Our Team

 

Board of Directors

Officers

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George Wu, Esq., Chair

Washington, DC
Partner, The Veng Group

Bio

George Wu has nearly 20 years’ experience in non-profit management, organizational development and coalition building and social justice advocacy. He is co-owner of a government relations, public affairs and communications firm and Board chair of LEAP. Previously based in Washington, DC, George was most recently the executive director of OCA and chairperson of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans. George also taught at the University of Maryland, College Park and served on the Board of Directors of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund, Equal Justice Works and the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center. Prior to joining OCA, George was a staff attorney in the Immigration and Immigrant Rights Program of the Asian American Justice Center and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Partners and In-house Counsel Community Law Fellow. After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University, George began his career at the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center. George is also a graduate of the George Washington University Law School, where he received the Justice Thurgood Marshall Civil Liberties Award for outstanding performance in the field of civil rights and civil liberties.

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Bradley Cooper, Esq., Immediate Past Chair

Philadelphia, PA
Chief Operating Officer, The Hana Group

Bio

Bradley Cooper, Esquire serves as a Director and the Chief Operating Officer for Hui O Hana Pono, a Hawaii nonprofit corporation which owns and operates five for‐profit companies, including The Hana Group, Inc., HBC Management Services, Inc., Hana Industries, Inc., Hana Enterprises, Inc., and Hana Technologies and Services, Inc. Hui’s family of companies are primarily engaged in the security, landscaping and facility maintenance industries. Prior to joining Hui O Hana Pono, Mr. Cooper was in the private practice of law for 22 years. As attorney, he gained extensive experience representing for‐profit and non-profit companies on a wide range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private finance, complex transactions and corporate compliance. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Cooper served four years in the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of Captain. Stationed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, Mr. Cooper was a Contracting Officer for the Electronic Systems Center, whose mission was to develop command and control, communications, computer, and intelligence systems. Of his accomplishments, Mr. Cooper is most proud of being a founding member of Cooper, Morrison & Miller, LLC, CarePartners Plus, LLC, and ProLegacy Advisors, Inc. and serving as a director for LEAP. Mr. Cooper is a graduate of Temple Law School, Magna Cum Laude, where he was a member of Temple Law Review. Mr. Cooper also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University.

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KC Choi, Vice Chair

Sunnyvale, CA
Senior Vice President, Global Systems Engineering, Dell EMC

Bio

KC Choi is Senior Vice President of Global Enterprise Systems Engineering for Dell EMC. In this role, he leads a global team of over 2,500 world-­‐class technology professionals that provide solutions advisory to help customers transform their digital enterprises. Previously, KC was Vice President, Global Solutions Architecture and Engineering and Solutions Development at Hewlett-­‐ Packard Enterprise. KC was with HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise for 26 years in a variety of technical and sales leadership roles. He led the Oracle/Compaq business unit for three years and also served on the Global Diversity and Inclusion Board for HP. KC has also served as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for SeniorCo Inc. (now a part of United Healthcare), and held sales and technical positions with NCR Corporation and IBM Corporation. While at NCR, KC developed expertise in engineering and sales disciplines for the retail and financial service sectors. KC graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a BS in Electrical Engineering and a BA in Economics. He is a frequent keynote speaker at industry and trade events. KC guest lectures regularly at Loyola Marymount University’s MBA program on various IT topics. He is an alumnus of the Leadership Development Program, a recipient of the David R. Barclay award for diversity leadership and a former board member of LEAP, a non-­‐profit organization dedicated to leadership excellence.

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Jim Lactaoen, Vice Chair

Atlanta, GA
Vice President, Franchise Leadership, Coca-Cola North America Group, The Coca-Cola Company

