Who we are

The MinKwon Staff

The MinKwon Center is comprised of individuals from various disciplines and backgrounds,
all who are committed to serving, educating, and developing leaders in the Korean American and the wider Asian American communities.

Ju-Bum Cha

Ju-Bum Cha

Senior Consultant of Strategy and Special Projects

Ju-Bum Cha is the Senior Consultant of Strategy and Special Projects at the MinKwon Center for Community Action. He coordinates all of the media outreach efforts as well as overseeing internal communications, education, strategy, and projects. He is a 1st generation Korean American who came to the United States in 1992. He started volunteering at the MinKwon Center in 1994, and joined its full-time staff in 2004 where he directed the Immigrant Rights Advocacy Program. Prior to joining the MinKwon Center, Ju-Bum worked at an affiliate of MinKwon, Young Koreans United – New York Chapter.

Jake Dong

Jake Dong

Community Engagement Manager

Jake Dong is the Community Engagement Manager at the MinKwon Center for Community Action, where he oversees the organization's advocacy for immigrant rights and overall community engagement. Jake joined the MinKwon Center in 2010 and has since been working for many campaigns including comprehensive immigration reform. He has organized various community groups, and has led the organization's efforts to organize and assist undocumented young adults who are eligible for DACA. Jake received his B.S. in Finance and Legal Studies from the University of Indiana. He is a 1st generation Korean-American.

James Hong

James Hong

Interim Executive Director

James Hong is the Director of Civic Engagement at the MinKwon Center for Community Action and he oversees the MinKwon Center’s Civic Engagement Program as well as advocacy and community organizing efforts. He is a 2nd generation Korean American from Miami, Florida who joined the MinKwon Center in 2010. Prior to joining the MinKwon Center, James was a Senior Research Analyst at Market Dynamics Research Group, Synovate USA and Synovate Korea. James received his A.B. from Bowdoin College and his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Jung Rae Jang

Jung Rae Jang

Organizing Fellow

Jung Rae Jang is the Organizing Fellow for Advocacy & Organizing team at the MinKwon Center for Community Action. He is a 1.5 generation Korean-American from New York City. Prior to joining the MinKwon Center, he was a frequent volunteer at MinKwon and an intern at an immigration law office. He received his B.A. from CUNY Hunter College.

Julie Jo

Julie Jo

Operations Associate

Julie Jo is the Operations Associate at the MinKwon Center for Community Action. Through her role, she hopes to provide a strong support for her team. She is a 2nd generation Korean-American, born and raised in Queens, New York. She received her B.A. from SUNY Geneseo.

Joseph Jung

Joseph Jung

Development Associate

Joseph Jung is a Development Associate at the MinKwon Center for Community Action, where he contributes to the strategic planning and expansion of our growing organization. Prior to joining MinKwon, Joseph was a visiting fellow at Ashinaga, a nonprofit organization based in Tokyo, Japan. He received his B.A. in English and in Government from Georgetown University.

Jane Kim

Jane Kim

Staff Attorney

Jane Kim is a Staff Attorney at the MinKwon Center for Community Action.  She joined MinKwon to serve the underprivileged and disempowered and to make a difference in the community.  Jane received her J.D. from the City University of New York School of Law, M.B.A. from Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies and B.A. from Sookmyung Women’s University.

Yoon Ji Kim

Yoon Ji Kim

Social Services Director

Yoon Ji Kim is the Social Services Director at the MinKwon Center for Community Action. She assists community members with access to financial benefits and oversees the Social Services program. Yoon Ji is a  2nd generation Korean American from Queens who first became involved with the MinKwon Center as a volunteer with the Advocacy and Community Organizing Program in 2009. She received her B.A. in Political Science and English from University of Michigan.

Jason Koh

Jason Koh

NYIC AmeriCorps VISTA

Jason Koh is a NYIC AmeriCorps VISTA who will be working in volunteer management and communications. As a DACA recipient and 1.5 generation Korean immigrant, he hopes to assist his community through capacity development. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University at Albany.

Sussan G. Lee, Esq.

Sussan G. Lee, Esq.

Staff Attorney/IJC Fellow

Geehyun Sussan Lee is the Immigrant Justice Fellow and Staff Attorney for immigration legal services at the MinKwon Center for Community Action. By serving her clients, Sussan hopes to learn from and grow with the Asian American and immigrant communities in New York. She is a 1.5 generation Korean American who immigrated to New Jersey when she was 9 years old. She received her B.A. from Harvard College and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. 

Kevin Luong

Kevin Luong

Civic & Youth Engagement Organizer

Kevin Luong is the Civic and Youth Engagement Organizer at the MinKwon Center for Community Action. Hailing from Southern California, he spent four years at Northwestern University organizing on campus and in Chicago before working at MinKwon.

Elizabeth Oh

Elizabeth Oh

Legal Services Associate

Elizabeth Oh is the Legal Services Associate at the MinKwon Center. She is a 2nd generation Korean-American who used to be a part of MinKwon's Youth Engagement Program when she was in high school. After studying International Politics at Georgetown University, she returned to MinKwon to serve the immigrant community here in New York. 

Stephanie Park

Stephanie Park

Immigrant Justice Corps Community Fellow

Stephanie Ji Won Park is a Community Fellow of the Immigrant Justice Corps who hopes to assist in increasing the quantity and quality of legal aid within the Korean American Community. She is a 1.5 generation immigrant from South Korea who moved to the Bronx, NY with her family when she was five years old. She received her B.A. in English, History, and Media Studies from the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Hunter College. 

Bohee Rhee, Esq.

Bohee Rhee, Esq.

Senior Attorney

Bohee Rhee is the Senior Attorney for immigration legal services at the MinKwon Center for Community Action . She is a 1.5 generation Korean American from New York City. Prior to joining the MinKwon Center, she was a legal fellow at Open Hands Legal Services and an associate at a general practice firm. She received her B.A. from University of Virginia and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

Quinn Haemin Rhi

Quinn Haemin Rhi

Social Services Associate

Quinn Haemin Rhi is a Social Services Associate at the MinKwon Center for Community Action. She assists community members with access to various public benefits. She is a 1.5 generation immigrant from South Korea who moved to New York City with her family at age three. Quinn received her B.A. in Government and Legal Studies from Bowdoin College.

Soo H. Woo, Esq.

Soo H. Woo, Esq.

Staff Attorney

Soo H. Woo is the Staff Attorney for housing legal services at the MinKwon Center for Community Action.  She is a 1.5 generation Korean American. Prior to joining the MinKwon Center, she worked as a defense attorney in the area of Workers’ Compensation law, on various civil litigation cases, and as in-house employment counsel for a company in NJ. She received her B.A. in accounting and finance from State University of NY at Buffalo and J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

Hannah Yoon

Hannah Yoon

External Relations Coordinator

Hannah Yoon is the External Relations Coordinator at the MinKwon Center for Community Action. She is a 2nd generation Korean American from Long Island, NY. She first came to MinKwon Center as a participant of the Summer Youth Empowerment Program in 2005. As a youth member, Hannah developed her passion for serving and empowering the Korean American and Asian American immigrant communities. Hannah received her B.A. from Fordham University.

Fiona Zhao

Fiona Zhao

Civic Participation Associate

Fiona Zhao is the Civic Participation Associate at the MinKwon Center for Community Action. Through her work in voter organizing, she hopes to empower the Asian-American community.  She is a second generation Chinese American born in Queens, New York and grew up in Irvine, California. She graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia with a B.A. in Philosophy. 

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