Board of Directors and Staff

Dr. Marisa Chuang Ming

Joel Wong (California)

Director and President 

  • National Board of Advisors, APAPA (Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association)
  • 10 years as APAPA San Francisco Bay Area Regional President
  • 2 terms President of CAPA (Chinese American Political Association) and CAPA Community Education Fund
  • Chair and President of APAC (Asian Pacific American Council)
  • Board Member of AAGG  PAC (Asian American for Good Government)
  • Retired Engineer/Scientist from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Kathleen To

Kathleen To (Texas)

Secretary, Executive Committee

  • Associate Founder, Life Member and President of 80-20 (2007-08)
  • Founder of Texas Progressive Voice – 2009
  • President & CEO of KATO Foundation; Retired Texas business entrepreneur
  • The Honorary Commercial Attaché appointed by Governor Ann Richards (1991)
  • The skin cancer research team member at the University of Texas (1969-1978)
Yu

Jing-li Yu (New York & Delaware)

Treasurer, Executive Committee

  • Practicing Lawyer
  • Special Assistant of the 80-20 Initiative (2002-2005)
  • Operations Director of the Initiative (2005-2006)
  • Delegate to 80-20's 2004, 2012, and 2016 Presidential Candidate
  • Board Member of 80-20 PAC (2007-Present)
  • Treasurer (2007-2010)
  • Chair, Nominations Committee (2013-2016)
  • Advisor to the Interim Executive Committee (2013-2016)
  • Acting Secretary (2016)
  • Acting Treasurer (2017-Present)
Dr. Ved Chaudhary

Dr. Ved Chaudhary (New Jersey)

Nomination Committee Chair, Executive Committee

  • Assistant Commissioner, Office of Management and Budget, Department of Environmental Protection, Appointed by Governor of NJ (2006 to 2010).
  • United States Commission on Civil Rights: Secretary, New Jersey State Advisory Committee (1995-2001), Vice Chair (2001-2004)
  • Member, Rutgers University Board of Trustees (1993-95)
  • Member, Governor's Ethnic Advisory Council, NJ (1991 - 94)
  • Fellow, Leadership, New Jersey
  • Co-Founder, First President 80-20-NJ Chapter (2002-2004)
  • Co-founder, President, Association for the Advancement of Asian Americans (4A) - NJ
  • Co-Founder, President, Indian American Forum for Political Education (FORUM), NJ Chapter
  • Chair, National Conference on Equal Opportunity, May 1990, Washington, D.C
  • Chair, Indian American Leadership Conference, 1991, Hosted by the White House
  • General Secretary, Hindu Collective Initiative of North America
  • President, Educators' Society for the Heritage of India
Agrawal

Dr. Piyush Agrawal (Florida)

Director

  • Past Senior Vice President GOPIO International
  • National Past President, Association of Indians in America (AIA)
  • Past Chairman, Asian American Federation of Florida (AAFF)
  • Past Chairman, Florida Health Disparity Advisory Committee
  • Past Chairman, US 2000 Census Asian Advisory Committee
  • Chairman & CEO, APS Technologies, Inc.
  • Former United Nations Expert
  • Retired Superintendent of Schools
Estevez

Jose Estevez (California)

Director

  • Mayor of Milpitas, CA (2010-2016 and 2002 to 2008)
  • City Council Member of Milpitas, CA (1998 to 2002)
  • John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • BS Civil Engineering, BS Industrial Engineering, and an MBA from the University of the Philippines, Diliman
  • Informations Systems Specialist, Santa Clara County Superior Court
  • Instrumental in the Typhoon Haiyan effort
  • Member Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, and the Rotary Club
Dr. Tony

Dr. Anthony "Tony" Tadashi Nakazawa (Alaska)

Director

  • Sansei (third generation Japanese-American) father's family from Kochi, Japan and mother's family from Tottori, Japan.
  • Founding member of the Alaska Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)
  • 8 years/2 terms as Japanese community representative to the Asian Alaskan Cultural Center Board – 8 Asian Countries represented – China, India, Japan, Korea, Laos, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand
  • Advisor/Organizing Director of the Japan Relief Fund of Alaska Foundation
  • BA (Economics) – University of Hawaii, MA (Urban Economics) – University of California Santa Barbara, Ph.D. (Agriculture and Resource Economics) – University of California Berkeley
  • Current faculty position – Professor at University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Natural Resources and Extension
Seoh

Munsup Seoh, Ph.D.

Director

  • Munsup received his B.S. (1970) and M.S. (1975) in Mathematics at Sogang University in Seoul, Korea.
  • Full Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Wright State University
  • Member of the American Statistical Association (ASA) Committee on Minorities in Statistics from 2003-2009
  •  Involved member with American Scientist and Engineers Association, Korean-American University Professors Association and Phi Beta International Honor Society for International Education
Ching Chan

Mukta Sharma, MD

Director

  • I grew up in India, where I completed my initial education
  • More info coming...
Ching Chan

Victor Swaroop (Florida)

Director

  • Founding Chairman of Florida Asian American PAC
  • Board Member of Miami Dade Asian American Advisory Board
  • Board Member of Asian American Federation of Florida
  • President of GOPIO (Global Organization of People of Indian Origin South Florida)
Ching Chan

Ching Chang Tsai, Ph.D.

Director

  • PhD. in Geophysics
  • Retired after working in domestic and international upstream exploration for over 30 years
  • Global traveler
  • Fiscally conservative but socially more open.
George Yang

George Yang (California)

Director

  • Came to the US from Guangzhou, China at age 15 in 1992.
  • Married 13 years with 2 kids, living in Menlo Park, CA.
  • B.S. Computer Information Systems, Golden Gate University, 1996
  • M.S. Telecommunications Management, 1997
  •  Worked in the Information Technology field since 1996 for companies such as DHL, IQ Laboratories, Visa International, Lucent Technologies.
  • Last Position was CEO of ETA Tech, Inc. in El Monte, California.
  • Currently an independent IT consultant
  • 2006, Chairman, San Bruno Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Committee
  • 2012, Republican National Delegate
  • 2012, Vice Chair, San Mateo Young Republicans
  • 2013, Vice Chair, South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition
  • 2015, San Francisco Regional Chair, California Congress of Republicans
  • 2016, County Captain for Republican Presidential Campaign.
Jing-Li Yu

Stephen Lin (N. California)

Staff

  • Attorney at Law with 17 years of experience, including 5 years in corporate/international law and 12 years as a Civil Litigator in California
  • Member in good standing of the California Bar since 1999
  • Past President of the Chinese American Political Association ("CAPA") and Chairman of the Chinese American Public Affairs Community Education Fund ("CAPA-CEF")
  • 10 years of prior service on the Boards of CAPA and CAPA-CEF
  • 80-20 PAC member since 2011
  • Graduate of Yale University, magna cum laude, B.A. in East Asian Studies (1995)
  • Graduate of U.C. Berkeley Law School, J.D. (1998)