Lina Park has worked in both nonprofit and private sectors for more than 20 years. As the executive director of KACF-SF, she is passionate about giving voice to the underrepresented, building connections, and working collaboratively within the community and beyond.
Her nonprofit experience has spanned many industries and sizes from start-up to mid-sized organizations in health, education, and the arts in various roles, including development, advocacy, programs, and marketing. Prior to transitioning to the nonprofit sector, Lina worked in the private industry where she implemented communications strategies around product awareness and executive positioning for business-to-business, technology, and telecommunications industries. She received a bachelor’s degree in English from Emory University and a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the University of San Diego.
She moved to the United States when she was four years old. Since then, she has lived in New Jersey, Delaware, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, Texas, and California, experiencing life (and weather!) in almost every region of the country.
Lina presently resides in the East Bay with her family. She enjoys reading good books and eating good food — so much that she must work it off with boot camp, runs, and yoga.
Hee Won Kim
Hee Won Kim has worked in education and nonprofit administration for 20 years before joining KACF-SF. After a brief stint in the corporate world, she taught English at Brooklyn Technical High School then went on to work in school districts and education nonprofits serving students and families from preschool to college. She has worked in program administration, communications, talent acquisition, and development, but most enjoys the relationships gained through all her roles and experiences.
Hee Won received her bachelor’s degree in English at the University at Buffalo and her master’s degree in education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She lives in Alameda with her husband Derek and two children. She loves to read, walk, hike, and explore contemplative practices – sometimes all at the same time!
Seung Yeoun “Amy” Lee has worked in various international organizations both in Korea and the United States as an administrator, project manager, and international liaison. She spearheaded several workshops in Korea and abroad for the Global Green Growth Institute of Korea by coordinating with foreign agencies, inviting speakers and foreign guests, and arranging site visits and accommodations. She was also involved in consultation projects on behalf of the Korea Information Society Development Institute where she coordinated with foreign agencies and was responsible for overseeing the publication of the final project report.
Amy received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Ateneo De Manila University in the Philippines in 2007 and a master’s degree in International Cooperation at Seoul National University in South Korea in 2011. She was born in Seoul, South Korea, but has spent over 10 years living in the Philippines and has spent the last 6 years living in the Bay Area with her husband and two children.
Eunyoung received a bachelor’s degree from Inha University majoring in Industrial Automation. She then worked as a software engineer for several Korean companies for eight years. She then took an 8-year hiatus from working after moving to the U.S. in 2010 to raise her son.
Eunyoung’s favorite way to start the day is with a good work-out. Though she enjoys being active, she also finds time to enjoy creative and calm hobbies, such as hand stitching Korean silk fabrics.