Cally Wong currently serves as the Senior District Liaison for Board Member Ma with an emphasis on financial literacy, women's issues, civic engagement, small business associations, and district special projects. Previously, Cally served as Special Assistant for the State Controller John Chiang and the sole point person in the Bay Area office. Her roles have enabled her to navigate the policy, politics, networks and process of government at all levels. Cally also serves on the boards of the Asian Pacific Democratic Club and Organization of Chinese Americans in San Francisco. Born and raised in San Francisco, Cally holds a Bachelor's degree in Legal Studies from University of California, Santa Cruz.
Mr. Ong is the Vice President of International Banking Division at East West Bank. East West Bank is a Chinese American bank in the state of California in the United States, with assets of $30 billion and a market capitalization of $5.0 billion. It has over 145 branch locations in the U.S and Greater China, including branches in northern and southern California, Georgia, Nevada, Massachusetts, New York, Texas, Washington, one overseas branch in Hong Kong, one each in Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Shantou and representative offices in Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou. Eddie graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a bachelor of science in corporate finance in 2003. He started his career in finance and supply chain management 10 years ago with Verizon Wireless Corporate. Besides banking, Eddie enjoys fine Chinese tea and traveling with family.
Alice Chenjing Wang serves as Secretary of the APAPA SF Board. She helps organize board meetings and regular events. Born and raised in mainland China, Alice came to the United States for school and has stayed in California after graduation. Alice is currently an associate at Northern California Community Loan Fund, where she closes and underwrites real estate and working capital loans to nonprofit organizations, social enterprises and small businesses. She also monitors the Fund's portfolio and assists in closing New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) projects. Before joining the Fund, Alice worked at Los Angeles LDC, providing capital and advisory services to small business owners. Alice Wang is actively involved in the community. She offers pro-bono consulting services to nonprofit organizations and is a regular volunteer in her neighborhood teaching Chinese. Alice graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master Degree in Public Policy and a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development. She also holds a B.A. in Economics from China.
In the mid 80’s, Steven Lee was a young promoter that successfully brought mobile DJs to upscale restaurants, and hotels in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Honolulu. Thirteen years later, Steven and his investors started reconstruction of an old 70’s disco / punk rock icon known as the Trocadero Transfer. Plagued with mismanagement, neighborhood complaints, public safety issues and noise, it was Steven’s vision to cleanup this historic nightclub and make upgrades for the next generation to enjoy. After some important negotiations with neighbors and before it was forced to shut down by local and state law enforcement. A year and half later, the Glas Kat Supper Club were born.
As Steven Lee became the known Bay Area expert in the night life industry. In 2010, he was recruited by his industry peers to be a Board member of the California Music and Culture Association that advocates for positive legislations and political mediation for entertainment venues, small bars and restaurants in San Francisco. In 2012, Steven Lee was appointed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors 11-0 to serve as an industry representative on the Entertainment Commission for the City and County of San Francisco and reappointed again in July 2014 for another four year term. If that was not enough, Steven Lee also contributes time to a variety of community non-profits and committees in the Bay Area as well.
Steven Lee has grown from a weekend college promoter, to becoming a well respected industry leader and knowledgeable problem solver in the community. His track record proves his love of being an advocate for small business & public safety, a supporter of historic preservation, and strives on “Bringing People Together to Solve Problems.”
Boards and Committees he serves:
Chinese Railroad Workers Memorial Monument Project, Founder / Director
Asian Pacific American Public Affairs / APAPA – SF, San Francisco Advisory Board Member
Chinese American Democratic Club Member
Chinese Newcomer Services Diamond Emperor 2013 – 2014 Entertainment Commission
City and County of San Francisco Commissioner / Industry Representative
Nu Concepts Management Group, Inc.
The Grand Nightclub and Event Space, Logistics Manager / Partner
California Music and Culture Association Board Member
Matt Mui is Director of Innovation & Strategy at AT&T, and owns the “Art of What is Possible” strategy for global fortune 50 customers by shaping the clients technical vision and innovation strategy. As one of AT&T’s Diversity Ambassadors, he led the cultural transformation for his organization by achieving innovation through diversity and collaboration.
Matt is an active leader in the community and an advocate on social issues. He serves as President on the Board of Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional and Community Advancement (APCA) Northern California, is a Board member for the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA), APA Heritage Foundation and Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). He helped produced the short documentary “Inspire: Asian American Leaders and their Stories”.