Bio

Jim Lactaoen has over 24 years’ experience across The Coca-Cola System and currently leads the Coca-Cola North America South Region. His teams partner with multiple Franchise Bottler Ownerships to develop joint business plans and grow the portfolio of beverage brands. He joined Coca-Cola in Eagan, MN and held leadership positions of increasing responsibility in General Management, Marketing and Franchise & Commercial Leadership. Prior to his current role, Jim was responsible for leading the West Region Foodservice & On-Premise Organization serving over 78,100 customers. Prior to this role, he was Vice President, Market Unit Sales Operations for the Southern California – Los Angeles market, his accountabilities included General Management, P&L responsibility, leading overall direction of market development, sales, operations, brand portfolio execution and building capabilities in his diverse organization of over 2,000 associates.Prior to joining Coca-Cola, he worked with the Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation. Jim served as a member of The Coca-Cola Company – Multicultural Leadership Council and leader for the Diversity & Inclusion Council – West Region. He was selected to be a participant in CCU - Global Catalyst Leadership Program. He has been actively involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and a member of the LA Alliance Leadership Council. He is a Network of Executive Women Member and serves on the LEAP Board of Directors as Vice Chair. Jim earned his Bachelors of Business Administration in International Business from the University of Hawaii and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business. He and his family live in Atlanta, GA. He enjoys spending time with family, golf and traveling.

 

William M. Kaneko, Esq., Secretary

Honolulu, HI
Partner/Dentons

Bio

William Kaneko is a partner in the Honolulu office of Dentons, where he advises clients on administrative law, government relations, public affairs, strategic planning, lobbying and community relations. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for government relations law, and named one of Honolulu Magazine's Best Lawyers in Hawaii, every year since 2009. In 2014 and 2017, Best Lawyers named him Hawaii Lawyer of the Year for Government Relations. For more than 25 years, Mr. Kaneko has advised Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and nonprofits on policy, programmatic and legal issues relating to energy, health care, economic development, sustainability, technology, real estate and civil rights. Bill was the founder, president and chief executive officer of the Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs (HIPA), Hawaii’s first nonprofit, nonpartisan and independent research and educational organization whose mission is to provide research, analysis and recommendations on public policy issues facing Hawaii. Bill has served in various public affairs and government positions. In 1987, he was a national recipient of the CORO Foundation Fellowship in Public Affairs. From 1988 to 1993, he served on the professional staff of Governor John D. Waihee III, where he developed land use and housing policies in the Office of State Planning. In 1996, he was appointed director of Asian Pacific Affairs for the Democratic National Committee. Bill served on the boards of the US Department of Justice Office of Redress Administration Citizens Advisory Board, the Hawaii Board of Public Accountancy, `Olelo Community Television, the Mental Health Association of Hawaii, the University of Puget Sound National Alumni Board and the Japanese American Citizens League. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he taught research and public policy in the Honors Program. He also served on the American Bar Association’s Council on Individual Rights & Responsibilities, and the national boards LEAP and Asian Pacific Islander American Vote, a national nonpartisan civic engagement organization.

Ashley Lee, Treasurer

Duluth, GA
Chair, Ken and Ashley Lee Foundation

Bio

Ashley Lee was in the financial sector for over 18 years in the ultra high net worth group. She was the Senior Vice President and Regional Partner for Wachovia Wealth Management and the first Asian American to have obtained the Partner status with Wachovia. She has also served as the Regional Partner interacting with senior management in making decisions around compensation and leadership decisions. Ashley was later recruited to co-lead Citi Private Bank's newest location in Buckhead, Georgia as Director of the Atlanta office. Ashley Lee was the first recipient of the Wachovia Wealth Management Director's Award in Georgia in recognition of her outstanding performance in the Million Dollar Club, her achievements as a strong role model for her colleagues and community, and her contribution to the company’s Wealth Management's Diversity council. Ashley co-chaired one of Wachovia Wealth Management's business segmentation referred to as the emerging market. She helped create the first Asian business affinity group while in her role as a member of the diversity council. Ashley was the recipient of the Who's Who in Asian American Communities and has been featured in Wachovia Wealth Management's brochure along with the Atlanta Women's Magazine. Ashley is currently serving as the Treasurer on the Executive Board of Directors for LEAP (Leadership In Education For Asian Pacifics, Inc.), having served in the role for the past three plus years. Ashley has participated in the local community board of OCA Georgia as the VP of Finance, the Junior Achievement, Coca Cola Diversity Leadership Academy, served on her local PTA Board, and is an active community volunteer. Ashley was a facilitator in the MAAP GA- sponsored by OCA and UPS. She graduated with a B.A. in Risk Management & Insurance and then obtained her Executive MBA from Georgia State University. She's a member of the Certified Financial Planning Association and the Charter of Financial Consultants. She currently resides in Duluth, Georgia with her husband, Ken and daughter, Vincy.

