Kim Kehl has had various roles with state agencies including the Ohio Departments of Education, Mental Health, Health, Job and Family Services, Transportation and the Governor's Ohio Family and Children First Council. Kim received a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Wright State University in 1990 and a B.S. from Kent State University in Special Education and Elementary Education in 1978.
For the past three and a half years, Kim has served as Ohio's Trauma-Informed Care Project Coordinator. Under the general direction of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (Ohio MHAS) Medical Director collaborating with federal, state and local partners to support training and implementation of trauma-informed practices throughout Ohio in a cost effective and trauma-responsive manner. He coordinates training efforts and fosters the implementation of trauma-informed practice within the Ohio MHAS and Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) systems in both the institutional and community domains.