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Officers
President
Dr. Kin Wong
Dr. Kin F. Wong is the general engineer at Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration of U. S. Department of Transportation. From a research career in the chemical industry, he entered public service at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, later moved to the Department of the Interior and now at the Department of Transportation, spanning a career in research, regulations, project and contract management.
Dr. Wong holds a B.S.E. degree summa cum laude from Arizona State University, and a MS and Ph.D. from University of Illinois, all in Chemical Engineering. He has published widely in scientific journals and was cited in Who’s Who in the West and the American Men and Women of Science. Dr. Wong, active in professional and community affairs, is on the Board of the DC Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies and the Zheng He Society of Americas.
Senior Vice-President for Operation
Peter Nguyen
Mr. Peter Nguyen serves as the manager for the Office of Finance and Management Organization at the FAA. He is currently responsible for managing the Integrated Services Branch, the Information Technology and Information Systems Security management for various agency level Investment Decision-Making processes in support of the Executive Secretariat of the Joint Resources Council. He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Science Degree in Information Systems from Strayer University.
Mr. Nguyen is very active with APA organizations. He was the past President for the National Asian and Pacific American Association (NAPA) representing over 1700 members nationwide. He also served as the Program Committee Chair and the Scholarship & Internship Committee Chair for the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC). In addition, he is a key member of the Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN), and a member of the National Asian Peace Officers Association (NAPOA).
Vice-President for Committees
Olivia Adrian
Ms. Olivia F. Adrian is currently serving as a one of the Department of Interior Diversity Change Agents (DCAs) and a Branch Team Leader Contract Specialist with a Level III Certificate of Appointment as Contracting Officer. She is assigned to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Safety Environment Enforcement (BSEE) Acquisition Operations Branch. As a Team Leader, she leads the branch in the procurement of supplies and services to meet the mission of the Agency; she is also a mentor and a coach for her team members.
Ms. Adrian was a Special Emphasis Program Manager for the Asian Pacific Islander Americans, Eglin Air Force Base from 2002-2005 as one of her assigned “other duties” by the Eglin Air Force Base Commander. She managed and led the yearly celebration of the APIA during the month of May with exemplary success each year during her assignment in Florida. Special Assistant to the Philippine Consulate Ambassador to the US, Northwest Florida 2002-2004. She served as the FAPAC Vice President for Committees, 2010 – 2012. She has been a member of the FAPAC Executive Board since 2005 as a Committee Chair and Member. Prior to joining the FAPAC, Ms. Adrian was the winner of the Excellence Leadership Award presented in San Francisco during the National Conference in 2004.
Executive Secretary
Liqun Wong
Ms. Liqun Lauren Wong is employed by a federal enforcement agency since 1997. Ms. Wong has extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of controlled substance regulations and drug abuse. Ms. Wong is an experienced trainer and has conducted a number of international trainings. She holds a M.S. degree in Chemistry and completed course works in Computer Science M.S. program and Environmental Science Ph.D. program.
Ms. Wong is actively involving in APAs affairs; she is a member of the Asian American Government Executive Network (AAGEN). She has been a member of the FAPAC since 1999, and served as Treasurer (2011-2012), Chair of Civilian Award Committee, Co-Chair of the Website Committee, and a member of the Special Event Committee.
Treasurer
Kaye Nitta
Ms. Kaye Nitta currently is the Asian Pacific American Program Manager for the Food and Drug Administration. She also oversees the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity’s web management and is a certified EEO Counselor and a Reasonable Accommodation Specialist. A long time member of FAPAC, she has been actively involved with FAPAC over the years and served once before as the elected Treasurer in 1991-1992 as well as a Conference Chair and on the Board as Chair of the Ethics Committee in 2010. She also continues to take the lead as the FAPAC’s Registration Chair for the conference. She was appointed and served from 2005-2007 as a Supervisory Committee Member for the FedFinancial Federal Credit Union.
Ms. Nitta studied psychology at both American University and at the University of Maryland and is a recipient of numerous prestigious awards throughout her federal government service of more than 38 years. She holds key positions in APA organizations such as Hawaii State Society of Washington, D.C., and the National Association of Professional Asian American Women (NAPAW) where she recently led their national training conference planning.

Auditor*
Kevin Le
Mr. Kevin Le serves as the APM/Lead Engineer for Aeronautical Information Management Directorate at Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He has over 18 years of engineer experience with the Department of Air Force and Office of Secretary Defense (OSD) at the Pentagon. His previous assignments include working as a Systems Engineer Chem/Bio Team Lead at Joint Program Executive Office (JPEO) of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear under the Office of Secretary Defense. He serves as a Senior Systems Engineer at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia and an Electronics Engineer at Tinker Air Force Base on a Special Project for a B1-Bomber Avionics Air Craft.
Mr. Le holds a B.S in Electrical Engineering from University of Oklahoma. And two Master degrees: Master of Public Administration (MPA) and M.S in Systems Engineering from Georgia College & State University. He also received his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt; Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering (SPRDE) Level 3 and DoD Program Management Level 3 from the Department of Defense. He currently serves as the Vice President of National Asian & Pacific American (NAPA).
*The auditor is an elected position but is not a member of the executive board.

Immediate Past President
Farook Sait
Mr. M. Farook Sait, Esq., retired February 2012 after 40 years of federal service, and most recently as the Director, Civil Rights Division, Food Safety & Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). He began his employment in USDA and held several high managerial positions in the Office of Civil Rights, including the position Special Counsel to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights from 2003 - 2009. His professional career began in 1972 in the Office of Equal Opportunity, USDA. He has served as manager of compliance, investigations, EEO, program complaints, and policy.
Mr. Sait has lectured in overseas law schools and bar associations and conducted workshops for the Federal Dispute Resolution Conference, the Public Administration Forum, the Office of Personnel Management and other federal agencies and organizations. He has also taught for Pepperdine University, Washington Adventist University and Central Michigan University. He is active in community organizations and is a founding member of the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. He is originally from India, a graduate of Washington Adventist University, and Howard University School of Law, Washington, DC. He is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and the State Bar of Maryland.

Standing Committees
Program Chair
Thanh Trang
Public Relationship Chair
Grace Spence
Nomination and Election Chair
Lily Ho
Affirmative Employment Chair
Jane Rolen
Membership Chair
Janet Chen
Chapter Chair
Parveen Setia
Conference Chair
Farook Sait
Constitution and Bylaws Chair
Vanee Komolprasert
Ethics Chair
Gerald Tiqui

Ad Hoc Committees*
Diversity and Inclusion Chair*
Selina Lee
Fundraising Chairs*
Vaiyapuri Subramaniam
D.K. Gurung
Young Professional and Outreach Chairs*
Jonathan Lee
Sharon Nicholas
*Chairs of Ad hoc Committees are not members of the executive board.
 
 

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