Kim Michelle Janey is the president & CEO of Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families living in poverty to dramatically improve their economic mobility. EMPath offers a unique combination of direct services; a learning network of human services organizations; and research and advocacy for what works. This “virtuous circle” allows each part of the organization’s work to inform what it knows, does, and shares with others to seed systemic change.
A highly respected public servant and non-profit leader, Janey has 30 years’ experience in community organizing, advocacy, policy development, media relations, campaigns, and coalition building. In 2021 Janey made history when she was sworn in as the first woman and the first Black mayor of Boston. A gifted public speaker and strong communicator, Janey has served on a number of boards and has received numerous awards for her service and leadership. Janey was raised with the values that guide her to this day: the importance of education, the power of community organizing, and the fundamental principles of equity and justice.