Born and raised in Paterson, New Jersey, Kimberly is a woman in long-term recovery since 2006. She became interested in working in the recovery field, with a special interest in non-clinical recovery support, on her educational path toward clinical practice. She is a National Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist (NCPRSS) and Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) and has been trained in Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT). Kimberly has had the honor of being the Director of a regional Recovery Community Organization (RCO) in southern New Jersey and has trained many individuals to embark upon careers within the recovery support sector.
Kimberly has received various awards for her commitment to advocacy and working towards solutions in the community including an NCADD-NJ (now NCARR-BH) Advocacy Leader award and the Courage and Compassion Outstanding Peer Leadership award from the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addictions Agencies (NJAMHAA).
Kimberly is a member of various county addiction task forces and boards and remains committed to encouraging, individuals, families, and communities to seek help for substance use disorder and the associated consequences that affect the individual and society. Kimberly is anticipating completing her educational requirements for a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Health Sciences in the spring of 2023. Her motto, based upon hope, is Recovery is Possible for Everyone!