Board of Directors
Ms. Nancy Pak is a commercial and residential real estate developer, overseeing a portfolio of properties throughout Koreatown and Downtown LA. She serves on the board of directors for SIA Projects (Save Iconic Architecture), a foundation dedicated to preserving architecturally notable properties from demolition through historical landmark designation. She also serves on the board of The Chung and Soon Pak Family Foundation, established in 2017 with the mission of serving the Korean American community through educational endowments. She graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature.
Mr. Charles Yoo is the Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst at Capital Group Companies, Inc. He was born in Singapore and grew up in Vancouver, Canada. Mr. Yoo attended the University of Texas-Pan American on a golf scholarship and graduated with an International Business degree. He and his wife, Mi Kyong, are licensed foster parents, and have recently adopted. He is a graduate of The Riordan Leadership Institute Program and has served as a Board Intern at Orangewood Children’s Foundation. His long term goal is to help adoption and foster nonprofit organizations, to help develop a strategic plan and direction.
Ms. Lisa Yang is a Partner at Lim Nexus, where she practices business litigation. Ms. Yang has served as the President of the Korean American Bar Association of Southern California, former board member of the Center for the Pacific American Family, and past president and chair of the International Association of Korean Lawyers, Overseas Chapter. She received her undergraduate degree from Occidental College and her law degree from University of San Diego School of Law.
Dr. Eugene Kim is a double board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills. He currently serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor in Plastic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Kim obtained his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College and his medical degree at New Jersey Medical School. He completed his surgical residency and fellowship at New Jersey Medical School and his plastic surgery fellowship at University of California, Irvine.
Dr. Samantha Han is a Board-Certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist and is the lead esthetician at SH Aesthetics Laser Center. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Los Angeles and received her medical degree from New York Medical College in 1995 and has been in practice for over 20 years. While working towards her degree, Dr. Han completed her residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York. She is an active Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Rev. Kang has been in pastoral ministries since 1981 and is currently the Head Pastor at United University Church. He received his Master of Divinity at Bethel Theological Seminary and completed his Doctor of Divinity at the United Theological Seminary. In addition to pastoral ministries, Rev. Kang has been an active member in serving the community as a Grant Program Manager for the McKnight Foundation, and as a national staff of the Presbyterian Committee on Self-Development of People of the PCUSA General Assembly. Rev. Kang has been married to his wife Maryan Presler, and they have 3 children: Taylor, Mia, and Wes.
Anthony Kim has more than 24 years of experience within the field of Commercial and Retail Banking and his expertise is a well-recognized among the executives of Korean American banking industry. Currently, Anthony is the Executive Vice President and Banking Officer at Hanmi Bank. Prior to this position, he served as Senior Vice President and District Manager, District I/CLC I at BBCN Bank. Anthony received his Master’s degree at the Pacific Coast Banking School (PCBS) and his bachelor’s degree at California State University.
Ms. Yun Kim is CEO of Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine. Founded in 1983, it is one of the oldest and most distinguished schools of acupuncture in the United States. She received her Doctorate Of Education in Educational Leadership at USC.
Ms. Elisa Lee has been the Director of JC & Associates since 2013. She also works as a full-time lecturer at California State University of Fullerton. Ms. Lee worked previously at KPMG and is a certified CPA. She completed her master’s in accounting at University of Massachusetts Amherst and her bachelor’s at USC.
Ms. Christine Oh is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Open Bank. She has 21 years of experience in banking and volunteers at her church regularly. Ms. Oh received her BS from California State University, Northridge.
Ms. Jina Park is an accomplished senior executive, entrepreneur, and philanthropist with over 12 years of experience in fundraising, branding, strategic partnerships, marketing, and product development. She is the founder of PLUSH LLC, a juvenile industry trade show and online platform that modernized the industry’s B2B and B2C model, and quickly became an international brand. She and her husband serve on the board at Generosity.org, and have built water wells in places like Ghana, Ethiopia, and Haiti. Ms. Jina graduated cum laude and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from UCLA with emphasis on Communications Studies.
Ms. Angela F. Yoon is a Civil Service Advocate for the Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources, where she represents various County departments in administrative hearings involving employee disciplinary matters. Prior to this assignment, she worked for (now former) Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich of LA County Board of Supervisors as Board Deputy for health and homelessness issues of the 5th District. Ms. Yoon has been a public servant throughout her career, serving active duty as an officer in the US Army Military Intelligence Corps immediately upon graduating UCLA with a Political Science degree. She continues to stay involved with Asian-American issues, particularly as they affect constituents in the County, and is an active member of the Los Angeles County Asian American Employee Association.