Board of Directors 2018-2019

President:

John Park

 

Vice Presidents:

Charles Xie

Grace Kangmeehae Lee

 

Treasurer:

Peter Lee

 

Secretary:

Sherman Hui

 

Members:

Alan Ng

Chun Hua Gu

David Chen

Katherine Wong

Lu Zhou

Meilin Ma

Ramon Tam

John Park

John brings significant experience as an executive and board member with various organizations. He is former president of the Korean Canadian Lawyers Association, Chair of the Korean Canadian Cultural Association and served two terms as an advisory member of the National Unification Advisory Council established to advise the President of South Korea on the formulation of peaceful unification policy between North and South Koreas. John is currently the Prosecution Counsel for the Ontario College of Trades and is responsible for overseeing all prosecutions under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act that regulates skilled trades in Ontario. He joined Hong Fook in 2015; as a firm believer in helping the community grow, he hopes to assist Koreans in being open about their mental health and addressing their health concerns on a daily basis.

 

Charles Xie

Charles Xie is a Senior Consultant in the Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP. He has been volunteering with Hong Fook for over 10 years and has a strong understanding of the health care system with experiences from hospital, government, long-term care, and community agencies. Charles has solid knowledge in process improvement, technology implementation, cost optimization, and change management. He is certified in Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and holds a MBA from University of Toronto.

 

Grace Kangmeehae Lee

Grace Kangmeehae Lee runs her own companies KMH Future Financial Planning Inc. and Citadel Property Management Group Inc. She holds CFP, Mutual Fund, Life Insurance, and Real Estate Agent licenses. Grace has been in the financial and real estate sector for 20 years. Grace has been a community leader who has held many senior volunteer positions. After joining Hong Fook, she has promoted and helped to increase mental health awareness to the community and leaders through seminars with Hong Fook Staff and psychiatrists. She serves as Vice President of the Association, a member of the Executive committee, a member of KPAC, Director of Mental Health Ministry of Young Nak Korean Presbyterian Church and a past board member of the NPL Clinic. She lives in Toronto with her husband and three children. She loves sharing with others and laughing.

 

Peter Lee

Peter Lee who holds the CPA/CA and CFP designations, is an accountant with over 17 years of public accounting experience serving a diverse base of clients. He currently runs his own accounting practice in Markham and prior to that, Peter spent almost 8 years at a Big 4 accounting firm as a senior manager. Passionate about giving back to the community, Peter participated in a number of Hong Fook income tax clinics in which he prepared tax returns for Hong Fook’s clients. Then in September 2014, Peter was invited to join the Association’s board and the Finance and HR committee, in which Peter contributes his accounting and finance knowledge to the team. Peter was also the past Treasurer of a scouts group and a reputable community based business association. Peter enjoys travelling and following sports when he needs a break.

 

Sherman Hui

Sherman Hui is a risk management professional who specializes in corporate, trading credit and operational risk with over 10 years of experience in the banking industry.  He holds the CPA, CGA designation and has completed all three levels of the CFA Program.  His prior work experience at a community service provider made him understand the differences that can be made in people’s lives by providing the much needed support and led him to start volunteering at Hong Fook since 2009.

 

Alan Ng

Born in Hong Kong, migrated to Australia in 1984 and then to Canada in 1993, Alan Ng holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Hong Kong and a Master of Commerce degree in University of New South Wales Sydney Australia. Alan is a student of Master Tam Shek-Wing in Nyingma study and practice. He has been a volunteer at the Hong Fook Mental Health Association since 2010 serving in various positions and activities in the Association’s landscape. He also serves in the Hong Fook Mental Health Foundation’s Gala Committee to help raising fund to the Association.

 

 

Chun Hua Gu

Chun Hua Gu, holding Master’s Degree in Economics, is a banking and financial management professional for over 40 year experiences in Canada, China and Hong Kong. He is knowledgeable about corporate governance, risk management, compliance, business development, marketing and internal control in banking and financial industry. He has been an active volunteer in Hong Fook Mental Health Association since 2011, serving in various positions, functions and activities in the Hong Fook family, including Association Board of Director, Service Development and Quality Committee since 2014 and Mandarin Advisory Committee since 2013.

 

David Chen

David Chen is a HR & IT professional. He has worked as consultant in IBM, Rogers, Siemens, AutoDesk etc. Moreover, he has over 15 years of volunteer passion and experience; he has been part of the Hong Fook family for ten years, and currently serves on Service Development and Quality Committee & Mandarin Advisory committee.

 

Katherine Wong

Katherine Wong is a certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse with the Canadian Nurses Association. She acquired her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing from the University of Ottawa and her Master’s Degree in Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) University of Toronto. Katherine has extensive clinical experience working in mental health emergency and inpatient programs. She has education experience providing training for mental health care providers and student preceptorship in the hospital and community sectors. She contributes to advancing excellence in psychiatric/mental health nursing with her long-standing involvement at education and standard development initiatives with the provincial Ontario Mental Health Nursing Interest Group and the national Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses. Katherine is a volunteer at Hong Fook for more than 35 years and in her retirement from work continues to contribute in various member and board governance positions.

 

Lu Zhou

Lu Zhou is a proud CBC Producer and avid explorer. With unrepentant curiosity, she joined the media world at the age of 16, and has been pushing forward in exploring options in her craft. Her passion in community building led her to Hong Fook’s volunteer team in 2008. As one of the committee members, she provided insight into community planning and engagement projects. In 2016, she became an Association Board member, and it’s been one the most rewarding experiences she’s had.

 

Meilin Ma

 Meilin joined Hong Fook in 2006 as a volunteer.  In recent years, she has been actively involved in multiple programs at Hong Fook. Meilin took on the leadership role in the mandarin volunteer group and was the Chair of the Mandarin Advisory Committee.  Before coming to Canada, Meilin was a TV journalist working for the largest TV Station in China, CCTV.  During her journalist life, Meilin researched and produced award-winning programs in different categories and won the title of “outstanding employee” of CCTV. These were later released on DVD nationwide across China.  She also participated in the planning work to launch programs for a new CCTV Channel.  After her move to Canada, Meilin continued work as a journalist for different media but also took an active role in mainstream and Chinese community public welfare.  For more than a decade, Meilin has worked as a volunteer for various units, such as Scouts Canada, United Way, Ontario public elementary and secondary school, etc., and spared no effort to contribute her strength to the construction of a beautiful social environment.  While continuing her volunteer work, Meilin is currently studying journalism at Ryerson University.

 

Ramon Tam

Ramon Tam started volunteer work in Grade 6 and has not looked back since. With education and work experience in Finance and Administration, his involvement in various charitable and church organizations has been at both the board and the project/task levels. His dedication to Hong Fook has been over 30 years; he has seen the transformation of Hong Fook and its impact on the community since the near beginnings, commenting on the sheer resilience and commitment from the Hong Fook family towards community building.  Since his retirement six years ago, he has been able to branch out to pursue his lifelong interests:  music, art, geography, theology, history, and literature.  He is from a family of six siblings and learned to help and compromise from a very young age.