Abigail Kirkman, MA

Abigail Kirkman, MA, is the Assistant Director of the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center. She is the SOAR Online Course coordinator, coordinates and is a senior trainer for the SOAR Leadership Academies, coordinates national and statewide technical assistance, and is also the subject-matter expert on American Indian and Alaska Native populations and has expertise with implementing SOAR in rural communities. She is responsible for technical assistance to the states of Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Montana, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.  Prior to joining PRA, she worked as a case manager and employment specialist where she managed programs to retrain and employ youth and individuals with disabilities. She also coordinated a housing and employment program for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Abigail has a BA from the College of William & Mary, an MA from the University at Albany, State University of New York, and has received comprehensive SSI/SSDI benefits training through Cornell University.