Kathleen Karimi, MHA, CEO of Business Operations (Department is Admin)

Kathleen Karimi is the Co-founder and CEO of Business Operations at Behavior Change Institute. Kathleen earned a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration from Ohio University and has a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Kathleen discovered her passion for business early on and has nearly ten years of experience supporting clinical practice through healthcare administration, client/family advocacy and business development. In addition to fulfilling an executive role at several premier behavioral healthcare organizations, Kathleen has consulted for dozens of leading  ABA organizations nationwide in the areas of business administration, quality assurance and development. Kathleen’s passion for ABA operations is fueled by her commitment to improving the lives and wellbeing of children and families, by way of ensuring adequate access to the medically necessary supports and services.


Healthcare Financial Management Association
New Mexico Association for Behavior Analysis
American Association for Telemedicine
Society for Human Resource Management

Areas of Interest

Quality Improvement
Risk Management
Business Development
Talent Acquisition & Professional Development
Public Policy


MHA, Health Administration, Ohio University (2014)
B.A., Psychology, University of Minnesota (2008)


Autism Speaks Family Services Community Grant: Autism TeleECHO (2015)
NM Human Service Department Grant (2015)

The BCI Mission and what it means to me

I am inspired by the strength and tenacity of the individuals and families we serve and am humbled by the opportunity to work so closely with a network of such highly dedicated, accomplished professionals. BCI fosters a remarkable culture of individual and team oriented discovery, growth and collaboration, which enables us to maintain a strong focus on continuous innovation and clinical excellence.