Kris Kim

Executive Vice President, Northeast Region

Kris Kim is the executive vice president of the American Cancer Society’s Northeast Region, which serves communities in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington DC.

Under her leadership, American Cancer Society staff and volunteers in the Northeast work tirelessly to provide direct services to thousands of cancer patients and caregivers each year; support hundreds of community-based events and programs; engage and mobilize companies to advance our lifesaving mission; and raise more than $113 million dollars annually.

As executive vice president for New York and New Jersey, Kris oversaw the expansion of patient navigation in health systems focused on underserved communities, engaged more than 100 organizations in the campaign to increase colon cancer screening, and led the nation in reaching its Cancer Prevention Study 3 enrollment goal. She led the teams responsible for growing the nation’s largest Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® walks, and modernized Relay For Life® for a new era. On the national level, she managed the corporate sales force during significant organizational changes.

During her nearly 20-year career with the American Cancer Society, Kris has served in a variety of leadership positions involving strategic planning, corporate relations, and major gifts fundraising. She joined the Society in 1999 as senior vice president for communications and marketing, building a brand new department charged with increasing awareness of the Society’s lifesaving mission.

Before joining the American Cancer Society, Kris had an accomplished career in journalism and nonprofit and political communications. Immediately prior, she was associate vice president for communications at Planned Parenthood New York City. She is a graduate of Barnard College at Columbia University and resides in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband Erik and their twin sons.