Board Chair

Ohn Choe

Ohn is a Director in fixed income repo trading for the Central Funding Group of the Royal Bank of Canada. He was born in Seoul, moved to Queens when he was 4, and currently resides in Chelsea. After earning his undergraduate degree at Georgetown University, he received his MBA at NYU and the CFA charter while working in Asset Management. He has volunteered at organizations serving the Korean American community and held a number of leadership roles at his church, and is also a board member for Atlas DIY, which provides legal services and leadership development for New York City’s immigrant youth. Ohn enjoys photography, cycling, and engaging in the arts scene in NY in his free time.

Secretary

Jay Oh

Jay is Senior Director of Arts and Culture at the Korea Society. She has worked in publishing and non-profit art organizations in Greensboro, N.C., Minneapolis, and New York. Currently, she lives in Scarsdale, NY with her husband and two sons.

Treasurer

Karen Kim

Karen is a production manager at Greystone, a private real estate finance and investment firm. She specializes in providing financing for the construction and preservation of affordable housing developments throughout the country.

Previously, she worked in development at organizations focused on addressing nutrition and well-being, the alleviation of hunger, disaster relief, and skilled immigrant and refugee workforce development. This work greatly impacted her, she continues to support both sectarian and faith-based organizations.

She received her BA from the University of Florida – Go Gators! She also has an MA from Yonsei University. Living in New York, she enjoys experiencing the city, spending time with her husband, and meeting people with amazing stories she would not otherwise meet.

Board Member

Thomas Park Clement

Thomas was the founder, president and CEO of Mectra Labratories, Inc., a bio-technology company that manufactured a wide variety of laparoscopic disposable surgical instruments. Thomas is the inventor behind the technical instruments and holds 41 U.S. Patents. He is currently president CEO of Acroventions Laboratories LLC, an R&D company. Additionally, Thomas is a humanitarian who has supported missions to North Korea and Africa, and has supported various Korean adoptee groups throughout the U.S., Europe and Korea. Born in Korea in the midst of the Korean War, Thomas was adopted by the Clement family from Charlotte, NC in 1958.

Board Member

Vivian Lee

Vivian Lee, an Emmy-winning anchor and reporter, joined NY1 in 2008.  Vivian’s career in New York started at WNBC in 2002, where she was a general assignment reporter for six years.  She was born in Toronto after her parents emigrated from Seoul.  She graduated with honors from Carleton University’s prestigious Journalism program in Ottawa. She now lives in New York City with her husband and 2 daughters.

Board Member

Ann Choh

Ann is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in trauma, individual and marital counseling at her private practice based in Chicago. Ann has volunteer and professional experience advocating for social and economic justice and community development in both domestic and international settings. She also serves as the board President for Hanul Family Alliance located in Chicago, IL. Ann was born in Seoul and immigrated to Wisconsin in 1973, and currently resides in Chicago with her husband and has three daughters.

Board Member

Grace Lee

Grace Lee, is the Americas Head of Investigations for the Financial Crimes Prevention division at UBS.  Previously she served as the Head of Intelligence in the Financial Crimes Compliance division at Standard Chartered Bank. Before transitioning into banking, Grace was an Assistant Prosecutor at the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, handling Official Corruption and Economic Crimes investigations. She also served as an Assistant District Attorney for the New York County District Attorney’s Office, serving in the Trial Division.

Grace received her J.D. from the Boston University School of Law and her B.A. in Public Policy and Political Science from Brown University. Grace currently resides in New Jersey with her husband David and daughters Sofia, Olivia and Ava.

Board Member

John C. Kim

John is the founder and managing partner of JCKLAW, a boutique New York City law firm focusing on debt resolution, immigration, bankruptcy and real estate work. He holds a B.A. in English literature from Boston University and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and currently lives life as an aging hipster dad in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and two children. When not busy running his practice (and running after his kids) in his spare time – of which there is practically none – he also operates Persimmon Films LLC, a movie making company that makes movies.

Board Member

Diana Son

Diana Son was born in Philadelphia and raised in Dover, Delaware. On a high school senior class trip to a public theater, Diana discovered the magic and joys of theater. Feeling inspired by her newfound love, Diana entered New York University majoring in Dramatic Literature.

Diana’s career began in theater where she wrote plays like Stop Kiss, Satellites, BOY, R.A.W. (‘Cause I’m a Woman) and others. Diana’s play Stop Kiss premiered at The Public Theater starring Sandra Oh in 1998 where it was extended three times and was the longest running non-musical play since the 1960s. Since then, she has moved onto TV production and writing. Diana is currently the showrunner and Executive Producer of Netflix’s upcoming series “Kings of America” and also adapting Frances Cha’s “If I Had Your Face” for Apple TV. Other shows Diana has been a writer/producer for are 13 Reasons Why, Law and Order: Criminal Intent and The West Wing.

Diana is also an advocate and supporter of Asian American content makers and having Asian American stories and experiences be told in mainstream media.

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