Spec, Training Lead
Kelly Pipkins-Burt is a NWIC National Trainer and Coach. Kelly received both her undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master of Counseling from University of Missouri. She has over 24 years of experience in working with individuals, children and families with complex needs and multiple system involvement. Prior to joining the Institute, she facilitated changing behavioral health, adult/juvenile justice and local systems of care in several states (Oregon, Missouri, Florida, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Montana, Washington, Massachusetts and Colorado). These efforts produce sustained positive outcomes for families, reduced numbers of youth in out of home care and reduced recidivism for incarcerated individuals. Kelly is committed to supporting individuals with multiple challenges and organizations who serve these individuals in achieving their missions, and fully implementing their values, so that each individual, youth and family served can realize his/her full potential. Kelly is passionate about connecting with people through laughter, cooking great meals for friends, and spends as much time outdoors as she can. The mountains of Colorado, where she lives, feeds her soul. She has bicycled across Colorado twice and you can find her flying down a trail on her mountain bike several times a week.