In an effort to review the Be a Part of the Conversation program’s first year in action, a diverse group of 40 stakeholders was assembled to reevaluate the program’s Mission and Vision, assess progress to date, and establish long- and short-term goals. Among the retreat participants were several Hatboro-Horsham High School students, educators, parents, and treatment professionals. As a result of the retreat, leadership roles were established in the areas of: 1) Curriculum; 2) Community Programs; 3) Student Programs (elementary, middle school and high school); 4) Parent Partnership; and 5) Marketing & Outreach. Attendees indicated their area of interest moving forward with the program.
Kim's Certified Family Recovery Specialist (CFRS) credential was created for adults who have been directly impacted by another person's substance use disorder. The CFRS shares their lived experience with other families to provide recovery support services. A CFRS is trained to help families move into and through the recovery process.
With more than 25 years of experience in graphics and marketing, Kim had a freelance 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 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. 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 currently lives in Newtown Square, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. She previously lived in Horsham Township for 22 years, where she and Michael raised two wonderful children who support this amazing journey she has embarked upon.