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Seven people singing with their own music stands in AAI's gallery

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

Tuan H. Nguyen

Board Chair

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

Sonia Pal


Sr. Internal Auditor, University of Pennsylvania

Eva Ray

Board Secretary

Former Director of Education, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Blessy Thomas

Partner, Innovate Capital Growth Fund

Mary Yee, Ed.D

Educational Researcher, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education


  • Anne IshiiAnne Ishii

    Anne Ishii

    Executive Director| ext. 701
  • Portrait of Ann Adachi-TaschPortrait of Ann Adachi-Tasch

    Ann Adachi-Tasch

    Project Manager
  • Clarissa CheungClarissa Cheung

    Clarissa Cheung

    Development Coordinator
  • Portrait of Daniela GalindoPortrait of Daniela Galindo

    Daniela Galindo

    Teaching Artist
  • Portrait of Dave KyuPortrait of Dave Kyu

    Dave Kyu

    Director of Programs| ext. 703
  • Devin McKnight

    Technical Manager
  • Portrait of Dominique ChuaPortrait of Dominique Chua

    Dominique Chua

    Creative Assistant| ext. 710
  • Portrait of HanziPortrait of Hanzi


    Teaching Artist
  • Portrait of Jino LeePortrait of Jino Lee

    Jino Lee

    Marketing & Communications Supervisor| ext. 706
  • Portrait of Joey WongPortrait of Joey Wong

    Joey Wong

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

    Joyce Chung

    Curator| ext. 714
  • Portrait of Kong YangPortrait of Kong Yang

    Kong Yang

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

    Liz Karcewski

    Operations Assistant
  • Portrait of Matt NelsonPortrait of Matt Nelson

    Matt Nelson

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

    Mehgan Abdel-Moneim

    Lead Teaching Artist
  • A portrait of Sam CavanaughA portrait of Sam Cavanaugh

    Samantha Cavanaugh

    Building Custodian
  • Portrait of Samantha QuinnPortrait of Samantha Quinn

    Samantha Quinn

    Operations Supervisor| ext. 709

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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