Kim Scott is responsible for providing executive leadership for all Trillium program operations. He provides direct supervision to the organization’s Chief Executive Officers, and leadership in the development of organizational policy and procedure, compliance with national accrediting bodies, and program and business development activities. Kim is committed to the health and well-being of Oregon’s children and families, and has dedicated his life’s work to making the world a safer, more supportive place for ALL people to thrive.
Mr. Scott provides statewide leadership in the development of intensive treatment services that are family focused and integrated with local communities and planning structures. He serves on the Advisory Board of the American Association of Children’s Residential Centers, on the Strategic Planning Committee of the National Alliance of Children and Families, on the Board of Directors at Concordia University, and on the Board of Trustees at Helping Men Heal. Kim is also peer faculty at the National Alliance of Strong Communities and Families in their Residential Treatment Transformation Initiative, and has been invited to participate in the Building Bridges Summit sponsored by SAMHSA, as well as being actively involved with the Oregon Alliance of Children’s Programs.
Mr. Scott started his career as a childcare worker at Waverly Children’s Home in 1978 and he became the Residential Services Coordinator in 1983. In 1985, he moved to Alaska, where he served as Detention Unit Leader for the Department of Health and Social Services in Juneau and as youth counselor at Johnson Youth Center, also in Juneau, Alaska. Prior to joining Trillium Family Services, Mr. Scott served as Associate Director of the Children’s Farm Home in Corvallis, Oregon. In this role, he was responsible for directing all the residential care and treatment services operations and supervised coordinators responsible for managing residential, community-based and clinical services program operations. Mr. Scott received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Counseling Education from Columbia Christian College in 1980. He received a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Alaska Southeast in August 1995.
Mr. Scott has presented at conferences for the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), Oregon’s Children & Adolescent Residential Psychiatric Programs (CHARPP), the Council on Accreditation (COA), and the University of Southern Florida’s Research & Best Practice conference and has provided quality assurance, accreditation and electronic record consultation for mental health agencies in Oregon and Alaska.
Over the past few years, Kim Scott and his team at Trillium have adopted a trauma-informed lens to the work of the organization. Understanding the profound impact that trauma and stress have on individuals, families, organizations, systems, communities, and all human systems has led Trillium down a path toward creating a network of trauma-informed community partners determined to change the conversation about people and problems from, “What’s wrong with you?” to “What has happened to you?” Trillium’s “Keep Oregon Well” campaign was launched in 2015, with initiatives involving poverty, equity, inclusion, and safety in the pipeline for the coming year.