Kim is a Managing Partner at New Profit where she leads efforts to combine the power of New Profit's network with organizational learning about how social innovation grows. She oversees New Profit's policy, movement building, and convening strategies, all of which focus on changing the ways social entrepreneurs come together with citizens, government, philanthropy, and business to transform the way we solve social problems.
Kim's motivation for more than 15 years of work in the nonprofit sector comes from a deep belief that humans are wired to be problem-solvers who can make the world a better place. She was a member of the founding team that helped conceptualize and design New Profit in 1997 and 1998.
Before joining New Profit, Kim served as Executive Director of the Green Mountain Horse Association in Vermont, where she worked to redevelop the organization as a key link between the state's $80 million equine industry and the movement to ensure sustainable open spaces. Prior to this, Kim played many roles at City Year, where she led an effort to generate resources to grow the organization's network across the country.
Kim also worked for several years in television news and documentary production. After interning at the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, she served on the production team for MacNeil/Lehrer Productions' Emmy award-winning documentary series on American health care policy and later worked as a freelancer for the British Broadcast Corporation in New York, and on other news and documentary television projects. Kim received her undergraduate degree from U.C. Berkeley and studied social anthropology at Oxford University.
Kim lives in Lexington, Massachusetts, with her husband, J.B., two step-children, Abraham and Ko Samara, and son, Theo.
Q&AWhat is your favorite place?
The Pantanal, Brazil
What book do you plan to read in the next year?
The Prize by Daniel Yergin
What career did you think you would have at age 10?
You see things and you say 'Why?'; but I dream of things that never were and I say, 'Why not?'
George Bernard Shaw