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Board of Directors

Candace Chewning


Deputy Director, Philadelphia Department of Labor
Director, Office of Worker Protections

Sandra Clark


Chief Executive Officer, StoryCorps

Anne Ishii


Executive Director, Asian Arts Initiative

Aleyamma Mathew


Interim Director of the Funders Collaborative for Women’s Safety and Dignity

Tuan H. Nguyen

Board Chair


Sr. Client Advisory, Managing Director, Rockefeller Capital Family Office

Sonia Pal

Treasurer

Sr. Internal Auditor, University of Pennsylvania

Eva Ray

Board Secretary

Former Director of Education, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Mary Yee, Ed.D


Educational Researcher, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education

Staff

  • Anne Ishii

    Anne Ishii

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    Executive Director | ext. 701
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    Ann Adachi-Tasch

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    Project Manager
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  • Clarissa Cheung

    Clarissa Cheung

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    Development Coordinator
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  • Portrait of Daniela Galindo

    Daniela Galindo

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    Teaching Artist
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  • Portrait of Dave Kyu

    Dave Kyu

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    Director of Programs | ext. 703
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  • Devin McKnight

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    Technical Manager
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  • Portrait of Dominique Chua

    Dominique Chua

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    Creative Assistant | ext. 710
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  • Portrait of Hanzi

    Hanzi

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    Teaching Artist
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  • Portrait of Jino Lee

    Jino Lee

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    Marketing & Communications Supervisor | ext. 706
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    Joey Wong

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    Director of Development | ext. 708
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  • Portrait of Joyce Chung

    Joyce Chung

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    Curator | ext. 714
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  • Portrait of Kong Yang

    Kong Yang

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    Youth Education Programs Manager | ext. 705
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  • Portrait of Liz Karcewski

    Liz Karcewski

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    Operations Assistant
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  • Portrait of Matt Nelson

    Matt Nelson

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    Managing Director | ext. 707
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  • Portrait of Mehgan Abdel-Moneim

    Mehgan Abdel-Moneim

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    Lead Teaching Artist
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    Samantha Cavanaugh

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    Building Custodian
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  • Portrait of Samantha Quinn

    Samantha Quinn

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    Operations Supervisor | ext. 709
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Gayle Isa is a Founder and former Executive Director of Asian Arts Initiative. Gayle has been a Douglas Redd Fellow focused on arts and community development and has served on the boards of the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the National Performance Network, and the national Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists. She has also been a member of the Philadelphia Mayor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs and the Mayor’s Cultural Advisory Council, and was the first Asian American appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She has been an aspiring dramaturg and taiko drummer, and is currently focusing her creative energy on parenting her school-aged daughter.

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