Kim started her journey with Fusion as Director of Admissions and Outreach in 2012. She has held multiple leadership positions such as Assistant Director and Head of School for the Woodbury campus. She is a native New Yorker, growing up in Queens and moving to Long Island in 1996 to start a family. She has over nineteen years experience in the education and human services sectors. Kim is a NYS certified School Counselor and holds a BA in Psychology; a MS Ed with Specialization in School Counseling from Hofstra University; a Mentoring Supervisory Certificate from Fordham University; a Non-Profit Leadership Certificate from Adelphi University; and a Development and Fundraising Certificate from Molloy College. Currently, Kim is nearing the completion of her Educational Therapy Certificate from the University of California.
Kim’s focus has always been working with youth with learning and developmental disabilities, who are at risk, pregnant and/or parenting, and their families. She has held various positions throughout her career, having worked at YAI the National Institute for People with Disabilities as a Senior Employment Training Specialist for their Long Island Supported Work Program and was a Teacher/Guidance Counselor for the Diocese of Brooklyn. Notable is her ten year tenure as the Director of Services with the Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc.’s, SNAP (Suffolk Network on Adolescent Pregnancy) Division, where she provided direction and leadership to their adolescent pregnancy prevention funded programs throughout Suffolk County. Prior to joining our team, Kim served as the Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Long Island, a nonprofit organization, inspiring girls to be strong, smart and bold. Her focus was specific to the development of collaborative youth development programming to expand and enhance financial literacy and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) opportunities for middle and high school girls throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
In her free time, Kim enjoys gardening, collects books, fishing, and finding a great Vera Bradley sale. She is addicted to Edy’s Double Chocolate Fudge ice cream and resides in Suffolk County with her husband, son, Shih Tzu, 2 cats, a hamster, two leopard geckos, two crested geckos and 6 oranda goldfish.