Kristin Riddick, MSW
Kristin completed her Master of Social Work in 2014 at Virginia Commonwealth University with a concentration in Administration, Planning, and Policy Practice. Her Master’s internship was with the Hanover County Department of Community Resources, where she was able to hone her skills in project development and management, community engagement, and collaborating with people of all kinds. Kristin most recently earned her Certificate in Disability Leadership through VCU’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (VA-LEND) program, which included such projects as leading interdisciplinary clinics with professionals from various disciplines and completing a program evaluation for the Family to Family program in the Partnership for People with Disabilities. Kristin is excited about the challenge of running a nonprofit. She is passionate about learning and educating the community about disabilities, and has presented at several conferences and universities as a student and young professional.
Kristin spent two years at St. Joseph’s Villa as an In-Home Clinician working with children with autism and their families. Prior to this experience, she worked with children and adults with various disabilities in multiple capacities, including serving as an aide for several families and volunteering with organizations such as the Arc. Kristin has been on several international mission trips, where she worked in impoverished communities. She will admit that she learned more than she gave! She brings the experience of encouraging and empowering children, adults, and families, which is a driving force in her involvement with Mission Gait.
Kristin lives in Mechanicsville, Virginia with her husband Will. She enjoys exploring new places, playing music, reading, and crafting. In her free time, she drinks too much coffee and volunteers at her church.