Kim Spencer

Posted on Posted in Columbia South Carolina
Director of Advocacy and Outreach, World Mercury Project
Kim Spencer graduated from the University of Georgia in 1989 and pursued careers in television, public relations and project management before her son was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, an issue rooted in mercury poisoning. Kim has spent more than a decade intensively researching mercury and its effects, and advocating for hundreds of families dealing with environmentally-triggered developmental issues. In 2012, she co-founded The Thinking Moms’ Revolution, a children’s health advocacy and activism group, served as Vice President, Public Relations and subsequently co-created TEAM TMR, a not-for-profit organization which raises and distributes money in the form of treatment grants to families living with autism and other spectrum disorders. She co-authored a book,¬†The Thinking Mom’s Revolution, Autism: Beyond the Spectrum¬†published by Skyhorse Publishing in NY, and toured the nation sharing her story at events, conferences, and television broadcasts.

Kim’s son is now in his teens and is recovered after years of intense medical intervention for mercury toxicity and autoimmune related health issues. She also has a teenage daughter who loves the theater. Kim, her husband Sam and two children live in Savannah, Georgia.