Humboldt Park Health Foundation
Board of Directors

Critical to the success of the Foundation is its Board of Directors.



Hester Kim

Hester Kim is an influential civic leader and advocate in the Chicagoland community. In addition to her many years of leadership on the HPH Foundation Board, she devotes time to other public service and community organizations. Mrs. Kim has served as President and Board Chair of the Korean-American Medical Association of Chicago Women’s Auxiliary and as the senior advisory leader of the Chicago Somang Presbyterian Church.  Additionally, her educational background consists of an MS in Biochemistry from Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, Korea.




Jose Suarez

Jose Suarez is a highly successful risk management consultant and account executive with Assurance, a top-50 insurance brokerage, where he specializes in property and casualty insurance with a primary focus on assisting minority owned construction companies. Mr. Suarez began his career as a paralegal in immigration law, working primarily with the Latino community to help undocumented immigrants obtain legal status in the U.S.  As a first-generation Latino with a strong connection to the Humboldt Park community and Humboldt Park Health, Mr. Suarez also serves on the boards of the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association, the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement, the Residential Home Builders Alliance and Ensemble Español.


Evangeline De Leon


Evangeline De Leon is a prominent civic leader with a strong commitment to Humboldt Park Health and many years of experience working in health care, specifically the home health care field. In addition to being an active participant in Foundation initiatives, Mrs. De Leon is a long-time member of the Philippine Medical Association of Chicago (PMAC), where she has led fundraising efforts for their medical missions.