A new executive director has been named for a nonprofit that provides shelter, counseling, advocacy and supportive services to women and children surviving domestic and sexual violence.
Kimberly Dimmett began the role for Every Woman’s Place in Muskegon on Oct. 30.
Dimmett comes from a role as major gifts officer for College of the Mainland in Texas.
She has worked in several capacities at the Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County in Texas, including as director of development and capital campaign manager.
While at RCCGC, she was responsible for the organization's annual budget of nearly $2 million, as well as a $5.6 million capital campaign effort that resulted in the development of a campus devoted to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
She’s had multiple other roles in several industries, including owner of Island Real Estate Professionals. She began her career as a medical administrator for the U.S. Air Force.
In her new role, Dimmett will represent the agency in the community, as well as provide leadership to a staff of 30.
“My goal is to create an environment that not only meets the immediate needs of those in crisis, but to also provide the resources to move forward and heal and build a thriving life of self-sufficiency that is free from violence,” Dimmett said.
Dimmett has a master of administration degree in public planning and a certificate of nonprofit management from The University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona.