Board of Directors

Photo of Steve Hsieh
President, Chair

Biographical Info

Terms: 2015-2017 (supplement), 2018-2019 (2019 President), 2020-2021 (2020 President)

Steve has been living in San Diego since 1986, obtained his BS degree from University of California at Riverside, and MS degree from University of Texas at Dallas, and has a career in software development. Since 2000, Steve has been serving on the boards of various community organizations, with expertise in event planning and hosting, public relations, fund raising, organizational development, and inter-organization collaborations.

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Photo of Aijie Han
Executive VP

Biographical Info

Term: 2018-2019, 2020 -2021

Aijie Han has been involved in community and social activities since moved in San Diego. She joined in a UCSD campus charitable group, Still Thoughts Association (STA), and volunteered many activities to reach out the community, such as beach cleanup, visits to Senior House and Healthcare Center at downtown San Diego. She served as session Chair and symposium organizer at American Chemical Society (ACS) and Materials Research Society (MRS) national meetings, and served as a panelist for several National Science Foundation (NSF) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs. She has been involved in the activities of SDAAFE since 2014. She has the passion to work on promoting active involvement in public affairs and social issues in our community.

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Photo of Frank Xu
Board Member: Vice President

Biographical Info

Terms: 2015-2016 (President), 2017-2018 (2017 President), 2019-2020

Frank Xu is a social activist and one of the co-founders of SDAAFE. He commits his time and effort to the community since late 2013. After organizing several rallies against the discrimination towards Chinese community, he realizes that the only way to empower the community is to serve and get involved. He was a board member of Educational Technology Advisory Committee and Budget Review Advisory Committee in Poway Unified School District. He also serves as a board member in La Jolla Presidents’ Lions Club and his own home owner association.

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Photo of Alex Hu
Board Member: Treasurer

Biographical Info

Term: 2017-2018, 2019-2020

Alex Hu has been living in San Diego since 1998.  In last twenty-five years Alex has been serving various financial institutions, both in China and U.S, from Bank of China to Bank of America, and other regional commercial banks.  Alex graduated from Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, in English Languages & English Literature major, in 1992.  He obtained his MBA from University of Phoenix in San Diego in 2001, and certificate on master level program for senior officers in banking, from Pacific Coast Banking School, Seattle, WA, in 2008.  Besides his professional banking career mainly in commercial banking and business lending to support local businesses, Alex devoted himself into various social and community services, including a five-year term with Citizen’s Oversight Committee, San Diego Community College District, from 2007 through 2012, supervising $1.55 billion construction funding to renovate 3 community college campuses and one continuing education center, under SD Prop. S & Prop. N.   Alex is an active Rotarian, Paul Harris Fellow, with over six year’s board service including two-term presidency with Rotary Club of Kearny Mesa, since 2012.  As a board member also treasurer, Alex is responsible for book keeping, banking, general financial oversight, and financial reporting of SDAAFE.

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Photo of Zhiming Wang
Board Member, VP of Legal Affairs and General counsel

Biographical Info

Term: 2019 -2020

Zhiming Wang, Esq., is the managing attorney of San Diego Injury Law Center and the founder of San Diego Personal Injury Law Group. Mr. Wang focuses exclusively on personal injury cases and is devoted to helping plaintiffs who have been injured in accidents involving automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, bicyclists and pedestrians.   He is an aggressive advocate, civil litigator and a determined negotiator, having recovered millions of dollars for his injured clients. He is one of the very few Chinese American lawyers who try cases in California State courts and Federal Courts.

Mr. Wang earned his Bachelor of Law Degree with high honors from the prestigious Zhejiang University School of Law in 2008. Mr. Wang earned his Masters of Law Degree with summa cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2009.

Mr. Wang is a member of the State Bar of California and the State Bar of New York and is proud to have affiliations with organizations that promote civil justice such as the Consumers Attorneys of San Diego, the Consumers Attorneys of Los Angeles, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Mr. Wang is also a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Mr. Wang has successfully resolved hundreds of personal injury claims on behalf of his injured claimants.  Among these victories are a $3 million injury settlement and multiple settlements in the amount of $1 million or more.

 

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Photo of Dr. Joan Chen
Board Member, Secretary

Biographical Info

Term: 2018-2019, 2020-2021

Dr. Joan Chen received her Ph.D in Biology from University of Los Angeles (UCLA). Passionate about science, Dr. Joan Chen has devoted lots of her time to promote science education in the San Diego region. She was the head coach of the Carmel Valley Middle School Science Olympiad team for two years, and now serves in the San Diego Regional Science Olympiad steering committee. In addition to the science field, Joan has also been actively involved in community service, working with organizations such as the San Diego Coastkeeper to do beach-cleanups, participating in the San Diego Asian Youth Organization (SDAYO) and Pan Pacific Law Enforcement Association’s 8th annual Rice Drive, and participating in Torrey Hills Elementary school’s 7/11 planning. Joan strongly advocates and wishes to promote more involvement of Chinese Americans in public affairs during her term in SDAAFE.

