Kim has been a vital part of the Vela organization for over fifteen years. In May 2021 Kim became Co-Executive Director of Vela. Kim is passionate about her work and strongly believes in Vela’s values, objectives, and long-term vision of the organization. These qualities are what contribute to her enthusiasm in continuing the incredible work that Vela does in the Co-Executive Director role.
In her previous role as Fund Development Officer, Kim was relied upon to find sustainable funding partners and opportunities and would reach out to members and donors to encourage their ongoing support. In addition to these responsibilities, Kim served as Office Manager, the crucial administrative and communication link between families, staff, and support services. Kim’s diverse set of personal and management skills, combined with her compassion and integrity complement those of the Vela team.
Kim lives in the Lower Mainland with her husband and has a daughter pursuing a law degree at Thompson Rivers University and has her undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia. Outside work, Kim promotes healthy lifestyle choices and fitness and maintains her strength and motivation through her valued relationships with family, friends, and colleagues.