Caroline Lee, Board Chair
Caroline Lee has been advocating for improved health care, language access and social welfare for low-income senior immigrants for over 20 years, including 6 years at KRC in the late 2000's, leading the Koreatown Health Fair, Medicare Part D service and campaign, and the "America's Future Starts with Healthy Children" campaign. She currently works at the California State University - Los Angeles. She studied English Literature at the University of California – Berkeley. Caroline is a 1.5 generation Korean American and is bilingual in English and Korean.
Dae Joong Yoon, President
DJ served as the KRC's Executive Director from 1998 to 2000, and 2003 to 2011, and is currently the Executive Director of NAKASEC. He has over 20 years of community education and organizing experience in the areas of immigration policy, health access, civic participation, voting rights, environmental justice, and economic development.
Dae also has supervised many community-led research projects such as the Asian American Voter Exit Poll, Building Health Community Focus Group, and Los Angeles City Services Survey. Currently, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Strategic Concept in Organizing & Policy Education (SCOPE); a Community Advisory Board member for the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services; and as an Advisory Board Member for the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. DJ is a 1.5 generation Korean American and is bilingual in English and Korean. He studied Political Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Zu Kim, Secretary
Zu Kim is a software engineer at Google and formerly a research engineer at the UC Berkeley. Zu has been a volunteer at KRC since 1996 and joined the board five years ago. He is also a performing member of HanNuRI Korean American Cultural Troupe and the former president of the Young Korean United of Los Angeles.
John Choi, Treasurer
John Choi is currently the Southern CA Policy Manager at Airbnb where he leads efforts in Southern California to ensure middle class families can share their homes while allowing visitors from across the globe to live like locals. Choi also focuses on strengthening the Airbnb community’s relationship with small business owners, civic leaders and community organizations. Mr. Choi has supported KRC since 2000 and has previously worked for CA Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon, the City of Los Angeles, and LA County Federation of Labor.
Sun Hee Choi
Sun Hee Choi is a retired senior and a leader of the Community Health Promoters program at KRC.
Angela Oh is an attorney, teacher, and public lecturer best known for her role as spokesperson for the Korean American community after the 1992 Los Angeles Riots and her position on President Bill Clinton’s One America Initiative. Ms. Oh is a graduate of University of California, Los Angeles, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts and Masters in Public Health degrees. Her Juris Doctor (J.D.) is from the University of California, Davis School of Law (King Hall).
Inbo Sim has been with KRC ever since he was first introduced to the center as a summer intern in 1984. Since then, Mr. Sim has become known for his long history of community work, gaining experience with his involvement in both public and non-profit sectors. In the past, Mr. Sim served as president for Young Koreans United of USA (1994-1998), a national group that seeks to promote peace, human rights, and social justice in Korea. Mr. Sim also served an Executive Director of KRC (2001-2003), and is currently on KRC’s board.