Aimee Doud

President

Aimee Doud was born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Rochester, New York where she graduated with her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Industrial Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She currently serves as a Planning Manager for Bank of Hawaii on their Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Team where she oversees execution of branch capital projects. Her relocation to Hawai'i in 2014 sparked her interest in uncovering ways she could feel more grounded in her new community, which eventually led her to serve on multiple nonprofit boards as well as partner with local nonprofit organizations to futher support her mission of community engagement and reinvestment. Aimee has been a member of KAHI since December 2015.

Charlie Teixeria

Board Member

Charlie Teixeira was born in Seoul, raised in Michigan and Illinois, and has lived in New York, Paris and Seattle, before moving to Hawai'i in 2002 to work as a history teacher. She earned her master's degree in Korean studies from the University of Washington. She has done extensive interviews, alongside her mother, with adult adoptees and their American parents. Currently, she lives on the North Shore of O'ahu, and is co-owner of North Shore Embroidery - Route 99 Hawaii.

Peter Savasta

Treasurer

Peter was born in Anyang, Korea and was raised in Queens in New York City. His first exposure to the Korean adoption community was as a counselor at Camp Mujigae in Albany, NY.  Peter was a founding member and former president of Also-Known-As, an organization for intercountry adoptees and members of the international adoption community in New York City. He was a KAHI founding member and currently lives in Honolulu and works as a web developer.

Krisha/명진 Myung Jin Andrews

Secretary & Member Outreach

Krisha/ 명진 Myung Jin (MJ) was born in Seoul, S.K. and grew up in Iowa. She has served a total of 13+ years in the Army with the last 5 years in the Reserves. Full-time she works as a cyber strategist consulting to the Department of Defense. She was a member of Adoption Links, DC for 5 years and joined KAHI after relocating to Honolulu in February.

Bok-Dong Yoon

Board Member

Bok-dong Yoon was born on April 7, 1952 in Busan, South Korea, and adopted through Catholic Social Serviices (now called Catholic Charities) in January, 1957. He is the eldest of 13 siblings of whom 8 are adopted (5 Lakota Indians, 1 Samoan sistah, and 1 brother from Incheon. Bok-dong moved to California in 1966, joined the Marine Corps in 1972 (during Vietnam War), and left in 1973 with a 'Disability Discharge Under Honorable Conditions' due to his becoming a  pacifist. He has since traveled to Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Cuba (to visit), and to Europe. In July 1989, he went to the Democratic Peoples Repulic of Korea, participating in the 1st International Peace And Reunification of Korea. He returned to Hawaii in late 1992 and has been involved with peace and Justice organizations supporting Hawaiian sovereignty, anti-war struggles.