Kimberly O’Connor-Soule, LSCSW

Kimberly O'Connor-Soule KVC Health Systems

Kimberly O’Connor-Soule is Senior Inpatient Officer for Camber Mental Health, a nonprofit subsidiary of KVC Health Systems. In this role, she oversees inpatient mental health hospitals, residential treatment, admissions, clinical quality, and operations across all Camber locations.

Previously, Kim served as Executive Vice President of Inpatient Services for KVC Health Systems and Senior Vice President for Camber Children’s Mental Health where she led strategic planning across the organization and collaborated with leadership team members to prioritize business strategies, with a strong focus on initiatives that work to improve communication, teamwork, employee engagement and project management.

With over 20 years of experience in children’s behavioral health, Kim has held many leadership positions in a range of settings, including residential treatment centers, outpatient services, social services and schools. Throughout her career, she has gained experience leading compassionate, trauma-informed treatment teams ensuring effective treatment and clinical best practices. Kimberly has extensive knowledge about children’s mental health and wellness, substance use disorder treatment, family therapy, staff training and development, and clinical and quality supervision. Prior to her return to Camber, Kimberly was Vice President of Clinical Services for Daytop Village of New Jersey, Inc. where she oversaw clinical services and quality outcomes for eight programs providing drug and alcohol treatment for adolescents and adults.

Kimberly is a certified Trauma Systems Therapy trainer and received advanced clinical training in Structural Family Therapy from the Minuchin Center for the Family in New York City. She earned a post-master’s certification in executive leadership in the nonprofit sector from New York University. Kimberly has been trained as a Gallup Engagement Champion. She has also participated in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network committee, an initiative led by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), where she and other experts created a fact sheet and resource on childhood trauma and opiate use.

Kimberly earned a master’s degree in social work from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from West Virginia University. She is a licensed specialist clinical social worker in Kansas.

“I’ve been in the mental health field for over 20 years and have been blessed to witness thousands of people learn and grow into their true potential. Here at KVC and Camber Children’s Mental Health, I am surrounded by professionals who believe it’s our job to provide safe spaces so that youth can explore, discover and achieve mental health wellness. As a mother, I feel a personal commitment to ensuring we provide children with emotionally rich and supportive, trauma-informed care, as that is what I would want for my own child.” – Kimberly O’Connor-Soule