Commissioners

Jamie Hsu

Chairperson Jamie Hsu, Ph.D. (Chinese American, Oakland County)
Adjunct Professor of Management, Lawrence Technological University Strategic Management and Leadership Development Consultant, LTU Dr. Hsu holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from National Taiwan University and a master's degree and Ph.D. in solid mechanics from Brown University, Rhode Island
1st Term: 2013-2015
2nd Term: 2015-2019

 


Kaushik K. NagKaushik K. Nag (Asian Indian American, Kent County)
Director – (Global Change Management |Talent Acquisition |Employee Benefits & Wellness- Amway Corporation)
Board Member - Hello West Michigan, Grand Rapids
Board Member - YMCA International Committee, Grand Rapids
Board Member - Business Advisory Board, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids
Member – Talent 2025 HR Advisory Council, Grand Rapids
Member – Environmental Justice Work Group, State of Michigan
Past President - West Michigan Bengali Cultural Association
Graduate of Leadership Grand Rapids Program 1st Term: 2015-2019

 


Secretary Grace Y. LeeSecretary Grace Y. Lee (Chinese American, Oakland County)
Board of Director, Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council
Member of the Foreign Direct Investment Committee, Ann Arbor SPARK Advisory Board Member, Council of Asian Pacific Americans and Eastern Michigan University College of Business, Chair of Board, Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce
BA in economics from University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA from Eastern Michigan University
1st Term: 2014-2018
2nd Term: 2018-2022

 


Trustee Poowanat Joseph TasmaTrustee Poowanat Joseph Tasma (Thai American, Wayne County)
Internal Auditor, DAIFUKU
Accounting Manager, Incodel and ZYNP International
Language Consultant, National Language Service Corps DOD, DOJ, DHS
Member, Lawyers Council of Thailand, Federation of Accounting Professions of Thailand Court Interpreter, Michigan and Ohio
Past President and Board Member, Thai-American Association of Michigan 
1st Term: 2014-2018
2nd Term: 2018-2022

 


Portrait of Chandru AcharyaChandru Acharya (Indian American, Wayne County)
President, South Asian Voices for Impact (SAAVI)
President, Imetris Corporation
Planning Commissioner, Canton Township
Member, Plymouth Canton Interfaith Community Outreach
First Term: 2018-2022

 


Asim AlaviAsim Alavi (Pakistani American, Washtenaw County)
Director of Information Technology, Lead Principal Technical Architect, AT&T       
1st Term: 2012-2016
2nd Term: 2017-2020

 


Anthony ChangeAnthony Chang Ph.D. (Chinese American - Kent County)
Founder and CEO of biotech company, Rethink Imaging. Bachelor of Science, Medical Imaging from Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Ph.D. in Medical Physics from the University of Texas Health Science Center Honoree of 2016 Grand Rapids Business Journal 40 under 40 The Henry Dunant Global Impact Award from the American Red Cross, 2017
First term: 2017 - 2020

 


Dinh Thai HoaDinh Thai Hoa (Vietnamese American, Macomb County)
Engineering Supervisor - Electrified Powertrain engineering, Ford Motor Company President - Vietnamese American Association of Michigan Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Oakland University Master of Engineering Management, University of Michigan Team Leader Detroit Chapter - Viet Aid Fund, non-profit organization Soccer Coach U8 - U19, AYSO, 2010 - 2017
1st term: 2018 - 2021

 


Mi DongMi Dong (Korean American, Wayne County)
COO at miRcore
Executive Director of Korean American Cultural Center of Michigan (KACCM) 
Board of Trustee at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
Board Member of American Citizen for Justice (ACJ) 
Advisory Board Member of Council of Asian Pacific Americans (CAPA) 
Former CSO at Global Strategic Connection 
Director of Pfizer Intellectual Property Strategy Management 
1st term: 2018-2019

 


Sharon DowSharon Dow (Chinese American, Oakland County)
Data Architect in Information & Communication Technology
Communication Director, National Association of Asian Professionals - Detroit Secretary, Association of Chinese Americans 
Treasurer, Friends of the Asian Arts and Culture, Detroit Institute of Arts
Past President, Michigan Chinese Women Association
1st Term:  2017-2020

 


