Board of Directors 2022-2023

Board of Directors

Vice Chair:

Treasurer:

Secretary:

Dr. Peter Chang

Dr. Peter Chang has been with Hong Fook Mental Health Association since 1982. After Hong Fook Mental Health Foundation was established on October 5, 2001, he served as the Chair of the Foundation until June 29, 2015.  After graduating from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, he started his career in psychiatry in 1969 and qualified as a psychiatrist in Canada in 1973.  He went to the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto in 1989, articled at Borden & Elliot (now Borden Ladner Gervais), and started his own law practice since 1994. In addition to Hong Fook, he also volunteered with many charities and non-profit organizations.  He is married to Elsa, being blessed with three sons and six grandchildren, enjoys dining, travelling, reading, music, shows and attending meetings.

 

Warren Yu

Warren Yu trained as an auditor and received qualification training in Australia.  He has been in the real estate industry since he immigrated to Canada in 1987, working as an independent real estate broker since 1999.  He regularly volunteers in his church’s children ministry and participates in various charity fundraising events.  Warren has been involved with Hong Fook since 2017, after having witnessed first-hand the impact that this organization and its services have had on some of his close associates and friends. Warren believes that Hong Fook fills an important niche in the GTA, one that puts an emphasis on the well-being of the community.  Given the traditionally taboo nature of mental illness in certain ethnic communities, Warren hopes that, through his work with Hong Fook, he can help promote mental health awareness and encourage open conversation.

 

Peter Lee

Peter Lee started volunteering for Hong Fook in 2013 as a tax volunteer clinic.  In September 2014, Peter joined the Board of Hong Fook Mental Health Association, in which he served for 6 years, 3 of which in the capacity as Treasurer.  Being a CPA and CFP by trade, Peter was able to leverage his experience to provide financial and accounting advise to management of the Association.  Peter has over 23 years of public accounting experience and have extensive experience in various industries, including the not-for-profit sector.  Prior to starting his own practice, Peter K.C. Lee Professional Corporation in April 2014, Peter was an audit senior manager with EY.  Peter believes in giving back to the community and that mental health is important to the society as a whole, thus he is contributing his expertise and time to Hong Fook.  Peter also volunteered in other organizations and currently, he also serves on the board of a non-public mortgage investment corporation.  When he is able to do so, Peter enjoys watching sports, taking dance lessons and travelling to Asia.

Emily Lee

Emily Lee worked as a corporate tax manager. She is an Ontario Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).  Her interest in Hong Fook started in early 2010s by following Vivian Thom to a fundraising meeting. She finds that even though Hong Fook is not a mainstream charity yet, it is a very worthy organization that helps marginalized or not so outspoken groups when it comes to mental health.  Her satisfaction comes when she sees and hears community members coming to Hong Fook to reduce and confront their problems, with the aim of living a mentally healthier life.  Community building is her passion and hopes that others will join as well.  Her interests include gardening, swimming, biking, summer camping, and turning fruits into jam and preserves.

 

Annie Hu

Annie Hu, since 1987, has volunteered at various charitable organizations, including the Mon Sheong Foundation, North York General Hospital, etc. She joined the Hong Fook Mental Health Foundation Board in 2012 and started to focus her volunteer work on Hong Fook. She feels that mental health is a very important cause and Hong Fook is uniquely positioned to champion this cause. Since joining Hong Fook, she has made positive contributions, including broadening Hong Fook’s support and recognition in the corporate community. She is also an active member of the Fundraising Committee for Hong Fook’s annual Gala. Annie has been a banker for 35 years and is currently a Managing Director at Citibank Canada.

 

Dr. Ted (Hung-Tat) Lo

Dr. Ted Lo is a community psychiatrist in Toronto, active in ethno-cultural mental health. He was the founding member of Hong Fook Mental Health Service (now the Hong Fook Mental Health Association) and is the Medical Director of the Asian Clinic. He also consults to Across Boundaries Ethnoracial Mental Health Centre and provides cultural competence education for health professionals through courses, lectures and publication. He was given the Educational Excellence in Community Care award. His initiatives in alternative and complementary medicine also led to the Prix Clarite Award by the Canadian Complementary Medicine Association. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and developed the cultural curriculum in the training of psychiatric residents. He was a member of the Mental Health Commission of Canada and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award.

 

John Chemillian (Bio coming soon)

 

Julia Zhang

Julia Zhang obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University and a Master’s Degree in Law from Peking University. From 1991 to 1994, Julia worked with many international organizations to assist companies to enter into China. In 2010, she established JD Development Group in Markham, Ontario. Currently, she has been managing the company as a team leader to design, build, and operate over 1700 Rez-One student bedrooms in Waterloo, Ontario. She joined Hong Fook Mental Health Foundation since October 2011. She was the Gala Co-Chair in 2017 and 2018.

 

Meilin Ma (Bio coming soon)

 

Michael Ma

Michael Ma has been in the Information Technology industry for thirty years globally.  His experience spans many industries including financial services and public health care. He has held senior executive positions including as the Chief Information Officer for the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, and a corporate Vice President for RBC Financial Group and TD Bank Group. Michael currently owns a management consulting practice. He is passionate in volunteer work where he has served on boards of many Not-For-Profit organizations, universities and government bodies. He is currently a Board Vice Chair in the City of Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square. Michael holds Fellowship and membership in two Institute of Corporate Directors (FHKIoD and ICD), Fellowship at Hong Kong Computer Society (FHKCS), B.Sc. and MBA degrees, and other professional titles.