Sara Kyser joined the MHA team in 2016 as the Director of Learning & Development before transitioning into her current role. Sara has worked in human services for the last 15 years, most of that time in varying degrees of management. Sara’s experience includes working with people living with developmental & intellectual disabilities, mental illness and acquired brain injuries across residential, outreach, day support, and case management services. Specialty populations include survivors of domestic violence, youth, and people living with autism. With a passion for teaching and vocational exploration, Sara has supported hundreds of people in their most vulnerable times.
Sara Kendall joined MHA in November 2018. She has practiced in the fields of mental health and substance use disorders over the course of two decades, with a focus on youth and families, individuals experiencing serious and persistent mental illness and those experiencing co-occurring diagnoses, as well as responding to individual, programmatic and community trauma. Sara brings substantial leadership, quality, compliance, licensing and accreditation experience. She has an expansive background in teaching, training, supervising and providing consultation to professionals and programs in the behavioral health realm. Sara has a MSW in Clinical Social Work from Fordham University and is a Licensed Clinical Independent Social Worker.
Kim Lee is an experienced builder of collaborative relationships that support strong, inclusive and productive communities. As a leader in several nonprofit organizations, Kim has advocated for the populations served through constant policy influence at the local, community and state level, leading to effective government/non-profit relationships and satisfied customers. During a career spanning three decades, Kim has demonstrated consistent achievement in managing resources, building strategic corporate, state and nonprofit alliances, identifying and tapping new revenue sources, and working to implement innovative solutions delivered through non-profit businesses. Along the way she has built extensive relationships with her peers in non-profit and for-profit organizations, with municipal and state government officials, and with local and regional media. Kim began her career as a communication specialist and found her niche in the non-profit sector, where she has held a variety of senior and executive positions in Marketing, Advancement and Development. She is currently Vice President of Development for MHA, Inc. (Mental Health Association) providing a broad range of high quality, community-oriented human services to 400 adolescents, adults, and their families each year. Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Westfield State College. Kim is married to Kevin Lee and they have two teenage daughters.