Board & Team

Garden of Hope has a dedicated team – our board, advisory committee, and staff come from various backgrounds of professional expertise, including criminal justice, law, social work, mental health counseling, business, human services, academia, philanthropy, and religion. The team shares similar immigrant experiences and Asian-American culture. The cultural specificity and the professional diversity render Garden of Hope capable and effective in responding to the risks and needs unique to the growing immigrant population in New York.

Board of Directors

  • Lee-Lee Chang (Chair)
  • Emily Lin (Treasurer)
  • Alison Fung (Secretary)
  • Hung-En Sung
  • Heather Chao
  • Hui-Jung Chi
  • Ay-Woan Pan

Main Staff

  • Kristen Chi, LCSW, MA / Executive Director
  • Lily Chen Lee / Deputy Treasurer
  • Kitty Soto / Pastor
  • Jane Li-White, MA / Senior Program Manager
  • Susan Liu, LMHC / Associate Director of Women’s Services
  • Chiung-Yun Chang, PhD, MSW / Research & Development Specialist / Children & Youth Program Supervisor
  • Vicky Yang, MA / Counselor/ Community Program Manager
  • Jen Way Lee, MA / Counselor / Safe House Manager
  • Amy Dai, MA / Mental Health Counselor
  • Charlotte Teng, MA / Counselor / Development Associate
  • Crystal Chen, MA / Art Therapist / Children Program Coordinator
  • Tong Lee / Counselor
  • YunYun Lee, MA / Case Manager
  • Nicole Zhang / Program Assistant
  • Dorcas Cheng, MS / Program Assistant
  • Edna Chen / Hotline Assistant
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