Lapine-headshot1  Kimberly Lapine
Vice President

A recent transplant in the DC area, Kimberly Lapine is originally from Massachusetts, where she worked in the nonprofit and education sector for more than 20 years. Lapine has served in several leadership positions in private education, vocational rehabilitation, independent living and community engagement, especially with recent arrivals from the Dominican Republic and Haiti. She has also served as the Principal Investigator for numerous state and federal grants, including most recently the Work Without Limits Regional Collaborative Project administered by UMass Medical School.

Kim is particularly interested in unserved and underserved populations within the disability community, and the value and transformation of employment. Lapine served as a delegate with a group of Massachusetts professionals, establishing a “sister-school”  between the Bo’ Ai. School for the Deaf located in JuiJang, China, and The Learning Center for the Deaf. She has also served on several boards including as Vice President of DEAF, Inc., and President of  DAWN, which provides services for survivors of interpersonal violence.

Ms. Lapine graduated with a degree in Special Education, and Psychology.  She later received a MPA from Gallaudet University.  Kim currently works as an Ethics Specialist for the National Institutes of Health.