Professional of the Year - Healthcare/Leadership Development

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Kimberly S. Eickholt

Title: Executive Director
Industry: Healthcare
Type of Organization: Skilled and Long Term Care Facility
Major Product/Service: Patient care
Expertise: With over 2 years experience, Ms. Eickholt is responsible for leadership development and building rapport via a hands-on approach and employee-based focus. She is experienced in leadership and human service skills including psychology, mental health, and counseling.
Geographic Area of Distribution: Abilene, Texas
Affiliations: Texas Healthcare Association; Abilene Young Professionals; American Healthcare Association; Tarleton Alumni Association
University/Degree: Candidate, Ph.D., Leadership, Dallas Baptist University; M.S., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2019; B.S., Psychology, 2012; Tarleton State University
Born: December 24, 1988, Traverse City Michigan
Hobbies/Sports: Traveling, reading, woodworking, baking, cooking, self-development, party planning, interior design
Work History: Previously, Ms. Eickholt served with the Smithville Independent School District from 2013 through 2015 and the Connally Independent School District from 2015 through 2018. She held a clinical internship with The Art Station from 2018 through 2019 and has been with Wisteria Place Retirement living since 2020.
Honors & Awards: Top 20 Under 40, AYP, 2023; Leadership Academy Cohort, THCA, 2023; Past President, Chi Sigma Iota Past-President, Tarleton State University (TSU) 2019-20; W.O. and Flo Trogdon Individual Service, TSU, 2019; Teacher of the Month, Connally ISD, 2016; CMS 5 Star Facility, Executive Director, 3 consecutive years