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Kama Dean Fitz

Kama Dean Fitz

Americas Director

Kama oversees IPNLF development/fundraising efforts as well as membership outreach and relationships in North America. She also spends time supporting IPNLF’s developing work in Latin America, as necessary.

Next to working for IPNLF, she also spends time on other consulting projects. These projects include working with the Oak Foundation in a Program Officer role with Oak grantee WorldFish; managing the Oak and Walton-funded Small Scale Fisheries Funders Network where she works with ocean conservation and sustainable food system funders interested in supporting SSFs; providing technical development support to the Multiplier Sustainable Seafood Fund, a forgivable loan program for seafood companies engaging in fisheries sustainability; and overseeing a Packard-funded Organizational Effectiveness project with FishChoice.

Previously, Kama worked in philanthropy as a Program Officer with the Walton Family Foundation and The Ocean Foundation. Prior to that, she was the founder and executive director of a nonprofit focused on sustainable resource management (fisheries, fresh water, tourism) in coastal communities throughout NEW Mexico. Her work has traditionally focused on designing and executing conservation and sustainable development strategies; translating trustee interests and goals into programmatic plans; and building collaborative partnerships with governments, civil society and the private sector to accomplish shared goals. She has in-country experience in the U.S., Mexico, Cuba, Ecuador, Peru and Chile.