Kimberly Kunkel started to work with the ABTA as a means to help others who have been affected by a brain tumor diagnosis. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor herself in 1993, so having the platform to share the impact of brain tumors on patients and their families has been a fulfilling opportunity. Kimberly’s background as a Registered Nurse Case Manager helps her connect with members of the brain tumor community both personally and professionally. She believes it is important to keep the faith and allow others to help in any way they are able to in order to have a successful recovery.
Kimberly is a mentor in our CommYOUnity™ Connect program where she is able to provide a listening ear to others who have faced a similar story of having a brain tumor and potentially undergoing surgery. In addition to being an ABTA mentor, she was part of the inaugural group of Social Ambassadors and has contributed to our health care provider outreach efforts. She also made the trip from Ohio to Louisville, KY to serve as a patient panelist at our Partners in Treatment and Care meeting of 2016.