As a visionary creator and storytelling educator, Kimberlee’s entrepreneurial approach challenges perspectives that reinforce the status quo and leans toward the discovery of possibilities. Her distinct value is her ability to cultivate insightful conversations. Kimberlee has worked with thousands of people and facilitated hundreds of meaningful dialogues for the purpose of expanding perspectives on how we can improve our lives and the lives of others in society. She believes anything possible when creating consciously.
As an arts in public health practitioner (health promotion), Kimberlee uses her story to inspire others on their journey. She believes storytelling is a way to help people connect with each other, discover themselves, and enlighten the path on the journey to optimal wellbeing. She serves as an advocate for the elevation of the role of artists and creatives in expanding innovation at the intersection of the arts/culture sector and public health. She creates platforms for the voices and the work of artists and creatives to share their voice, work, and legacy. The goal is to have the immense value artists and creatives offer as agents of change in our evolving society.
Kimberlee served as the project engagement manager for the Creating Healthy Communities: Arts + Public Health in America initiative. The Creating Healthy Communities: Arts + Public Health in America initiative brings together artists, researchers, public health professionals, community builders, policy-makers and others in conversations about some of the most significant determinants of health, including equity, social cohesion, racism, and chronic disease, and how the arts and culture sector can be a partner in effectively addressing these issues. This evidence synthesis, along with a national field survey and focus groups conducted across the country informed the development of resources designed to enable evidence-based practice and cross-sector collaboration.
Kimberlee holds a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Temple University. Served in the U.S. Army as a Mental Health Specialist supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom (2001-2005). Masters in Public Health from Florida International University. Her professional coach credentialing is from the International Coach Federation trained at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Kimberlee completed the Masters of Science in Entrepreneurship program at Warrington College of Business. Class of 2017.
*also known as Kimberlee Nicole Smith