Debra A. Fong
(213) 624-6400 ext. 2
As Executive Director of the Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF), Debra provides executive leadership for APCF and directs its operations and grant making. 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, serving as President of the Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council (A3PCON) and Co-Chair for the Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP)-Los Angeles Chapter in addition to serving on the Board and Trustees for Evergreen Baptist Church-SGV, the California State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and the White Memorial Medical Center Community Leadership Council. Debra holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics/Business as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Chun-Yen joined APCF in November 2012 as its Development Director. Her responsibility is to cultivate, identify, and nurture relationships with current and potential corporate, foundation, and individual donors for APCF’s fundraising efforts. Prior to APCF, she had a combined total of over 16 years professional working experience in non-profit executive management and fund development, state government budgetary analysis, and academic faculty fields. Born in Taiwan, she is fluent in Mandarin, Taiwanese, and English. She received her Bachelor of Law Degree from National Taiwan University, and her master’s degree and doctoral candidacy in Public Administration from University of Albany, State University of New York.
Christine Najung Lee
(213) 624-6400 ext. 4
Christine manages APCF’s workplace giving 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 a decade of experience in the Asian and Pacific Islander non-profit 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 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 joined APCF in January 2015 as its Operations Manager. Her primary responsibilities are to sustain and strengthen the organization’s internal processes and infrastructure that allow APCF to fulfill its mission. 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 and health care. She currently serves on the board of a local non-profit, Kingdom Causes (Alhambra/Monterey Park). She received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
(213) 624-6400 ext. 8
Sandy Southivilay joined APCF in November 2016 as its Communications Manager. Her primary responsibilities are to promote APCF through branding, oversee the scholarship programs, and provide creative support for APCF’s events and campaigns. Sandy began her career in marketing as the Marketing Assistant at Mini Pharmacy Enterprises. She then went on to work as a Research & Marketing Coordinator at Senders Communications Group. Much of her research and marketing experience has been in politics, health and the performing arts. She has been a regular and active volunteer in her community, making change through her work on political campaigns and in nonprofit organizations. Sandy graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
Office Assistant Trainee
As Office Assistant Trainee, Rachel Sanders supports APCF’s operations and administration. She has several decades of experience as an executive and administrative assistant at businesses such as PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Aon Risk Services, Inc., and Angeles Corporation. Rachel is hosted by APCF as a participant in the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging’s Senior Community Service Employment program. She also volunteers for United Voices Youth, a local non-profit organization focused on literacy, as a member of its entertainment committee. Originally from Jackson, Miss. Rachel holds credentials in stenography, bookkeeping, and computer software applications, as well as an insurance broker license.
Special Events Intern
(213) 624-6400 ext. 7
Myra joined APCF as a volunteer in September 2016 and then later became the Special Events Intern in January 2017. Her primary responsibility is to help organize the silent auction for APCF’s annual fundraising gala. Her duties include conducting donor research and solicitation, preparing boards and displays for silent auction items, and assisting with coordination on the day of the gala. Myra received her bachelor’s degree in Gender, Ethnicity, and Multicultural Studies at Cal Poly Pomona, and she hopes to continue her education with a Master’s in Social Work. She is grateful to work with APCF and she hopes to gain the most from this experience to help prepare her for a future career in the social work field.
Scholarship Program Intern
(213) 624-6400 ext. 6
Micah Garrido joined in March of 2017 to assist with the Scholarship Program. He helps coordinate outreach to and communication with academic institutions, community organizations, and students. Micah is a recent graduate of Occidental College with a degree in Cognitive Science, looking to continue his education in Indigenous Studies and Ethnomusicology. He is eager for the opportunity to support members of the API community of the greater Los Angeles area and beyond, and considers himself privileged to work with APCF.