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  • October 22, 2018 10:43 | Olivia Adrian (Administrator)

    FY2019 Committee Chairs Appointment Announcement

    Dear FAPAC Members:

    On behalf of the National Board of Directors, I am very excited to announce the selections of all the Standing and Ad Hoc Committee Chairs in accordance with the FAPAC Bylaws, Article IV, as presented and strongly recommended by the Vice President of Operations, Ms. Fahmida Chhipa.

    Each year that FAPAC has been in existence has brought new accomplishments and each year new goals are set for greater achievements.  This year, we have new Team Leaders and our agenda is very aggressive and ambitious, we have a lot of work ahead of us, but with everyone’s support we can be successful!


    ​Standing Committees​

    • Program Committee: Cailine Kim (VA)
    • Public Relations Committee: Thao Tran (DOI)
    • Nomination and Election Committee: Liqun Wong (DOJ)
    • Affirmative Committee: Kenneth Bailey (NOAA)
    • Membership Committee: Selina Lee (Navy)
    • Chapter Committee: Katherine Toth (OPM)
    • Conference Committee: Kelly Sewell (DOI)
    • Constitution and Bylaws Committee: Raphael Choi (DOJ)
    • Ethics Committee:  Gerald Tiqui (NASA)  

    ​Ad Hoc Committees​

    • Sponsorship Committee: Marina Milton (Treasury)
    • Awards Committee: Teresa Brown (USDA)
    • Community Outreach Committee: Lan Caohuy-Rifkin (FBI)

    Thank you to our Vice President of Operations who worked diligently to make sure we have a good team to serve this year!

    Olivia F. Adrian, President


  • October 15, 2018 01:26 | Olivia Adrian (Administrator)

    The “FAPAC President’s Award” is the most prestigious award and is an opportunity to recognize individuals for outstanding contributions and exceptional services to the Organization and support its mission.  I wanted to express my warmest and heartfelt gratitude to the Members of the National Board of Directors and the National Board of Operations who supported me during the last 2 years. I want to recognize the important contributions of our volunteers who continuously dedicate and commits to support the mission of FAPAC and make a difference in someone’s career each day.

    ​The FAPAC President's Award recognizes exceptional leaders and outstanding performances by individuals within the period from October 2016 through September 2018. ​

    The categories for the awards were as follows: 

    Excellence Award: Presented to members of the National Board of Directors (NBOD) who provided positive leadership and contributed to the critical success of FAPAC in the last 24 months.

    • MR. KEVIN LE (FAA)
    • MS. RENE LAU (DOD)
    • MR. TAT SHUM (DOJ)

    Outstanding Leadership Award: Presented to members of the National Board of Operations (NBOO) who have created meaningful training and networking opportunities for the FAPAC’s members; and provided positive leadership that contributed to the success of FAPAC in the last 12 months.

    • MS. EVA NGAI (FAA)

    Trailblazers Leadership Award: Presented to the FAPAC Chapter’s President who identified and implemented innovative changes that positively affected their agency and/or community.  The innovative changes are transferable to other agency and/or organizations that contributed to the success of the Chapters.


    • ·         MS. FAMIDA CHHIPA (USDA)
    • ·         MS. JANE YANG LI (PBGC)
    • ·         MR. JOSEPH ADAN (SOUTHWEST)
    • ·         MS. KATHERINE TOTH (OPM)
    • ·         MR. ANTHONY CHU (FAA)
    • ·         MS. THAO TRAN (DOI)
    • ·         MR. XINZHI ZHANG (NIH)
    • ·         MR. KELVIN XU (HHS PARKLAWN)
    • ·         MR. CHEN YANG (FBI)
    • ·         MS. BRIDET SOUZA (VA)
    • ·         MS. MICHELLE WOLF (RIO GRANDE)
    • ·         MR. ROBERT BAGGETT (NORCAL)
    • ·         MS. JENNY XIN (APG MD)


    President Service Award: Presented to the members who assisted the NBOD and NBOO and provided support to the President as needed and “call of duty” arise that contributed to the success of FAPAC.


    ·         MS. LIQUN WONG (DOJ)

    ·         MS. LILY HO (US ARMY)

    ·         MS. JULIE KELLY (FAPAC RD-5)

    ·         MR. FRED CHENG (USDA)

    ·         MR. THANH TRANG (FAA)

    ·         MS. HONG HITCHINGS (VA)

    ·         MR. GERALD TIQUI (NASA)

    ·         MS. KAYE NITTA (FDA RET)

    ·         MR. PANKAJ PARIKH (EPA)



    Star Performance Award: Presented to the members who promoted diversity, Innovation, Outstanding New Program & Project, and Innovative use of Technology.


    ·         Mr. THONG VU (FAA)

    ·         MS. SARA KAUL (NIH)

    ·         MS. KELLY SEWELL (DOI)

    ·         MR. DARRICK LEE (FAPAC)

    ·         MS. KATHERINE TOTH (OPM)


    Unsung Hero Award: Recognition of the FAPAC supporters who have positively influenced the organization from behind the scenes with positive attitude, a willingness to help in whatever capacity necessary and a commitment to excellence that contributed to the success of FAPAC.


    ·         MS. NICOLE CURIER




    Lifetime Achievement Award: Presented to members who have demonstrated exceptionally significant long-term contributions impacting the mission of the Organization.

    ·         MR. CLARENCE JOHNSON

    ·         MS. SHARON WONG


    Thanks to all for your continued commitment to the FAPAC's mission; these awards were presented by the President during the Installation of the newly sworn in officials on Oct 5, 2018 at the National Press Club, Washington DC.




