As a Registered Nurse and spouse of a retired Marine, Kim Bradley has a distinct understanding and awareness of the challenges and difficulties facing our military families today as a result of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She has spent the last 13 years as a Navy Marine Corps Relief Society Combat Casualty Visiting Nurse working with our wounded active duty military, veterans and their families during the acute, rehabilitation and community reintegration phase of their transition. She is currently employed as a Visiting Nurse with Semper Fi Fund/America’s Fund and works in a similar role covering the states of South Carolina and Missouri. The Semper Fi Fund/America’s Fund Visiting Nurse Program is unique in that it provides face-to-face visits regardless of location and discharge status to qualifying service members, veterans and families of all five branches who have been affected by their wartime service. In short, Kim serves as an advocate helping break down barriers to medical/mental health care and identifies health and wellness needs in the process. She helps individuals navigate through the VA/DoD Health Care System, Benefits and government and community programs. In conjunction with an established care team, she coordinates care and resources across the entire continuum of available networks throughout the Military, VA and Civilian Systems. Using a self-care management model, her goal is to create a holistic framework of support to improve overall health and well- being, which in turn will help the individual and family thrive in their community and not just survive.
Additionally, Kim serves on the following boards:
Board Member for Lowcountry Veteran Engagement Team (LVET): A My VA Community Board for the Charleston VA
Advisory board member for the Charleston VA Vet Center
Operation Deep Dive committee member which is a four-year research study on veteran suicide in the Tri-County area of Charleston
Member of the Military and Veteran Service Alliance in Beaufort, SC
Advisory board member to the FOCUS Marines Foundation in Augusta, MO.