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  • November 10, 2016 16:54 | Olivia Adrian (Administrator)

    Veterans Day is a day to celebrate our country and remember those who represent our ideals and fought for our freedoms. Every year, we set aside time on Veterans Day to honor all the men and women who have served our country in uniform.  We celebrate veterans from generations past and we welcome a new generation of veterans, some of whom are just returning home after serving abroad.  We also thank our future veterans - those who are still serving in the armed forces. 


    To all our veterans – thank you!  Thank you for everything you’ve done for our country. 


    Happy Veterans Day!

  • November 10, 2016 09:26 | Olivia Adrian (Administrator)

    Team FAPAC,

    The FAPAC President’s Leadership Award is the most prestigious award and is an opportunity to recognize teams and individuals for outstanding contributions and exceptional service to the Organization and its mission. Former President, Ms. Grace Spence extend her warm regards and thanks to the Board of Directors who supported her during her 2-year term and in recognizing the important contributions of our members who continuously commits to support the mission of FAPAC and make a difference each day.


    The FAPAC President's Award recognizes outstanding performances by teams and individuals within the two year period of her term, from 2014 through 2016. The categories for the awards were as follows: 



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


    2.       DR. KIN WONG, DOT (RETIRED)

    3.       KAYE NITTA, FDA

    4.       GERALD J. TIQUI, NASA

    5.       SELINA LEE, USDA

    6.       PANKAJ PARIKH, EPA

    7.       LILY HO, NGB

    Leadership Award: Presented to members who have made continuing contributions impacting the mission and programs of the Organization.



    3.       THANH TRANG, FAA

    4.       LIQUN  WONG, DEA

    5.       SHARON PANG, HHS


    7.       DARRICK LEE, FAPAC

    8.       THONG VU, FAA

    President’s Service Award: Presented to members who have made contributions to the Organization through outstanding service.


    2.       JONATHAN LEE, FAPAC


    4.       JOHN HUANG, FDA



    7.       SARA KAUL, NIH




    President’s Trail Blazer’s Leadership Award: Presented to members who took initiatives to advocate and promote FAPAC's mission, objectives and demonstrated exceptional leadership and service to the organization. 







    Thanks to all for your continued commitment to the FAPAC's mission; these awards were presented by the outgoing President during the Installation of the newly elected officers on Oct 14, 2016 at the National Press Club, Washington DC.



    Olivia F. Adrian

    FAPAC President



  • November 07, 2016 08:00 | Darrick Lee (Administrator)

    Join us for our annual Membership Appreciation & Holiday Celebration Dinner!

    This is a time to meet the FAPAC Leadership and network with other FAPAC members and supporters!
    It is open to all, members and non-members

    Date: Saturday, January 21st, 2017
    Time: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Where: Fortune Seafood Restaurant,
    6249 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22044
    (703) 538-3333

    Cost: $15 Member | $30 Non-Member

    Register Here

    Please email with questions

    Kevin Le: 703-389-0193 
    Thong Vu: 202-267-0341 

  • November 03, 2016 20:00 | Darrick Lee (Administrator)

    This is an announcement for the FY2017 Standing Committee Chairpersons and Co-Chairs to serve for 1 year term as stated under the current Constitution and Bylaws

    Dear FAPAC Members:

     On behalf of the National Board of Directors, I am very excited to announce the appointments of all the Standing Committees Chairs in accordance with the FAPAC Bylaws, Article IV, as presented and strongly recommended by the Vice President of Operations, Mr. Peter Nguyen.

    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 ambitious and we have a lot of work ahead of us, but with everyone’s support we can be successful.

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FAPAC Committee Chairs 2016-2017 below:

    Standing Committees

    • Program Committee: Kelly Kim (DOI)
    • Public Relations Committee: Julie Tam (VAC)
    • Nomination and Election Committee: Parveen Setia (USDA)
    • Affirmative Committee: Pat Basu (USDA)
    • Membership Committee: Liqun Wong (DOJ)
    • Chapter Committee: Vaiyapuri Subramaniam (VA)
    • Conference Committee: Marina Milton (Treasury) & Darrick Lee (FAPAC)
    • Constitution and Bylaws Committee: Sara Kaul (NIH)
    • Ethics Committee:  Kaye Nita (FDA)   

    Temporary Ad-Hoc Committees​

    • Awards Committee: M. Farook Sait (USDA retired)
    • Newsletter Committee:  Claire Huber (Treasury)
    • Community Outreach Committee: Eva Ngai (FAA)
    • Strategic and Long Term Planning Committee:  Selina Lee (USDA)
    • Special Events Program Committee: Thong Vu (FAA)

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

    Olivia F Adrian
    FAPAC President

  • September 01, 2016 22:03 | Lily Ho

    PRESS RELEASE                                                        For information contact:
    September 1, 2016                                                              

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC), the premier organization representing Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders of all ranks in the federal and District of Columbia governments, has elected a new leadership team:

    President: Olivia Adrian
    Vice President:
    Marina Milton
    Vice President for Operations:
    Peter Nguyen
    Executive Secretary:
    Fahmida Chhipa
    Kevin Le
    Region 1 Director:
    Rene Lau
    Region 5 Director:
    Annabelle Flores

    Auditor: Tat S. Shum

    The new leadership will assume office on October 1, 2016 and its term of office will end on September 30, 2018. 