    Olivia F. Adrian

    FAPAC President

  • September 02, 2018 18:30 | Kelly Sewell (Administrator)

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    Dear FAPAC Friends,

    Labor Day is not one of the traditionally festive holidays celebrated in the U.S. However, it is one of the most anticipated because it means having a long holiday weekend of barbecue and pool parties with family and friends.

    Labor Day is also one of the most important holidays because it is an occasion to commemorate the efforts of all workers and volunteers regardless of their occupation or position in the organization or company. 

    During this holiday, I'm especially grateful for the volunteers of FAPAC who make a huge difference in the success of our organization. I want to take this opportunity to remind our members that September 30, 2018 marks the end of the current FAPAC Administration's 24-month term. Many thanks to our FAPAC Officers and Committee Chairs for a job well done as we enjoy the company of family and friends on this Labor Day.

    Savor the Labor Day weekend as a reward for a job well done for your professional work or any other volunteer organization you belong to. With hard work comes great satisfaction. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend.

    I thank you for all you do for FAPAC!

    Olivia F. Adrian, FAPAC President

  • June 28, 2018 11:00 | Darrick Lee (Administrator)

    As we celebrate our country’s 242nd year of freedom, let’s join our hands to give thanks to the document that describes some reasons the 13 American colonies opted for a change in government from the British. As the lead writer of The Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson’s main points were that government must be by the consent of those who are governed because all people are created equal, have basic human rights, and that government should protect life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    In other words, the birth certificate of the United States brings to our attention every year the importance of participating in government, remembering that we weren’t always free people and that a republic was formed.  

    It is the special day when the United States of America declared to be a free country from the rule of Great Britain in the year 1776. The U.S. Congress made July 4th a federal holiday in 1870. It has been a paid holiday for Federal employees since 1938.

    The entire country is happy as it is a national holiday. We as federal and District of Columbia employees are so fortunate to be representatives of the government. No matter where you are from, Independence Day is the time to show our national pride in the United States of America. Get out your red, white and blue, wave the stars and stripes and sing our national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, to show our patriotism as you have a cookout, attend a picnic or parade, or watch fireworks with your family and friends.

    Have a sparkling 4th of July! A spirit of equality and faith, and a belief of courage. I wish you all a Happy 4th of July. Take pride, America! Take pride, FAPAC! This day will be celebrated with great pride and FAPAC will continue to celebrate next month as your FAPAC family invites you to a picnic.


    Olivia F. Adrian
    FAPAC President

  • June 28, 2018 08:00 | Darrick Lee (Administrator)

    Serving on the FAPAC National Board of Directors (NBOD) is an opportunity to join other dedicated volunteers in directly contributing to the success of the FAPAC's mission. The leadership and expertise of those elected can help build FAPAC's membership, establish long lasting procedures, implement strategies, and achieve goals to increase diversity and inclusion in the federal workplace.

    FAPAC invites its members to nominate potential FAPAC officers. In accordance with FAPAC Constitution and Bylaws, only regular members in good standing twelve months immediately prior are eligible to be candidates.

    According to the FAPAC Constitution and Bylaws (C&B), an election of Officers, Regional Directors (RD), and Auditor will be held in August 2018. This election will be conducted via Online only. These elected positions are for one term lasting a period of 24 months starting October 1, 2018 and ending September 30, 2020.

    How to make a Nomination

    1. Review the Eligible Voters and Candidates list. Please pay attention to your membership renewal date (except Lifetime members).  If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the membership committee at
    2. You are reminded to discuss with or encourage your favorite potential candidates and seek their consent in advance before you complete the online nomination form.
    3. You can self-nominate on-line for any position.
    4. Click here to find out more about the Duties of the Positions
    5. Visit to nominate somone

    Points of Contact:

    • For Membership Questions, contact Liz Jung, Membership Chair,;
    • For Constitution and Bylaws Questions, contact Raphael Choi, C&B Chair,;
    • For Chapter Questions, contact Anthony Chu, Chapter Chair,;
    • For Nomination and Election Questions, contact NEC Committee,
      • Parveen Setia, Chair
      • Liqun Wong, Assistant Chair
      • Grace Spence, NEC Member

  • May 01, 2018 12:11 | Darrick Lee (Administrator)
    The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) NIH Chapter invites everyone to join the 2018 HHS Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Observance. This year’s event is co-sponsored by the NIH Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, FAPAC HHS Parklawn Chapter (representing IHS, AHRQ, SAMHSA, and HRSA), USPHS Asian Pacific American Officer Committee, Association of Asian Pacific Islander Employees of CDC and ATSDR, and FDA colleagues. Featured speakers include Ms. Holly Ham, Executive Director, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and Dr. Matthew Y.C. Lin, MD, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

    Registration is not required for to view the videocast live at

  • April 07, 2018 11:15 | Darrick Lee (Administrator)

    FAPAC is proud to announce the Winners of the 2018 Military Meritorious Service Awards!!! Read the Press Release here!!!

  • April 07, 2018 11:00 | Darrick Lee (Administrator)

    FAPAC is proud to announce the 2018 Civilian Award Winners! Read the Press Release here!!!

  • April 07, 2018 09:00 | Darrick Lee (Administrator)

    FAPAC is proud to announce its 2018 Award Winners!!! Thanks to all the nominees and student applicants! It was a hard decision for the judges with lots of entries! Congratulations to all the winners! The Awards will be presented at this years 33rd National Leadership Training Program!

    Read the Civilian Award Winners Press Release here!

    Read the Military Award Winners Press Release here!

    Read the Scholarship Award Winners Press Release here!

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