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Linda Akutagawa, President & CEO

Los Angeles, CA
LEAP

Bio

Linda Akutagawa is President and CEO of LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics), where she is responsible for LEAP’s strategic direction, sustainability, relationships and collaborations. A passionate social entrepreneur for over 25 years and beneficiary of LEAP’s leadership programming, Ms. Akutagawa is an advocate for diversity and believer in the value and urgent need for diverse, equitable, and inclusive leadership. She has dedicated herself to continuing the cycle of leadership development and inspiring Asian and Pacific Islanders to step up to leadership roles across sectors, industries, and communities. She is a nationally recognized speaker and facilitator on leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion, nonprofits, and board governance. In her role as an advocate for diverse corporate boards, Ms. Akutagawa is the Chair of the Alliance for Board Diversity of which LEAP is a partner organization. She is an appointed member of the California Department of Insurance (CDI) Diversity Task Force and a member of the Asian/Asian American Institute Advisory Board at California State University at Los Angeles. Linda is also active in the community as a Board member of Japanese American Community Services (JACS), a community grantmaking organization and a Board member of the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON). Linda received her B.S. in International Business with a minor in Economics from California State University at Los Angeles. She also has a Certificate in Nonprofit Board Consulting through Boardsource. She is married and a fur-mom to her Queen-of-the-home cockapoo, and aunty to eleven nephews and nieces.

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Karen Wong, Legal Counsel (ex-officio)

Los Angeles, CA
Partner, Milbank LLP

 

Directors

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Deborah Buhles

Philadelphia, PA
Vice President, Administration, Comcast

Bio

Deborah Buhles serves as Vice President, Administration atComcast Corporation. In this position, Ms. Buhles is responsible for developing and managing programs for facilities for the Philadelphia campus, including operations and optimizing space planning, corporate travel and relocation. Before joining Comcast in 2003, Deb served as corporate travel manager and manager of innovation for supply chain management for Capital One in Glen Allen, VA. Prior to that, she served as a purchasing agent for Computer Task Group in NY. Deborah holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is a Certified Corporate Travel Executive (CCTE) at the Global Business Travel Association from Cornell University and an alumna of the Executive Leadership Development Program sponsored by the National Associate of Multi-­‐Ethnicity in Cable (NAMIC), Comcast’s Executive Leadership Forum and Betsy Magness Leadership Institute sponsored by Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT). She serves on the Philadelphia International Airport Advisory board; the Philadelphia Academies, Inc. board; as a Vice Chair on the board for LEAP; as Co-­‐Chair of the Business Advisory Council for OCA- Asian Pacific American Advocates and is an Advisor for the Philadelphia chapter of NAMIC.

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Scott H. Higashi

Honolulu, HI

Bio

Scott Higashi is the former President & CEO of Locations, Hawaii’s largest locally‐owned and operated residential real estate company. Scott oversees and directs the overall strategy and operations of the company, notably the firm’s core residential brokerage operations, marketing, property management, and institutional and developer client account relationships. He is also a frequent commentator on Hawaii real estate trends and market data. Scott joined Locations in 2004 as the Executive Vice President of Sales. A versatile business professional, his prior career experience includes leadership roles at Colliers Monroe Friedlander, Hawaiian Airlines, and American Hawaii Cruises. Scott’s dynamic skill set and history of driving forward strategic programs has made him an irreplaceable leader at Locations. Scott has served on a number of community boards and committees during his professional career, and currently serves on the board of the American Red Cross, Child and Family Service, the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Make‐A‐Wish Hawaii, and a national board member for Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP). He was also an appointed member of the 2017 Honolulu Real Property Tax Advisory Commission. He is a past board president of Manoa Valley Theatre and has served on the board of HUGS (Help, Understanding and Group Support). He is a 2004 Pacific Century Fellow, and a 2008 Pacific Business News Forty Under 40 honoree. He is a member of Cohort IV of the Omidyar Fellows, completing the rigorous 15‐month leadership development curriculum in 2016. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies from the University of Puget Sound and is a graduate of Punahou School. He resides in Honolulu with his wife Christine and son Connor.

