Kim Grogan Brossart, MPH

Curriculum Vitae

kim_brossartUnique Perspective

Kim brings the unique perspective to her work of having both family experiences with disability as well as an academic background. Her experiences as a mother of a child on the autism spectrum and a member of the faculty of a program in pediatric neurodevelopmental disability afford her a perspective that is both personal and professional. Kim holds a master’s degree in public health and is currently on the faculty of the Arizona LEND program (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disability as well as the founder and CEO of WholeStory Foundation, Inc. Her work focuses on helping families to develop advocacy skills and build family-professional partnerships to improve health outcomes.


The University of Arizona, ArizonaLEND Program (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disability), Department of Pediatrics, Tucson, AZ,

Graduate-Level one year training program, 2013

The University of Arizona, College of Public Health, Tucson, AZ

Master of Public Health, 2002

Concentration/Interest: Health Education & Behavioral Science, Maternal & Child Health.

Boston University, College of Communication, Boston, MA

Bachelor of Science in Communication, 1991 Magna cum Laude

Work Experience

  • ArizonaLEND, Faculty 2013-present
  • WholeStory Foundation, Inc., Tucson, AZ. Founder and CEO
  • Arizona Infant-Toddler Institute, Child & Family Resources, Inc., Tucson, AZ. Former director

Grants, Workshops, Presentations

  • Grants:

Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC):  Addressing Priority Technical Assistance Needs in LEND and DBP (Developmental & Behavioral Pediatric) Programs. Our goal was to develop a family didactic seminar and an educational toolbox of supplementary materials that will increase and support the engagement of family/advocate fellows. 2015

  • Workshops:

A Powerful Partnership: a Parent-Professional Workshop, Spring 2016

  • Presentations:

AUCD (Association of University Centers on Disability) Annual Conference, Washington DC: Growing Leaders, Driving Change. Presentation title: Training, Supporting, and Engaging Family Members as Participants in LEND Programs. November 2015

Topics Presented at LEND:

  • Family Centered, Culturally Effective Care
  • Parent-Professional Partnerships
  • Community Integration
  • Theory of Mind/Social Thinking