Emily Keenum

Virginia Early Childhood Foundation, Coordinator of Health Initiatives


Emily Keenum is the Coordinator of Health Initiatives with the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation and leads Virginia’s Nemours-funded ‘Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures’ initiative to advance partnerships and systems changes that improve child health and nutrition practices in early care.  Prior to joining the foundation, Emily worked in early care professional development for 20 years, providing training and consultation services on social-emotional competencies, child resiliency and health, and classroom behavior supports. She holds a Master’s degree in counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University.