Board of Directors and Staff

Interim Executive Committee (IEC) | Each member is committed to donate $5000 per year

Advisors to IEC | Each member is committed to donate $500 per year, with one exemption due to financial difficulties

Kathleen To

Kathleen To (Texas)

 

  • Coordinator, 80-20 PAC (2017-present)
  • Associate Founder, Life Member and President of 80-20 (2007-08)
  • Founder of Texas Progressive Voice (2009)
  • President & CEO of KATO Foundation; Retired Texas business entrepreneur
  • The Honorary Commercial Attaché appointed by Governor Ann Richards (1991)
  • The skin cancer research team member at the University of Texas (1969-1978)

Dr. Piyush C. Agrawal (Florida)

Board of Directors

     
Charles Zhang

Charles Zhang (Michigan)

Interim Executive Committee (IEC)

  • 80-20 Honorary Family Member and 80-20 Educational Foundation Diamond Member.
  • Managing partner of Zhang Financial, one of the nation's top-ranked independent wealth advisory practices.
  • Received many honors and recognitions throughout career including, consistent rankings as one of America's Top 100 Financial Advisors by Barron's, Worth, and Research Magazine.
  • Was an 80-20 national Board Director and Executive Committee Member, Chair of Election Monitoring Committee.
  • Previous adjunct professor of Finance at Western Michigan University and served on the advisory board for the Haworth College of Business.
  • In 2012, Western Michigan University named its $8 million Legacy Collections Center for Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang.
Dr. Ved Chaudhary

Dr. Ved Chaudhary (New Jersey)

Advisor to IEC

  • Assistant Commissioner, Office of Management and Budget, Department of Environmental Protection, Appointed by Governor of NJ (2006 to 2010).
  • United States Commission on Civil Rights: Secretary, New Jersey State Advisory Committee (1995-2001), Vice Chair (2001-2004)
  • Member, Rutgers University Board of Trustees (1993-95)
  • Member, Governor's Ethnic Advisory Council, NJ (1991 - 94)
  • Fellow, Leadership, New Jersey
  • Co-Founder, First President 80-20-NJ Chapter (2002-2004)
  • Co-founder, President, Association for the Advancement of Asian Americans (4A) - NJ
  • Co-Founder, President, Indian American Forum for Political Education (FORUM), NJ Chapter
  • Chair, National Conference on Equal Opportunity, May 1990, Washington, D.C
  • Chair, Indian American Leadership Conference, 1991, Hosted by the White House
  • General Secretary, Hindu Collective Initiative of North America
  • President, Educators' Society for the Heritage of India
Dr. Chenming Calvin Hu

Dr. Chenming Calvin Hu (N. California)

Advisor to IEC

  • Distinguished Chair professor of electrical engineering at University of California, Berkeley
  • Member of The US Academy of Engineering
  • Former chairman of the San Francisco East Bay Chinese School
  • Former BOD member of Chinese American Political Association
Dr. Alice S. Huang

Dr. Alice S. Huang (S. California)

Advisor to IEC

  • Past President, Am. Assoc. for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Retired professor from Harvard Medical School
  • Retired Dean for Science at New York University
  • Member of the Division of Biology at the California Institute of Technology
  • Board member of The Rockefeller Foundation, Waksman Foundation for Microbiology, and Public Agenda
  • Member of the Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Tina Liu Jen

Tina Liu Jen (New Jersey)

Advisor to IEC

  • President, Asian American '80-20 Initiative ' New Jersey Chapter for Equality and Justice
  • President, North American Chinese Press Institute
  • Chairperson, Morristown Neighborhood House Association, Phenomenal Women's Event
  • Founder, Mr. Liu Ming-Teh Memorial Documentary Journalism Scholarship
  • Member, Rising Stars Steering Committee/ Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, New Jersey State University
  • Member, Morris County Human Relations Commission
  • Member, Morris County Advisory Committee for Women
  • Supporter, 2012 Project-Ready to Run /Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers U.
  • MBA in Accounting/former Sr. Accountant in New Jersey Transit and Accounting Analyst in Wall Street, Freelance Writer/Reporter in education, politics, music, arts, and environmental protection.
Dr. Yueh-Ting Lee

Dr. Yueh-Ting Lee (Ohio)

Advisor to IEC

  • President, Asian American '80-20 Initiative ' New Jersey Chapter for Equality and Justice
  • Currently Professor of Psychology at the University of Toledo, Ohio
  • Founder and President of 80-20 NW Ohio Chapter
  • Board member, 80-20 Initiative, 2004-2008
  • Dean of theCollege of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Social and Cultural Psychology at Minot State University , North Dakota
  • Produced nine scholarly books and approximately 80 journal articles and book chapters
  • Taught courses in psychology and cultural and ethnic studies in American higher education
Dr. Marisa Chuang Ming

Dr. Marisa Chuang Ming (N. California)

Advisor to IEC

  • Life Member of 80-20 PAC
  • Executive Director, Coalition of Asian American Business Organizations (CAABO), a national network of 4000 entrepreneurs and organizational leaders across the U.S. that focuses on providing more opportunities and strengthening the Asian business voice nationally and internationally.
  • Former VP of ACJ (American Citizens for Justice, Inc.) who stood up for the Vincent Chin case that was grossly mishandled in Detroit's district courts. ACJ protested and made appeals which eventually brought the case to be tried in the federal court.
  • Former Board Member of OCA (Organization of Chinese American) and Association of Chinese Americans (1995-97)
  • In 1995, Dr. Ming organized a group of multi-racial community leaders to educate the US Senators and Congressmen on the unfairness of the Welfare Reform bills. Her efforts led to amendments of the bills and also formed Detroit Coalition for Responsible Immigration Policy group, currently staffed by New Detroit, Inc. an advocacy for immigrants.
  • Executive Director of APACC (Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce, 2000-2006), working tirelessly to open doors for Asian suppliers and facilitated US corporations' access to the Asian markets. Her team efforts in the Midwest were expanded to the formation of the nationwide CAABO-Coalition of Asian American Business Organizations in 2005.
  • Awards: Anti-Defamation League's Women of Achievement award in 2004, International Channel Network's Vision in America award in 2002, the National Diversity Opportunity Council's Pioneer in Diversity award in 2005, Michigan Governor's Special Tribute for outstanding community services in 2006 and TOP TEN Award – for "Giving Spirits" by the National Association of Women Business Owners –Greater Detroit Chapter in 2012.
Dr. Yin-Long Qiu

Dr. Yin-Long Qiu (Michigan)

Advisor to IEC

  • Founding President, 80-20 NAA Southeastern Michigan Chapter.
  • Associate Professor of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
  • Recipient of the Early Career Award from the National Science Foundation.
Jing-Li Yu

Jing-Li Yu (New York)

Advisor to IEC

  • Special Assistant of the 80-20 Initiative (2002-2005)
  • Operations Director of the Initiative (2005-2006)
  • Delegate to 80-20’s 2004 Presidential Candidate Endorsement