Michelle Kim, Esq. has been the Executive Director of the Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California for over five years. She is passionate about people with rare conditions having raised two children with 6 rare conditions and uses her experience to empower and educate every patient. In particular, Michelle invests significant time to teach and promote leadership, life and independence skills to youth and leads a group of young advocates to Washington DC and Sacramento every year. In her role, she has created new programs such as a Back to School symposium to teach parents their rights in school, and a Women’s retreat to serve women with rare blood disorders. With a deep commitment to health disparities, diversity and inclusion, Ms. Kim was a founder of the largest Spanish speaking bleeding disorders conference, Familia de Sangre, now its 4th year. She has created a foundation that strives to support all challenges and obstacles faced by HFSC’s community members and consequently, has grown the foundation from a few hundred members to thousands strong and tripled its annual revenue. Consequently in 2019, Senator Portantino awarded Ms. Kim with the 2019 Women in Business Award for Nonprofit Leadership.
Ms. Kim worked previously as an attorney at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, one of the world’s largest law firms, where she started the asylum project, providing pro bono representation for people applying for asylum relief. She also clerked for two federal judges including the Honorable Evan J. Wallach who has been elevated to the Federal Circuit of Appeals. Ms. Kim has three children including one with severe Hemophilia A and one living with five rare disorders. She enjoys fishing and being outdoors with her family.
Reach Michelle at: firstname.lastname@example.org