William G. Leung (Chair)
Tony Wong (Treasurer)
Wong & Co.
Members at Large
Deborah Chan, Esq.
Law Office of Deborah Chan, P.C.
David K. Ho, LMSW
Agricultural Bank of China
Po Wing Hong Food Market
Jeffrey D. Leong (Vice Chair)
Life Financial Management, Inc.
Alison Yu (Secretary)
Suzanne Goon Mark
Time Inc. (Retired)
Chong Min Lee
Woori America Bank
Danny K. Wong
William G. Leung is the Vice President and Branch Manager of the TD Bank located on the corner of Bowery and Canal Street. He began his career in the banking industry as an auditor auditing the financial, subsidiary, and trading accounts of Chemical Bank. In 1989, Bill became the Branch Manager of Chemical Bank in the Chinatown marketplace, and continued in that role when Chemical Bank and Chase Bank merged. He later joined Citibank and Norfolk Bank before opening up the Chinatown Branch for the Commerce Bank, which later became TD Bank. Bill has a Master of Business Administration in Accounting from Baruch College. He began his involvement with CMP in 1992 as a member of its advisory board.
Jeffrey D. Leong, Vice Chairperson
Jeffrey D. Leong is the President of Life Financial Management, a full service insurance brokerage company. His company offers small business owners and individuals insurance planning and benefits planning specifically designed to meet their needs. Jeff has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry.
Tony C. Wong, Treasurer
Tony C. Wong is the managing partner at Wong & Co. Certified Public Accountants. Tony has more than 20 years of experience in both public and private accounting, individual and corporate tax compliance, financial and estate planning, and business consulting. Tony earned both his B.A. and M.B.A. in Accounting and Taxation from Pace University in New York. He obtained his certified public accounting experience from Ernst and Young, LLP. Tony is the president of the Chinese American Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Tony also conducts tax seminars and financial planning for local community, trade associations, religious and non-profit organizations.
Alison Yu, Secretary
Alison Yu has been a Program Officer with the William Randolph Hearst Foundations since December 1999. In recent years, she served as a board member of Princeton-in-Asia, and a committee member of the Asian American Community Fund. Previously, Alison has also served as co-chair of the New York Chapter of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, as well as on the Increasing Diversity and Program Committees of Philanthropy New York. Alison has been a guest speaker for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, New York University Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising, the Support Center of New York, Asian Americans for Equality, and other partner organizations. Prior to joining the Foundations, Alison worked in the Cultural Programs Division of the Asia Society, at the American Museum of Natural History, and as a Teaching Fellow at Dalian University of Technology (People’s Republic of China). Alison graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Religion and East Asian Studies, and earned her Master of Public Administration in Public and Nonprofit Management degree from New York University.
Deborah Chan, Esq.
Deborah Chan is attorney who primarily practices in the areas of trusts and estate planning, including advanced estate planning techniques for individuals and families in wealth preservation and business succession plans, for more than 20 years. She has been a speaker in many trusts and estate seminars in the Manhattan and Flushing areas of New York City. Debbie graduated from CUNY Law School at Queens College in 1990. Prior to her private practice in 1995, Debbie was a Legal Counsel to the Office of Legal Affairs of the Human Resources Administration of the City of New York. She currently serves on the Foundation Board of Directors of LaGuardia Community College, Board of Directors of the New York Asian Women’s Center, and member of the Mei Hua Society. Debbie also served as the Board Chair of the Chinatown Partnership Local Development Board for three years, and Chair of the Fundraising Committee of Living at Home Program at St. Vincent’s Hospital.
