Dear Distinguished CKA Members,
Abraham Kim, Ph.D.
Council of Korean Americans
INTRODUCING OUR NEW CKA MEMBERS
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Deputy Chief Medical Officer
Young Ahn currently serves as Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Jiahui Health, a private tertiary healthcare system in Shanghai that is partnered with Massachusetts General Hospital. In this role, he oversees multiple segments of healthcare delivery with similar challenges that the US healthcare delivery system faces—namely access, cost, and quality.
Moelis & Company
Chloe Choi is a Vice President at Moelis & Company in the Private Funds Advisory group. Previously, Ms. Choi worked at BlackRock where she focused on Corporate Finance Strategy and at PwC in the Transaction Services group.
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Peter Kang is a partner with the international law firm of Baker Botts, where he is a senior IP trial lawyer based in Silicon Valley. He has served as trial counsel in fifteen bench and jury trials, seven as lead trial counsel. His most notable trial victory was a complete defense verdict as lead counsel in a patent jury trial in the home electronics industry, including a post-trial award of $4.6 million in fees and costs for his client, founded by a Korean-American entrepreneur.
Partner, Co-Chair Global Capital Markets
Charlie is a partner at the law firm Cooley LLP, and is co-chair of Cooley’s global capital markets group. His group focuses on partnering with disruptive companies across industries, but particularly in the technology and healthcare sectors. Charlie is a nationwide leader in capital markets transactions run, having worked on over 100 successfully completed public company securities offerings since 2019 alone (including Uber’s $8.1 billion IPO).
SVP Planning and Strategy
Signature HealthCare Services
Eric Kim serves as Senior VP of Planning and Strategy for Signature HealthCare, a healthcare provider specializing in behavioral health. Signature owns and operates a portfolio of over 2000 beds in six states, in its mission to address the lack of adequate access to mental health services. In his non-profit work, Eric co-manages his family’s Kebok Foundation that supports the causes of equitable healthcare and immigration reform.
Mihae Kim Stefani
Founder, President, Senior Art Director
Gimga Design Group LLC
Mihae Kim Stefani, founder and owner of Gimga Design Group, has over 30 years of experience. She has designed thousands of projects including logos, publications, annual reports, newsletters, promotional packages, trade show & exhibit materials, advertisements, websites, and events. Mihae works with international clients from around the world and remains actively involved with local community organizations.
Jennifer Koh is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. Ms. Koh’s series includes Alone Together, an online performance series in support of composers during the coronavirus crisis; The New American Concerto; Limitless; Bach and Beyond; and Shared Madness. Ms. Koh has appeared with orchestras across the world. She is an active lecturer, teacher, and recording artist for Cedille Records; and is the Artistic Director and Founder of the non-profit arco collaborative.
Marianne D. Short and Ray Skowyra Sesquicentennial Assistant Professor of Law
Boston College Law School
Steven Arrigg Koh is the Marianne D. Short and Ray Skowyra Sesquicentennial Assistant Professor of Law at Boston College Law School. He teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law and procedure, international law, and legal theory. Professor Koh joined the Boston College Law faculty after completing a fellowship at Columbia Law School.
Investcorp Strategic Capital
David Lee is a Co-Founding Partner and Head of Investments for Investcorp Strategic Capital Group, private equity business within Investcorp. Prior to joining Investcorp, David was Head of Transactions for Credit Suisse Anteil Capital Partners. Previously, David was the Head of Asset Management Advisory at Perella Weinberg Partners within its investment banking unit.
SVP, Chief of Staff to the Executive Chairman
The Walt Disney Company
Nancy Lee is Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff to The Walt Disney Company’s Executive Chairman, Robert A. Iger. In her previous role, Ms. Lee served as a Director in the Corporate Strategy and Business Development Group. She managed M&A transactions, including the acquisition of Lucasfilm, and key strategy initiatives on a global basis.
Youngwon Lee is the Founder and CEO of Dokkaebier. He brought his Asian-inspired creation Dokkaebier to fruition in 2020, with a mission of bringing innovation and much-needed diversity to the craft beer scene. Prior to Dokkaebier, Youngwon has accumulated more than a decade of operations, finance and sales experience in the food and beverage industry in both South Korean and US markets.
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Isaac Yang M.D. is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon and Director of Medical Student Education in the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery, Associate Professor in Neurosurgery, Head and Neck Surgery, and Radiation Oncology in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and a Principal Investigator in the UCLA Brain Tumor Laboratory. Dr. Yang completed a neurological surgery residency at the University of California San Francisco, as well as an NRSA NIH funded F32 postdoctoral brain tumor research fellowship.