    The Installation and Award Ceremony will be held on October 14, 2016 (11:30 to 2:30) at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Please visit for details and reservations.

  • July 25, 2016 14:26 | Jonathan Lee (Administrator)

    Our partners at the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Coast Guard are hosting a job fair at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC on July 27 and 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event website is The focus of the hiring fair will be on civilian positions in cyber security, information technology, acquisitions, and human resources.

    Also, the Coast Guard military recruiters will be there. The Active Duty component is hiring! The Coast Guard has no waiting lists and are offering guaranteed schools, bonuses, and advanced pay grades for applicants that meet qualification requirements. If a young person enlists he/she can be in recruit training (boot camp) as early as 60 days. Of course on the officer side of the house, the application process is longer for Officer Candidate School or the Coast Guard Academy. For Coast Guard military recruiting go to

  • May 09, 2016 18:53 | Darrick Lee (Administrator)

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) announces the 2016 FAPAC Military Meritorious Service Awards winners in recognition of individuals who have made significant contribution to the advancement of U. S. military missions and the promotion of equal opportunity in the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) communities.

    U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Patrick M. Ganacias

    U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Alan F. Lee

    U.S. Army National Guard Major Karmin Ng

    U.S. Air National Guard Brigadier General William R. Burks

    U.S. Navy Commander Chaplain Manuel (Don) A. Biadog, Jr.

    U.S. Navy Lieutenant James J. Yoon

    U.S. Marine Corps Captain Yuwynn E. Ho

    U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant Raphael J. Sadowitz

    U.S. Air Force Captain Carl R. Chen

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Kathleen V. Easton

    Defense Intelligence Agency Chief Warrant Officer Vanderla L. Akaka

    Congratulations to all the winners. The awards will be presented at the 31st National Leadership Training Program to be held from May 9-13, 2016 at the Doubletree by Hilton at the Entrance of Universal Studio Orlando, Florida.

  • May 08, 2016 17:15 | Darrick Lee (Administrator)

    WASHINGTON DC – The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC), the premier organization representing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments, congratulates recipients of the 2016 FAPAC Civilian Awards. 

    Outstanding Individual Leadership 

    Peter Sung Ohr (SES)  - National Labor Relations Board
    Chris L. Hoh (GS 13-15)  - Defense Intelligence Agency 

    Excellence in Individual Achievement 

    Carmen Villar (SES) - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Christy Kwon (GS 13-15) - National Labor Relations Board
    Mark A. Cordisco (GS 1-12) - 437 Aerial Port Squadron, U.S. Air Force

    Diversity Excellence
    Kevin Shea (SES) - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA
    Zhuo (Adam) Chen (GS 13-15) - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
    Annette Delos-Santos (GS 1-12) - Forest Service, USDA

    Congratulations to all the winners. The awards will be presented at the 31st National Leadership Training Program to be held from May 9-13, 2016 at the Doubletree by Hilton at the Entrance of Universal Studio Orlando, Florida. 

  • May 06, 2016 09:49 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

    Washington, DC - On May 5 FAPAC held its first Interagency Heritage Month Happy Hour to mark the observance of the occasion with the support of several partners including SSA, the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Homeland Security and Justice. A great crowd over 100 came to network and renew acquaintances at the Baan Thai in Logan Circle, thanks to the efforts of Jill Yu at HUD, Paul Truong at FAA, Melissa Lin at USCIS, Minh Dang at DEA, Darlene at DHS, Dennis Chong at SSA and others. Juliet Choi, Chief of Staff at US Citizen and Immigrant Services leading a group from DHS started the event of the evening. Representatives from the sponsoring partners spoke briefly.  Watch for the picture on Facebook.

    For members you are all invited to the Membership Meeting to be held on May 10 to be held during the National Leadership Training Program in Orlando, FL. Watch your inbox for details including call in number for those who cannot attend in person.

    If you are not members, join us. It takes only a few minutes online and the cost is minimal, $36 for those working in the federal government and $24 for others. Members and nonmembers are invited to the networking event in July - the FAPAC annual picnic. The event will be family friendly.

  • May 04, 2016 13:27 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

    Washington DC. – FAPAC held another career fair on April 22, 2016 on the Rockville in partnership with Montgomery College and the Universities at Shady Grove. The event attracted over 70 employers including more than 40 federal agencies. The event held in the large gymnasium at the Rockville College campus. Before the end of the day over 1,200 job seekers walked through the door.  Team of volunteers from the sponsors and FAPAC helped to make the event go smoothly despite lines of attendees waiting to speak to the recruiters at times. The team also collected valuable information on the attendees in feedback to improve future events. With the larger student body and the community around Rockville we attracted more AAPI attendees. Thanks to our partner the Universities at Shady Grove for uploading additional pictures of the Job Fair at Plans are underway to hold the next career fair in Northern Virginia in autumn after school begins.

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