State Representative Kim Schofield serves the citizens of House District 60, which includes areas of Southeast Atlanta, East Point, College Park, Forest Park and Hapeville. She was elected to the Georgia General Assembly in 2017 and serves on the Small Business Development, Interstate Cooperation and Health and Human Service committees. She is an appointed member to the Atlanta Commission on Women. As a public servant, Kim lives out her core values of access, action and accountability.
Rep. Schofield is passionate about addressing issues that impact House District 60, such as access to quality health care, affordable housing, education and protecting senior citizens. During the 2019 legislative session, she introduced legislation that would create a grant program to encourage certain physicians to practice in underserved areas of the state. Rep. Schofield has also advocated for expanding Medicaid and has helped pass homestead exemptions for senior citizens in her district. She has also worked to improve workplace equity, pay equity, and she advocates for environmental justice and agriculture.
Kim’s professional career spans across healthcare, financial, transportation, education and non- profit agencies. Kim has more than 15 years of experience in consulting, coaching, teaching, training workshops and engagement seminars, bringing alignment within political, corporate, community, law enforcement, healthcare and faith-based organizations.
Kim is a small business owner. As a personal development strategist, her coaching practice, Other People’s Potential Coaching, works with individuals and organizations to position them for maximizing their capacity.
Kim holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in theology and organizational leadership. In 2020, she will hold a doctorate from Oral Roberts University. In her health policy work, Kim was appointed by former Governor Nathan Deal to serve as the chair of the Georgia Council on Lupus Education and Awareness. She holds a federal appointment to the Health IT Policy Committee and crafts legislative policy recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT as a framework for the development and adoption of a nationwide health information infrastructure. Kim has also worked as a lupus research specialist at the Emory School of Medicine, and she serves as an advocacy chair for the Georgia Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America.
Kim has authored several articles and has been a reoccurring guest on television, radio and other media outlets. Kim is the proud mother of her daughter, Kyler, a 2012 graduate of Duke University; Kyler is an assistant director in film and television and a member of the Directors Guild of America.
Her recent initiatives, “Crucial Conversations: Connecting Law Enforcement with the Community They Protect” and “Serve and Understanding Invisible Disabilities in the Workplace,” have gained traction and recognition in corporate America, academic institutions and faith-based and non-profit organizations.