Board of Directors and Key Staff
Board of Directors
Raymond Fong, MD is an ophthalmologist practicing in the Asian community for more than 21 years, specializing in cataract surgery and laser vision correction. A graduate of Stuyvesant, Harvard College, Cornell Medical School, and the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat residency program, Dr. Fong has volunteered at the Chinatown Health Clinic since his college years. He is also a past President of the Chinese American Medical Society. Dr. Fong grew up in NYC’s Chinatown, and strongly feels that people should remember their roots and give back to their communities.
Marie Lam is one of the founders of the Chinatown Health Clinic. A social worker by training, Ms. Lam has been a tireless fundraiser on behalf of community based health services. She has chaired the foundation’s fundraising committee for more than 10 years. She is frequently cited as a role model for Asian American philanthropy. She is also a recipient of the United Hospital Fund’s Distinguished Community Service Award. Ms. Lam has personally helped patients by escorting them to hospitals and social welfare agencies and providing Chinese interpretation for them.
Pak H. Chung, MD, FACOG A Board certified reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist at the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, Dr. Chung treats couples seeking infertility treatment or surgery. As a Director of the Chinese American Medical Society and a supporter of infertility patient groups in the U.S. and Hong Kong, he has lectured worldwide and is involved in health care issues locally and nationally. Dr. Chung graduated from the University of Hong Kong School of Medicine with specialties in Reproductive Endocrinology, Obstetrics and Gynecology. His residencies included Sinai Samaritan Medical Center and Strong Memorial Hospital. He is affiliated with New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell.
Susan P. Cole is an accomplished social worker who devoted her career to establishing high-quality, affordable housing and building strong and economically diverse neighborhoods throughout New York City. A graduate of the Columbia School of Social Work, Ms. Cole dedicated 36 years to the Settlement Housing Fund, 27 of which she served as the associate director. She is a long-time member of NYC Manhattan Community Board 1, where she co-chairs the Personnel Committee and Licensing and Permits Committee, and is a board member of the Isaac H. Tuttle Fund.
|Mary Chan is an experienced private banker and investment advisor with a proven track record in business development and relationship building. Other areas of focus include private wealth management, financial planning, and insurance. Graduated from Yale University and Boston Latin School, Ms. Chan is a Managing Director at First Republic Bank. She is a treasurer at the Verdi Square Festival of the Arts for more than 10 years and a member of the Business School Advisory Board, University of the People.|
|Michael Chang is a Partner at BC Partners and covers the North American healthcare sector. Mr. Chang joined BC Partners in New York in 2009. Previously, he spent 8 years at JLL Partners, where he worked on leveraged buy-out investments in a number of industries, including aerospace, financial services and industrials. Prior to this, he was in the Private Equity and M&A groups at the Blackstone Group for 2 years.
Mr. Chang has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
|Robert Chang is CEO at Sidetime, a SaaS platform enabling access to expertise and mentorship for all, and a founder of htpt, a social enterprise startup studio. He has previous leadership experience at venture-backed firms, Fortune 50 companies, and leading nonprofit institutions. He is currently a board director at the Chinatown Health Clinic Foundation and Vibrant Emotional Health, which runs the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the Disaster Distress Helpline. He also produces award-winning narrative and documentary feature films that have premiered at Sundance and SXSW. Robert graduated from the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA), the University of Chicago, and the Yale School of Management.|
|Kenneth Chin, Esq. is a Partner and the Chair of the Banking and Finance Group at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP. Mr. Chin is the recipient of the 2020 New York State Bar Association's Diversity Trailblazer Award. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. Ken graduated from Harvard Law School, Columbia University and Stuyvesant High School. He and his wife live in Manhattan and have two sons.|
|Jane T. Eng, Esq. is an attorney and a graduate of Harvard Law School. For more than forty years, she served the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, a federally qualified health center, as President and Chief Executive Officer, as a Board member and as Treasurer. Ms. Eng is a past President of AAPCHO, the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, and she previously served as Vice Chair of CHCANYS, the Community Health Care Association of New York State.|
Sandra Lee Kawano, RN was a nurse at Bellevue Hospital when she started volunteering at the Street Fair leading to the formation of the Chinatown Health Clinic. Fifty years later, she is still involved, having worked with the Health Center in various roles including volunteer coordinator, staff nurse, fundraising advisor, and past board chairperson for the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center and Chinatown Health Clinic Foundation. She remains a trustee of the CHCF.
She is currently the CEO of H.L. Lee Insurance Services, a family business with roots in Chinatown since 1888. She is a David Rockefeller Fellow, served as a trustee of NY Downtown Hospital for 19 years and has been an active advocate for community health care and “minority and women owned” businesses. She was a Presidential appointee of the U.S. Small Business Administration, during the Clinton and Bush administrations. |
Miranda Wong Tang is a dedicated philanthropist. A longtime supporter of the Chinatown Health Clinic Foundation and the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, she is also a trustee at the China Institute, a member of the advisory board of the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University Medical Center, and a member of the Noble Deeds Society at Mount Sinai Health System. She previously served on The President's Council at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute and as a trustee at the Asia Society.
Kaushal Challa, MBA is the Chief Executive Officer of the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center. He oversees the operations of the federally qualified community health center which provides affordable and culturally competent primary health care to underserved Asian Americans. Mr. Challa previously worked at the NYC Health + Hospitals as a Chief Operating Officer and Senior Assistant Vice President, Ambulatory Care. He received his MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management, his MA, Statistics and BA, Economics from Harvard University.
|Yong Lu, MA is the Chief Development Officer. She previously was the CDO for the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Ms. Lu has served in management positions at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Committee of 100. She was executive director at CCS, a major strategic fundraising firm. Ms. Lu is the author of two books on philanthropy. She also had a successful consulting practice, Evergreen Asia Advisors. A first-generation immigrant from Shanghai, she received a full scholarship from Yale University and graduated with an M.A.|
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