President and CEO
Kim Sirdevan is a native of Jacksonville. Kim graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minor in Sociology. She then graduated with her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. She held various internships in the area of children’s mental health and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida. Kim began her journey of mental health counseling after working as a summer camp counselor in college. Her path would be drawn to the field of social work as a therapist with the overarching goal of leading a mental health organization. After exploring different milieus for therapy during her internships, Kim settled back in Jacksonville to provide services in both residential and non-residential settings. She began her career in 2000 at Youth Crisis Center (YCC) as a residential and outpatient therapist. She held several positions within YCC, which included managing Truancy Centers, Clinical Director for outpatient programs, Vice President of Clinical Services, and Chief Clinical Officer prior to becoming the President and CEO in 2015. She has held positions on various boards, including Vice Chair of the Juvenile Justice Circuit 4 Advisory Board and Chair of the Planning Committee within the Juvenile Justice Board. Kim is on the Board of the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services. She is an alumni of the 2012 Emerging Leaders class and The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship Nonprofit Executive Program. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Kim was named the Executive of the Year in 2017 by the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services. She was named one of the 2020 Most Influential Women by Jacksonville Business Journal and is a Founding member of the WISH Society (Women Inspiring Strength and Hope) through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Kim is an alumni of Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2022.