Kimberly Hendrickson is a Co -Director of WA State LEAD Expansion. She also serves as the Director for the Department of Housing, Health and Human Services in Poulsbo, Washington. Kimberly helped develop the City of Poulsbo’s police navigator program, which partners behavioral health navigators with police throughout Kitsap County. She was also the Project Manager of a year-long pilot Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program in Bremerton, WA. From 2016-2017 she worked with deputies in King County to implement a crisis response program called RADAR and helped create the police embedded navigator program operating in Shoreline and Bothell.
Outside of her Project Manager work, Kimberly also founded a nonprofit organization called Islanders for Collaborative Policing and has taught Political Science at George Washington University, Rhodes College, and Olympic College. In 2012, Kimberly received the Washington Coalition for Open Government's Key Award for her work promoting accountability and transparency in local government. In 2018, she received the Association of Washington Cities' Advocacy All Star Award for her work on police/mental health legislative issues.