Suzanne Goon Mark
Suzanne Goon Mark recently retired from the position of Executive Director, Advertising Systems and Analytics in the Research & Insights division of Time Inc. Her team services the various properties under the Time Inc. umbrella with research and analyses to support the advertising and media efforts of the company and its clients. Suzanne began her career in advertising at Foote Cone & Belding in the media department. She joined Time Inc. in 1982 in the marketing department of Discover Magazine. She moved from the monthly to Sports Illustrated as a marketing manager. She later joined the corporate marketing area and she was part of the launch of the Market Development department. Suzanne was part of a team that received a Time Inc. President’s Award for their work in the successful launch of the Sports Illustrated Golf Plus edition. Suzanne continues to participate in the A3 (Asian-American Affinity groups) mentorship program as a mentor. She was also a mentor in the Time Warner Women’s Network pilot mentoring program. Prior to her work in advertising, Suzanne was a School Aged Child Care teacher with the Chinese-American Planning Council. In a span of over 20 years, Suzanne served as a member of the Board of Managers with the Chinatown YMCA. She also participated in Leadership NY VIII, a civic affairs program sponsored by the New York City Partnership and Chamber of Commerce. Suzanne holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a master’s degree from Stanford University.
David K. Ho
David Ho is the first Chinese American elected to the position of Home Care Division Vice President, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East --- the largest healthcare union in the east coast. Before becoming Vice President, David worked as an organizer for nine years at the Home Care Division, and led the Chinese Home Care Workers, which has more than 10,000 members. As the home care sector becomes one of the largest sources of employment opportunities in the Chinese American community, David has been instrumental in facilitating the Union to actively engage this membership group that is largely composed of limited English speaking immigrants. He devoted his work to educate home care workers of their membership benefits, and have their voices represented in the Union. David also facilitated the formation of a Union Chinese Cultural Group that meets weekly to share their concerns and learn about American culture. Among David’s many roles in 1199SEIU is being Trustee of the 1199 Bill Michelson Home Care Industry Education Fund, as well as the Home Care Benefit Fund. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Health and Safety at the 1199SEIU Union. David graduated with a Master degree in Social Work, and is a New York State Licensed Master of Social Work.
William H. Huang
William Huang is a Senior Associate in the Mercer Sentinel® Group within Mercer Investments. He joined Mercer in 2016 and works in the New York City office. Will has been working in alternative investments due diligence for over ten years, most recently with HSBC Alternative Investments Limited. Will joined EACM Advisors, LLC in 2006 as their Senior Risk Analyst to assist with hedge fund operational due diligence and other risk monitoring initiatives. Previously, Will was a risk consultant for KPMG, focusing on analysis of market and portfolio risk. Among his assignments, he investigated derivatives valuation and other trading risk controls at Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley, and assumed leadership roles in SAS70 and quality assurance reviews. Prior to KPMG, Will spent almost ten years as a Treasury Analyst, split between Lehman Brothers and Chinatrust Bank. Will holds a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from New York University.
Hans Johannsen is a Senior Vice President and Head of Human Resources at the Agricultural Bank of China and an accomplished senior level human resource professional with 30 years of generalist experience. His areas of emphasis include recruitment, performance management, benefits, and employee relations. He is proficient in organizational development, compensation, and training. Previously, he led recruitment, retention, and development efforts at the First American International Bank, and was responsible for all human resources regulatory and compliance work, as well as directed the bank’s compensation and benefits strategy in the U.S. at the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. At the Oversea Chinese Banking Corporation, he was responsible for all human resources functions for the New York and Los Angles offices of this major Singapore based Southeast Asian bank. Outside of his professional life, Hans is also a freelance writer. He wrote or contributed to 6 books on military history. Four were published and 2 are in progress. Hans received his Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management from the New School University. He recently completed studies at the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania, while also earning a certificate in Executive Leadership from the Wharton School.
Chong Min Lee
Chong Min Lee is a Senior Vice President and Division Chief at Woori America Bank, where he manages product sales, lending, new businesses, operations, customer service, teller services, and works with regulatory compliance as well as policy and procedures. Before he assumed his current role in 2016, Mr. Lee was First Vice President and Head of Woori America Bank’s Loan Team, where he was accountable for the entire credit granting process, and monitored an assigned portfolio with a $200 million outstanding loan balance. Mr. Lee started his career with the Woori America Bank in 2003 as First Vice President - Lending Officer and Credit Manager. He won the Bank’s Best Loan Production Award twice during his 4 years in that capacity, and moved on to serve as the Relationship Manager at their Flushing Branch before heading up the Bank’s Loan Team in 2009. Mr. Lee is a graduate of New York University. He is also an avid golfer, and would love to engage in an enthusiastic conversation about golf.
