Kim Cerise is the Director of Grants Management, where she is responsible for managing the Foundation’s grants processes. Kim works at the Foundation’s satellite office in Twin Falls, ID.
Kim has worked for the Neilsen Foundation since its inception. Initially, she worked part-time on the Foundation’s accounting and bookkeeping, as well as assisting with the scientific research grants process. Her responsibilities expanded to overseeing the online grants administration. She joined the Foundation full-time in 2011 when she became the organization’s Grants and Finance Assistant before transitioning into her current position.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Kim worked for 20 years for Craig Neilsen’s first business, Neilsen and Company, in Twin Falls, ID, and was responsible for a wide variety of duties. During that time, she also worked for Ameristar Casinos, also founded by Craig Neilsen. Earlier in her career, Kim worked at the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology in Butte, MT, where she was responsible for managing the Admissions Office’s student information system.
Outside of work, Kim enjoys spending time with family and friends, yoga, gardening, music, cooking, and watching TV series and movies. She loves traveling to the Oregon Coast for long walks on the beach, hiking, and dining out.