Human Services Director Recognized as Influential Leader

Author:  Ric Barrick
BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Kimm Campbell, the Director of Broward County's Human Services Department, was recently honored as one of Legacy Magazine's 25 Most Influential and Prominent Black Women in Business and Industry. The magazine honors women of South Florida who embody dedication, prestige, honor, service, class and leadership.

Kimm Campbell sml"This is a great honor for Kimm and well deserved given her tireless work for our community over the last five years," said Bertha Henry, Broward County Administrator. "People who work to help our most vulnerable are often our most unsung heroes, so it pleases me that Kimm has been recognized."

Campbell joined Broward County as the Deputy Director for the Human Services Department in 2012. In September 2015, she was promoted to the position of Director. In this role, she leads over 500 direct service and administrative professionals responsible for the County's human services. She has provided leadership, direct services, and consultative services across such public sectors as child and adult mental health, special education, domestic violence, rape crisis, child welfare, juvenile justice, homelessness, and substance abuse. The Human Services Department budget is more than $140 million.

Campbell's work and involvement in the Human Services field is recognized nationwide. Aside from co-authoring numerous research based publications, she serves as a National Board Member of Black Administrators in Child Welfare, and consults with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Southern Poverty Law Center on matters involving civil rights violations for children with mental health concerns.

She holds a Master's Degree and clinical licensure in social work, and has 20 years of extensive experience in public administration within state and local governments, as well as in non-profit settings.