completed her undergraduate work from University of Alabama at Birmingham, with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Ms. Seals participates on several committees across the state of South Carolina and is passionate about racial/ethnic disparities research and evidenced-based programs that minimize the impact of inequities among communities of color.