Kim Vrooman

Executive Director

Belleville Area Humane Society

Kim Vrooman is the executive director of the 63-year-old Belleville Area Humane Society, located in Belleville, Illinois. She possesses decades of servant leadership experience including earning a master's degree in theory of communication and composition, and most recently a post graduate certification from Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis in developing and leading effective teams.A lifetime member of the Girl Scouts, Optimist International and the American Legion Auxiliary, she is a community and business leader who is a proponent for social equity and inclusion, and believes in radical hospitality.Accolades for Vrooman include being named a Phenomenal Woman by Racial Harmony 501(c)(3). She was also nominated for the Regional Arts Commission CAT Institute, the 2018 Class of Honorees St. Louis Women of Achievement and the Leadership Illinois Class of 2019 and 2020. Her kids also claim she's one heck of a mama!Kim is a working mother whose parents taught her that service to others is the primary purpose of human existence. She is the Founder of Tapestry of Community Offerings and TOCO Textile Pantry and Shop. Surprise! She can also sing and entertain and was named both best female vocalist and best open mic host by the Riverfront Times in St. Louis.An open-minded woman with passion, idealism and integrity possessing a positive mission-driven attitude, Kim leads through serving and helping others to follow their dreams.