Staff Members

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

Alex Kwok

Development & Administrative Coordinator

Alex provides support to the team to ensure that the Asian Pacific Fund meets its operational & development goals. He is also responsible for database management and technical support.

Prior to joining the Asian Pacific Fund, Alex worked as the Office Manager at Asia Society Northern California. He is a member of the 2019 cohort of the Roots: Him Mark Lai Family History Project, and volunteers with the Chinese Historical Society of America.… Read More

Sue May

Senior Manager, Scholarships & Donor Relations

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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Joan Van

Corporate & Community 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

Pei-Un Yee

Senior Manager, Communications & Events

Pei-Un is responsible for the Fund’s communications strategy and efforts to advance the organization’s mission, vision and values. She also manages the planning and execution of events including the API Summit, the Chang-Lin Tien Leadership in Education Award and the Annual Gala.

Pei-Un brings experience from the nonprofit sector, working to preserve the cultural heritage of underrepresented communities while advocating in protection of their rights and for equal access to resources.… Read More