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. Her experience in finance, real estate and institutional investment management on behalf of foundations, endowments, and public pension funds was earned at companies such as Wells Fargo, Deloitte & Touche, and Jones Lang LaSalle, Sally also gained in-depth experience in capital raising and client relations. [Click on board member name for full bio]

Stephen Chan

Vice President of Strategy and Operations, The Boston Foundation
Boston, MA
Stephen Chan is Vice President of Strategy and Operations at the Boston Foundation where he leads strategy management, board relations, human resources, as well as a portfolio of external initiatives that help advance the Foundation’s civic leadership role in the community. These include the Foundation’s public forums and convenings program and Boston Indicators, a research center at the Foundation focused on equity and shared prosperity in Greater Boston. He previously served as Chief of Staff at the Boston Foundation from 2010 to 2016 and Special Assistant to the President from 2004 to 2006. His experience includes serving in the Mayoral administration of Thomas M. Menino at the City of Boston where he developed and managed public-private initiatives in education, community development, and human services.. [Click on board member name for full bio]

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.... (Click on board member name for full bio)

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
For more than 20 years, Cathy Choi has bridged the nonprofit, philanthropic, and political spheres to address social justice challenges in Los Angeles and beyond. Currently the Director of Programs at The Eisner Foundation, Cathy oversees $7 million in annual giving and spearheads a variety of foundation initiatives. Previously, she served as a program officer at the California Community Foundation, and in the offices of former U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra, L.A. Unified School District Board Member George Kiriyama, and the U.S. Department of Labor. Cathy comes to the AAPIP national board after completing a six-year term as co-chair of the AAPIP Los Angeles chapter.

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. She is a founding member of Kibei Giving Circle, AAPIP's first Giving Circle in the Pacific Northwest, where she continues to be active today.

Preeti Kulkarni

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, ACLU Southern California
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... (Click on board member name for full bio)

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. degree in Education from Queens College/CUNY.... (Click on board member name for full bio)

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

Vivian Tseng leads the William T Grant Foundation’s grant making and spearheads its initiatives to connect research, policy, and practice to improve child and youth outcomes. She frequently writes and presents to international and domestic audiences on evidence-informed policy, research-practice partnerships, democratizing evidence, and immigrant children and families. Vivian has a deep committed to strengthening the career pipeline for young professionals of color. Under her leadership, the Foundation has expanded its support for scholars of color, including increased grantmaking to underrepresented researchers and a mentoring program for students of color.... (Click on board member name for full bio)

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... (Click on board member name for full bio)