National Steering Committee 

William P. Afeaki, Salt Lake City, UT
Involved with national, regional and local forums that relate to Pacific Islanders and serves on a number of Pacific Islander community boards and commissions which focus on health, leadership, and family needs.

Susan Au Allen, McLean, VA
President and CEO of the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce in Virginia.

Julia Chang Bloch, Washington, DC

Dr. Lupo Carlota, Lakeland, TN
Founder and president of the Medical Acupuncture Research Institute of America.  He formerly served as chairman of the Subcommittee on Health of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian American Pacific Islander

Maryles Casto, Santa Clara, CA
President and CEO of Cast Travel, a travel agency.  She is active in civic and philanthropic organizations, serving as co-chair of the Parkinson's Institute, member of the Commonwealth Club of San Jose, past chair of the San

Allen Chan, Atlanta, GA
Joan Kawada Chan, Sacramento, CA
Albert Chang, Rowland Heights, CA
Wen Chang, Diamond Bar, CA
James Cheng, McLean, VA
Benjamin Cheung, Rowland Heights, CA
Elsa Cheung, San Francisco, CA
Im Ja Choi, Blue Bell, PA
Theodore L. Choi Tam, Seattle, WA
Nina Nguyen Collier, Issaquah, WA
Vellie Dietrich-Hall, Springfield, VA
Clayton Fong, Seattle, WA
Matt Fong, City of Industry, CA
Cuc Foshee, Orlando, FL
Emma Herron, Snoqualmie, WA
Hiro Hino, Issaquah, WA
Michael Hsing, Bridgewater, NJ
Dr. Paul S. Hsu, Ft. Walton, FL
Lance T. Izumi, Sacramento, CA
Frank Jao, Huntington Beach, CA
Ahmed Kabani, Miami, FL
William Kil, Los Angeles, CA
David Kim, MO
Dr. J. Joseph Kim, Harleysville, PA
John Kim, Chicago, IL
Margaret Lam, Montville, NJ
Conrad Lee, Bellevue, WA
David Lee, Morgan Hill, CA
Dr. Sonny Lee, New York, NY
Jimmy Lee, Chicago, IL
Dali Li, Monroeville, PA
Howard Li, New York, NY
State Senator John Lim (R), Gresham, OR
Mary Ling, Toluca Lake, CA
Sean Liou, Fremont, CA
State Representative Barbara Marumoto (R), Honolulu, HI
Joseph Melookaran, Overland Park, KS
Nancy Hsing Mok, Potomac, MD
State Assemblyman Alan Nakanishi (R), Lodi, CA
Michelle Nguyen, Westminster, CA
Garry K. Ong, Glendale, AZ
President of G.O. Enterprises and is also president and CEO of Great Wall Enterprises, Ltd.  He is a past president of the Chinese United Association of Greater Phoenix and a founding member of the Chinese Restaurant Association

Rudy Pamintuan, Chicago, IL
President of Sherman Consulting, Inc.  He is involved in the Y-Me Organization and serves on local Asian American economic and community development advisory boards and councils.

Sunny K. Park, Atlanta, GA
CEO of General Building Maintenance and Global Sun Investments.  He formerly served on President Bush's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  He

Leonora Perron, Panama City, FL
Owns L. Perron Real Estate Brokerage and L. Perron Mortgage. She is a member of the Panama City Board of Realtor, Filipino American Republican Council of Florida  and founder of Bisayan Connection, Inc.

Dr. Con Gia Pham, Garden Grove, CA
Associate clinical professor of anesthesiology at UCLA School of Medicine and director of the Interventional Pain Clinic.  He was founder and former president of the Vietnamese American Physician Association, Vietnamese A

Alicia Ping, Saline, MI
Worked as a real estate agent for the past 10 years.  She is the first and only Chinese American elected to public office in Saline, Michigan

Harold Pyon, Fairfax Station, VA
Served as chairman of the Asian Pacific American Employment Program at the Department of Commerce, former vice president for ERA Premier Properties, and former chairman of the Equal Opportunity Subcommittee of the Virginia Realtors Association.

