Kimberly “Kim” Khan
Executive Director, Board President,
Kim worked in the IT field for 40 years as a Project Manager, Systems Analyst and Owner of her own IT consulting firm. For over 25 years, Kim has also been a parent mentor to families of children with disabilities running various support groups, creating, and moderating special needs listservs and conducting active advocacy training programs. She has acted as the CPP Executive Director since its inception in 2014 and retired from Westat in early 2020 to be able to devote her full energy to developing and expanding the services offered by CPP. She lives in Laytonsville, MD and is married with two children. Her younger son, with complex Developmental Disabilities, has been the inspiration behind Cura Personalis Project.
Jennifer “Jen” Etzel
Director of Admissions and Outreach
Jen has worked with individuals with various disabilities for close to 20 years throughout Maryland and Virginia. She has a B.S. degree from James Madison University in Psychology and a master’s in special education from George Mason University. She taught in the Ivymount School, Autism Program in Rockville, MD. While at Ivymount, she found her passion for working with young adults with disabilities during their transition years from school to community life. After having her daughter in the Fall of 2013, she decided to work independently in the community supporting adults who have transitioned out of school by planning and helping them reach their daily living, employment, and social skill goals.
She is also an active trained Support Broker under the MD Department of Disabilities - Self Directed Waiver and has been since 2014. She has called Maryland home her whole life and currently resides in Frederick, MD with her husband, daughter, son, and a bunch of pets everything from dogs to a cat and even some chickens.
Job Development Specialist
Tiffany is an experienced job developer and intake coordinator. Driven by her passion for the adult population with intellectual and developmental disabilities, she takes pride in providing the best training possible. For 8 years at Ivymount School, Tiffany taught life skills, workforce readiness classes, and independent living. In her current role as a job developer her goals include creating a needs-based program and an assessment tool to track the progress of the employees. In addition to her functions at the Cura Personalis Project, Tiffany has been recognized for her hardwork and dedication.
Rebecca “Becky” Roe
Program Director, Co-Founder
Becky has a passion for working with and empowering individuals that are neurodiverse, ID/DD and have mental health challenges. Since graduating from Moravian University over 20 years ago, she has had the privilege to build and maintain long lasting relationships with hundreds of individuals and families in the DC/VA/MD region. Before co-founding CPP she worked as a Head Teacher in the MLN Program at Ivymount School for 8 years. Dozens of former students have joined CPP over the years as full time, part time and workshop participants.
In 2014, Becky became the Program Director of CPP and has since had the opportunity to be a mentor and role model for our growing group of young adults, teaching social and vocational skills while building a robust community where all are welcome. Her goal is to provide everyone the opportunity to have a meaningful, productive day while establishing long lasting relationships with peers and coworkers.
When not working at CPP you can find Becky spending time with her partner and 3 rescue dogs. They enjoy going on long walks with the dogs, watching sports, spending time with friends and savoring our time in the home they have built together.
Coordinator of Youth Programming
Alia has over 13 years’ experience designing and implementing creative programs to help youth achieve their educational, social-emotional, and physical goals. Known for her engaging and articulate, instruction and facilitation derived from her theater background, she is passionate about helping others to become the best version of themselves. Alia received her PATH International Certification in 2012 and has taught therapeutic riding at horse centers in MN and MD.
Social Engagement Specialist
Holly is a dedicated Social Work professional, with a major in Social Work, a minor in Human Development and Family Science, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies minor from The Ohio State University. Holly has always been an advocate for and empowering the lives of the communities she serves. Currently, Holly is a part of the team at CPP, where she continues to make a difference in the lives of individuals with special needs. As well as, enjoys Rock Creek Park adventures, and going to live music shows.