Kim Ferris Rubenstein is a Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS). Having served as the Community Program Coordinator and Parent Liaison for Be a Part of the Conversation since its inception in 2011, she was named Executive Director of this vital organization in 2014.
With more than 25 years of experience in graphic design, Kim owned a graphic design business and was the Marketing Coordinator of the Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation after several years as a member of their Board of Directors. Today she is happy to put all that creative energy into spreading the word about Be a Part of the Conversation.
Kim is honored to serve as a member of:
- Regional Advisory Board and National Alumni Leadership Council of Caron Treatment Center. Kim is a recipient of Caron’s “Brian Early Community Leadership Award.”
- The Advisory Board for The Bridge Way School, Pennsylvania’s only recovery high school
- Montgomery County Commissioners’ Overdose Task Force
- Philadelphia Mayor Kenney’s Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic, Public Education and Prevention Strategies Subcommittee
Kim earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism at West Virginia University, with a concentration in public relations. She was proud to serve as WVU’s student body president in 1982/83. Kim started out as an advertising account executive at a newspaper, then learned the graphic design trade while working with her mentor and friend, Chuck Moran, at his design firm in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Kim has lived in Horsham, Pennsylvania since 1995, where she and Michael raised two wonderful children who support this amazing journey she has embarked upon.
“When my family was impacted by addiction, it seemed as though our world was crashing down around us. Our family’s journey through recovery compelled me to explore creative ways to help raise awareness among those who often struggle in silence with a loved one’s substance use, abuse or addiction. I have found that most people have an open heart and mind, and want to learn all they can to support those who are in pain, as well as those in recovery. Helping to create Be a Part of the Conversation has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I am grateful for the opportunity to share my experience, strength and hope!”