Director, Welcoming Schools
Department: Public Education and Outreach
Kim Westheimer is the director of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation Family Project’s Welcoming Schools, an LGBT inclusive initiative that helps schools embrace family diversity, avoid gender stereotyping and end bullying and name calling. Kim is also an adjunct faculty member at Wheelock College in Boston, MA. Prior to joining HRC in 2010, Kim was a consultant for a wide range of education and non-profit organizations on topics related to equity, health promotion, community dialogue and program development. These organizations included the American Psychological Association, GroundSpark, the Massachusetts Department of Education and individual school districts. As a consultant, Kim also helped design and implement a multi-state pilot of Welcoming Schools. Kim brings many years of experience in education and youth development to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. She formerly directed the Safe Schools Program for Gay and Lesbian Students at the Massachusetts Department of Education and is the co-author with Jeff Perrotti of When the Drama Club is Not Enough: Lessons From the Safe Schools Program for Gay and Lesbian Students.