Cathy Kim joined Hot Bread Kitchen in 2021 as the Chief Program Officer to help ensure that the food industry serves as an equitable platform for women and immigrants to access economic opportunity and achieve personal wellbeing.
Cathy has dedicated her career to programmatic and organizational development in service of influencing systems and policy changes in New York City. Prior to joining the Hot Bread Kitchen team, she worked at a range of non-profit organizations and government, including the New York Immigration Coalition, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Enterprise Community Partners and the New York City Housing Authority. Her roles spanned the range of new program development, advocacy and building organizational infrastructure. She is currently a Fellow of the Sterling Network, a diverse group of leaders across the public, private and non-profit sectors working together to increase economic mobility across New York City, with racial equity as a central guiding value. Cathy also serves on the boards of both RiseBoro Community Partnership and Asian Americans for Equality.
Cathy is one of three proud daughters of immigrant parents from Korea whose pathway towards intergenerational economic mobility began, in part, in the food industry. Cathy currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and dog, Chewie.