Our Staff and Board

Executive Board Members

Lina Fong, PhD

Christa (Waijun Wong) Bingham

Yuyan Xia

Executive Director/Treasurer

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Academy of Certified Social Workers
Lina's well over 50 years of domestic and international experience in social services is intertwined between academic teaching, research, program development & accreditation across undergraduate & graduate social work programs; and administrative, supervisory & direct practice across governmental and voluntary social service agencies. Her experience culminated in Dr. Fong's founding and current proficient running of Global Adoption, Counseling, Cultural Resources, Inc. The widow of a pastor, Lina has 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren.


Christa was born in Shanghai, China and grew up in Hong Kong. She came to Berea, KY in 1972 to attend college and has stayed in KY ever since. She considers herself a Chinese Kentuckian! She worked as a physician assistant at the Veterans Administration Center for the last 30 years, but is retired now. Her husband of 37 years, Gorden, works as a respiratory therapy department manager at UKMC. They have two grown children, Sean and Angela, one grandchild, and a cat Harriet.

Executive Board Member

Yuyan Xia is a doctoral student in Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation at the University of Kentucky. She received her Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education at University if Kentucky in December 2018. She has experience working in K-12 education both in China and the United States. Currently she works in the Evaluation Center of the University of Kentucky as a Research Assistant. As an early childhood educator, Yuyan Xia always has a passion for adoption and young children. She wants to help young pregnant mothers with the knowledge she has. She thinks her 10 years of k-12 teaching experience can be of help to counseling. Furthermore, as a doctoral student, she thinks this is a good opportunity to learn to best serve society using her expertise.

Advisory Board Members

Ronnie Royer


Katherine Leung Robershaw

Chris Robershaw

Chunling Nu

Ronnie obtained a BS degree from North Dakota State University in 1982. He then pursued his studies in Multi-Cultural Studies in Counseling and received a M.Ed. from San Diego State University in 1990. Later in life, he went on to specialize in the area of Addictions and received a second master’s degree from Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies. His interests and 36 years of experience as a clinician have been working with teens and their families; incarcerated men in Prisons and State Hospitals by developing programs, assessment and diagnoses and treatment plans for the aforementioned. He has a deep respect and interest in helping others find Truth in life by guiding others in the ministry of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Katherine is a visiting assistant professor at Berea College. She received her Bachelor of Education (English Language) from the Education University of Hong Kong (2007), a Post-Graduate Certificate in Liberal Studies Education from the Open University of Hong Kong (2009), a Master of Arts in English Literary Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2015), and a Ph.D. in Education Sciences, specializing in Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation from University of Kentucky (2021). Katherine was a high school English teacher in Hong Kong for 12 years. She was involved in numerous research projects related to educational measurements, educational policies, program evaluation, and social justice. Katherine is currently residing in Wilmore, Kentucky, mothering her two children Jean, 12 and Cadence, 10.
Chris’s background is in education. He received his teaching qualification from Sunderland University in England and has ten years teaching experience. He has a Master of Arts in English (Literary Studies). In 2004, he moved to South Korea and in 2007 to Hong Kong. He and his wife, Katherine, led a church plant in Hong Kong. Chris is currently studying at Asbury Theological Seminary and resides in Wilmore, Kentucky.
Chunling received her Bachelor degree in English and Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from Guangdong Foreign Studies University, China. She had 12 years of experience as a simultaneous interpreter at international conferences. She also taught simultaneous interpretation and literature translation for six years as a lecturer in Sichuan international Studies University. In 2015, She completed her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Western Kentucky University, specialized in program evaluation and measurement. Chunling had been actively involved in several federal- and state-level program evaluation and research projects on school performance and improvement. In 2015, she served as post-doc researcher and program evaluator for the School of Teacher Education, WKU. In September 2016, She joined UK College of Social Work,Training Resource Center as a Research Administrative Coordinator Principal. She is mother of a 7-year-old boy.