Founder and CEO
Kim, Founder and CEO of KGH, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Lake Forest College and her Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Northwestern University. She went on to receive a certificate of specialty from PennState in Applied Behavior Analysis for Special Education. Kim is a developmental specialist and is Board Certified and Licensed as a Behavior Analyst. She began working with students with ASD and related disorders in 1993. As the founder, Kim has created each and every position within the organization in order to best support the needs of the clients and their families. From her education and early training, Kim has a strong understanding of typical development and uses that expertise in helping the clinicians use scientific-based treatment techniques to teach atypical learners to become active, natural learners who are motivated to socialize and learn on their own. Even as the CEO, she is often found in treatment sessions or reading the latest peer reviewed research articles. Kim’s philosophy is to always be mindful of what’s in the best interest of the clients, their family, and the KGH staff. Kim has two children and enjoys Pilates, reading, and family movie night.