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CEO CENTERFOLD
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Published: January 01, 2012

Kim Cripe


President and CEO,
CHOC Children's  •  choc.org

I am passionate about pediatric healthcare and very much enjoy direct involvement in the daily operations of our entire enterprise, which serves as the regional hub for advanced pediatric care.

Scroll down to read a Q&A with Kim.

Age/status: 56, married with three sons

Your secret talent: Baking

Worst subject in high school: French

Person you'd like to have dinner with: Benjamin Franklin

What you're most proud of: I am incredibly proud of CHOC, and the progress we’ve made in realizing our vision to become a nationally recognized premier children’s hospital.

Next travel destination: New York or, hopefully, Europe with my family this summer

What's next for you? Learn to snowboard!

Your first job: Summer camp instructor

A bad habit: I love chocolate – day or night!

Favorite possessions: My dogs and horse

What book is on your nightstand? "Steve Jobs"

A job you'd want if you weren't doing this job: Physician