By: Jan Rosemergy
Kimberly (Kimmie) Jones, Social Media and Outreach Coordinator for our Tennessee Disability Pathfinder, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Apr. 4, after a brief illness.
Joining Pathfinder in May 2014, Kimmie accomplished outstanding work building Pathfinder’s social media following. As editor and writer of Pathfinder’s Compass newsletter, she created thematic issues that were both informative and educational, increasing awareness not only of services and resources but also of perspectives of self-advocates like herself and family members. Under her leadership, readership of Compass increased dramatically. As Pathfinder redesigned its website in 2015, Kimmie made excellent contributions to branding, navigation, and content.
Last month, Kimmie wrote an outstanding blog post that you can read on the TennesseeWorks website, “How employment can change the life of someone with a disability (and everyone involved).” She wrote, “By being motivated and holding my own in the workforce, I feel those around me have gained a better and more realistic impression of disability in general. I am proud to say employment has made me an equal.” Kimmie was a Nashville native. She was born with congenital muscular dystrophy and used a wheelchair for mobility.
She was a talented writer and communicator, a powerful disability advocate and educator. She was a friend and a valued part of our Pathfinder family and our larger VKC family. Our thoughts are with her family and friends.
Click here to view Kimmie's obituary and to view details of her Apr. 22 memorial service at Cheekwood.
Last Updated: 4/5/2017 12:24:31 PM
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