AFICC Board of Directors
"My adopted nephew was in the care of ICC from very early in his life. ICC gave him loving, healthy care and an opportunity to be adopted into our family. It is a joy to support the organization that made all of that possible."
"The first time I visited ICC's Hengyang center, I was amazed by how much joy and love was immediately visible from the second you walk in the gate. The children and families of ICC remind us that love can transform lives, and that every life is worthy of love, dignity and care. In a global society that values productivity and efficiency, ICC is a much needed institution that shows us the beauty of being present, the value of being still, and the worthiness of all lives. It's a privilege to serve such a caring institution."
Elaine Kung is passionate about faith and work movement since founding Called To Work in 1996. Elaine grew up in poverty in Hong Kong, immigrated to the States as a refugee, and changed from a "trouble maker" to a "peace maker" when becoming a Christ follower in 1981. In her work, she helps others be their best and take Jesus to work. She serves on a few Boards including: New Hope Compassion, Theology of Work, CEOGlobalUSA, Cultivation Project, Ambassadors for Christ and as a church elder.
Kay is a founding member of the National Association of Christian Child and Family Agencies and served as the Association’s Executive Director. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Action Alliance, Steps of Faith and Adoptive Families Coalition. Kay’s passion for children stems from her own experiences as a foster and adoptive parent. Kay and her husband Chuck have four daughters, three sons, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Chuck went to be with the Lord in December of 2016. Kay resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
Richard has been a business leader in the Austin, TX community for more than 4 decades. He worked as a lecturer on oilfield tools and products in China and later became an entrepreneur. He founded the company "Educare Community Living Corporation of America," a business primarily serving people with mental disabilities and foster children. Richard also an investor in startup companies and an ex-officio member of a homeless shelter in Austin. He has a great heart for serving the underprivileged.
Matt, currently working as the Director of Construction for Global Cross Sourcing in Birmingham, Alabama, lived in China for over 6 years between 1999 and 2014. Matt’s passion for orphan and vulnerable children, along with his heart for China, led him to serve as a Board Member for American Friends of ICC. In November 2019, Matt had the opportunity to visit ICC’s children and staff in China. He reflects, “Having spent a lot of time in children’s homes and orphanages all around the world, it was refreshing to see the care and love that is given to the children in ICC’s care. The joy on the faces of the children was inspiring!”
Dr. Zhang has been working in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 20 years. She has extensive experience on preclinical drug development for anti-cancer therapies, starting from early-stage research, project initiation, to late-stage toxicology evaluation. She has led multiple projects which have successfully advanced into clinical trials, including both small molecules and biotherapeutics. She published numerous papers and recently has been focusing on the development of COVID-19 treatment since the outbreak of the pandemic. Dr. Zhang received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from University of Pittsburgh. She did her post-doctoral research at the Burnham Institute in San Diego.
Bryan Klein is a Research Director at Gartner Inc., focusing on Quality and Supply Chain Management. Previously, Mr. Klein worked in a variety of industries while living in China, Africa and North America, helping companies establish systems to increase performance and efficiencies. Bryan directed a nonprofit malnutrition initiative in Southeast Africa that manufactured fortified peanut-butter for malnourished children. Mr. Klein’s previous work experience includes the International Crisis Group in Beijing, China and Spire Research & Consulting in Shanghai, China. Bryan studied international affairs at Georgetown University, focusing on US-China relations, and at Fudan University, receiving a Masters in International Politics.
Adoptive Families and Sponsorship Coordinator
Walk the Wall Coordinator
Communications Coordinator and Graphic Designer
(US & Canada)