ASIA, Inc., Welcomes Three New Board Members!

Asian Services In Action, Inc. is thrilled to welcome three new Board of Directors who began their terms on March 1, 2015. The new members join 11 other esteemed members of our board. We are excited to have this new diverse groups of individuals join the board and offer their unique talents, expertise and perspective to further ASIA, Inc.s’ mission to empower and advocate for the AAPIs through appropriate information and services.

rsmithMr. Robert Smith is the former ethnic affairs reporter for The Plain Dealer. For 12 years he covered the international and immigrant communities of Greater Cleveland, becoming familiar with the good work of ASIA.  He left the newspaper in 2015 to join the communications team at Cleveland Clinic. His wife, Chul-In Park, is the first Korean member of the Cleveland Orchestra.

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Mr. Ming Chang attended Wilbraham & Monson Academy for high school and graduated from The College of Wooster. He has owned his own medical device consulting business since 2009  and also owns Mosaic Property Management. Ming was born    and raised in Cleveland and similar to many first generation Asian families, grew up in the restaurant industry. He resides in Copley with his wife Marquita, his two boys Jaxon & Parker and their dog Bernie.

Ms. Boyung Pahls, MPH, has nearly 20 years experience in real-world evidence analytics focused on patient treatment pathways, physician and patient segmentation, and various outcomes measures analytics geared toward the pharmaceutical industry, health plans and hospital systems. Presently, she is a Director in the Payer & Provider division of IMS Health where she is responsible for account and engagement management of analytic studies and syndicated products to health plans and hospitals. Most recently, she was responsible for the management of key pharmaceutical accounts specializing in patient-level, integrated claims analyses. Prior to IMS, she led the Allergy/Respiratory Marketing Analytics team at Schering Plough, which provided business analytic solutions (physician targeting/segmentation, product launch tracking, global situation analyses) to US and Global brand teams. Prior to her entry in the pharmaceutical industry, she managed a research analytics group at Merck-Medco, which was responsible for conducting disease management and drug utilization evaluations for both internal audiences and the pharmaceutical industry. She also was a Peace Corps Volunteer where she taught high school Chemistry in Tanzania, East Africa.

Ms. Pahls holds an M.P.H. in Epidemiology in infectious diseases from Yale University and a B.S. in Chemistry from Dickinson College. She was born in South Korea and immigrated to the States when she was 8 and lived on the west side of Cleveland where she attended Cleveland School of Science and graduated from Hathaway Brown School. She currently resides in Westlake and is married with two children, Siena (age 6) and Nathan (age 3). Her hobbies include: fitness (yoga, boxing, running, skiing), exploring the restaurant scene in greater Cleveland area, reading and mentoring a college student through the College Now organization.