Staff Members

Audrey Yamamoto

Audrey Yamamoto

President & Executive Director

Audrey provides vision, leadership, and strategic oversight for the fundraising, grantmaking and programmatic efforts of the Asian Pacific Fund.

Audrey has been committed to the non-profit sector since early in her career. Prior to joining the Asian Pacific Fund, she served as the Executive Director of the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco, where she led the organization through a strategic rebranding initiative that yielded unprecedented growth.… Read More

Sue May

Sue May

Scholarship and Donor Relations Manager

Sue enjoys making sure things run smoothly at the Asian Pacific Fund, and believes in its mission to help strengthen the Bay Area’s Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

Prior to the Fund, she was the Administrative, Volunteer and HR Coordinator at Children’s Creativity Museum. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two active teens.

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Michael Nobleza

Vice President

Michael works in partnership with the Executive Director to take the Asian Pacific Fund to the next level of impact and visibility. He leads the development of the Fund’s strategy to increase and mobilize resources to support the Bay Area’s most vulnerable Asian and Pacific Islanders. This includes creating and executing a development strategy to increase support from donors, corporate partners and foundations and leveraging the Fund’s communications as touch points with donors.… Read More

Rod Kyle Paras

Rod Kyle Paras

Program & Events Manager

Rod Kyle manages the Growing Up Asian in America program, the Chang-Lin Tien Education Leadership Award, and the annual gala. He is also responsible for cultivation events and often spearheads office potlucks.

He earned simultaneous degrees in Urban Studies and History of Art from the University of California, Berkeley. During his time at Cal, he served as a staff member for Pilipino Academic Student Services (PASS), a student group established to recruit and retain Pilipinos into higher education in response to the growing Pilipino population in California.… Read More

Joan Van

Joan Van

Community Agency Liaison

Joan manages the Asian Pacific Fund’s relations with affiliate organizations and grantees, and facilitates the grant application process as well as the Fund’s other funding initiatives.

Joan has spent over 25 years in media advertising sales, most recently at Comcast and AT&T. She was responsible for increasing advertising revenues from national companies such as United Airlines, American Express and McDonald’s, and raising over $500,000-1,000,000 in new business annually through corporate sponsorships, traditional and nontraditional revenue streams.… Read More