Board of Directors

Wongu University of Oriental Medicine

WONGU UNIVERSITY OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE

THE FIRST AND ONLY ORIENTAL MEDICINE UNIVERSITY IN NEVADA OFFERING A MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ORIENTAL MEDICINE (MSOM) DEGREE

Founding President

Jungsoon Cho, BA

Rev. Cho is the Founding President of Wongu University of Oriental Medicine and brought years of administrative and community experience and leadership and leadership to Wongu University. He has a BA in Pastoral Theology from now Sun Moon University in Korea, and served as a pastor in Korea. In 2002, he founded the Peace World Medical Company in Korea. From 2005 to 2008, he was the president for both the New Hope Education Foundation and the Ilshim Hospital Foundation in Brazil.

Board Chair

Ki Hoon Kim, DivM, ThD (Hon)

Bishop Kim is the Regional President of Universal Peace Federation and Archbishop of Family Federation for World Peace Unification (FFWPU). Dr. Kim earned his Masters of Divinity degree from the Unification Theological Seminary in New York and received an Honorary Doctor of Theology from Sun Moon University in Korea. He has served as the Bishop of Chicago, where he also founded the Korean Broadcasting Company and became the publisher of the Segye Times weekly Korean newspaper.  Bishop Kim has worked tirelessly in leadership and administrative positions for intra- and inter-FFWPU organizations.

Vice Chair

Michael C. Smith

Mr. Michael C. Smith Smith brings his considerable experience and expertise in business, marketing and public relations to the Wongu University of Oriental Medicine. As former President of Baker and Smith Advertising Michael partnered with one of Madison Avenue’s most celebrated creative minds and art director’s Stephen Baker, the author of America’s longest running ad campaign “Let your fingers do the walking” for AT&T. Mr Smith was also the Partner and President of the public relations and advertising agency Global Image Associates of Washington DC and co-executive producer of several documentaries including El Salvador Revolution and Romance and One Incoming narrated by Charlton Heston.

Mr. Smith also lends his expertise in nonprofit corporate development and management as former President of two nonprofits, Freedom Leadership Foundation and the American Constitution Committee both devoted to improving the human condition through the advancement of freedom and human rights for all people. Mr. Smith is a Remax Hall of Fame multiple award winning Realtor, and currently the President of a new non-profit project American Leadership Alliance.

Board Member

Katherine Duncan, BS

Ms. Duncan earned her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a major in Management from Lee Business School, UNLV in 1989. Ms. Duncan has a distinguished career in Las Vegas politics, community service, and business. She has boundless energy, a commitment to quality education, and a passion to improve the quality of life for all people.

A resident of Las Vegas, Katherine has been a leading force in developing business opportunities as the founder and president of the Las Vegas Ward 5 Chamber of Commerce.  She ran an energetic campaign for mayor of Las Vegas losing to Mayor Carolyn Goodman. At an event in 2015, Katherine introduced Mayor Goodman who commented on Ms. Duncan’s ability as a leader whom she respects. Ms. Duncan also possesses exceptional ability as a leader promoting historic preservation in the African-American community as well as serving as a leader in the environmental movement.

Board Member

Fredrick L. Jackson, Ph.D.

Dr. Jackson earned his Ph.D in Biomedical Science in 1982 from the University of Texas, Houston. For the last 32 years, Dr. Jackson has been vitally involved in teaching, research and academic administration. In academic year: 2000-2001, he was the elected representative of the faculty to the Administration and the Board of Regents for the State of Nevada; his constituencies were the 500 faculty and 40,000 students of the Community College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (CCSN). From July/2007-June/2013, Dr. Jackson served as the Chair of the CCSN Biological Sciences Department comprised of 25 full-time and 60 part-time faculty members. He was also responsible for managing its departmental annual budget of about $ 4 million dollars; the department served about 3500 students each semester during Dr. Jackson’s period of chairmanship.

Board Member

Fiona Kelley, BA, MSOM, OMD

Dr. Fiona Kelley received her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is a senior practitioner of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Her specialties include stress reduction, treatments for anxiety and depression, infertility, pain, sports injuries, digestive disorders and many more. In addition, Dr. Fiona Kelley maintains the following specialties and credentials: National Diplomat in Oriental Medicine, training in Medical Qigong at Xiyan Hospital in Beijing, Certification in Advanced Acupuncture from the International Acupuncture Training Center in Beijing. As an active advocate of acupuncture and Oriental medicine, she has served as a member of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance, Acupuncturist Without Borders (AWB), former Vice President of the Nevada Oriental Medicine Association. In addition, as a past board member and Vice President of the Nevada State Board of Oriental Medicine, Dr. Kelley has continued her efforts to support the acupuncture profession to further advance acupuncture and Oriental medicine in the State of Nevada.

Board Member

President & CEO: Daniel Davies, Ph.D.

Dr. Daniel M. Davies received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington, Masters for both Southern Methodist University and Drew University, and Doctorate from Theological Seminary at Drew University. Dr. Davies is the author of a book, numerous peer-reviewed journal articles as well as frequent presenter at academic conferences. His book, The Life and Thought of Henry G. Appenzeller: Missionary to Korea: 1852-1902 (Edwin Mellen Press, 1987), is considered a major contribution to the study of mission work in Korea and the development of Korean society. He served as a tenured Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the International Department at Sun Moon University (Korea) and, later, served on the Executive Development Committee at Cheongshim International Academy (Korea). Having lived many years in Korea, he has been a strong advocate of the benefits of traditional Asian medicine and is an ex-officio member of the board.

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