Board of Directors

Ms. Samantha Xiao


Samantha is the co-founder of the Phoenix International Foundation. She is also the president and creative director of her jewelry company Samantha Siu, Inc. with a line of back jewelry that is first in the industry. She graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in psychology with an interest in art therapy.  Her mission work started when she was a teenager. She taught Sunday school on the weekends and worked in various Christian summer camps as an English teacher in China. Samantha has committed to contribute 10% of her company net profit to the foundation.

Mr. Johnson Lee

Vice President

Johnson is a native New Yorker, who loves to travel the world but will always consider New York City his home. He graduated from Columbia University with a degree in biology but decided to pursue a career in digital marketing. He is currently a Vice President at Brigade, an interactive advertising agency that specializes in film and television. Johnson is also on the board of Grafted NYC, a nonprofit organization that serves to create opportunities for LGBTQ Christians to connect, build community, and explore faith and identity. Through Grafted NYC, he also leads a weekly bible study, and spearheads organization volunteering events through the city. He is now also serving in the position of Vice President at the Phoenix International Foundation.

Dr. Michael Wu

Medical Director

Dr. Wu received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and mathematics from the University of Miami; he later matriculated to the University of Miami - Miller School of Medicine where he received his Doctor of Medicine Degree. He specializes and is board certified in Pediatrics. He earned a degree in Master of Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. He holds academic appointments with the University of Miami School of Medicine, University of Central Florida School of Medicine and Nova-Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He’s experienced in direct patient care, medical education and administration. He credits his all boys’ catholic school education and his beloved aunt, who was a nun, to his introduction to spiritualty. Dr. Wu is involved in medical missions in underserved areas. He joined the International Phoenix Foundation as the medical director.