Kim PerezPresident, CEO
Kim joined The Cradle on December 1, 2016 as President and Chief Executive Officer, responsible for bolstering the organization’s capacity to continue leading the way in services for building and strengthening families for years to come.
She has extensive non-profit and social service experience, most recently as the Executive Director of People’s Resource Center, a non-profit in Wheaton serving low-income families. Kim spearheaded that organization's expansion and capital campaign for a new, permanent facility in Westmont to serve the low-income community in the southeast region of DuPage County.
Prior to her 6+ years at People’s Resource Center, Kim held several leadership positions at the social services agency Lifelink. Kim spent twelve years at Lifelink and served as their Vice President of Child and Family Services. In that role she directed all the operations for the division, including Foster Care, Intact Family Services, Head Start, Healthy Families, as well as the agency’s international adoption programs.
Originally from Iowa, Kim has a Master’s degree in social work from Loyola University Chicago. She, her husband and son reside in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago.