Board of Directors
DirectorAnny Hong joined the board in March 2018. She currently serves as Anchor, Reporter, and Meteorologist at KRON-4 in San Francisco.
ChairJordan Kang was adopted from Korea in 1975. He grew up in Florida and moved to San Francisco in 2000 after earning a M.Sc. in Molecular Microbiology. He has worked in the biotech, consumer foods and consumer packaged goods industries, Applied Biosystems, Maple Leaf Foods and Clorox respectively in various Operations management, Six Sigma consulting and Strategic project management roles. He has previously been a board member for adoptee non-profits in addition to currently being Treasurer for Alliance for Smiles. He spends his free time with his wife and four children.
DirectorAndrew Ko currently serves as the Treasurer of the KCI and IIC Board of Directors and has been on the Board since 2009. He previously served as the Chairman of the Board and has been active in the Korean community since his college days, serving as the President of the Korean American Professional Society. Professionally, he spends his days as an analytics specialist at Salesforce.com and evenings helping run his family’s financial planning practice. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and is an avid Bay Area sports fan.
Born and raised in South Korea, and educated primarily in the U.S., Korina spent 20 years in business development, technology, management consulting, and marketing at international corporations including eFunds (acquired by Fidelity), Hitachi, Charles Schwab, Blue Shield, Wells Fargo, Visa, and Robert Half (Protiviti). More recently, she and her husband found the Mind Therapy Clinic, an outpatient mental health medical clinic, where she is responsible for corporate strategy and marketing. She is also the founder and principal for EZwerx, a digital business consulting firm. To KCI Board, Korina brings deep experience in building awareness with the public and executing viable ideas.
DirectorNathalie Salhi joined the board in March 2018. She is a Campaigns Marketing Specialist at Salesforce in San Francisco.
DirectorBrad Williams has been on the board since June 2015. He is a practicing internist at a community clinic in San Francisco and serves as an associate professor in the volunteer clinical faculty of UCSF School of Medicine. For over a decade his life has been intertwined with the Korean community of the Bay Area via studying the language at KCI’s Sejong Institute, caring for Korean patients, being involved as a parent in the Korean language immersion elementary school program attended by his children, and, most immersively for him, marrying into a Korean family. He finds inspiration both in the strong Korean collective spirit, which has kept alive through multiple eras of adversity an unconquerable will for self-determination, and in the many Korean individuals who bravely bucked the authoritarian currents inside this same collective spirit for the causes of reforms and freedoms in society and the arts. 고추는 작아도 맵다!