Kimberly Tissot proudly serves as the Executive Director of Able SC where she guides the staff in applying the philosophy of Independent Living to real situations. Kimberly believes in the value of individualized and community-based empowerment as she wants people to recognize their full potential. Kimberly became a self-advocate at an early age, after having her leg amputated from a rare childhood cancer. Kimberly began deciding her style of mobility, becoming the first soccer player with a disability in her town, and speaking up anytime she was treated differently. Kimberly has years of experience advocating for disability inclusion on a local, state and federal level, and also internationally! She also led the efforts of passing groundbreaking legislation, SC Persons with Disabilities Right to Parent Act in 2017.
Kimberly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from Boston University, Wheelock College of Education and a Master of Social Work from the University of South Carolina. In 2018, Kimberly was recognized as The State’s “20 under 40” Leaders. Her special interests include: parenting with a disability, leadership, youth transition and disability awareness.