On Saturday, September 17, Be a Part of the Conversation’s walk team joined 27,000 others at Philadelphia’s Penn’s Landing to support and celebrate recovery!
We were proud to be a Friends Sponsor at the 15th Annual Recovery Walk, supporting the amazing work of Pro-Act (The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania). “Team Conversation” was 30+ strong and included members of our Board of Directors, loyal volunteers, and old and new friends.
The Recovery Walk was followed by a celebration at Penn’s Landing. Live music and the honoring of leaders in the recovery movement were interspersed with remarks from Michael Botticelli (White House Office of National Drug Control Policy), Arthur Evans (Director of Philadelphia’s Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services), and Roland Lamb (Deputy Commissioner of DBHIDS).
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.