Karim Khalil

Karim was appointed to the governing board of Maternity Mental Health Now in June 2023.

About Karim:

Karim is a Gas Operations Supervisor for Downey Base at SoCalGas with multiple years of experience doing volunteer work with various nonprofits. He manages a team of 23 employees that perform leakage work on underground gas lines, maintain the gas infrastructure, and ensure the public is receiving clean and reliable energy across 6 different cities.

Prior to joining MMHN, Karim worked with the Red Cross, Special Olympics, Friends of the Los Angeles River, and many other small nonprofits to help improve his communities. He has led teams at Costco Wholesale and now for SoCalGas. In his free time, he enjoys mentoring the youth through coaching basketball and loves cooking for his friends and family. He graduated with his Bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly Pomona, completed a project management certification program at CalTech, and is currently working on his Master’s degree from the University of Arizona.

About Maternal Mental Health Now

Maternal Mental Health NOW grew out of one woman’s ordeal. After the birth of her daughter, Kimberly Wong, Esq. suffered from such severe postpartum depression that she wanted to end her life. Despite good healthcare and strong familial and social support, she struggled to find informed help. Kimberly formed a group in 2007 that would become Maternal Mental Health NOW, a project of 501(c)(3) Community Partners.