After 20 months of volunteering as CHSA’s interim Executive Director, I am stepping back and happily turning off my cell phone at night and not checking CHSA email 24/7. It’s been both a bumpy and exhilarating ride of stabilizing and boosting CHSA’s finances, working alongside staff to launch exhibits such as Chinese in the Sunset and Towards Equality: California’s Chinese American Women, while producing the Mayor Ed Lee documentary and contributing to City Hall’s memorial exhibit of Ed, recruiting new board members, attracting new CHSA partners and audiences, presenting two sold-out galas in 2018 & 2019 with Willie Brown’s wisecracks, and inaugurating the Phil and Sarah Choy Community Service Award in 2018.
I am more confident than ever about CHSA’s strength and potential, and with that I welcome Tamiko Wong as the new CHSA Executive Director. Tamiko, who started the job this week, brings her extensive community service experience and is a familiar face in Bay Area Asian American and Pacific Islander circles.
Please join me in welcoming Tamiko. I will remain an active and dedicated board member, taking on the position of CHSA Vice President. I look forward to continue seeing each and every one of you at CHSA’s many events and programs.