Job Developer

Five Words About Me:

Connector, creator, community/leader, busy-bee

One Surprising Skill:

Kia A. Baird is Certified Employment Support Professional; she holds roles both as a Manager of vocational programming and as a Job Developer. Kia’s work allows her to fulfill her purpose of connecting people with opportunities.

Kia is a classically trained soprano. She studied the business of music at the Historically Black College – Winston Salem State University (UNC) located in North Carolina. Kia studied both sacred and classical music and concentrated in jazz under the tutelage of D’Walla Simmons Burke, Richard Heard and Dr. David Legette. Among other memorable performances, Kia was the soprano in the Opera Barefoot, narrated by Dr. Maya Angelou and is currently the featured Soloist for RPM Voices of Rhode Island. Kia is a former Board of Directors member of the Norwich Arts Center, where she created Miss Lottie’s Café, a jazz- theater series, named for art and community activist, Lottie B Scott in historic Norwich, CT and is the Founder of Girls in Jazz.