Paula Kim

Paula Kim

Co-founder, co-director and Senior Research Fellow

Metro Region: CA

Member Since: 2021

Paula Kim brings more than 29 years of executive and entrepreneurial experience in business and not-for-profit ventures. Paula is recognized on the grassroots, national, and international levels for her consumer-focused leadership and innovation in business, healthcare, and advocacy strategies. She is often sought out for her ability to bridge the gap between sectors and those with whom they must collaborate to accomplish their respective goals.  TRAC is a global advisory consulting firm serving as trusted advisors to leading businesses, organizations, institutions, and governments.  

Her commitment to advocacy and advancing research came from personal reasons – her dad’s pancreatic cancer diagnosis in 1998 and untimely death only seventy-five days later.  In 1999, Paula was a co-founder of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) with Pam Acosta Marqhardt and Terry Lierman, the first national patient advocacy organization for pancreatic cancer.  She served as Chairman of the Board, CEO and President through 2004.