Nary Preap Kith is a graduate of Drexel’s Lebow College of Business majoring in Business Administration/Marketing and Nursing and Health Professions majoring in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is also a PhD graduate of Capella’s School of Public Service Leadership majoring in Social and Community Services. Nary currently works as Division Director of School Based Services at Children’s Crisis Treatment Center, where she oversees behavioral health services in Philadelphia’s public and charter school settings.
Previously, she was Director of a Children’s Mobile Crisis Team at PATH (a Behavioral Health organization in Northeast Philadelphia). In that role, she provided oversight of the daily operations of the Mobile Crisis program, collaborated with various systems and maintained compliance with crisis mobile regulations. She is also the Co-Founder/Executive Director of Kiths Integrated and Targeted Human Services (KITHS), a non-profit organization with a mission to help immigrants and refugees have opportunities for independence, growth, healing and development.
Her educational achievements and professional career have been influenced by her experience as a refugee from Cambodia. She understands the need for linguistically and culturally appropriate services that go beyond behavioral health. Her ‘systems thinking’ training has guided her current work with youth and families in crisis and with immigrants and refugees attempting to navigate the larger system.