Kim Keenan, MS, MSW, LCSW, PhD received a Masters Degree in Social Work, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and adjunct professor of graduate studies at The University of Illinois. She earned her PhD in Applied Ecology from The Department of Integrated Ecology at the Institute of Global Education, in association with the United Nations Department of Public Information, Portland State University and Greenwich University. In addition to having maintained a thriving family therapy practice, Kim is a national speaker, educator and freelance writer. Her research in the health benefits of nature will be featured in Health Environment & Research Design Journal, “Nature Contacts: Employee Wellness in Healthcare”, Winter 2015. Currently, she serves as program manager, education and research director for The gitm Foundation.