As a national behavioral healthcare business consultant with over a decade of being fully licensed in insurance, Kimberly Allen used her expertise to build collaborative business relationships between addiction treatment provider organizations and commercial payers in the behavioral healthcare industry to provide technical assistance to provider organizations in the development and implementation of business and administrative processes related to insurance. As a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Kimberly has years of experience providing family services in care management, recovery support, and communications coaching. Currently, Kimberly serves as a global mental health advocate and was awarded the 2022 Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) national office Peer Advocate of the Year. As as a lived experience advisor, Kimberly helps to bring patient perspectives to the forefront of scientific decision-making through collaborating with leading advocacy organizations and global scientific, academic, and medical researchers. She is a recently published co-author in recognized academic journals.