As the Executive Director of the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, Kym is responsible for the organization’s day-to-day management, consistent with the mission, values and long-range strategic plan of the Foundation.  Kym works with the Co-Trustees and Board of Directors on the vision of the organization as set forth by Craig H. Neilsen.  She provides leadership in strategic planning and all operational areas, ensuring the development of innovative and effective programming.

Kym has more than 25 years of hands-on non-profit leadership experience, with specific emphases on strategic planning, budgeting, managing board relationships, team-building, communications, marketing/branding and fundraising.  Kym holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Riverside and a Masters in Fine Arts and Non-Profit Management from UCLA.