Kimberly VanWagner has extensive experience in non-profit management and grassroots organizing. As a community and labor organizer, she worked for the dignity and respect of home healthcare providers in Chicago and throughout Illinois. As the founding director of a community center in post-Katrina New Orleans, Kimberly partnered with residents to develop programs and rebuild their community. Most recently, Kimberly oversaw the reorganization of a senior services center, from its board organization to its volunteer management capacity and its programs for older adults. She holds a MPA from the University of New Orleans with a specialization in hazard policy. Whenever possible, Kimberly spends time exploring the trails of western Massachusetts with her husband and two young children.