Kimberly Willis is a native Houstonian and life long resident of District 139 living in the “Acres Home” community. She began her career in politics as a Policy Analyst during the 82nd Texas Legislative Session.
Her passions for effective change led her to begin a career working in the Juvenile Justice System as a licensed Social Worker for the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department. Her experience working in the Juvenile Justice Systems afforded her the opportunity to connect with youth and community leaders from a wide array of backgrounds, which pushed her to return to community leadership work.
Kimberly Willis has advocated, through volunteerism and social activism, for restructuring of the juvenile justice system, economic empowerment through education and job readiness, and increasing support for small business. While working as a policy analyst at the State of Texas 82nd Legislative Session, Kimberly sharpened her ability to effectively communicate and promote good legislative policy. As an analyst, she drafted bill analysis of legislation that detailed how proposed policy changes would impact working Texas families. She attended respective committee meetings as well as worked bipartisan with Texas House Members to advocate for better care of Texas residents. Kimberly’s research and published work has been used to debate legislative agendas during the Texas Legislative Session and on national news outlets, such as MSNBC.
During her time at the Texas Capitol, she used her Social Work expertise to help children, teens, adults, and seniors face seemingly insurmountable challenges. Kimberly has worked tirelessly at her paying job during the day and with non-profit and community organizations in her spare time working toward meeting the needs of the community. Kimberly is the founder of Regroup International Development Institute. Since its development she has effectively trained and mentored individuals from all walks of life toward being successful in business life and ministry.
Kimberly currently serves in ministry at The Mouth of God Ministries. At The Mouth of God, Kimberly serves as the Singles Ministry Leader and volunteers in the youth ministry. In addition, she is a Licensed Social Worker currently working with Harris County Juvenile Probation Department as a Behavioral Specialist. Kimberly is currently working on creating better policies for Texas Juveniles who are housed in post-adjudicated detention facilities. Whether as a Social Worker, Ministry Leader, or Community Activist she is always working to meet the needs of others.