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Erik Takayesu

Pomona, CA
Vice President of Transmission, Substations & Operations, Southern California Edison

Bio

Erik Takayesu is Vice President of Transmission, Substations and Operations in the Transmission and Distribution (T&D) organization at Southern California Edison (SCE). He is responsible for all substation and transmission construction and maintenance, as well as transmission and sub-­‐transmission grid operations, including system performance, reliability, compliance, and emergency response and restoration. Takayesu has worked at SCE for more than 27 years in various leadership roles. Most recently, he served as managing director, Integrated Innovation & Modernization, responsible for developing the company’s strategy and technical capabilities for the future electric system to meet the state’s ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Takayesu also has overseen SCE’s grid technology research and development, leading to major investments and programs for the company’s grid modernization efforts. He has held multiple positions during his career at SCE that include leadership in Distribution Engineering, System Planning and Grid Operations over bargaining unit operators and field personnel. Takeyesu is a member of the IEEE Advisory Board of the Power and Engineering Society, as well as an executive planning committee member for Western Energy Institute. Takeysu earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at California State University, Long Beach, and master’s degree in organizational leadership at Gonzaga University. He is also a licensed professional engineer in the state of California.

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Bruce Thao

Pomona, CA
Vice President of Transmission, Substations & Operations, Southern California Edison

Bio

Bruce Thao is the Director of the Center for Health Equality for the Minnesota Department of Health. He leads across multiple sectors in his work to advance equity and social change. He has over 12 years of experience working with diverse communities, including immigrants/refugees, people of color and LGBTQ. He has worked across sectors, including philanthropy, non-­‐profit management, crisis counseling, research, and youth development. Bruce is currently authoring a book on historical trauma & radical healing. Bruce works with non-­‐profits, government, academic institutions and foundations to assess and understand systems of oppression and diversity both within and outside of the workplace, and to craft strategies to co-­‐create new ways of thinking and working towards equity. His leadership coaching focuses on empowering people of color and/or LGBTQ individuals with strategies to harness their inherent resilience and power to bring their full and best selves into the workplace and the world. Prior to his consulting work, Bruce served for 5 years as Director of Programs of a $10 million non-­‐profit, driving national policy work, research, and capacity building programs for non-­‐profit organizations across the country. Bruce holds an M.S. in Psychology from St. Joseph’s University and an M.A. and completion of all doctoral coursework in Social Welfare from the University of Chicago. He has been nationally recognized by Vice President Biden as an LGBTQ emerging leader. Bruce is also a 2013 Bush Foundation Fellow, a 2014 White House Champion of Change, named 2016 Young Professional of the Year by the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, and is a 2017 Aspen Institute Scholar.

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Mai Ton

New York, NY
CEO, EMP HR Consulting

Bio

Mai Ton advises technology companies, providing insights and practical advice for companies with 25 - 500 employees in the New York and the San Francisco Bay Areas. She formerly led the People teams at White Ops, HelloSign, Onelogin and Trulia. Instead of helping one company at a time as an internal HR leader, Ms. Ton formed her own consulting business, EMP HR Consulting, where she contributes her knowledge to help many companies simultaneously.

Mai’s services provide companies a clear people strategy with core structures like performance management, compensation frameworks, remote strategies and benefits programs which increase employee engagement and retention.

She has won 14 awards for her companies, and was named to the list of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology in 2019. Mai is a Board member of LEAP.org a non-profit organization that helps Asian Americans break the bamboo ceiling. She is an advisor to some of the newest HR technology software companies and shares her knowledge with others by speaking at various HR conferences.

She received a BA in Sociology from the University of Texas, Austin.

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Wen-Fu Wu

New York, NY
Managing Director, Head of Asset Allocation, TIAA

Bio

Wen-Fu Wu is Managing Director and the Head of Asset Allocation and Portfolio Construction for the TIAA General Account portfolio. In this capacity, he and his team support the CIO in asset allocation including tactical, dynamic, and strategic allocation recommendations, investment activity monitoring, and broad portfolio oversight across all of the General Account’s $250+ bn in assets. Prior to joining TIAA in 2012, Mr. Wu was at Susquehanna International Group, where he served as a quantitative desk strategist and corporate bond trader. Prior to Susquehanna, he was a quantitative analyst at The Hartford where he helped manage the general account portfolio there as well as third party institutional assets. He has also held positions as an interest rate strategist at Lehman Brothers and as a credit analyst at Putnam Investments. Mr. Wu holds B.S. degrees in Computer Science and Finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

 
 
 

Staff

 
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Linda Akutagawa
President & CEO
(213) 485-1422 ext. 4115
lakutagawa@leap.org

Bio

Linda Akutagawa is President and CEO of LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics), where she is responsible for LEAP’s strategic direction, sustainability, relationships and collaborations. A passionate social entrepreneur for over 25 years and beneficiary of LEAP’s leadership programming, Ms. Akutagawa is an advocate for diversity and believer in the value and urgent need for diverse, equitable, and inclusive leadership. She has dedicated herself to continuing the cycle of leadership development and inspiring Asian and Pacific Islanders to step up to leadership roles across sectors, industries, and communities. She is a nationally recognized speaker and facilitator on leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion, nonprofits, and board governance.

