Jason Park is a partner with the law firm of Devine Park LLP. He previously was one of the Board of Directors for Hong Fook Mental Health Association.
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.
Randy Park is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and works as an Assistant Manager in accounting advisory with a focus in finance transformation projects. He has background in financial reporting, processes and internal controls, and complex accounting issues.
Varada Saraf is a Chartered Accountant and works as an Advisory Manager where she specializes in finance transformation projects, including finance operating model reviews, finance visioning and strategy development support. Varada also has a background in financial reporting, budget analysis, planning and forecasting as well as internal controls and complex accounting issues. She has participated in and led cross-functional global client service teams in executing on large-scale engagements in regulated industries.
Chris Jones is a registered nurse in Ontario, certified as a specialist in Emergency Nursing through the Canadian Nurses Association, and holds a Baccalaureate and a Masters in Nursing. He was previously with the Rouge Valley Health System. He has 14 years of management and leadership experience through the Surgical Program, Emergency Services, Mental Health Services, Medicine Program, Post-Acute Care Program and Patient Flow. He is currently the Program Director for Medicine, Staffing Office and Resource Float Pool at Lakeridge Health. He has been an active Board member for the Hong Fook Nurse Practitioner Clinic for over 2 years.
Gem Lee-Herder is a Registered Social Worker and community developer. She has over 12 years of experience working to improve access for marginalized populations in the education, settlement, faith, and health care sectors. Gem currently works as a Health Education Specialist at the University Health Network focusing on improving health equity and health literacy for its primary care and community medicine programs and services. Gem is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto, and co-chairs the Mid-West Toronto Service Providers’ Network. Gem also serves as a member of the HF Connecting Health Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic’s Service Development and Quality Committee, Hong Fook Mental Health Association’s Korean Community Advisory Committee, and Hong Fook Mental Health Foundation’s Gala Committee.
Helen Cao is a certified diagnostic cytotechnologist in pathology department of Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network. She previously was the Board of Director, Chair of Mandarin Adversary Committee for Hong Fook Mental Health Association. She has more than 14 years volunteering experience with Hong Fook.
Pamela is a recently retired Nurse Practitioner. She worked for nearly 47 years in the nursing profession and 18 years as a Nurse Practitioner completing a post Master’s NP diploma at the University of Toronto in 1999-2000. Her passion is people and over her long career, she has taught, worked in nursing administration, done research, published over 40 papers, and practiced as a clinician. She brings her down-to-earth approach to practice and passion to her role as a Board Member of the Clinic. Currently she works at Hearth Place – a Cancer Support Centre in Oshawa, sits on a Local Health Integration Network planning table and does research through the Faculty of Nursing at University of Toronto and UHN.