Kimberly (Kim) Keenan, MS, MSW, LCSW, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the State of Illinois and adjunct professor of graduate studies at The University of Illinois. She earned her PhD in Applied Ecology and has been regionally and nationally recognized for her work specializing in improving food systems within vulnerable communities. In addition to having maintained a thriving family therapy practice, Kim is a national speaker, educator and freelance writer. She is the author of Anxiety Mapping for Kids and has been a contributing author of over 20 articles in her 28 years of experience working with families and communities. Her research in the health benefits of nature is featured in Health Environment & Research Design Journal, “Nature Contacts: Employee Wellness in Healthcare”, Winter 2015. In 2012, she created her own not-for-profit, The gitm Foundation, where she serves as education and research director. She serves on the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity Taskforce, the Homegrown by Heroes Illinois State Veteran Agricultural Workgroup and directs the Tri County Fresh Food Hub.