AANHPI Summit 2024

  • Summit Highlights
  • Speakers
  • Summit Sponsors

On Thursday, June 6, 2024, the Asian Pacific Fund (APF) hosted our 2024 Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Summit on Reclaiming and Redefining Mental Health at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, an APF nonprofit affiliate. Nearly 180 registrants from community organizations, corporations, government, philanthropy, and media present, joined us as we highlighted the importance and power of AANHPIs advocating for mental health resources and culturally competent services. 

The 5th Annual Summit was a unique mental health gathering, catering to a diverse community with varying opinions. It was a platform that some found unconventional, while others saw it as exactly what they were seeking. As a community foundation, our role is to bring together people with diverse perspectives, introduce new viewpoints, and create a safe space for “big family conversations.”

This impact would not be possible without our partners, speakers, and sponsors, and we are grateful to our nonprofit affiliate, the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, and its staff for providing us with the perfect venue for these discussions. Special thanks go to all our speakers: Kristina WongAmy Lam, Ph.D., Connie Wun, Ph.D.Kevin Niuatoa, MDiv, ThMAnni ChungTone Va’iYuan WangAmulya Mandava, Ph.D.Daria Cisper, Kim Luna, Aly Pascual, and Dan Pascual, for sharing their knowledge, insights, and tireless dedication.

We extend our gratitude to our official media sponsor, NBC Bay Area, and our partners, Robert Handa and Jay dela Cruz, for helping to promote awareness of AANHPI mental health and our Summit.

Thank you to Chuck Siu, Amy Siu, and the Samoan Community Development Center for leading us in the arts and cultural practices. A special thank you goes to our outstanding volunteers from Kaiser Permanente and Enterprise for supporting our staff throughout the day. Our appreciation also goes out to Thai Rice Spoon and Verbena Catering for providing exceptional catering services. 

Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate, share our stories, and work towards a brighter future for our community’s mental health. Your presence, bravery, and support are a testament to our collective strength and unity. Together, we will drive change.

If you were unable to join our Summit, we have recorded the day’s sessions and made them available for you to watch and share.

In Photos: Our Community at the Summit


Kristina Wong
Doris Duke Artist Award winner, Guggenheim Fellow, and Pulitzer Prize finalist in Drama

Meet Kristina

Anni Chung
Chief Executive Officer
Self-Help for the Elderly

Meet Anni

Daria Cisper
Youth Mental Health Advocate

Meet Daria

Amy Grace Lam, PhD
Chief Program Strategist
Korean Community Center of the East Bay

Meet Amy

Amulya Mandava
South Bay Youth Changemakers

Meet Amulya

Aly Pascual
Youth Intern
Filipino Advocates for Justice

Meet Aly

Tone Va’i, LCSW
Mental Health Consultant and Clinician
Samoan Community Development Center

Meet Tone

Connie Wun, PhD
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
AAPI Women Lead

Meet Connie

Yuan Wang
Executive Director
Lavender Phoenix

Meet Yuan

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For sponsorships, please contact Gurpreet Tung, APF Director of Development, at gurpreet@asianpacificfund.org.

Photos courtesy of Joyce Xi Photography. View the full album here.