Bio:Kim MacMillan is Deputy Director and COO of MSR, the Israel Center for Medical Simulation. MSR has established itself as an international role model, and has gained recognition as a vitally important addition to Israel’s medical education network leading a nationwide effort to introduce new standards and innovative approaches to health care training and patient safety education.
Kim holds a Bachelor’s degree in languages – French Literature with a minor in Classical Studies and English Literature and an International Executive MBA in a Joint Program of J.L. Kellogg & Recanati Graduate Schools of Business.
Kim has held various management positions in a variety of companies over the last 30+ years. She brings leadership and experience in management and operations, along with excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for the work that she is involved in.
In 2004, Kim made a transformative move into the non-profit world in order to take part in something bigger, to work towards betterment of the world – “tikkun olam”, and to help bring about change in patient safety culture and enhance humanism and self-reflection in healthcare. She took a position in Business Development for MSR, the Israel Center for Medical Simulation at the Sheba Medical Center.
After two years she became deputy director and COO, responsible for all marketing, financial, administrative and operational aspects of the center along with business development, managing philanthropic grants and overseeing international affairs. MSR has a multi-disciplinary staff of 45 and annual revenues of over $3.6 million.
Prior to this, Kim co-managed stock portfolios for a small private partnership for a period of 6 years. She also worked for two years for a small company specializing in trade before going back to school to get her MBA.
Kim began her business career in New York where she worked for almost 10 years for the Italian clothing company Benetton. She was General Manager of 8 retail stores and then became General Manager of the Benetton Representation in the Caribbean.
Kim moved to Israel in 1968 from the US. Following her university studies (and years abroad studying in California, Paris and Rome), she moved to New York where she lived and worked for 10 years, returning to Israel with her husband and two daughters in 1992.