Richardson, M.S., Kimble

Kimble Richardson, M.S., LMHC, LCSW, LMFT, LCAC received his master’s degree with honors in Counseling and Counselor Education from Indiana University in 1987.  With 37 years of experience in healthcare, he has been co-coordinator for emergency department services at Wishard Hospital/Midtown Community Mental Health Center (now Eskenazi Health), served in various capacities at Ascension St. Vincent, and currently is Manager of Business Development and Referrals for Community Health Network – Community Fairbanks Behavioral Health and Community Fairbanks Recovery Center.  He is licensed in Indiana as a mental health counselor, clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, and clinical addiction counselor.  He was appointed by the governor to the Behavioral Health and Human Services licensing board and is the current chair of the Mental Health Counselor section.  Kimble is a former president of the Indiana Mental Health Counselors Association and in 1996 was named “Mental Health Counselor of the Year.”  In March 2011 he was awarded the “Barbara Walker-Cole Distinguished Counselor of the Year” by the Indiana Counseling Association.  He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Indianapolis and was named “Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year” in 2013.  He is the recipient of the 2013 “Charles E. Heineman Allied Health Professional Award” from the Indiana Psychological Association.  In March 2022, he was awarded the inaugural “Indiana CIT Behavioral Health Professional of the Year.”  Kimble was a member of the inaugural board of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Indiana Chapter and past co-coordinator of AFSP’s Indianapolis Out of the Darkness Community Walk.  He is certified in Critical Incident Stress Management (CCISM) and is the clinical coordinator for CISM teams at Community Health Network and the Fishers Indiana Police Department.  He assists the Indiana CISM Network and Indiana FOP Memorial/CISM Team.  Kimble is an Approved Instructor for four CISM courses (Assisting Individuals in Crisis, Group Crisis Intervention, Advanced Group Crisis Intervention, and Psychological Body Armor).  He is the coordinator of Indiana’s District 5 Resilience and Emotional Support Team, a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Services Team, the Indiana Mortuary Emergency Response Team, several Crisis Intervention Teams (a partnership between Law Enforcement, NAMI, and mental health professionals), and a board member for the Rotary Club of Indianapolis.  He has responded to and/or coordinated approximately 1,000 requests for support, including ten First Responder line-of-duty-deaths, the 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse, and mass casualty incidents in 2021 (Indianapolis FedEx and NHK Seating of America), 2022 (Greenwood Park Mall), and 2023 (Columbus Indiana Lincoln Park).  Kimble was the inaugural chair of the Behavioral Health Working Group with the MESH Coalition, a public-private partnership that helps organizations prepare for, respond to, and recover from adverse events or disasters.  Since 2020, he has been a hub team member, presenter, and facilitator for two Project ECHO resilience programs and federal grants with the University of New Mexico School of Medicine (where Project ECHO originated in 2003).  He is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), is a certified trainer for Mental Health First Aid, SafeTALK, QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) and Sequential Intercept Mapping (SIM Training).  Kimble has presented at the World Congress on Stress, Trauma, and Resilience, the World Congress on Supporting High-Risk Organizations (Rome, Italy), National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference, Association of Public Safety Communications, National Association of EMS Educators, American Association of Physician Liaisons, National Nursing Management Congress, the National Neonatal Association, and the Global First Responder Summit.  He’s been published in Crisis, Stress, and Human Resilience: An International Journal, International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) and the NHS Confederation Mental Health Network (MHN), International Review of Psychiatry, and co-authored a HRSA-sponsored workbook on resiliency.  Kimble is a faculty member for the Community Health Network Psychiatry Residency Program and the APIC-approved Psychology Internship Program.  He has provided training and consultation for the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General, the FBI, the NCAA, and Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services.  In 2022, he was invited to the first-ever FBI Academy training for behavioral health professionals on Threat Assessment/Threat Management.  In 2023, he completed FBI Hostage Negotiator Training and returned to an invitation-only training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia taught by the Behavioral Analysis Unit.  Kimble has spoken on a wide variety of behavioral health topics and serves as a contact for broadcast, radio, social, and print media.