In her role as an advocate for diverse corporate boards, Ms. Akutagawa is the Chair of the Alliance for Board Diversity of which LEAP is a partner organization. She is an appointed member of the California Department of Insurance (CDI) Diversity Task Force and a member of the Asian/Asian American Institute Advisory Board at California State University at Los Angeles. Linda is also active in the community as a Board member of Japanese American Community Services (JACS), a community grantmaking organization and a Board member of the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON).

Linda received her B.S. in International Business with a minor in Economics from California State University at Los Angeles. She also has a Certificate in Nonprofit Board Consulting through Boardsource. She is married and a fur-mom to her Queen-of-the-home cockapoo, and aunty to eleven nephews and nieces.

 
 

Grace Toy
Sr. Vice President of Administration & CFO
(213) 485-1422 ext. 4117
gtoy@leap.org

Bio

Grace Toy, CPA is the Sr. Vice President of Administration & CFO at LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics), a community-based, non-profit leadership training and development organization. She is responsible for the organization’s administration and operations, which include finances and human resources. She was previously a Manager at Sasaki Shishima Yamanaka & Co and a Senior Accountant at Deloitte Haskins and Sells. Ms. Toy is a graduate of the University of Southern California.

 
 
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Nancy Yap
Director of Development
(213) 485-1422 ext. 4119
nyap@leap.org

Bio

Nancy Yap is the Director of Development at LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics). Her responsibilities include fundraising for the organization and building external relationships through community and alumni networks. In addition to her development responsibilities, she represents LEAP as a trainer, facilitator, and speaker across the country. Prior to working at LEAP, she was an artist manager for artists such as Suheir Hammad, Denizen Kane, Beau Sia and the Visionaries. She has worked at numerous nonprofits including the Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) in New York City and Youth Speaks in San Francisco. She has also consulted on various projects including the 2003 Tony Award winning Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry Jam on Broadway.

 
 
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Akira Nakano
Executive Assistant
(213) 485-1422 ext. 4100
anakano@leap.org

Bio

Akira Nakano is the Executive Assistant at LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics). He assists LEAP's President & CEO, CFO, and Board in executive duties. Akira has spent most of his career in corporate. He did video marketing for TRW, a former LEAP sponsor, for 12.5 years and spent the last 9 years in architecture/engineering as an Executive Assistant at Johnson Fain, Gensler and Walter P Moore. He is passionate about music as both a classical pianist and a composer, and he is currently spearheading a music education program.

 
 
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Travis B. Wells
Development and Communications Associate
(213) 485-1422 ext. 4112
twells@leap.org

Bio

Travis Wells is the Development and Communications Associate at Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP). His responsibilities include supporting LEAP’s operations through fundraising and building and maintaining external relationships with partners through community and alumni networks. Travis’ professional passions are rooted in social justice and decolonization – he is very interested in leveraging his Oceanic worldivew and CHamoru culture at LEAP to help cultivate socially equitable spaces that allow other Pasifika/Oceanic peoples access to leadership pipelines in higher education, and public policy. Prior to working at LEAP, Travis has done extensive research in sustainable indigenous development and paradigms, while working with fellow leaders in the CHamoru community regarding indigenous community development, langauge revitalization, and community organizing and advocacy. Travis has a B.A. in International Policy & Development with a Masters of Arts in Conflict Resolution & Social Justice from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) in Monterey, CA.

 
 
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Eledy Vargas
Program Coordinator
(213) 485-1422 ext. 4118
evargas@leap.org

Bio

Eledy Vargas is the Program Coordinator at LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics). Her responsibilities include creating programs/event timelines and action steps to ensure all steps of events are prepared, develop presentation materials for trainers and facilitators, and assist in administrative duties. Eledy has spent most of her life pursuing photography. She has built up her own small photography business to storytell special events in the people around her. She recently graduated from California State University of Los Angeles with a B.A. in Asian and Asian American Studies, and is an alum of the pilot program between California State University of Los Angeles and LEAP.