Amata Coleman Radewagen, Alexandria, VA
Has dedicated herself to educating Samoan women on the importance of prevention and early detection of breast cancer, is the founder of the Samoan Women's Health Fund, and is a member of the National Breast Cancer Coalition.

Jhoon Rhee, McLean, VA
Has over 60 affiliated Tae Kwon Do studios in the U.S

Elizabeth Szu, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Sponsors cross-cultural events for Asian Pacific Americans. She has received numerous national and community recognitions for outstanding services including the Community Care Coalition's 2004 Asian American of the Year Award.

Tri Duc Ta, Westminster, CA
The executive vice president of the Vietnamese American Community of Southern California.  Mr. Ta is also a commissioner of the Advisory Committee of the Disabled, the Energy Committee, and a member of the Measure E-Advisory Co
Jan C. Ting, Wilmington, DE
a professor of law at Temple

Joseph Ting, Houston, TX
CEO of West Plaza Management and vice chairman of Metro Bank.  In 1985, he founded and was former President of Unitex Bags, Inc., a local manufacturing company.

Van Tran, Garden Grove, CA
The managing partner of Van Thai Tran & Associates.  He was first elected to the Garden Grove City Council in 2000 and serves as vice chairman of the Orange County District Boy Scouts of America.&

Dr. John Tsu, Millbrae, CA
Was a professor at the John

Xiao Vang, Maplewood, MN
President of Hmong 2000 Enterprise, Inc., and executive director of the Hmong American Mutual Assistance Association. Mr.Vang has served on the Association for the Advancement of Hmong Women of Minnesota Board, chairman of the Hmong Youth Association of Minnesota, and curren

Raghavendra Vijay, Brandon, FL
A private practice cardiac surgeon and director of cardiac surgery at Brandon

Bao Ky N. Vu, Atlanta, GA
Director of Investment Research for A. Montag & Associates.  He is the secretary of the Vietnamese-American Public Affairs Committee and a member of the Vietnamese Professionals Society.

Stanley Wang, Fremont, CA
Founder, president and CEO of Pantronix Corporation, a hi-tech company.  He has served on several national organizations including the California State University Board of Trustees, Committee of 100, Monte Jade Science & Technol

Lynne Ward, Salt Lake City, UT
A Certified Public Accountant.  Ms. Ward formerly served as the State Budget Director. She is active with local community organizations.

Barry Wong, Phoenix, AZ
A former Arizona State Representative.  He is active with community and civic organizations dedicated to education, youth programs, and community service.

Ken Wong, Philadelphia, PA
President of CIG Asia, Ltd.  He serves on a number of community, youth, and business organizations boards.  He is a member of national Asian American boating team which competes

Betty Wu, New York, NY
An executive with Bloomberg L.P., a global news and information company.  Previously, she served as a board member of the Workforce Development Council of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and as a member of the New York City Workforce

Blong Yang, New Berlin, WI
Owner of Y Enterprises, Inc.  He is the vice president and member of the Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce and chairperson of the Future Hmong Association. 

Jin Suk Yang, Corte Madera, CA
A councilmember for the Town of Corte Madera.  He is a member of a number of Asian Pacific American organizations and serves on the League of Cities of California's Asian Caucus.

Joseph T. Yew, Jr., San Francisco, CA
Treasurer of the City of Oakland, California.  He has served in several political appointments on the state and national levels.  He is a member of the San Francisco County Republican Central Committee and serves on the YMCA of Chinatown Board and Community Youth Center Board in San Francisco.

Nancy Yi, Bellevue, WA
President and CEO of BioSea Corporation and has over 18 years experience in the beauty and spa industry.  She began her career in New York City and today holds a reputation as an internationally recognized beauty and anti-aging expert.

Zachariah P. Zachariah, Sea Ranch Lakes, FL
A private practice physician and serves as the director of cardiology at Holy Cross Hospital.  He is a voluntary professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine.  Dr. Zachariah formerly served as a White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders Commissioner under President George W. Bush.

Paul Zee, South Pasadena, CA
President of Zee Management Company.  He has served on a number of boards including community revitalization boards, County Sheriff's Committee, and Chinese American community associations.