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Kyong-Ae Kim
Public-at-large, Vancouver

Kyong-ae Kim is a retired lawyer who graduated from UBC Law School in 1987. Her career has encompassed the practice of law, senior leadership roles, and over two decades of experience in profession regulation. In addition to sitting on the VSA Board, Ms. Kim is currently a member of the BC Passenger Transportation Board, a tribunal that decides applications related to passenger directed transportation, including taxis and ride hailing services. Before retiring, she was the CEO & Registrar at the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC, protecting the public by regulating psychiatric nurses to provide safe and ethical care. Before that, Ms. Kim worked with the Legal Services Society where she was responsible for managing the province-wide delivery of family and civil legal aid in British Columbia. She has also worked with the Law Society of BC, the Health Employers’ Association, the Office of the Ombudsman and in private legal practice, with a focus on civil litigation and administrative law. Ms. Kim gained motor vehicle sales industry experience as a member of the Motor Dealer Customer Compensation Fund tribunal from 2006 to 2014, when she adjudicated consumer claims for compensation. Her community work includes service as a director for the Ethics in Action Society, the Twin Rainbows Housing Cooperative and the West Coast Domestic Workers Association.