Board Co-Chair

Jay Oh

Jay is the 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.

Board Co-Chair

Vivian Lee

Vivian Lee is an Emmy-winning TV journalist in New York. She has anchored and reported for NY1 and WNBC and currently works as a correspondent for CUNY-TV as a correspondent for Asian American Life. She also co-hosts a weekly podcast focusing on issues for working women called The 5 Of Us. Born and raised in Toronto, Vivian joined the KAS board in 2017 and lives in New York with her husband and two daughters.

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

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

Theresa Choh-Lee

Theresa is a co-founder of Korean American Story along with her husband, HJ Lee. Professionally, she is currently the US Brand Director, Range Rover.  Previously, Theresa held positions in brand management at GROHE/DXV/INAX Brands at LIXIL, Totes Isotoner, Pepperidge Farm, Unilever and Kraft.  She graduated with an engineering degree from Miami University and later received her MBA from Columbia Business School.

Theresa was born in Korea and immigrated to Ohio at the age of 5 and grew up in non-diverse communities so she was elated as an adult to immerse herself in the NYC Korean American community and finally celebrate her unique bicultural identity.

Theresa is also a founding member of HA:N United Methodist Church, a virtual progressive Asian American queer celebrating church, where she now serves as Finance Chair. In her spare time, she loves baking, long distance running and hiking national parks.

Board Member

Jeanne Jang

Jeanne Jang is currently the Head of New Business Ventures at JP Morgan Chase Commercial Bank. She and her team focus on incubating new digital businesses. Previously, Jeanne held positions in innovation and corporate ventures at E*TRADE and IBM. She also chairs the Asian Leadership Forum at the Commercial Bank.

Jeanne graduated from Smith College with a degree in Biology, and still finds western MA to be one of her happy places. Later, she received her MBA from Yale University.

Jeanne currently sits on the board of Wave Hill in the Bronx.

She and her husband John and son Owen, share a passion for national parks and hiking. When she’s not busy exploring outdoors, her guilty pleasures revolve around her French bulldog Hobbes and reality TV.

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

Grace Lee

Grace Lee is the US Head of AML and Fraud Investigations at UBS. Previously, she worked as the Head of Intelligence, Financial Crimes Compliance at Standard Chartered Bank. Before transitioning into banking, Grace was a prosecutor at the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the New York County District Attorney’s Office.

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 enjoys spending time with her three wonderful daughters Sofia, Olivia and Ava.

Board Member

Diana Son

Diana is an Emmy-nominated writer/producer for television and an award-winning playwright. She is an Executive Producer on a forthcoming Amazon TV series starring Daniel Dae Kim to be filmed in Korea. She has previously been Executive Producer of the NatGeo series “Genius: Aretha,” Season 1 of the Netflix series “Thirteen Reasons Why,” and was Emmy-nominated twice as Co-Executive Producer of ABC’s “American Crime.” Diana has also been a writer/producer for a number of series including “Dirty John,” “Southland,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Do No Harm” and started her TV career as a staff writer for “The West Wing.” Diana has also written many pilots for HBO, HBO Max, Apple, Amazon, ABC, CBS, NBC, and A&E. Diana is also the author of the plays “Stop Kiss”, “Satellites”, “BOY”, “Fishes”, and” R.A.W. (‘Cause I’m a Woman)”. “Stop Kiss” and “Satellites” premiered at the Public Theater in NYC. “Stop Kiss” was extended at the Public Theater three times and won the GLAAD Media Award for Best New York Production and Diana won the John Gassner Playwriting Prize and the Berilla Kerr Award for playwriting. “Stop Kiss” has been produced at hundreds of theatres nationally and abroad and has been translated into a number of different languages including Hungarian, Japanese, and Korean. She is the mother of 3 sons and lives in Brooklyn.

Board Member

Sean Solme Kim

Sean Kim is President and Chief Product Officer at Kajabi and responsible for expanding the growth of the business and its value to customers globally. Previously, Sean was head of product at TikTok, the destination for mobile videos and the most visited website in 2021, where he set the strategic direction and led teams responsible for developing and growing the company’s product. Prior to TikTok, he was the global head of product at Amazon Prime where he played an instrumental role in driving customer retention for the Prime Membership.

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