Matt is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and serves on the Bay Area Cybersecurity Council. In recognition of his dedicated service to the community, President Obama awarded him the Presidential Service Volunteer Award (PSVA).
Matt graduated summa cum laude from Golden Gate University with a B.S. in Telecommunications and went on to earn his M.B.A in Telecommunications Management.
Ashley Huang is a recent graduate of University of California, Berkeley, B.A. in Economics. She was an active student leader in the Asian American community in UC Berkeley. After she graduated, she continues to serve the Asian American community in the Bay Area. She is currently working on the sales and marketing team at Oracle Headquarter. Ashley is excited to be on the APAPA SF Chapter to help plan events and bring impact to the Asian American community.
Mr. Do is a Vice President-Investments and head of The Do Group at UBS in San Francisco. The DoGroup is responsible for helping wealthy families with financial planning, tax minimization strategies, estate planning, and portfolio management. Mr. Do has also held senior positions on the institutional side with many of the top New York banks. His experience includes investment banking, sales and trading, and portfolio management. Notably, he personally managed an institutional investment portfolio in excess of 20 billion dollars for the likes of the State of Washington Investment Board, All State Insurance, and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation. Mr. Do began his career in 1992 in the fixed income derivatives group at Salomon Brothers, run by Myron Scholes, the Nobel prize winner and developer of the Black-Scholes option pricing model.
Mr. Do graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 with a Systems Engineering Degree, along with a Management degree and a Finance degree from the Wharton School of Business.
Mr. Do is very passionate about supporting the non-profit community here in the Bay Area. In addition to being on the Board of APAPA, he is also Chairman of the Board of National Association of Asian American Professionals-San Francisco (NAAAP-SF), Advisory Board member for Junior Achievement-San Francisco, board member of the Beacon home owner's association. Mr. Do’s previous board experience also include: past member of the Board of Directors at the San Jose Repertory Theatre, founder of the Northern California chapter of UPAAN (University of Pennsylvania Asian Alumni Association), and past member of the Board of Directors of ASCEND San Francisco-Bay Area.
While not working 24/7 for his clients and non-profit endeavors, Mr. Do enjoys traveling, collecting fine wines, and cooking for friends.
Sue Kung has over eighteen years of experience selling technical platforms, SaaS, and professional services with focus on educational technology, Internet, software suites and platforms, curriculum software, internet advertising.
This includes extensive experience in strategic partnerships, business development, consultative sales,account management and growth, partner development and retention, online advertising (buying and selling), internal project management, Internet cross-marketing and promotion, strategic visibility for organizations to include events and marketing.
Specialties: K-12, Public Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Technology, Special Education, SaaS, Account Management, Networking, Relationship Management, Internet, Group Purchasing, Publisher Development, Online Advertising, Social Media.
Strong interest and passion for educational technology companies and how they are driving change in P-20 (Pre-Kindergarten through higher) Education.
Larry Lee currently serves as the President of the APAPA-San Francisco Chapter (APAPA-SFC). Larry was born in Taishan, China and immigrated to San Francisco at a young age and has been a resident of the Bay Area ever since. Larry studied Managerial Economics at UC Davis and received his J.D./M.B.A. from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
Larry has worked in a number of different environments, which has given him a broad perspective on how a group of people can accomplish objectives. Larry managed technology projects while he was with the UC for 5 years. He moved on to work with Communications and HR at the Hewlett Foundation, the largest charitable foundation in California. Now Larry is an attorney working on immigration matters and landlord\tenant issues in San Francisco.
Larry has been involved with community organizations since high school. He has volunteered for the Asian Law Caucus and interned at the San Francisco Public Defender's Office.
Steven Lei serves as treasurer and board member with the San Francisco chapter of APAPA. He is a Senior Budget Analyst at the University of California, Office of the President. Prior to his current role, Steven held key positions at the University of California, San Diego, first as Public Outreach Coordinator and later as Analytical Studies Officer. His experience includes work with the national education non-profit, AVID, the New Americans Museum, the University of London, the British Council, and the Institute for International, Comparative and Area Studies. He also currently serves on the board of directors of the Chinese Historical Society of America and San Diego State University’s Friends of Classics. Steven received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego and master’s degree from the London School of Economics.
