About Us

My Life Foundation mission is a community-driven organization to provide behavioral health services through prevention education, advocacy, health promotion, public awareness programs, and referral services.

My Life Foundation service to the Asian American communities in health and wellness, advocating reducing health disparities; promoting culturally sensitive behavioral and awareness of mental health: increasing well-being, health equality, and community engagement.
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President / CEO

Chong (Taylor) Yi

Chong (Taylor) Yi is the founder and CEO of the My Life Foundation. She has over 20 years of experience working with non-profit organizations. As an active member of the Korean community, she has gained various organizational and management skills in various areas including: problem solving, event planning, organizing fundraisers, monitoring financial progress, facilitating board and volunteer relations, and establishing community partnerships. With the My Life Foundation and collaborations with the community, she hopes to make a positive impact on the Korean and overall Asian community.

Our team

Ana Park

Program Director

Sandy Woo

Community Health Worker

Abigail Yang

Community Health Educator

Evita Kim

Community Health Educator

Trudi Henderson

Community Health Educator

YJ Woo

Community Health Director

Sun Y. Yang

Community Health Educator

Kether Moore

Treasurer

Myeongsuk Kim

Community Health Educator

Mi H, simonds

Community Health Educator

Board of Director

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John Shin, Esq

Chairman, Board of Director
Mr. Shin has been an attorney for over 20 years and is Founder & Principal of Shin Law Group (SLG), providing legal services and expertise ranging from litigation, business work-outs, personal injury, immigration, and media law. Mr. Shin was President of Virginia University of Integrative Medicine (VUIM) for over 5 years during which time VUIM became the first university of acupuncture in the Commonwealth of Virginia to become accredited and Title IV eligible. He also serves as an adjunct Professor in Medical Ethics.
Mr. Shin served as Senior Vice President of Court TV Extra and was Executive Director of The Programming Corporation and EVP at Courtroom View Network. He has been a guest lecturer at Boston University School of Business and was co-producer of legal education products with William & Mary School of Law and Stanford Graduate School of Business. John earned his Juris Doctor with honors at Syracuse University Law School and Bachelor of Science at the University of Maryland.

Michael Chang

Member, Board of Director

Ouk Nye. Kim

Member, Board of Director

Chung K. Nam

Member, Board of Director

Young Hee. Yoon

Member, Board of Director

Sandy Woo

Member, Board of Director

Daniel Lim

Member, Board of Director

Sun Bong Yang

Member, Board of Director

Honorary Council

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Carol Boyer

– National Director for Community Partnerships and Government Affairs
– Howard County Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) Co-Chair
– Director for the International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil for 2016 and 2017 Anne Arundel County (largest IOAD in US, 2 years in a row)
– Healthy Anne Arundel Coalition’s Chair for Healthy Anne Arundel Month (implemented over 300 eventsThroughout Anne Arundel County)

Chairperson for the Human Performance Signature Program at Northeast High School, where she was the first to host the Anne Arundel County Executive’s “Not My Child” Panel for the school system. A well-organized, results-driven problem-solver who is able to develop and successfully maintain relationships with local and national business partners of all sizes. Passionate about helping people in need and creating lasting relationships with the community. Has a strong focus on health and wellness, creating a better standard of living, with strong interests in diversity and inclusiveness to all members of the community. Extensive experience in event planning and organizing, community outreach, business development and growth, with focus on interpersonal relationships and talent partnerships.
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Hye Shin Park, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow University of Maryland
School of Social Work

-University of Maryland, School of Social Work, PhD
-Case Western Reserve University, MSSA
-Dartmouth College, BA

Hyeshin Park is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-C) and has a PhD in social work from University of Maryland, Baltimore. She currently works as a private practitioner at ARA Counseling, P.C. and also as a psychotherapist at King Health Systems, Inc, which is an outpatient clinic in West Baltimore. She provides counseling for adolescents, adults, couples and families from various ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Her research interests are regarding motivational interviewing, child welfare, and childhood and adolescent obesity. She is passionate about destigmatizing mental health disorders and promoting mental health as well as socioemotional and physical health in minority communities.

Esther Roe

Doctor of Philosophy Candidate in Behavioral and Community Health
The University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Masters of Science in Health Science – Global and Community Health
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Bachelor of Science in Health Science, Minor in Substance Abuse Intervention
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Andrew J. Lee

Masters of Social Work, Degree anticipated 2020
University of Maryland, Baltimore: School of Social Work
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology with a concentration in Human Services
Minor: Asian Studies
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

Hyun-Jin Jun, PhD, MSW

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Maryland School of Social Work

-Doctor of Philosophy, University of Maryland School of Social Work, Baltimore, Maryland
-Master of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis Brown School, St. Louis, Missouri
-Master of Social Work, Chung-Ang University Department of Social Welfare, Seoul, Korea
-Bachelor of Social Work, Chung-Ang University Department of Social Welfare, Seoul, Korea

Hyun-Jin Jun is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Her scholarly interests and activities are broadly focuses on the intersection of Health, behavioral health, and associated addictive/risk behaviors including substance use, gambling, violence, and psychiatric epidemiology in adolescents and adults, with particular attention towards implications for prevention. She has various experience working with patients with mental disorders and alcohol problems as well as their families. She hopes to contribute to developing effective prevention and intervention strategies to prevent severe engagement of addictive/risk behaviors and to decrease adverse outcomes related to them, which aims to promote health and the mental health as well as to decrease health disparities in vulnerable population.