Shari Kim, Ph.D., C.A.A.D.C., C.C.T.P., is the founder and chief executive officer of Susquehanna Valley Community Mental Health Services. Specializing in trauma and addictions, Dr. Kim and her colleagues serve as the first point of contact for mental health services for trafficking survivors in York County, PA. She serves as the behavioral health workgroup chair for the York County Human Trafficking Task Force and has collaborated with other community leaders to develop a protocol to streamline access to mental health and addiction treatment services for those who have been trafficked.
A 17-year veteran of the mental health field, Dr. Kim also serves as the regional co-lead for disaster mental health services with the American Red Cross in Southcentral PA and has deployed to three large-scale disasters. In addition to her clinical work, she volunteers her time to consult with the York County Treatment Courts, the Healthy York County Coalition Leadership Council, and as a trainer with the Crisis Intervention Training program for first responders in Adams County, PA. She is working to form a disaster response network within the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA), helping to facilitate a partnership between PPA and the American Red Cross to increase the number of disaster mental health responders in Pennsylvania.
Financial: Shari Kim is CEO of Susquehanna Valley Community Mental Health Services. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Shari Kim is a member of the American Psychological Association; and Pennsylvania Psychological Association.