Student Profile - Amy Kimball

Amy Kimball

National Origin


Current Location

Boston, MA


Biomedical Research


Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A. English

EMBA Class of

Amy Kimball
Boston VA Research Institute (BVARI)


Amy Kimball is CEO of the Boston VA Research Institute (BVARI), a nonprofit partner to the VA Boston Healthcare System, whose mission is to advance biomedical research and bring clinical trials to veterans suffering from a wide array of biological and psychiatric diseases. She is responsible for leading the organization, including its strategic direction, oversight and growth of its research enterprise, employee development, operations, policy and process improvement, and board relations. She joined BVARI as director of operations and sponsored programs, and has served in several roles prior to becoming CEO.

Why This Program?

“This program offers a broad management curriculum that is built around Action Learning. There are multiple projects during the program where students are asked to identify a problem in their organization and use the knowledge and skills from classes to analyze it and propose solutions. I also liked the diversity of students who come from a breadth of backgrounds and from around the world. No matter how different our industries, we all go through similar challenges as leaders and can learn from each other. In addition, students here are very supportive. They form a family and want to help everyone succeed.”