In her spare time, you can find Eledy being a bird mom, at church, or doing portrait photography.


2017 LEAP Faculty

‘Alisi Tulua
Program Coordinator, PATH for Women
Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance

Abe Ali
VP, Human Resources
Mt. San Antonio College

Alan Kumamoto
Founding Partner
Kumamoto Associates

Alison De La Cruz
Director of Performing Arts & Community Engagement
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

Alvenia Rhea Albright
Owner, President and CEO
Alvenia Rhea Albright & Associates, LLC

Audrey Yamagata Noji
VP, Student Services
Mt. San Antonio College

Berenecea Johnson Eanes, Ph.D.
VP, Student Affairs
California State University, Fullerton

Bindu Garapaty
Co-Founder
The Happy Leader

Brian Tsukimura
Professor
California State University, Fresno

Calvin Chen
Founder
Calvin Chen Coaching International

Chui Tsang
Interim President
Contra Costra College

Colleen Yamaguchi
Founder
Colleen Yamaguchi Coaching & Consulting

Daniel Naha Ve’evalu
Community Program Specialist II, PI Outreach Worker
County of San Mateo

Deborah Ching
Principal (Retired)
Nonprofit Consulting Group

Dyrell Foster
VP of Student Services
Moreno Valley College

Erin Yoshimura
Chief Empowerment Officer
Empowerful Changes

Ernest Mark
Principal
Ernest Mark Consulting

Ernelyn Navarro
Principal
PEARL Coaching and Consulting

Farah Bala
Leadership Coach and Trainer
Performance of a Lifetime

Fatima Bustos-Choy
Founder
Gaia Flow Consulting

Frank Chong
President
Santa Rosa Junior College

 

Gerald Napoles
President
Lone Star College – North Harris

Gloria Chan
Senior Vice President
Coach Diversity Institute

Grace Toy
SVP of Administration & CFO
LEAP

Hayden Lee
Executive Leadership Coach
Hayden Lee Coaching

Henry Gee
VP, Student Services
Rio Hondo Community College

Hikaru Kozuma
Chief Student Affairs Officer
Amherst College

Jag Soni
Principal
Results Inc.

Jane Mi Jansen
President
Jane Mi Jansen Consulting

Janice Won
Founder
The WON Principles

Jody Hironaka-Juteau
Dean, College of Health and Human Services
California State University, Fresno

John Gotanda
President
Hawai’i Pacific University

Karen Watai
President
Welcome Change

Kyle Reyes
VP of Student Affairs
Utah Valley University

Leroy Morishita
President
California State University, East Bay

Lily Tang
Researcher, Author
International Council of Psychologist, International Leadership Network

Linda Akutagawa
President & CEO
LEAP

Linus Yamane
Professor, Economics
Pitzer College

Lori Ideta
Interim Vice Chancellor for Students
University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Mamta Accapadi
VP for Student Affairs
Rollins College

Marilyn Tam
President & CEO
Marilyn Tam & Company

Mark Nozaki
President & Founder
Odyssey Leadership Consulting

 

 

Mary Ann Takemoto
Associate VP for Student Affairs
California State University, Long Beach

Matthew Woolsey
Founder
Matthew Allen Woolsey Consulting

Michael Tuitasi
VP, Student Affairs
Santa Monica College

Nancy Wada-Mckee
VP for Student Life
California State University, Los Angeles

Nancy Yap
Director of Development
LEAP

Patrick Hayashi
Associate President (Retired)
University of California System

Penelope Hsu
Principal
Guiding Clarity

Pratichi Shah
President & CEO
Flourish Talent Management Solutions

Sam Bersola
Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education
University of California, Los Angeles

Stacia Kato
Vendor Management Consultant
Toyota Financial Services

Stacy Lee
International Students Program Specialist
Mt. San Antonio College

Steve Lin
Consultant
Steve Lin Consulting

Steve Terusaki
CEO & Certified Business Coach
SEIDO Consulting

Teresa Dreyfuss
President
Rio Hondo Community College

Tria Vang
Program Implementation Manager
Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Vanna Novak
President & CEO
Speak to Persuade

Wyman Fong
Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

Wynne Chin
Professor
Bauer College of Business
University of Houston

Yengee Lor
Leadership and Team Coach
Faithful Consulting