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, Dr. Wong 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. He 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.
Sr. Vice President
Mr. Nguyen serves as the manager for the Air Traffic Organization at the FAA. He is currently responsible for managing the National Acquisition Evaluation Program, the Information Technology and Information Systems Security for various agency level Investment Decision processes such as Joint Resources Council, Post Implementation Review, and Earned Value Management in support of the Executive Secretariat of the Joint Resources Council. Mr. Nguyen 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 is currently the National 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).
Ms. Olivia F. Adrian is appointed as the Lead Contracting Officer in US. Department of Interior. She earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Troy State University, Troy AL; and completed the Department of the US Air Force Squadron Officer’s School at Maxwell Air Force Base AL, the only civilian, Asian Female in her graduating class in 2002. Served as a FAPAC EB Member since 2005 as follows: Chapter Committee Chair (2005-2008); Evaluation Committee Chair (2005-2009); Constitution and Bylaws Committee Chair (2008-2009); and Special Celebration, 25th Anniversary Committee Chair (2010). She was a Special Emphasis Program Manager for the Asian Pacific Islander Americans, Eglin Air Force Base from 2002 through 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.
Ms. Grace Spence is an IT Specialist at Department of Veterans Affairs. She a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Before joining the Federal government in 2004, Ms. Spence worked in New York City where she was employed by a Wall Street firm as a project leader. Prior to her work on Wall Street, Ms. Spence served as an executive for a Japanese investment firm in Hong Kong and oversaw the entire operation in China. Ms. Spence is an alumni of Ohio University and holds a MA degree in International Affairs. Ms. Spence is actively involving in APAs affairs. She served two terms to the board member of Montgomery County Ethic Affairs Committee. She currently is the Chair of DEA’s Special Emphasis Program Committee. She is serving 2nd term as the Executive Secretary for FAPAC. She has been the Conference Chair for the 26th and 27th FAPAC National Leadership Training Conferences. She also serves as the website liaison for FAPAC and re-created the current FAPAC website.
Ms. Liqun Lauren Wong serves as a unit chief in the Office of Diversion Control of the Drug Enforcement Administration since 2004, and she previously served as a forensic chemist in a DEA laboratory in Washington DC. Ms. Wong has over 10 years of experience in areas of U.S. Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and regulations, International Drug Control, drug policy, drug enforcement and drug abuse. Ms. Wong is an experienced trainer and conducted international lectures in Viet Nam, South Korean, China, Chile, Indonesia, Philippines, Russia and Mexico. Ms. Wong 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 affaires; she is a member of the Asian American Government Executive Network (AAGEN). Ms. has been a member of the FAPAC since 1999, and served as Chair of Civilian Award Committee, Co-Chair of the Website Committee, and a member of the Special Event Committee.
Andy Deng has been with FAPAC for over 20 years. He involves actively in FAPAC’s activities ranging from annual Conference to Membership to Bylaws revision to Standard Operation Procedure. He currently works for FERC managing energy court cases related to litigation. Prior to that, he was the IT Project Manager in the development of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) project and software engineering projects. He was once the advisor to the Chinatown Community Cultural Center in Washington, DC and auditor for the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) in Chinatown. He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) and a Master in Information System (MSIS).