Board of Directors 2019-2020

President:

John Park

 

Vice President:

Grace Kangmeehae Lee

Ramon Tam

 

Treasurer:

Peter Lee

 

Secretary:

Sherman Hui

 

Members:

Alan Ng

Chun Hua Gu

Meilin Ma

Ramon Tam

Janice Chu

Kevin Zhang

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 General Counsel for the Bereavement Authority of Ontario that regulates the funeral industry as well as cemeteries and crematoriums in the province.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Janice Chu

Janice Chu, holding a Master of Arts degree and graduate diplomas in education and social innovation, has extensive experience and deep expertise in education, non-profit management, social service program development, and organizational/ community capacity building.  In her former role as the Director of Programs and Grants at United Way Greater Toronto, Janice supported the significant mental health work of Hong Fook. Janice is passionate about increasing public awareness, removing stigma and improving service access for people living with a mental illness and their families. Janice sat on the York Region Service Coordination Council for Mental Health from 2016 to 2019. She currently is a planning committee member of the Chinese Mental Health Initiative in York Region.  Sitting on the Board of Hong Fook, Janice brings not only professional expertise but also the critical perspective and lived experience as a family caregiver.

 

Kevin Zhang

Kevin Zhang is an experienced bio-medical research profession, working with local pharmaceutical organizations for more than 17 years. He holds a Bachelor degree in Clinic Medicine from Shanghai Fudan University, and is studying within the Master of Divinity program at University of Toronto currently. Kevin has joined volunteer team of the Hong Fook Mental Health Association since year 2005, serving in various positions and activities. He is dedicated to educating, advocating and raising awareness of the Mental Wellness, especially towards the Mandarin speaking Immigrants’ Community.

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