Board of Directors
David Y. Lee, Chairperson
President, Jamison Realty Advisors LLC
David Y. Lee is founder and President of Jamison Services, a privately managed company engaged in ownership, management, development and acquisition of commercial real estate. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it manages and leases over 100 commercial buildings comprising 22 million square feet.
Born in Korea, Dr. Lee came to the U.S. at age 17. He trained in internal medicine at Northwestern University, but began investing in real estate after the LA Riots, or Saigu, in 1992. Jamison is now one of the top three commercial-office landlords in Southern California. With a market capitalization of $3 billion, Jamison continues to expand by actively pursuing commercial real estate in the Los Angeles market.
Dr. Lee continues to support the Los Angeles community with charitable contributions promoting education, senior care, and economic development through his foundation with his wife.
Jae Min Chang
CEO of The Korea Times
Jae Min Chang is the Chairman and Publisher of the Korea Times.
Established in 1969 as a newspaper company, The Korea Times has transformed into one of the largest Asian multi-media companies in the United States. The Korea Times also develops, operates, and manages radio operations across the United States.
Mr. Chang has been recognized by business and civic organizations for his leadership, commitment and support of programs benefiting Korean American youths, immigrant families as well as the community in general. His community involvements include serving on the Board of Directors Korean American National Museum, Harvard-Westlake School, LA 84 Foundation, UCLA Korean Alumni Association, and Board of Councilors at UCLA School of Dentistry.
Mr. Chang has also led the community-wide effort in the recent years to benefit and enrich the Korean studies at UCLA Asian American Department. Mr. Chang recently established The Korea Times - Hankook Ilbo Endowed Chair in Korean American Studies at UCLA Asian American Studies Center.
Managing Partner of LimNexus LLP
John Lim is the Founder of LimNexus LLP, a leading minority-owned corporate boutique firm with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington D.C. LimNexus represents Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, financial institutions, governmental entities, private funds, commercial developers and institutional investors in all facets of commercial transactions and disputes.
Mr. Lim, a 1982 graduate of University of California, Hastings College of the Law, has been selected as a “Southern California Super Lawyer” numerous times. He is one of only four 2019 Spirit of Excellence Award recipients in the nation awarded by the American Bar Association. He was also the recipient of the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services from the State Bar of California and the Community Leadership Award from Korean American Bar Association of Southern California. Mr. Lim serves or has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations including the Council of Korean Americans, the California Bar Foundation, the Asian Americans Advancing Justice– Los Angeles and the UC Hastings Foundation. He is currently the Chair of the Korean Americans for Political Action, a national nonpartisan political advocacy group.
Grounded in his firm conviction to further equal opportunity and equal access to justice, Mr. Lim actively supports various public interest law groups that serve the disadvantaged and marginalized. In addition, Mr. Lim and his partners provide scholarships to diverse law students through the LimNexus Foundation.
Kae H. Ko
Journalist and Former CEO of JoongAng Ilbo USA
Kae H. Ko has spent the last thirty years working as a journalist in the United States and South Korea. He began his career at Joongang Ilbo USA in 1984 as a reporter, going on to serve as Social and Economic Director and Editor-in-chief before, and eventually serving as CEO from 2010-2014. Mr. Ko also served as CEO of Joongang Ilbo’s radio broadcast, JBC, and Ilgan Sports USA.
Joongang Ilbo is the largest circulating newspaper in South Korea and publishes in twelve regions across the world, including Los Angeles and New York in the Americas.
After spending over three decades in journalism with a special focus on Korean-American issues, Mr. Ko felt compelled to focus his energy and time on giving back his community. To this end, he established the Korean-American Future Foundation in 2016, which he continues to operate. He also serves as Chairman of The Sharing Place, which helps non-profits and underprivileged members of the community by donating proceeds from the sale of used goods.
Distinguished Professor of Law and Asian American Studies, UCLA
Korea Times - Hankook Ilbo Endowed Chair
Jerry Kang is Distinguished Professor of Law, Distinguished Professor of Asian American Studies, and the inaugural Korea Times – Hankook Ilbo Endowed Chair in Korean American Studies and Law. A graduate of Harvard University (Physics) and the Harvard Law School, he began his teaching career at UCLA in 1995.
A wide-ranging scholar, Prof. Kang has written about privacy, communications law, critical race studies, and Asian American communities. A leading scholar on implicit bias, he is widely sought after as a speaker and collaborates broadly across disciplines and industries on various scholarly, educational, and advocacy projects. He has received both the law school and University’s highest recognition as a teacher, including the Eby Art of Teaching Distinguished Teaching Award. He recently stepped down as UCLA’s Founding Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (2015-20) after completing a five year mission to “build equity for all.”
Vice President, Development & Donor Relations of California Community Foundation
As the head of development and donor relations, Teresa Mosqueda provides strategic leadership in all aspects of asset development, new partnerships and leveraging the impact of donations from donors.
For more than a decade, Ms. Mosqueda has played a driving role in CCF’s donor and community outreach strategies, most recently serving as senior director of donor relations. Previously, she served as a senate fellow in the Office of Senator John Vasconcellos.
Ms. Mosqueda holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford University.
Chairman, President and CEO of Hope Bancorp, Inc.
Johng Ho Song
Executive Director of Koreatown Youth + Community Center