Kimber R. Olson is a member of the CMBM Supervision Team. Certified in Mind-Body Medicine, Kimber is a member of the Indigenous Initiative supervisory team.
With over 30 years of experience working with and for Tribal Nations and communities, including 15 years providing training and technical assistance, Kimber brings a strengths-based perspective to her interactions with others. She has previous experience as a Head Start Family Advocate, Mental Health Consultant and Director, a Tribal CCDF Administrator, a Tribal Child Protection Case Worker, and faculty for the Northwest Indian College. Kimber works to ensure that collaboration efforts include equity, culture and a population-specific focus that recognizes the knowledge and experience base of the participants involved.
Kimber holds a master’s degree in social work and certificates in Inclusive Leadership, Change Management, Trauma-Informed Care and Counseling, and Alaska Indigenous Research. She is an Embodied Resiliency Educator, a Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, and a Trauma Conscious Yoga Teacher (RYT-200, MYT-100, TCYM). She is also trained in Advanced Trauma-Informed Mindfulness. Kimber grew up living a subsistence lifestyle in her homelands and waters of Homer, Alaska in the 1970s and ‘80s.