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LaKenya "Kenya" Irby

LaKenya "Kenya" Irby

  • Executive Coordinator


LaKenya Irby is an executive coordinator in the Department of Global Pediatric Medicine. She serves as the primary administrative support for Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, which includes coordinating visitors, executive-sponsored meetings and events, and managing special projects and assignments.

Before joining St. Jude, LaKenya worked as director for in-person conferences at Church Pension Group for twenty years. Some of her responsibilities included all aspects of event logistics, vendor and faculty/staff management, research data analytics, and employee leadership.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and cooking (especially baking). One of her guilty pleasures is watching reruns of any and all episodes of “Law and Order” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”

LaKenya has a passion for helping others and thrives in being a part of a community that has purpose and meaning. And St. Jude offers that for her while continuing to nourish her passion.