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Darla Kim CEO

Darla brings to Deaf Ability Resource a record of exceptional leadership and strategic vision with a broad knowledge of Deaf culture, American Sign Language, and the business of providing employment and supportive services to persons with disabilities. Darla served 7 years appointed from the state of CA to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advisory Committee and continues to advocate for equal access and opportunity for all populations at every level of legislation.

Prior to providing social services to the community, Darla served internationally as a missionary to 25 different countries. Darla uses this experience in embracing culture, language, and people in all she does and understands that relationships are the treasure of life. Darla is a mother and grandmother and loves to spend time with her family. Her love of reading, travel, and music brings her much joy and her work is really who she is and not just what she does.


Board of Directors

Ronald Gough


Department of Rehabilitation

Sierra Madre, CA

Kathi Cluck

Elementary School Assistant

American Leadership Academy Charter School

Tuscon, AZ


Stephanie Wu

Production Designer

PTM Imaging

 West Hollywood, CA

Margaret Esquiroz, Esq.
Attorney/ASL interpreter
Encino, CA

Derek Kim

Digital Media and Animatior

Mattel Inc.

Century City, CA

DAR Inc. Corporate Compliance &  Accountability
Policies & Procedures

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