Environmental activist, producer and director
Nina Montée Karp is a producer, director, and environmental activist. She directed the award-winning educational DVDs The Happiest Baby and The Happiest Toddler on the Block. These best-selling films are used across the nation to reduce parental struggles and promote healthy family relations. She also helped create one of the first environmental documentaries, Not Under My Roof, with Olivia Newton-John and Kelly Preston.
Most recently, Nina wrote, produced, and directed Breast Cancer: The Path of Wellness and Healing. Hailed as a landmark educational guide, this DVD features the nation’s most celebrated breast cancer doctors and wellness experts, including Dr. Marisa Weiss, Dr. Susan Love, Dr. Dennis Slamon, Dr. Deepak Chopra, and Dr. Dean Ornish. It also features celebrity breast cancer survivors Sheryl Crow, Christina Applegate, Melissa Etheridge, Olivia Newton-John, and others. All the profits from DVD sales are donated to Breastcancer.org and UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Her best-selling productions have been featured on programs including Good Morning America, The Today show, The View, Dr. Phil, CNN..
Nina is a founding Board member of Healthy Child Healthy World, one of the nation’s leading environmental nonprofits dedicated to protecting young children from harmful chemicals and promoting healthier environments. Nina is the youngest person to receive the prestigious Healthy Child Healthy World’s Lifetime Achievement Award
She is also a Board member of the Environmental Working Group (EWG), one of the most prestigious environmental nonprofit organizations in the world, whose mission is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. Nina also serves as the vice chair of Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles’ Champion Fund, benefitting homeless teens.
Over the past 22 years, Nina has produced and chaired numerous fundraisers, raising millions of dollars for environmental, children’s, women’s, and arts-related causes.
Nina’s favorite hobbies include architecture, hiking, painting and flying single-engine planes. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Dr. Harvey Karp, and is the proud mother of their daughter, Lexi.