Association Executive , The Southeast Michigan Senior Regional Collaborative (SRC)
Kristie King, MSW, is the association executive for The Southeast Michigan Senior Regional Collaborative (SRC), a non-profit association of government and non-profit organizations that serve seniors and persons living with disabilities. King is a social worker and community advocate with 20 years of experience in the nephrology (kidney) field which includes providing direct clinical services as a nephrology social worker and developing various community-based initiatives. During her time with the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, she concentrated her efforts in coalition building, managing, developing, and coordinating several community-based programs and interventions. Overseeing the health needs and services of older adults as division director for the Office of Senior Services with Macomb Community Action, King strategically identified and addressed barriers, ensuring that older adults safely age in place.
She is part of the National Oral Health Connection Team for the Oral Health Progress and Equity Network (OPEN), a national nonprofit focused on achieving equity within the oral health sphere, where she leads the health equity workgroup. She also serves as a volunteer and consultant with the Wayne County Oral Health Coalition where she focuses on the oral health needs of older adults.
King earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Wayne State University along with a master of social work.