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Helen Yee

Board Member

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Helen H Yee co-founded the American Institute of Alternative Medicine (AIAM) in 1990, after becoming a licensed massage therapist, where she is currently CFO. As a graduate of Ohio Dominican University and a third-degree black belt in Taekwondo, Helen competed nationally and internationally, and is a two-time National gold medalist, and was selected as an alternate for the 1988 US Olympic Team.

She competed on the U.S. Taekwondo team in 1990, earning a silver medal in the 1st Women’s World Cup Taekwondo in Madrid, Spain. In 2012, Helen earned an award from the Association of Women Martial Arts Instructors for 30 Years of Training and Dedication and was inducted into the Bruce Lee Martial Arts Legends Hall of Honor in 2015.

She teaches Tai Chi and Qi Gong at martial arts camps, conferences, and seminars in the US and abroad. Energetic, friendly, and fun, Helen’s heart is to support, inspire, and represent business women, lesbians, and Asians.

With a strong background in business, Helen serves on the Accreditation Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine site visit team, for the evaluation of acupuncture and Oriental medicine schools across the country.

She has participated as President for the Board for the Pacific Association of Women Martial Arts; Executive board member for Asian American Commerce Group; Vice President of the LGBTQ+ Stonewall Organization, original member of Ohio Progressive Asian Women’s Leadership and has served on numerous boards and committees. And, she has been the recipient of the AACG Business Entrepreneurship Award.

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