Kim V. Ouellette

Executive Assistant / 239-261-7112 ext 201

Kim has 36 years of management and program development experience.  She spent 24 years with Payless Shoe Source as a Training Supervisor.  She assisted with the East Coast expansion, hiring and training of new staff members.  This experience prepared Kim for future positions in the non-profit sector. Working on tight timelines and traveling allowed Kim to sharpen her organizational and human resources skills.  There is no greater gift than helping someone secure employment and watch them meet their personal goals.  During this time, she led many volunteer projects and was first introduced to United Way’s Mission.  
Relocating from New England to northern Florida, Kim spent the next 12 years as Program and Services Manager for United Way of Northeast Florida.  She expanded the Outreach and Financial Education Workshops that were delivered under the RealSense Income Initiative to help families reach their financial goals.  When Kim left to relocate to SW Florida the program was delivering over 320 workshops a year teaching clients about budgeting and financial goals.  The Outreach Program reached over 20,000 people a year and supported over 500 volunteers who gave their time giving back to their community.  
When she relocated to SW Florida, Kim felt very fortunate that United Way of Collier County had an opportunity available for her to continue supporting the community.  In the role of Executive Assistant Kim supports the President/CEO, Board of Directors and Staff.  Her experience, desire to collaborate on projects and create an efficient office will allow the staff to meet the goals from the 2020 Strategic Plan. She is passionate about helping the hard-working members of our community thrive by connecting them to resources and teaching them how to improve their financial future. 
Kim has been able to take her education in business management combined with years in retail, program management and make a difference at the United Way of Collier County.  She has created new efficiencies in the daily management of the office operation. Assisted with transition to new communication network and recent migration to the Cloud.  All these steps will help staff meet the challenges of our Strategic Plan with a modern and seamless infrastructure.  
When not at the office Kim loves spending time with husband, son and silky terrier Ellie enjoying the beautiful surroundings of southwest Florida.