(213) 624-6400 ext. 2
As Executive Director of the Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF), Chun-Yen provides executive leadership and directs operations and grant making for the organization. Previously as project-based Development Director, she cultivated major donors to grow its Donor-Advised Fund as well as scholarship program. Chun-Yen has over 16 years of professional working experience in non-profit executive management and fund development, state government budgetary analysis, and academic faculty fields. As Community Development Officer at a community bank in Southern California, she worked closely with the FDIC, Federal Reserve Bank, and other regulatory agencies to develop collaboration and partnership among financial institutions and non-profits to bring qualified Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) services, investment, and donation opportunities to low and moderate income communities in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. As Senior Budget Examiner in the New York State Government, she analyzed state agency fiscal operations, developed budgetary and policy recommendations, evaluated proposed legislation, and monitored revenue and expenditures for the Governor. Chun-Yen is active in her community, serving as a recreation commissioner for the City of San Marino and as a board member of the Chinese Club of San Marino. Born and raised in Taiwan, Chun-Yen received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from National Taiwan University and master’s degree as well as doctoral candidacy in Public Administration from Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, SUNY at Albany.
Christine Najung Lee
(213) 624-6400 ext. 4
Christine oversees the organization’s Asian & Pacific Islander (API) nonprofit sector capacity building programs, grants management, volunteer program as well as other resource development programs. Previously, she served as Marketing Manager in overseeing APCF’s communications, marketing strategies, event planning, and media relations. With over a decade of experience in the API nonprofit field, she has served at various Los Angeles-based organizations, including the Koreatown Youth & Community Center, Little Tokyo Service Center, Asian & Pacific Islander Older Adults Task Force, and a community health clinic in Koreatown. In addition to program management experience in public health, community outreach, cultural competency, youth leadership development, and community organizing, Christine has a background in journalism, with a feature article having won the New American Award. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for The K.W. Lee Center for Leadership as well as the Adventist Health White Memorial Community Leadership Council, and was formerly on the Wilshire Center-Koreatown Neighborhood Council. Christine holds a Master of Social Welfare as well as a bachelor’s degree in English and Asian American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles..
(213) 624-6400 ext. 1
Deborah Chun is Operations Manager, and her primary responsibilities are to sustain and strengthen the organization’s internal processes and infrastructure that allow APCF to fulfill its mission. Additionally, she manages some of APCF’s workplace giving programs. Her past work experience includes Business Administrator at Alhambra True Light Presbyterian Church and Market Research Manager in a variety of industries, including advertising agency, health care and manufacturing sectors. She currently serves on the board of Catalyst San Gabriel Valley, a local nonprofit community whose mission is to inspire, connect and mobilize people towards personal and community transformation. She received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
(213) 624-6400 ext. 8
Karen Fan recently joined APCF in November 2017 as Marketing Manager. Her primary responsibilities are to promote APCF through branding, oversee the scholarship programs, and provide creative support for APCF’s events and campaigns. Karen began her career with Disneyland where she was part of their VoluntEAR Leadership Council before relocating to China to work as a Cruise Director and Hotel Manager in Chongqing. After 4 years, she relocated to Shanghai where she worked as a Project Manager in the hospitality sector. Prior to leaving China, she once again worked for Shanghai Disneyland. After over a decade spent living abroad, she decided to return to the United States. Karen has been a regular and active volunteer in her community, working on numerous political campaigns and volunteering for various nonprofit organizations.
(213) 624-6400 ext. 4
Kelvin serves as APCF’s Grants Manager. In this role, he researches funding opportunities, drafts grant proposals, and reports on program outcomes. Kelvin also contributes to the administration of APCF’s newly implemented AmeriCorps VISTA program. His past work experience includes time as Program Director for the Center for Strategic Economic Studies and Institutional Development, a CDFI-affiliated nonprofit organization advancing small business interests through education and counseling. Kelvin holds undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and Political Science from UCSB as well as a J.D. from UCLA, where he graduated in 2014.
Debra A. Fong
(213) 624-6400 ext. 3
As Executive Advisor of the Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF), Debra provides executive leadership, advice and counsel for APCF. She was most recently the executive director of APCF, stepping down after 10+ years in 2017. During her tenure, the organization grew more than 15-fold. She began her non-profit career at the Little Tokyo Service Center Community Development Corporation as the Director of Administration and Development. Prior to that, she held various leadership positions at Pacific Bell/SBC. Debra is active in her church and community. She has served as President of the Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council (A3PCON), Co-Chair for the Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP)-Los Angeles Chapter and member of the White Memorial Medical Center Community Leadership Council for many years as well as having served on the Board and Trustees for Evergreen Baptist Church-SGV for over a decade. Currently, she serves on the UCLA Alumni Association Board and the California State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Debra holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics/Business as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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