Helen Kim

Senior Program Officer, Type 1 Diabetes Program

Helen Kim is the Senior Program Officer for the Helmsley Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Program. She works with the Program Director to help design, evaluate and implement the grants portfolio, which currently totals over $90 million. In addition to handling most of the program’s administrative responsibilities, Helen primarily manages the T1D Program’s outreach grants and assists with the systems initiatives, including the innovative T1D Exchange.

Before joining the Trust, Helen worked as a Program Associate at the education-focused Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and as a Special Assistant managing a cross-department initiative at the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that oversees AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and Learn and Serve America. She also has a background in development and publishing. In addition, Helen has experience as a freelance writer, editor and proofreader.

Helen has a M.A. in Philanthropic Studies and a M.P.A. in Nonprofit Management from Indiana University, and holds a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia (UVa). Helen is a lifelong volunteer and currently serves on UVa’s Madison House Alumni Council and organizations such as New York Cares and the American Cancer Society. She has previously served with organizations including BeFriend-a-Child Mentoring and the American Red Cross. When she has the time, Helen enjoys writing and photography as well as creating ceramics and jewelry. She is also an avid reader and inveterate world traveler.