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Officers
President
        Grace Spence
Ms. Grace Spence is an IT Specialist for the Department of Veterans Affairs. She is responsible for project management, contract management and acquisition management, and Product and Platform management for the Office of Architecture, Strategy and Design, Product and Platform Management. Prior to join the federal government, Ms. Spence served as a Project Leader for a financial firm in Wall Street, an Operation Supervisor for a shipping company in New York and a Business Executive for an investment firm in Hong Kong. Ms. Spence has devoted her time to FAPAC for over 6 years and has always been in the core leadership of FAPAC as the Public Relation Chair and Executive Secretary and Conference Chair.  

 

 
 Vice President
        Olivia Adrian
Ms. Olivia F. Adrian is currently serving as a one of the Department of Interior Diversity Change Agents (DCAs) and a Branch Team Leader Contract Specialist with a Level III Certificate of Appointment as Contracting Officer. She is assigned to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Safety Environment Enforcement (BSEE) Acquisition Operations Branch. As a Team Leader, she leads the branch in the procurement of supplies and services to meet the mission of the Agency; she is also a mentor and a coach for her team members.
Ms. Adrian was a Special Emphasis Program Manager for the Asian Pacific Islander Americans, Eglin Air Force Base from 2002-2005 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. She was the Special Assistant to the Philippine Consulate Ambassador to the US, Northwest Florida 2002-2004. She served as the FAPAC Vice President for Committees, 2010 – 2012. She has been a member of the FAPAC Executive Board since 2005 as a Committee Chair and Member. Prior to joining the FAPAC, Ms. Adrian was the winner of the Excellence Leadership Award presented in San Francisco during the National Conference in 2004.
Vice President of Operations
Peter Nguyen
Mr. Peter Nguyen serves as the manager for the Office of Finance and Management Organization at the FAA. He is currently responsible for managing the Integrated Services Branch, the Information Technology and Information Systems Security management for various agency level Investment Decision-Making processes in support of the Executive Secretariat of the Joint Resources Council. He 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 was the past 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).   
Executive Secretary                                                                  Fahmida Chhipa

  

     

Treasurer
Kevin Le
Mr. Kevin Le serves as the APM/Lead Engineer for Aeronautical Information Management Directorate at Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He has over 18 years of engineer experience with the Department of Air Force and Office of Secretary Defense (OSD) at the Pentagon. His previous assignments include working as a Systems Engineer Chem/Bio Team Lead at Joint Program Executive Office (JPEO) of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear under the Office of Secretary Defense. He serves as a Senior Systems Engineer at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia and an Electronics Engineer at Tinker Air Force Base on a Special Project for a B1-Bomber Avionics Air Craft.
Mr. Le holds a B.S in Electrical Engineering from University of Oklahoma. And two Master degrees: Master of Public Administration (MPA) and M.S in Systems Engineering from Georgia College & State University. He also received his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt; Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering (SPRDE) Level 3 and DoD Program Management Level 3 from the Department of Defense. He currently serves as the Vice President of National Asian & Pacific American (NAPA).
*The auditor is an elected position but is not a member of the executive board.

Immediate Past President
Dr. Kin F. Wong
     

Standing Committees
Program Chair
Thanh Trang
Public Relationship Chair
Grace Spence
Nomination and Election Chair
Lily Ho
Affirmative Employment Chair
Jane Rolen
Membership Chair
Janet Chen
Chapter Chair
Parveen Setia
Conference Chair
Farook Sait
Constitution and Bylaws Chair
Vanee Komolprasert
Ethics Chair
Gerald Tiqui

Ad Hoc Committees*
Diversity and Inclusion Chair*
Selina Lee
Fundraising Chairs*
Vaiyapuri Subramaniam
D.K. Gurung
Young Professional and Outreach Chairs*
Jonathan Lee
Sharon Nicholas
*Chairs of Ad hoc Committees are not members of the executive board.

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