Environmental activist, producer and director
Nina is a founding Board Member of Healthy Child Healthy World – a national environmental non-profit organization dedicated to protecting young children from chemical and other ambient threats and promoting safer, healthier environments. Currently Nina sits on the Board of Directors of Environmental Working Group (EWG) whose mission is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment, Breastcancer.org- which has disseminated information and support about breast cancer to over 10 million women and is the Vice Chair of Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles – The Hucklberry Fund to benefit homeless teens.
Nina directed and produced the award-winning educational DVDs, The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block. These videos have been featured in numerous national media outlets, including The New York Times, People, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, The View, Dr. Phil, CNN.
In 2001, Montée Karp also helped create one of the first environmental documentaries Not Under My Roof, featuring Olivia Newton-John and Kelly Preston designed to teach parents how to create a healthier home.
In 2009, she wrote, produced and directed the 2-DVD set, Breast Cancer: “The Path of Wellness and Healing”. This comprehensive visual guide seeks to inform and inspire breast cancer patients and their loved ones through the entire arc of breast cancer, from diagnosis to treatment to full healing through the integrated healing of traditional medicine plus the use of meditation, exercise, optimal diet and spiritual practices. Participants in this DVD include leading breast cancer specialists (e.g. Susan Love, Marisa Weiss, Dennis Slamon), top wellness experts (e.g. Dean Ornish, Deepak Chopra, Maoshing Ni) and numerous celebrities breast cancer survivors (e.g. Olivia Newton-John, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Christina Applegate).
Nina has produced and chaired numerous fundraisers, raising millions of dollars for environmental, children’s, women’s and arts-related causes. She is married to nationally renowned pediatrician and author Dr. Harvey Karp. They have a daughter, Lexi.