On episode 019 of Mountain State Views, host Steven Allen Adams talks Kelli Caseman, executive director and founder of Think Kids. The two discuss the recent drama surrounding a report by the McChrystal Group looking at re-organizing the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. They discussed the systemic problems within DHHR and how the agency can improve.
Kelli has worked on kids’ health issues since 2004, founding Think Kids in 2020. She is a 2021 graduate of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Interdisciplinary Research Leaders program, studying the linkages between health care and public education in rural West Virginia. In 2019, she received the West Virginia Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics’ Friend of Children Advocacy Award. In 2021, she was named a West Virginia Wonder Woman by WV Living magazine.