Dear Distinguished CKA Members,
I am proud to introduce our 9 newest members to the Council of Korean Americans. Our Spring 2022 membership cohort is composed of trailblazers and innovators in law, government, health, academia, and media. These new members represent some of the brightest Korean American leaders in the country.
We are honored to have them join our ever-growing CKA community and look forward to their active participation in future programs.
Congratulations to our new members! Thank you for all your support.
Abraham Kim, Ph.D.
Council of Korean Americans
INTRODUCING OUR NEW CKA MEMBERS
If interested in becoming a CKA Member, please submit your member application here. CKA’s Membership Committee reviews these applications every quarter.
Executive Director, Managing Partner
CrystalGenomics Pharmaceuticals, Valuence Capital
Gene Young Cho is an Executive Director at CG Pharmaceuticals, the U.S. subsidiary of CrystalGenomics (a publicly-traded South Korean biopharma company), and the managing partner at Valuence Capital. He brings leadership and a strong voice from his experience in operations and governance of companies and expertise in the life sciences.
Yoon & Yang LLC
Edward Dhong is a partner at Yoon & Yang, focusing on corporate investigations, regulatory compliance, antitrust/competition, labor/employment, and general corporate law.
KOTRA Washington D.C.
Currently, the Policy Analysis and Strategic Partnerships Manager at Korea Business Center (KOTRA) in Washington, D.C. KOTRA is a Korean government agency that assists Korean companies in broadening their market abroad and cooperating with foreign companies.
Teacher, Instructional Coach, Civic Lead, and Teacher Educator
Anaheim Union High School District/ Cal State Fullerton
Dr. Jeff Kim, Ed.D, NBCT, MPH, has worked in schools for the past 20 years and has served in many roles, including induction support provider, department chair, administration, instructional coach, and civic lead. He is currently teaching in the Anaheim Union High School District at South Junior High School and the online Cambridge Virtual Academy as a History teacher and serves as the 5Cs Instructional Coach.
As a Partner in Business Tax Services, John advises public and privately held companies, partnerships, not-for-profit organizations, and foreign-owned corporations. Having started his career at a global law firm, John later worked for Big Four accounting firms before joining RSM.
Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine, Riley Hospital for Children
Juliane Lee, MD, MS, is a triple board-certified pediatric anesthesiologist (ABA) and pain medicine physician (ABPM) at Riley Hospital for Children and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is concurrently an MBA candidate at Indiana University Kelley School of Business (Class of 2023).
Dr. Michael Y. Oh is a board-certified UCI Health neurosurgeon who specializes in spine disorders and stereotactic and functional neurosurgery for movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.
Town Meeting Member
Brookline Town Meeting Member- Legislative Arm of Brookline
Susan Park is a Town Meeting Member, a Legislative arm of government in Brookline, MA. She represents her precinct and will be running again for re-election in May for her second term. Susan is also a reporter and contributes to her local paper, the Brookline TAB.
Just Like Media
Jerry Won is a keynote speaker and media entrepreneur who has worked with some of the world’s most recognized corporate and higher education brands. He speaks on various topics, including authentic storytelling, personal branding, and the Asian American experience in the workplace.