Author, activist and world-renowned speaker, Chong Kim has been working to end sexual exploitation and human trafficking for nearly two decades. Focusing much of her time on activism and human rights, her dedication, and passionate expertise is fueled by her lived experience as a survivor of child rape and sexual exploitation. Having an edge, Chong Kim began working alongside law enforcement to offer a ground-level perspective into sex trafficking.
Her intelligence became the touchstone of catching predators, essentially tilting the multi-layered corruption toward justice. Her dedication to the full spectrum of human rights led to public speaking appearances for colleges and universities, Human Trafficking Taskforces, and rescue centers, locally and abroad. She has appeared on several major daytime talk shows and has been decorated with many honors throughout the United States.
Cosmetic Dentist Monrovia, DDS / Author
Emily Letran is a general dentist who owns two multi-specialty group practices in Southern California. She is known as a High Performance Coach, Author, Dentist, Philanthropist, Mentor and International Speaker. Emily received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from UC Riverside (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). She is a graduate of UCLA School of Dentistry (Dean’s Apollonian Scholarship) and received her Master of Science in Oral Biology from UCLA at the same time.
She continuously takes courses in clinical dentistry, practice management and marketing, attending multiple business forums every year, striving to improve her skills to better serve patients. For more information visit www.dremilyletran.com
CEO, AXIANTA Financial Partners, LLC.
In addition to being the founder of AXIANTA Financial Partners, John Shin is also the Founder of a non-profit organization called “ALL FOR ONE” which provides child prosperity centers for children around the world. Together with the organization, they have built and created 9 orphanages in 6 countries like Uganda, Philippines, Nicaragua, Vietnam, China, and India and have helped over 1,000 kids live within their orphanages.
John’s latest accomplishment includes his role as an Executive Producer of the movie, THINK: The Legacy of Think and Grow Rich. John holds a B.A. in Business Administration from University of Southern California, an M.B.A., and earned a Juris Doctorate Degree in Law.
Chief Operating Officer, Illumination Foundation
Jack Toan is committed to the community and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Union of Pan Asian Communities, Team Kids, Inc., Illumination Foundation, UC Irvine Vietnamese American Community Ambassadors and the community partners advisory board for the OC Human Relations Council. He is also a member of the Orange County Funders Roundtable, San Diego Grantmakers.
Jack is the founder and program consultant for a children’s self-defense and safety awareness program in partnership with the Saint Anselm’s Cross Cultural Community Center.
Global Supply Chain Program Manager, Northrop Grumman
Lloyd McKinney is a Domestic and International Global Supply Chain management & operations veteran in the Aerospace and Defense Industry. He is a multidimensional leader with a proven track record leading high-performance teams. His skills include special project management, proposal planning and preparation, administrative and financial management, and project planning and control.
Mr. McKinney is a Global Supply Chain Program Manager for Northrop Grumman Corporation Mission Systems Airborne Communications Division Center of Excellence. Career highlights include Global Supply Chain Leadership for the X-47B Program where he developed acquisition strategies and proactively managed surveillance over subcontractor affordability, risk/opportunity management, quality, cost, and schedule performance. His X-47B achievements include the teams 2013 Collier Trophy Award and a 2014 Aerospace Systems Presidents Award for Program Excellence. Mr. McKinney currently serves on the following boards where he advises on strategic planning, fundraising, marketing, operations and program development: University of Southern California (USC) Board of Governors; USC Black Alumni Association Advisory Council; Wilson Global Consulting, Washington, D.C.; and the New Designs Charter Management Organization Board President.
Founder, Media Arts Santa Ana
Victor Payan is an award-winning artist, arts administrator and consultant who organizes public events that promote tolerance, understanding and community empowerment. He is Founder/Director of Media Arts Santa Ana (MASA), Co-Founder of the OC Film Fiesta multicultural film festival. His work in media includes serving as Associate Producer for the national PBS documentary series’ The U.S.-Mexican War: 1846-1848 and The Border.
Victor has also created youth multimedia production programs in California and Texas, including Social Justice Through Technology, the San Anto MultiMedia Institute (SAMMI), the OC Youth Cinema Camp and the Murals and Media program. Mr. Payan’s experience organizing public events began in 1994 as Coordinator of the "Chicano Urban Experience in Contemporary Rock and Folk Music" series at the Centro Cultural de la Raza in San Diego. He was Coordinator for the City Heights International Village Celebration in San Diego and served as Music Coordinator for the Adams Avenue Street Fair.
Born in Taiwan, Taipei, and diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at 3 months old, Steve Ferriera became a motivational speaker at the age of 15, aiming to raise disability awareness within every community he addresses. In 2022, Steve received a Certification for Accessible Studies from Central Washington University, allowing him to be an ADA consultant. He is also an accomplished athlete and has won multiple medals for Team USA.
Steve is capable of achieving anything he sets his mind to achieve; there is no obstacle that he will not attempt to tackle enthusiastically. His drive and passion in life has always been to achieve above and beyond what is expected of him. Every day he continues to try to achieve more at school, work, or his athletics while keeping in the back of his mind that nothing can stop him. Many of his friends, some disabled and some not, share his lust for life. His goal with his speaking and athletics is to try to spread this way of life throughout the communities with which he comes into contact.