Dear Distinguished CKA Members and Friends,
It is with great pleasure that I introduce the nine esteemed individuals who have recently joined the Council of Korean Americans. This Summer 2023 membership cohort is known for their groundbreaking work in various industries, such as investment, academia, and law. These new members represent some of the most talented and innovative leaders in the Korean American community nationwide.
We are thrilled to welcome them into our growing CKA community and look forward to their active involvement in upcoming programs.
I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to our new members and express our gratitude to our CKA members for your unwavering support.
Abraham Kim, Ph.D.
Council of Korean Americans
INTRODUCING OUR NEW CKA MEMBERS
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Noel Jee is a biotech investor at Novo Holdings and contributes a balance of investment acumen for evaluating life science investment opportunities, strategic advisory, and operational support skills for portfolio companies.
CEO @ Co-Founder
Dr. JeenJoo “JJ” Kang is a mission-driven entrepreneur and venture investor with a track record of building innovative companies. She is the CEO and a co-founder of Appia Bio, a biotechnology company founded in 2020 focused on developing and expanding the therapeutic potential of allogeneic cell therapy in cancer.
Coupa Software Inc.
Terry is currently a Senior Director at Coupa Software, a global SaaS leader in providing Business Spend Management (BSM) solutions to many of the largest organizations worldwide. He supports the general Strategy and Operations functions for the APJ region and is based out of Singapore.
Elizabeth is a Vice President at Goldman Sachs in the Global Banking and Markets division and resides in New York, New York. She has been working at Goldman Sachs for over 23 years, 5 years from the Hong Kong office. Elizabeth held various leadership positions in the firm’s Asian Professional Network (APN), Women’s Network and Girls Who Code (GWC) program volunteering a significant amount of time leading initiatives in each of the affinity groups.
Jason Lee is a Partner at Centerview Partners in the San Francisco office. He has advised a broad range of life science companies across strategic advisory assignments and transactions exceeding $175 billion in value.
Chief Development Officer
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Lynne Lee serves as Chief Development Officer at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, leading its philanthropic funding strategy to promote whole-child health equity. Lynne is a seasoned, mission-driven leader with experience in scaling and leading organizational growth for non-profit organizations like Coaching Corps (now called Positive Coaching Alliance), Futures Without Violence, and The Advertising Council.
Law Office of Stephen Chahn Lee, LLC
Stephen is a former federal prosecutor in Chicago who focuses on health care fraud. He was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Chicago area for 11 years and served as senior counsel to the Chicago U.S. Attorney’s Office’s health care fraud unit, and he has helped clear people who have been accused of health care fraud since going into private practice.
Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
US Olympic and Paralympic Committee
Holly Shick is the Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) in Colorado Springs. Previously, Holly worked at Goldman Sachs in the Financial Crime Compliance section in the Salt Lake Office, where she co-headed the anti-money laundering compliance operations team for the firm’s consumer businesses.
Anaheim Elementary School District
Dr. Sandra Song is an accomplished school principal, mother of three, and a leading advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in education. With a doctorate in educational leadership, she has dedicated her career to fostering a positive learning environment that values and uplifts the voices of all students, particularly those from Korean backgrounds.