Dear friends,

It has been my honor and privilege to serve as CHSA interim Executive Director for the past year. I would like to thank the CHSA Board of Directors and staff, and you, our community friends and members, who have stood by the organization during this time of transition.

We faced organizational challenges as well as personal ones, especially with the loss of our Grand Historian Phil Choy in March 2017 and Mayor Ed Lee last December. Despite these challenges, I am proud of the many things we have accomplished together: streamlining the organization and making it sustainable; launching new exhibits and programs such as our 2017 This Land is YOUR Land academic conference, the lauded “Chinese in the Sunset” exhibit, and the upcoming “Chinese Women Pioneers” exhibit; hosting a successful Gala where we inaugurated the Sarah and Philip Choy Community Service Award honoring Mayor Ed Lee and Rose Pak posthumously; taking public stands against racism and xenophobia in efforts such as renaming Julius Kahn Playground; and building new partnerships and collaborations for the future.

Today, CHSA announces that we have begun our search for a permanent Executive Director. Please click here for the announcement, and share it widely with friends and colleagues.

As we begin this search, I will continue to support the staff and Board of Directors during this process. I will also offer guidance and support to the new Executive Director when I return to my role as a CHSA Board member. As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns at jane.chin -at-


Jane Chin
CHSA Interim Executive Director