Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors, elected by AAPIP members, bring a national perspective to AAPIP's work.

Sally Carlson

Managing Partner, Carlson Beck
San Francisco, CA

Sally Carlson is managing partner at Carlson Beck, a retained executive search firm, steeped in nonprofit and philanthropy sector expertise. Sally’s career spans nearly 30 years, and is steeped in nonprofit Board leadership and philanthropic investment management.

Stephen Chan

Vice President of Strategy and Operations, The Boston Foundation
Boston, MA
Stephen Chan, as Vice President of Strategy and Operations, leads the overall development, implementation, and review of our long-term strategic direction as well as day-to-day operations of the senior management team. He joined the Boston Foundation in September 2010 as Chief of Staff where he oversees strategy and operations, performance evaluation, and human resources. As a member of the Senior Management Team, Stephen partners with department heads to ensure alignment across mission, strategy, and execution at all levels of the organization, and to monitor organizational performance and effectiveness. Stephen most recently served as an Advisor to Mayor Thomas M. Menino at the City of Boston where he developed and managed public-private initiatives in education, community development, and human services.

Ryan Chao (Vice-Chair, 2018-2019)

Vice President, Civic Sites and Community Change, Annie E. Casey Foundation
Baltimore, MD

As vice president of civic sites and community change, Ryan Chao oversees the Foundation’s place-based investments. Central to this work are significant neighborhood-transformation initiatives in Baltimore and Atlanta, where the Foundation is linking economic, educational and housing programs to strengthen families and communities. Ryan leverages his experience in housing and community development to pursue strategies that reduce disparities for low-income people and neighborhoods.

Perry Chen

Chief Strategy Officer, The Stuart Foundation
San Francisco, CA

Perry Chen is the Chief Strategy Officer of The Stuart Foundation in San Francisco.  Perry came to philanthropy after working almost two decades in the nonprofit sector in the field of education and youth development with a particular focus on children and families in California. His experience includes serving as the Executive Director of OASES, a family and youth services organization, and more recently as the Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the Superintendent of the Oakland Unified School District

Cathy Choi

Director of Programs, The Eisner Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Cathy Choi is the Director of Programs at The Eisner Foundation in Los Angeles, and an LA Chapter Co-Chair. Before joining The Eisner Foundation, she was a Program Officer at the California Community Foundation (CCF).  Cathy served as a deputy to U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra in California’s 34th District, and LA Unified School District Board Member George Kiriyama.

John Duong

Director of Strategic Social Investments, Lumina Foundation
Indianapolis, Indiana
John Duong is the Director of Strategic Social Investments at the Lumina Foundation. John holds a BA in Economics and East Asian Studies from Yale University and holds an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He was a survivor of the Khmer Rouge concentration camp in Cambodia with his family before immigrating to Wisconsin. In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering, jogging, kayaking, traveling and investing.

Manami Kano

Founding Member, Kibei Giving Circle
Seattle, WA

For the past ten years, Manami Kano served as both the deputy director of the Global Media Partnerships Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and before that, as their Senior Program Officer for U.S. Program Advocacy.  Prior to that she was a National Urban Fellow and special assistant to the director of National Programs at the Carnegie Corporation. She also spent a decade in consulting and leadership roles at social and environment justice organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Preeti Kulkarni

Los Angeles, CA

Preeti Kulkarni is a leader in the non-profit community of Southern California.  Preeti has spent the last fifteen years managing the finances and operations of several non-profit organizations and has been a key board member and consultant at community-based organizations such as Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (APAP), Center for the Pacific Asian Family and the South Asian Network.

Nelson Louis (Treasurer, 2018-2019)

Executive Officer, The Ong Family Foundation
New York, NY
Nelson Louis is Executive Officer of The Ong Family Foundation, a private family foundation that awards grants to not-for-profit agencies located in the northeast region of the United States. Prior to working for the Ong Family Foundation, Mr. Louis was employed with the YMCA for 37 years since his graduation with a B.A.

June Noronha (Secretary, 2018-2019)

President and Principal, Noronha Consulting
St. Paul, MN

June Noronha is President and Principal of Noronha Consulting, a Leadership Coaching and Strategic Consulting firm. Previously, June was Strategic Officer and Portfolio Director at the Bush Foundation, Minnesota, where she led on overall strategy for the Foundation, and for nation building and government reform in Indian country. June has held senior leadership positions in higher education in the field of international and multicultural education, and executive positions in local government and education sectors. Her expertise is in strategic thinking, public sector redesign, indigenous rights and educational equity, has consulted widely on development issues, immigration and internationalization, and is a certified leadership coach. She presently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Council on Foundations and Chair of the Board of Trustees of World Education Services. 

Vivian Tseng

Senior Vice President of Programs, William T. Grant Foundation
New York, NY

As Vice President of Programs at the William T. Grant Foundation, Dr. Tseng leads the foundation’s grant making and spearheads its initiatives to connect research, policy, and practice. In 2009, she launched the Foundation’s focus on the use of research evidence in policy and practice, inspiring a national network of partnerships between school districts and researchers. Dr. Tseng has a deep interest in mentoring young researchers and is committed to strengthening the career pipeline for scholars of color. Under her leadership, the William T. Grant Scholars Program has broadened its diversity and deepened its support for early-career professionals.

Kyung Yoon (Chair, 2018-2019)

Executive Director, Korean American Community Foundation
New York, NY
Kyung Yoon is the Co-founder and Executive Director of the Korean American Community Foundation based in New York City, a position she has held since 2008. A longtime community leader and advocate for promoting philanthropy in the Asian American community, Kyung brings professional skills honed from her previous experience in the field of journalism. Formerly an award-winning correspondent for WNYW Fox Channel 5 News, Kyung was the first Korean American broadcast reporter in New York. She is a former Vice President of the New York chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association and previously served as the Executive Producer of Television at the World Bank.