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 NYCís 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 foundationís 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 Fundís 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.
Sandra Lee Kawano, RN was a nurse at Bellevue Hospital when she started to volunteer at the Chinatown Health Clinic. Ms. Lee Kawano currently runs a business in Chinatown, Harold L. Lee & Sons Insurance Services, which was started by her great grandfather in 1888. She has been an active advocate for small businesses, and was an appointee to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Samuel D.J. Yeh, MD, ScD (Emeritus) graduated from the National Defense Medical Center and received a ScD. in biochemistry at Johns Hopkins University in 1960. Dr. Yeh was an attending physician of Nuclear Medicine, Endocrinology and Clinical Chemistry at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where he is now an Emeritus Member. He was also an Associate Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Yeh is a past President of the Chinese American Medical Society and was also the secretary of the US-China Medical Exchange Committee of the China Institute. From 1980 to 1990, Dr. Yeh was able to assist nearly 30 medical schools in China by bringing more than 30 physicians to the US for advanced training. Dr. Yeh was one of the three founding physicians of the Chinatown Health Clinic and has donated his professional services to the community for more than 45 years. |
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 previous 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.
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