Elizabeth Lee is Senior Vice President, Eastern Region of Cathay Bank since 2015. She brings with her more than 20 years of retail banking, wealth management, and small business experience. She leads 15 Eastern Region retail branches of Cathay Bank across the states of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Massachusetts. Elizabeth is responsible for the Bank’s customer experience, employee engagement, wealth management, and P&L. She oversees all compliance, Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/Know Your Customer (KYC) to meet all regulatory standards. She also maintains an expert knowledge of customer base, market trends, and is a champion for the company brand. Prior to her capacity at Cathay Bank, Elizabeth spent 20 years at HSBC Bank USA, started from the position of Sales Manager, to Senior Vice President and Area Manager overseeing 15 retail branches spanning from the Manhattan Financial District to East Village, and leading a team of 70 Security License Sales Professionals. Among her many community leadership roles, Elizabeth currently chairs the New York Chinese American Bankers Association. She holds an MBA degree from the New York University Stern School of Business with a specialization in Global Business, Leadership, and Strategy. She also holds an Advanced Leadership credential from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
After extended practice in the finance field, Genevieve has recently enrolled in the MBA program at Columbia University to further her professional and career development. Prior to this, Genevieve Loomis was a Client Associate at JP Morgan Securities. She led business development for an established financial advisor, proactively connected new and existing products with suitable clients or prospects, executed trades, and monitored capital markets to supervise client risk exposure levels. Genevieve has keen interest in the Chinese culture. She obtained her BA in Mandarin and Political Science from Williams College. She then spent 16 months working as an educational consultant, an English teacher, and a consultant for luxury restaurants and hotels in Shandong and Shanghai, China. She is also an avid tennis player, who ranked top 125 nationally with the U.S. Tennis Association.
Patrick Ng is President of Po Wing Hong Food Market Inc., an international trading company that includes retail and wholesale of grocery, as well as restaurant supplies. Started with only one employee, Po Wing Hong now has over 60 employees, and the northeast sole distributor of several name brand Asian products. Patrick is President for the International Kiwanis Club, and Regional Vice Chairman of Gee Tuck Sam Tuck Association, a traditional family association founded in 1879 providing support to immigrant families. He is also honorable director of Civil Aid Service, a board member of the Chinese Cultural Art Association, and councilmember of the Asian American Restaurant Association.
Danny K. Wong
Danny K. Wong recently joins the Customers Bank as Vice President and Client Manager for Private & Commercial Banking. He is an accomplished professional with demonstrated success in product management, operations, marketing, and finance. He had successfully led profitable product design and rollout with strong marketing campaign follow-up. Danny was First Vice President and Manager of Marketing & Product Strategy at the First American International Bank (FAIB). He was also the Community Reinvestment Act Officer for the bank. Danny managed a team of 4 Product and Marketing professionals to develop an integrated “go to” market strategy for deposit products, electronic banking, and cash management. He was also responsible for rolling out additional services including mobile banking, online banking, and relationship banking products. Danny’s career spans over a range of financial institutions, including the Alma Bank, Hudson Valley Bank, Amalgamated Bank, the Bank of New York, Citibank, and American Express. He received his MBA degree from Fordham University, and his Bachelor of Science degree from NYU Stern School of Business.
Peter Gu --- Program Coordinator & ESL Instructor
Sze Lam --- Basic Skills Instructor
Hong Shing Lee --- Executive Director
Moru Liang —- Business Counselor
May Lo --- Office Manager
Shelly Narain --- Fiscal Director
Xiaomin Tan --- Accounting Associate
Alicia Wu --- Work Readiness Instructor & Mental Health Counselor
Shirley Xie --- Program Assistant
Rachel Zhou --- Program Assistant
Charlie Chen --- Case Manager
Roeme Kim --- Director of Career and Community Development
Jaeeun Kim —- Mobile JOBS Program Coordinator
Stephanie Lau --- Assistant Executive Director
Tina Li --- Program Manager
Sonya Lin --- Management Associate
Larry Mei --- Senior Business Counselor
Linghong Ren --- Computer Instructor
Hui Guang Wang --- Janitor
Tailin Wu --- Program Coordinator
Dong Yang --- Senior Program Director