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Photo of Changyi Gu
Board Member, CTO

Biographical Info

Term: 2018-2019, 2020-2021

Changyi Gu, Chief Technology Officer, is responsible for the IT infrastructure of the organization. Changyi Gu is an expert in embedded systems and has got passions for both technology and community service.

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Board Member

Biographical Info

Term: 2017-2018 (supplement), 2019-2020

Stacy Chen has been living in San Diego county since 1997. Trained as a nuclear engineer from Shanghai Jiao Tong university, she has veered into finance and accounting field since moving to the US. She is currently working as a financial analyst for a subdivision of a Fortune 500 company, overseeing $100 Million in budget. Stacy has been an active member of the community, organizing and participating numerous activities at local schools. She joins SDAAFE in 2017 to take a more proactive role in politics and make a greater contribution to the Asian American community.

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Board Member

Biographical Info

Term: 2020-2021

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Photo of Dr. Manqing Li
Board Member

Biographical Info

Term: 2015-2017 (supplement), 2018-2019, 2020 – 2021

Manqing Li obtained his B.Sc. degree from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. from Purdue University. He is an enthusiastic scientist interested in immunology, virology and cancer therapy researches. His researches have been published on top tier academic journals. Currently Dr. Li works in the pharmaceutical industry focusing on the development of novel immunotherapies for cancer patients. Dr. Li is a big believer of equality. He believes everyone is born equal, and no one is more “equal” than others. Any Affirmative Action, if necessary to take, should be based on socioeconomic status only. Real diversity will and can only be achieved through true equality. Besides his participation in SDAAFE, Dr. Li also devotes his time to coaching math club at schools as well as various other community services.

 

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Photo of Xiaoyan Li
Board Member

Biographical Info

Term: 2019 -2020

Ms. Li has been a resident of the San Diego County since the year 2000.

Before, she worked as a legal consultant at a law firm and lead the sections of Asian businesses and market development in Ohio. She was one of the pioneers and leaders of a nationwide campaign from 1998 to 2000. This campaign helped thousands of China and India born professionals receive their permanent residency status in the US.

After Ms. Li moved to San Diego, she was consistently active in local community services. Ms. Li was the Chairwoman of the Community of Chinese New Year fair, located in downtown San Diego in 2001. Currently, she is also serving as a board member of the National Council of Chinese Americans.

Ms. Li received her BA in China and attended an MBA program at CSU.

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Photo of Emma Su
Board Member

Biographical Info

Term: 2020-2021

Emma Su has been a San Diego resident since 2011 and employed in Information Technology industry for many years. Besides her work, she commits her time and energy to local youth organizations to promote science learning and help disadvantaged communities. She believes in equality for ALL and support local Chinese community’s stronger involvement in public affairs.

Her goal with SDAAFE is to promote connections and involvement of Chinese Americans in local charities and public affairs.

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Photo of Henry You
Board Member

Biographical Info

Term: 2019 -2020

Henry has been living in San Diego since 2001.  Henry has been serving various financial institutions in China, Europe and US. He has worked as manager at Bank of China, London and VP at MUFG mainly in Fin Tech area. Henry was educated at University of London, Chinese Academy of Science and Nanjing University.

Henry is vice president of both San Diego Go Club and California Go Association. He’s keeping promote Go culture in local community and involved organizing American Go Congress 2017, 2018 California State Go Championship, youth activities and other events.

 

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Photo of Yong Zeng
Board Member

Biographical Info

Term: 2017-2018, 2019-2020
Yong is a veteran Electrical Engineer who was educated at Caltech in Pasadena, California and Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China.  He has worked in several industries (wireless, biotech, semiconductor, setop boxes) and contributed in improving people’s lives.  Having been living in San Diego for more than 20 years Yong cares deeply for local communities and has become increasingly active in community affairs.  His main goal as a board member of SDAAFE is to build bridges and open up opportunities to encourage young Asian American students to become more engaged in civic activities.

 

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Photo of Nelson Zhang
Board Member

Biographical Info

Terms: 2015-2016, 2017-2018, 2019-2020

Nelson Zhang is a social activist and one of the co-founders of SDAAFE. He commits his time and effort to the community since late 2013. He has organized several rallies with more than 500 people to join. He volunteers in La Jolla Presidents’ Lions Club and other organizations.

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