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Board of Directors

Albert Wang

Dr. Albert Wang was born in Taiwan and came to the US at the age of 14. He received his MD degree from UC San Diego, and currently serves as the Director and immediate past Chair of the for the 1800-doctor Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.
Dr. Wang is passionate about community service. Past service includes President of the American Cancer Society, Northern California Chinese Unit and Board member of ACS California Division. He and his wife Anna helped found Friends of Children with Special Needs, supporting largely Chinese American immigrant families. He was also Vice Chair of Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) and Chair of APAPA California for many years.
For his long history of community service, Dr. Wang received American Cancer Society Silicon Valley Region Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award, Fremont Education Foundation “A League of Their Own” award, KQED Disability Culture Award, World Journal Community Hero Award, among others.


Andy Li

Born and raised in China, Andy came to the US for graduate study in 1994. After years of service in non-profit organizations and government-appointed positions, Andy was elected as Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board in 2018 and was elected as board president in 2021. In 2019, he was awarded API of the year by California state assembly member Rebecca Bauer-Kahan.
Besides being an elected official, Andy currently serves as the president of API Coalition and the president of CLUSA, a board member of the Leadership San Ramon Valley Program, a board member of Discovery Counseling Center, and a steering committee member of San Ramon Valley Diversity Coalition. Andy is also a long-time Rotary member.


Ron Cho
Vice President

Ron has over 25 years of substantial technology, management, organizational development, and operational experience. He has helped lead venture capital backed startup companies like Arbor Software. Ron has a proven track record in creating and managing high performance technology teams from the ground up. Ron serves on the City of San Diego Parks & Recreation Board and Regional Oversight Committee. Ron also serves on Mayor of San Diego’s Asian Pacific Islander Advisory Board. Ron serves on San Diego’s Asian Business Association Foundation Board. Ron previously served on the City of San Diego Citizen’s Equal Opportunity Commission. Ron is also a former Board Member and Chair of Union of Pan Asian Communities.


Nancy Chen

Nancy Chen has more than 18 years of work experience in accounting and management, covering high-tech manufacturing, B2B services, e-commerce, and non-profit organizations. She currently works as part of the accounting management in a large public school district, and as a member of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) Parcel Tax Committee. Before that, she worked as the controller of an e-commerce company.
Outside of her work, Nancy is passionate about civic participation and community service. She is a long time Rotarian, former Treasurer of the Rotary Club of Dougherty Valley/San Ramon, and former Treasurer of Asian Pacific Islander Public Affairs (APAPA), Bay Area Region (BAR). She was one of the co-founders of APAPA, Tri-Valley chapter, where she served as the Treasurer and one of the founding Vice Presidents. Her volunteering experience also includes serving as the community outreach coordinator of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Contra Costa County (NAMI CCC).


Sandy Chau
Board Member

Wai Yan Sandy Chau was born in Shanghai, elementary school in Hong Kong, middle school in Vietnam, high school in Hong Kong and college in USA. Career started in Vietnam from 1972 to mid 1975.Worked with Asian Inc San Francisco on business empowerment for minority enterprises (1975 -1977). Founded Universal Semiconductor in 1978.
Lived in Taiwan (1986 to 1989) and Hong Kong (1990 to 2000). Back to USA since 2001. Lived in Beijing half time 2009 to 2014. Active with Acorn group in high tech investments. In 1979 Founded AAMA (Asian American Multi Technology). Key participant of CIE (Chinese Institute of Engineers from 1979 to 1985) Previous board member of Vision New America. President of Shin Shin Education Foundation (2004 to 2009). Founder of Civic Leadership USA (CLUSA).


Floyd Mori
Board Member

Floyd Mori was born in Murray, Utah. His parents were immigrants from Japan. He grew up on a farm and graduated from Jordan High School in Sandy, Utah. After graduation, he served for six months on active duty at Fort Ord, California, with the United States Army Reserves and later was honorably discharged.
Mori entered college at the University of Southern California (USC). He served a two-year mission to Hawaii for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He then attended Brigham Young University (BYU) from which he received a Bachelors degree in Economics and Asian Studies. He received a Masters degree from BYU in Economics and Political Science. He taught Economics at Chabot College in Hayward, California, for ten years. He was on the Faculty Senate, taught religious education classes, was advisor to student clubs, and was a member of several professional organizations.
He was elected to the City Council of Pleasanton, California, in 1972 and served as Mayor of Pleasanton. He was elected to the California State Assembly where he served for six years. He was later Director of the Office of International Trade for California. He has been an International Business Consultant for over thirty years and has owned a golf business.
Mori was a National President on the Board of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL). He served as National Executive Director/CEO of the JACL in Washington, D.C. and later was the President/CEO of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS). He is now retired and lives in Utah.
He has served on many boards and has received various awards. He has spoken to many groups and has published several books, including The Japanese American Story as Told Through a Collection of Speeches and Articles.