Kinera Foundation

Stevensville, MD   |  www.kinera.org

Mission

Kinera Foundation will enhance the quality of life for children with special needs and their families.

Ruling year info

2015

Executive Director

Kate McCloskey

Main address

115 Sallitt Dr. Suite C

Stevensville, MD 21666 USA

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EIN

46-2526311

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

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Our programs

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Kinera Connect

Kinera Connect provides an interactive Parent to Parent support group setting that incorporates guest speakers, interactive lectures, and a place for parents to come together to share resources, information and network in an unbiased and neutral setting.

Population(s) Served

Kinera Foundation is committed to ensuring that families raising children with special needs have equitable access to therapies and treatments, within the Region the family resides. Our partnerships with Kennedy Krieger's Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities and the Office of Genetics and Persons with Special Health Care Needs has helped Kinera Foundation establish the first Regional Hub within the State, located on the Eastern Shore. Kinera Foundation is proud to announce our new location in the KRM Chesapeake Business Park Complex.

Services provided within the Hub are geared toward children with special healthcare needs, and are Patient/ Family Centered, coordinated, and centralized. Our therapists and specialists have years of training and experience in the pediatric field, and are focused on providing Family Centered Care. As depicted in the floor plan, Kinera forgoes the traditional waiting area for a Family Lounge, which allows for families to interact in a more natural environment, is aimed at easing anxiety for children waiting, and is equipped with resource computers allowing access to information pertaining to your child's need. We also understand that new spaces and the anxiety of upcoming appointments can be too much for children to endure. To ensure a successful appointment for children with sensory needs, we have a Sensory Friendly Wait Room, equipped with low lighting, sensory toys, and Yogibo (c) chairs.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Kinera Foundation envisions a future where children with special health care needs and their families receive supports, services, information and resources within the region they reside and across the lifespan. Collaborating and coordinating with existing agencies and organizations ensures that services aren't duplicated, but are accessible in a centralized location, and within a space conducive to the need of the children and families we serve is a priority.
Kinera Foundation seeks to empower individuals with disabilities and their family members to become strong advocates for themselves and others. We believe in an inclusive community, that meets the need of all.

Kinera Foundation has partnered with multiple state agencies, private organizations, and private providers to ensure that the quality of life for children with special health care needs and their families is enhanced.
We have established one of the few parent to parent support groups that is open to parents and caregivers raising children with all special health care needs, rather than focusing on a specific diagnosis.
We have opened the first coordinated and collaborative pediatric specialty hub that provides direct services including pediatric therapy, pediatric specialty appointments, care coordination and information and resources. The "Hub" partners with several children's hospitals throughout the Baltimore/ Washington Metropolitan area and brings services to families residing in rural eastern shore region of Maryland.
Kinera Foundation seeks input from all stakeholders, including family members of children with special health care needs and adults with disabilities bi-yearly to ensure that our strategic planning recognizes the need of the constituents we serve.

Because Kinera Foundation believes that partnerships and collaboration with like minded organizations and agencies build better communities, we are able to target priorities while ensuring we are not duplicating services.
Kinera Foundation has partnerships with 20 different organizations and agencies throughout the state of Maryland. We provide various services in collaboration with those partners, and are able to reach approximately 300 families yearly with different programs, services, and/ or activities.

Kinera Foundation is working towards expanding our programs to include transitioning youth and adults. We are working towards a CARF accreditation and hope to become a DDA provider in FY18.

Financials

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Kinera Foundation

Board of directors
as of 10/2/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Amy David

Independent Government Contractor

Term: 2017 - 2020


Board co-chair

Kell Russell

Shore Contracting Services, LLC

Term: 2017 - 2019

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No