Kim Pimental, Karma Los Angeles Social Chair
As a Registered Nurse, Kim received her professional training at George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and, upon graduating, began her career as an Emergency Nurse at Toronto East General Hospital. In 2003, she relocated to Los Angeles as a Clinical Nurse in the Emergency Department at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and has served within this capacity for the past twelve years. In recognition of her compassionate care and dedication to patients’ well-being, the medical universities of California recently presented her with the Nurse of the Year Award. She is the First Recipient of that award since Emergency Medicine opened its door to the public many years ago and UCLA is currently the No. 3 Best Hospital in the nation.
In 2004, Kim’s entrepreneurial flair first became evident when she founded and became CEO of 911 Staffing (a job-placement agency for Registered Nurses within Los Angeles). After negotiating contracts with California Medical Center, Healthcare Partners Medical Group, Century City Hospital, and other private nursing agencies, the business was eventually sold to Apple One (which is currently the biggest staffing company in America).
In addition to her career-related pursuits, Kim has also demonstrated an acute sense of philanthropy, having served as an active donor to various orphanages, churches, and schools. Moreover, as a proud native of the Philippines, Kim also organizes the distribution of food for the handicapped and homeless citizens within her city of origin during each Christmas season (a tradition that was started by her father many years ago). Recently , she has been acitvely collaborating with Marvin Epstein to helpLA on Cloud No. 9 Charity. The duohelps in the distribution of food for the homeless and she tookthe lead role of the project Back to School Backpacks, collecting backpacks and school supplies for the less privileged children in LA.
In recent years, Kim has also become involved in the film industry, having been an executive producer on both major and minor film productions (some of which have won awards in Europe).
She has attended several International Film Festivals.
Kim also serves as the Chairman of Social Events Los Angeles Chapter forKarma International . Through her role, Kim organizes local events that assist in the funding of various charities in California and Mexico.