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Asian Pacific American Commissioners

(Ethnicity and county of residence in parentheses)

Lily Qi, Chair (Chinese, Montgomery County)

  • Director of Special Projects, Office of the County Executive of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Columnist, Asian Fortune

Diosa Woods, Vice Chair (Filipino, Anne Arundel County)

  • Owner, iiBis, Inc.
  • Director of Outreach, Maryland Service-Disabled Veteran Association

Katherine Chin, (Chinese, Baltimore City)

  • President, Baltimore Asian Trade Council, LLC
  • Former Faculty Member, Johns Hopkins Hopital School of Nursing
  • Former Member, Maryland State Arts Council

Kwang Hee Choi, (Korean, Howard County)

  • President, Korean Society of Maryland
  • Former Chair, Korean American Grocers & License Beverage Association of Maryland (KAGRO)

Elizabeth Chung, (Chinese, Frederick County)

  • Executive Director, Learning Institute for Enrichment (LIFE) & Discovery, Inc.
  • Board Member, Interfaith Housing Alliance, Frederick, MD
  • Former Member, Frederick County Human Relations Commission

George Dang, (Vietnamese, Montgomery County)

  • President, Acacia Financial Advisors, LLC
  • Board Member, Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member, Montgomery College Foundation

Mencie Hairston, (Filipino, Prince George's County)

  • Founder and Executive Director, High Bridge Foundation, Inc.
  • Founder and Program Director, Mabuhay Culture School
  • Founder and Program Director, Camp Mabuhay
  • Chairperson, Asian American Studies Scholarship Program

Humberto Ho, (Taiwanese, Montgomery County)

  • Builder/Developer, Ho Brothers Development, LLC
  • Former Vice President, Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce
  • National Advisor, International Leadership Foundation

Dr. Clarence K. Lam, (Chinese, Howard County)

  • Physician, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Co-Executive Director, Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Diversity Leadership Council of the Maryland Democratic Party
  • Elected Member, Maryland Democratic State Central Committee
  • Elected Member, Howard County Democratic Central Committee

Ngoc Minh Le, (Vietnamese, Montgomery County)

  • Consultant
  • Founding Board Member of Voice of Vietnamese-Americans
  • Co-Chair, Finance Committee for Maryland AAPI Leadership Council
  • Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Maryland Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for Obama

Dottie Li, (Chinese, Prince George's County)

  • Consultant, TransPacific Communications

Dr. Larry Hajime Shinagawa, Ph. D., (Japanese, Howard County)

  • Professor, Asian American Studies Program at the University of Maryland College Park
  • Commissioner, Maryland Commission on Immigration

Thanit Thangpijaigul, (Thai, Montgomery County)

  • Financial Advisor, Dream Rift, LLC
  • President, Thai Alliance in America

Sovan Tun, Ph.D., (Cambodian, Montgomery County)

  • Economist/Statistician for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • President, Cambodian Buddhist Society
  • Member, Montgomery County Executive Advisory Team on Asian Pacific American Affairs
  • Board Member, InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington

Beth Amigable Wong, (Filipino, Prince George's County)

  • Vice President for Government and Community Relations, Powersolv Inc.
  • Vice President, Philippine American Chamber of Commerce, District of Columbia
  • Former Associate Director, Prince George's County Executive Office of Community Relations

Yun Jung Yang, Esq., (Korean, Montgomery County)

  • Attorney at Law, Yang & Ullman, P.C.
  • President, Korean American Women's Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Board of Director, Korean Business Enterprise
  • Member, Board of Director, Korean School Association of Washington DC
  • PTA President & member of the Board of Director, United Korean School of Greater Washington

Edward Yip, (Chinese, Montgomery County)

  • President, Three5Eight Consulting
  • Counsel, United BioSource Corporation
  • President, Foundation of the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member, Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce

Bob Zhang, (Chinese, Howard County)

  • Banking Officer, M&T Bank
  • Member at Large, Baltimore-Xiamen Sister City Committee
  • President and Founder, USABAL Solutions, LLC

Kui Zhao, AICP, (Chinese, Howard County)

  • Planner/Demographer, Baltimore County Office of Planning
  • Former Planner, Anne Arundel County Office of Planning and Zoning
  • Certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners