Board of Trustees

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New York College of Health Professions is a 501 C3 non-profit organization governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees oversees the organization to ensure movement toward the College’s short and long range plans. It is responsible for selecting and evaluating the officers of the College. The Board is also involved in developing strategies to advance the mission of the school, and is actively involved in opening up new business and academic opportunities for the College.



King V.  Cheek, BA, MA, JD, LLD, LHD, Chairman

Former President, Shaw University

Former President, Morgan State University

Former President, Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities

Former President, New York College of Health Professions


A Li Song, MD  (China), LAc, President

MD, Henan Medical University (peoples Republic of China)

Former Dean, Graduate School of Oriental Medicine, New York College of Health Professions

Vice President of Spinal Professional Committee of World Federation Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS)

Served as Senior Judge of Academic Professional Title Committee of Spinal Health Professional Committee of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS)

Licensed Acupuncturist, New York State  



Xipeng Li, MBA

Chairman, Henan Shengrun Holding Group Company Limited


Rongmei Xu, MS

Finance Professor of Henan University of Economics and Law

Chairperson and Principal, Henan Sino Education Training School

Executive Vice-Chairperson, Henan Shanfuyuan Aging Foundation


Samuel Lehrfeld, BS, MS

Former Chief Executive Office, New York-Presbyterian Healthcare

System – Brooklyn Hospital Center

Former Chief Executive Officer, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (NYC HHC) – Governor, Coler etc.

Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in NY & NJ


Rumei Yuan, MS, Ph.D, MD

Former Associate Ophthalmologist, Ophthalmic Consultants, PC.

Former Associate Ophthalmologist , Raymond Fong, PC

Former Research Associate, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Senior Medical Officer, Navy Reserve, Captain

Herman Seager Award winner, 1990

Former Research Fellow, Emory University of Medicine

Former Research Fellow, Centers for Disease Control