Executive Staff & Directors


President
Kwang S. Kim is the President of the Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. Mr. Kim joined KCS in 1988 as Executive Director and since then, has worked to enhance the quality of life for Korean Americans. Mr. Kim has been the driving force behind KCS’ growth by initiating critical programs such as senior centers in Flushing and Corona, Meals on Wheels, job training, and ESOL classes. In addition, he currently serves on the Board of Elmhurst Hospital and the Queens Interagency Council on Aging.  Mr. Kim received his Masters Degree in Social Work from Columbia University.
Executive Director
Linda Lee is the Executive Director of Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. Prior to this position, Ms. Lee worked in operations and administration for the New York State Health Foundation and as a social work intern in the North Shore/Long Island Jewish Health System. She also serves as a Board Member for NAMI NYC-Metro and is passionate about health and mental health issues within the Asian community. She strives to volunteer and serve community members who are in need. Ms. Lee holds a B.A. from Barnard College and a M.S.W. from Columbia University.
Executive Administrator
Bora Lee is the Executive Administrator of Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. Prior to KCS, Ms. Lee oversaw fundraising efforts and was a VISTA Leader at the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families. She also assisted with fundraising and communications efforts at MinKwon Center for Community Action as an AmeriCorps VISTA, dedicating a total of two years to national service. Bora served as Co-chair of Immigration Advancement Matters’ Emerging Leaders Council and is an alumni of the Charles C. Khym Leadership Program. She is currently attending NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service for her Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management. She received her BA in Sociology and Urban Studies at CUNY Queens College.
Program Directors
Helen Ahn is the Director of Senior Centers at KCS. Ms. Ahn received a BS from Ewha Women’s University in South Korea and MPH from New York University. She is a founder of the HIV Prevention and Peer Education Programs at KCS. In 1993, she led the process that allowed KCS to receive its very first contract from the New York City Department of Health. She was instrumental in founding the New York State-funded Outpatient Clinic Project for Korean immigrants with St. Joseph’s Hospital in 1995 and the Managed Care Case Assistance Program (MCCAP) client database in 2000. These two programs remain at the center of KCS’ public health services. She also served as a Steering Committee Member of Korean American Alzheimer’s Coalition of New York City and is a board member of New Jersey Korean School. Today, Ms. Ahn oversees day to day operations at the senior center and Asian Home Bound Meal Delivery Program, including fiscal management, supervision, staff development, fundraising, establishing and maintaining public relations activities, and directing services to clients. She develops programs tailored to the individual needs of her clients.
Tracey K. Denholm is the Assistant Director of the Public Health and Research Center. Tracey joined KCS during spring of 2013 because she wanted to reconnect to her Korean heritage and  act as a liaison between English speaking service providers and Korean individuals. She is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all women by providing direct links to breast cancer screenings, diagnostic screening, and if needed treatment. Since her background is in Education, teaching and guiding individuals comes naturally to her.
Helen Jang has been the program director of the Senior Community Service Employment Program since 2009. She is responsible for planning, supervising, and evaluating the program that is run in conjunction with the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging. Before joining KCS, she occupied a similar role at the Jaisohn Center in Philadelphia. She has over 15 years of experience working with Korean, Pacific Islander, and African American populations, particularly the elderly.
Lina Kim is the Interim Director of the Mental Health Clinic.
Myoungmi Kim is the Director of Adult Day Care Center. Ms. Kim manages a variety of programs and services to impaired adult seniors and their caregivers by developing implementation and quality assurance processes through the Adult Day Care Center. She is dedicated to improving the quality of life for frail older adults.  Ms. Kim focuses on intervention programs for Korean elderly populations facing chronic diseases such as diabetes. She is responsible for educating the elderly on health, current events, and ways to live a happier life. She is currently studying MPH (Master of Public Health) based on community health.
Sara Soonsik Kim is the Director of the Public Health and Research Center.
Frances Lau is the ESOL Program Director of Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc.  Prior to KCS, Ms. Lau was an ESL teacher for K-8 ESL students and ESL Adults for Bilingual Individual Learning Program of Berryessa School District, and also Parents in Action Specialist and Director for Santa Clara County Office of Education in San Jose, California for over 20 years.  She took an early retirement from Berryessa School District and returned to NYC in 1996.  Ms. Lau has been teaching, coordinating and directing ESOL Adult Literacy Program for KCS since 1997.  She received her BA in Liberal Arts and Education Degree from California State University at Long Beach, and graduate studies in Bilingual Education at California State University at San Jose, California.
John Shin is the assistant Director of the Korean American Senior Center of Corona.
Jong Ock Yoou currently serves as Assistant Director of the Korean American Senior Center of Flushing. Jong Ock was born in Chungnam Sersan, South Korea and grew up in Seoul.  She first joined KCS as a social work intern in 2004, and has been a part of the staff team since 2005.  Jong Ock graduated from Hunter College with her MSW in 2011.  Her passion is working with the older adult population and advocating and intervening with other agencies on behalf of her clients.