Kimberly Goodwin graduated with her Master of Social Work in 2012. She serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Social Work within the College of Public Policy. She currently serves as the Director of Project Development for Mind Your Self Counseling and as a board member for Fiesta Youth. Kimberly developed state and federal pilot programs for specialized public mental heath care services including integrated healthcare for people experiencing homelessness, First Episode Psychosis and community re-integration for adults with long term inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations.
Kimberly has extensive volunteer experience that opened up many exciting opportunities in her career.
She provided pro bono mental health evaluation for RAICES. She organized community donation drives to address gaps in resources including 200 hygiene kits for adults with mental illness in boarding homes across the city. She has also stocked the CHCS Supported Employment Clothing Closet with over 100 items of donated professional women’s clothing from local women to provide work clothes for women with mental illness returning to the workforce, provided 40 backpacks for RAICES to provide to asylum seeking refugees and over 80 backpacks and suitcases for the DFPS Rainbow Room for foster children to have something other than a trash bag to carry their possessions in as they move to different homes. She assisted in the donation of $500 in program supplies and items for Fiesta Youth to support their nonprofit work serving LGBTQIA+ youth in their new office location at Woodlawn Pointe.
Kimberly speaks highly of the College’s Master of Social Work graduate program that helped her reach her full potential as a social worker.
“The Master of Social Work program at UTSA was a transformational learning experience that gave me the confidence, experience, knowledge, and skills to pioneer innovative new programs to better serve the most vulnerable and under resourced in our community.”