Jamila Carrington Smith

Chief Innovation Officer

Jamila brings more than 20 years’ experience in marketing and insights, business and communications strategy, and program design to Kids Kicking Cancer.

Prior to working with Kids Kicking Cancer, Jamila worked in strategic leadership roles as an advertising executive for global brands. In that capacity, she originated and managed multi-organization teams through strategic initiatives, discovered new ways of doing business and ushered in new and creative ways to engage and inspire buyers.

Jamila received a Bachelor’s degree in Politics from Princeton University. She remains active with the university, serving as the Michigan chairperson for the Alumni Schools Committee. Jamila’s volunteer work includes work with local women’s collective giving organizations.

Jamila lives in Michigan with her husband and two sons.


Help more children find

Power. Peace. Purpose.

Despite the ongoing challenges of the global pandemic, we are committed to empowering one million children to reduce their pain and stress with the help of our evidence-based martial arts therapy.