Kim Nolan holds a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University and a M.Ed. from Boston University in Counseling Psychology. Prior to joining the leadership team of City Market, she most recently served as Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Master’s program in Mindfulness Studies at Lesley University. Prior to that, she was Program Officer of Mind and Life Institute, designing the Academy of Contemplative and Ethical Leadership (ACEL), and served as Department Chair and Lead Faculty of Integral Psychology at Burlington College in Vermont, where she founded The Institute of Contemplative Studies.
Kim was the Founder and Executive Director of the Dignity Foundation, through which she taught self-care and mindfulness in schools and human service agencies and provided coaching to leaders seeking contemplative practice. She has been a champion for women’s rights and issues of gender equity since grade school student council. She is ordained as a Buddhist Chaplain and is a lifelong activist for social change and advocate for human rights.