Ray Rekhi is on the Board of Directors for NAAAP-SF. In his role, he leads the corporate relations team to cultivate professionals for career development, leadership training and networking. His greatest passion is “mentorship” and works closely with executives from diverse industries including facebook, Google, Twitter, yelp, Comcast, etc. to inspire leaders and connect people to make a meaningful difference in government, education and society.
Mr. Rekhi is a Vice President – Business Banking for Wells Fargo and his group is responsible for helping businesses with real estate financing, risk & treasury management, business growth & strategy planning. His group offers businesses expert advice & a comprehensive range of products/services to find the most effective solutions. Ray has over 15 years of financial services experience including Corporate Finance, Investment Banking and Portfolio Management. Prior to Wells Fargo, he worked at Merrill Lynch as a Financial Analyst. Ray holds an MBA in Finance from SF State University and also has a Masters in Business Management. His bachelor’s degree is in accounting.
Ray strongly believes in giving back to the community and serves on the board of directors of Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA-SF). He is also on the Advisory Board of Directors for the National Indian Business Association and California Small Business Association for the San Francisco chapters. He is involved with many non-profits projects including Junior Achievement, Project by Project, Disability Programs at SF State, American Heart Association and the Habitat for Humanity.
In his spare time, Ray likes to travel, collect fine wines, cook, and enjoy fine dining & trying out different cuisines.
Billy Vaughn’s professional career focuses on promoting cultural competency, organizational development/effectiveness, assessment, leadership coaching, and organizational measurement. He is a cognitive cultural psychologist with a doctoral degree from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is fluent in Swedish and has extensive international work travel experience. He founded Diversity Training University International (DTUI.com) in 1998 to provide high impact human resource management, diversity professional competency and organizational inclusion.Billy has a global reputation as a consultant and trainer. Tenaris Global, Central Intelligence Agency, European Central Bank, Shell Nigeria, World Food Bank, Allstate Insurance, W.W. Grainger, National Reconnaissance Organization, California Department of Rehabilitation, Internal Revenue Service, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), United States Surgeon General’s Office, the Director of Intelligence, and Gothenburg (Sweden) Regional Administration represent examples of large client organizations he serves. Billy’s considerable media coverage including New York Times, Sweden National Radio, the Washington Post, the Gothenburg (Sweden) Post, MBE Minority Business magazine, and Employment Review. Billy has received two multicultural teaching awards, a professional achievement award from the National Association for Multicultural Education, and community service recognition awards from the U.S. House of Representatives, the California State Senate, and the County of San Diego. A senior human resource officer at the technology company, Qualcomm Inc., rated “Billy Vaughn as awesome.” The Gothenburg Post in Gothenburg, Sweden recognized him as an expert in understanding similarities and differences between European and U.S. workplace diversity issues.As an active volunteer in the community, he has served on several boards including the Elementary Institute of Science. He currently serves on the APAPA San Francisco board.
Crystle Wong is native to San Francisco. She started her career as an executive assistant and property manager, managing over 20 commercial and residential spaces. She has in-depth business development experience in numerous fields including: entertainment, hospitality, real estate, restaurants, and non-profit organizations. She continues to advise in the growth of national non-profit organizations and provides marketing strategies for local Californian elected officials and celebrity athletes. Crystle is strong at networking, relationship building, and community outreach.As President and co-founder of Sparxo Inc., Crystle has dedicated the last four years of her life focusing on its development and growth. Sparxo is building the future of ticketing - social ticketing. Sparxo is a social platform for event discovery through mobile communities and conversations. Sparxo connects event goers to friends and friends they haven't met yet before, during, and after your event. Sparxo is building your brand stickiness through memorable experiences made through relationships between event goers.
Crystle dedicates her spare time to giving back to the community in efforts to be a positive influence in the lives of others whether that's one person or masses of people.
Crystle's passion is to love others, to living a life of love, a life of doing, a life of engagement and whimsy where beauty exists everywhere. She says yes to the world and yes to letting God lead her life. Running, movie watching, eating, sipping champagne, dancing in the rain, star gazing, cooking, baking, and being silly are right up her alley.
Our mission is to empower Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Americans through education and active participation in civic and public affairs. The organization educates the public about public policy and provides opportunities for our youth to gain firsthand knowledge and experience in governmental and public affairs.