Originally from Indiana, Kim graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Nursing. With a desire to move west, she then lived in Seattle, Scottsdale, and Laguna Niguel CA working in clinical nursing and management. Finally in 1994 she came to Winston Salem to work at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, where she incorporated her clinical experience as an Internal Consultant in Organizational Development. As her young daughter grew up, she struggled socially and academically. When her daughter was diagnosed with ADHD, CAPD, and Asperger’s Syndrome, she finally had an explanation for her challenges. Kim was ready to help her, but then realized that few resources were available. Thus to help her daughter and others, she designed and founded the iCan House in 2008. Kim lives in Winston Salem with her daughter, 2 dogs and 6 birds!
Contact Kim at Kim@icanhouse.com
COURTNEY PERRY: Program Director
Courtney grew up in Northern Virginia, about 10 miles outside of Washington, D.C. After several years in the big city, she moved to North Carolina where she fell in love with the accessibility to the beach, mountains, lack of traffic, and most importantly, the people! The only thing that could make North Carolina better would be her three sisters also living here. Courtney attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she earned a degree in Social Sciences. Before joining the iCan House team in 2015, Courtney worked in college administration where she served as Director of Student Services, writing individualized success plans to help at-risk students graduate. At iCan House, Courtney enjoys getting to know each member as an individual and providing them with tools to help increase their quality of life while building their self-esteem. Courtney is a huge animal lover, in fact she met her husband working at Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys. She has a therapy dog, Henri, who will often accompany her on visits to schools, libraries, nursing homes, and sometimes iCan House! Courtney loves working with groups of all ages at the iCan House and feels lucky to be part of such a wonderful community in Winston Salem.
Contact Courtney at Courtney@icanhouse.com
ELLIE SIMPSON: Program Assistant
Programs: Real World Connections, Small Talk, Meet-n-Eat, iCan Work
Ellie hails from Carrboro, NC where she grew up with her two older brothers and loving parents. Although a Tarheel born and bred, she received her undergraduate degree in Music Therapy from Appalachian State University in 2015. Following an internship in a children’s hospital in Kansas City, MO, Ellie received her credentials as a Board-Certified Music Therapist. Throughout the course of her program and training, she had the opportunity to work with a wide range of populations and discovered her passion for empowering people to reach their full potential. Ellie is thrilled to be a part of that work at the iCan House and to have the opportunity to do so alongside a team of talented, dedicated, and fun colleagues. In her free time, Ellie can be found cooking, hiking, and dancing to songs in her car.
Contact Ellie at Ellie@icanhouse.com
EMILY BRITT: Program Assistant
Programs: Real World Connections, Small Talk, Meet-n-Eat
Emily grew up in our very own Winston-Salem! She graduated from Appalachian State University in 2015 where she earned a B.A. in Psychology. In 2017, Emily received her Master’s in Social Work from UNCC. During her Master’s program, Emily fell in love with the non-profit world. Prior to working at iCan House, she served as a family advocate intern at a child advocacy center in Charlotte, NC, as well as worked with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. In each role, she advocated for underserved populations and connected individuals with community resources. Post graduation, she wanted to return to Winston- a community she loves so much! Emily interviewed with iCan House and was absolutely in love with the mission, the staff, and of course- the members! She is so excited to be a part of the team! In her spare time, you can find Emily running, hiking, trying new recipes, or at the Humane Society snuggling puppies!
Contact Emily at Emily@icanhouse.com
BRITTANY FELTS: Program Assistant
Programs: iClub Jr., iClub, Meet-n-Eat
Brittany was born and raised right here in Lewisville, NC just outside of Winston-Salem! She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina in 2014 and proceeded to earn her Master’s in Business Management from Wake Forest University in 2015. Following a corporate career, she moved out to Denver, Colorado for several years gaining experience in operational project management. Deciding to take a huge leap of faith, she began teaching middle school working with youth from a range of diverse backgrounds and learning abilities. This allowed her to discover her passion for empowering others to overcome obstacles and helping them achieve their goals. She recently moved back to her home state to be closer to family, especially her new niece and nephew. Brittany is so excited to join such a wonderful and supportive team at the iCan House. When Brittany isn’t enjoying working with our members, you can find her skiing or fishing in the mountains, experimenting in the kitchen or out on the lake!
Contact Brittany at Brittany@icanhouse.com