Executive Director, The Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc.
Kamila Pritchett was born in Virginia, but is a bona fide Miamian through and through. When she was a young child, her family moved from Virginia to South Florida, where she began grade school and continued her formative studies in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, graduating from the medical magnet program at Miami Northwestern Senior High School. Kamila then went on to obtain an A.A. in Journalism/Mass Communication at Miami-Dade College, and then a B.A. in English and Undergraduate Certificate in African New World Studies at Florida International University.
Of her many talents, Kamila is a skilled writer, editor and community outreach specialist. For nearly a decade, she worked as a professional journalist for several publications, including The Miami Herald, Sun- Sentinel and City Link Magazine. She began her work in the non-profit arena in 2007 as Community Liaison at Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade, facilitating relationships between the organization and community health centers and agencies targeting maternal and infant health and early child development. In this capacity, Kamila was among a select few chosen to train at Harvard University’s Brazelton Touchpoints Center, to become a certified trainer of the renowned Touchpoints early child development discipline under the leadership of founder, T. Berry Brazelton.
Kamila is deeply rooted in community service to the Miami community and is currently serving as 2022- 24 president of Greater Miami (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, a national service organization. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and volunteers her time to March of Dimes, United Way and Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Kamila joined the Black Archives in February 2013 and has contributed greatly to the growth and expansion of the organization as it prepared to move its operations from the Joseph Caleb Center to the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex in 2014. Kamila has eagerly brought her resources and creativity to the table to help develop the organization’s programming, membership, fundraising, and marketing initiatives. She has served the Black Archives as Development Coordinator, Operations & Programming Manager, and is now the organization’s Executive Director.