Yun Kim, EdD, LAc
Yun Kim became the third president of Emperor’s College in 2005. As president, her many initiatives include recruiting a cadre of transformative, world-class faculty; developing one of the first accredited, post-graduate Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) programs in the US; embarking on a campaign to enhance and expand the academic, research, and clinical opportunities made available to the College’s students; and extending Emperor’s College’s presence internationally and beyond the borders of acupuncture and traditional Asian medicine.
Dr. Kim has served as the secretary of the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, which is an association of accredited and pre-accredited acupuncture schools in the US; has served as chair of the Faculty Development Committee of the Council; and serves as a site visitor for the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, which is the national accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education for the accreditation and pre-accreditation of programs in acupuncture. Additionally, she is on the board of directors of Korean American Family Services, a nonprofit organization that provides mental health, domestic violence, and child welfare services. She earned her Doctorate of Education at the University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education. In 2023, Dr. Kim became a licensed acupuncturist in the state of California.
George Park, MBA
George joined Emperor’s College in 2005 and serves as its chief operating officer and the chief information security officer. Reporting directly to the president, George is the chief financial officer, the head of business development, and oversees many of the administrative units that provide support for Emperor’s College’s academic and clinical mission, including administrative systems, IT services, and student information management.
George serves on the Finance Committee of the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine and is a participating member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers. He earned his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.
Jacques MoraMarco, DAOM, OMD, LAc
Dr. MoraMarco was appointed as the Academic Dean in 2009. Dr. MoraMarco, who took the first acupuncture licensing examination administered in California in 1977, has over forty years of experience in clinical medicine, academia, and college administration. Much of Dr. MoraMarco’s clinical career, dating back to the mid-1980s, has centered on the treatment of HIV/AIDS patients. He worked in the field as understanding of the disease was beginning to take shape and was among the very first acupuncturists in the country to work with oncologists and immunologists to provide treatment to HIV/AIDS patients. From 2014 to 2019, Dr. MoraMarco supervised Emperor’s College clinical interns at Being Alive, a non-profit organization that provides free wellness services to people living with HIV/AIDS.
Dr. MoraMarco is the author of two books, The Complete Ginseng Handbook and The Way of Walking, and the cofounder of the International Sun Tai Chi Association. He studied at the Institute of Oriental Medical Studies, completed postgraduate work at Ecole Europeene d’Acupuncture in Paris, and received doctorates in East Asian medicine from California Acupuncture College and Emperor’s College.
Elizabeth Fine, DAOM, MTOM, MSW, LAc
Dr. Elizabeth Fine was appointed as the Dean of Clinical Education in 2022. Since 2007, Dr. Fine has been supervising students in the Emperor’s College Clinic and from 2014-2019, she served as a clinical supervisor at Being Alive, in West Hollywood, which provides free medical and social services to those with HIV/AIDS. Licensed as an acupuncturist in California since 2002, her clinical interests include women’s reproductive health and wellness, migraines and head pain, gynecological oncology and more. She has also been teaching classes at Emperors College in herbal medicine, gynecology and other courses for many years. Dr. Fine is one of the few acupuncturists in Los Angeles to hold hospital privileges at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. From 2014-2017 she was part of an integrative team at the Saul and Joyce Brandman Breast Cancer Center (at Cedars-Sinai) where she treated and lectured to patients for Women’s Journey to Wellness, a breast cancer survivorship program. She maintained a private practice in Los Angeles for twenty years, prior to her role as the Dean of Clinical Education.
Dr. Fine has been studying herbal medicine since 1995, receiving her certification in western herbal medicine from the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies in Boulder, Colorado. She has been privileged to study with several renowned herbalists in Western herbal traditions and has spent time wild-crafting and medicine-making in many parts of the Southwestern United States. In 2021, Dr. Fine began a lifelong professional dream to study translations of Classical Chinese medical texts by completing an intensive course with the scholar Sabine Wilms, PhD, and she endeavors to continue studying both classical and modern Mandarin Chinese. Dr. Fine received a bachelor of arts in East Asian languages and culture from Columbia University, a master’s degree in social work with a concentration in health from the University of Denver, and her master’s and doctoral degrees from Emperor’s College.