Lisa GrayLisa Gray (Chinese American, Wayne County)
Real estate consultant/international investment specialist 
Honorary Chair, Chinese Association of Greater Detroit (CAGD) 
Chair, North American Chinese Coalition (NACC)
Board Member, Council of Asian Pacific Americans (CAPA) and
Asian American Center for Justice (ACJ)
Honorary Ambassador to China for Wayne County 
President, US-China Automotive Exchange (USCAE)
Board Chair, Michigan Chapter of American Chinese Restaurant Alliance (ACRA) 
1st Term: 2015-2019

 


Portrait of David HanDavid Han  (Korean American – Wayne County)
Managing Principal, Turtlerock Group: Strategic Advisory, Marketing and Consulting
Board Director and Chair, Education & Career Development Committee, National Association of Asian American Professionals Detroit
Strategic Advisor, Detroit Flying Cars, Advanced Mobility Venture
Global Marketing & Product Management leadership roles at Visteon, Whirlpool, Knoll, Herman Miller; and strategic consulting at PWC
MBA, Ross School of Business; BA Economics, University of Michigan
First Term: 2018 - 2022

 


Kavy LenonKavy Lenon (Laotian American - Missaukee County)
Senior Supplier Diversity Manager, Herman Miller
Purchasing Systems Analyst, Haworth, 2000-2011
Commissioner, International Relations Commission, City of Holland (2014-2016)
President, Lao Lahanam Association (2013-Present)
Executive Committee, Grand Rapids Asian Festival (2016-Present)
Event Marketing Manager, ElevateGR (2017-Present)
2017 Nomination for Advocate of the Year by MMSDC
1st term:  2018-2020

 


Portrait of Leena MalgrulkarLeena Mangrulkar (Asian Indian American, Washtenaw County)
Independent consultant in the nonprofit and philanthropy field
Master’s degree, Yale University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science, University of Michigan 
First term: 2018-2022

 


Toshiki MasakiToshiki Masaki (Japanese American, Wayne County)
Senior Manager – Public Policy, PAC and Special Project; and Global Leader - Learning and Development, Government Affairs, Ford Motor Company – Former Vice Chair, Michigan Health Information Technology Commission
President, Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) Detroit Chapter
1st Term: 2013-2015 2nd Term: 2015-2019

 


Portrait of Suchiraphon McKeithen-PolishSuchiraphon McKeithen-Polish, Ph.D. (Thai American, Macomb County)
Macomb ISD Bilingual Education Program Director/Title III Consultant. 
Past president of the Thai-American Association of Michigan. 
Adjunct Professor at Wayne State University in Bicultural/Biliteracy Program in Education Department/School. 
Macomb A.C.T. (Diversity) Steering Committee Officer – One Macomb/Macomb County.
Board Member, Council of Asian Pacific American (CAPA). 
Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Oakland University.
First Term: 2018-2021

 


Portrait of Reggie PacisReginald A. Pacis (Filipino American – Oakland County)
Shareholder of Butzel Long's Detroit office 
Concentrates his practice in immigration law and variety of immigration matters
Board Member of the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit 
Member of the American Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and the Samahang Pilipino Ng Oakland Filipino organization 
Speaker on immigration topics at many business, Hispanic and Filipino presentations.
Joined the State Bar of Michigan in 1997
Graduate of Detroit College of Law, Michigan State University; B.A. from James Madison College at Michigan State University
First Term:  2018 – 2022

 


Trustee Ryan RosarioRyan Rosario (Filipino American, Macomb County) 
Agency owner with State Farm Insurance
Past President, Filipino American Community Council of Michigan 
Past Chairman, Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Michigan Board Member, Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce 
1st Term: 2013-2017   2nd Term: 2018-2021

 


Aditya SathiAditya Sathi (Asian Indian American - Oakland County)
National Director of Asian Pacific American Engagement, Republican National Committee 
Chief of Staff, Young Republican National Federation (YRNF)
Board of Directors, Community Financial Credit Union (CFCU)
Northeast Chair, Young Conservatives for Energy Reform (YC4ER)
2016-2017 Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) Legislative Fellow, Office of Senator Orrin G. Hatch - U.S. Senate President Pro Tempore & Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee
2015-2017 Vice Chair, Michigan Republican Party (MIGOP)
2013-2014 Executive Director, Association of Big Ten Students (ABTS)
2016 Fellow - Michigan Political Leadership Program (MPLP) - Michigan State University Institute of Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR)
M.S.W. December 2014, Concentration: Community Organization, University of Michigan
School of Social Work, B.A. - May 2013 - Major: Political Science, Minor: Community Action and Social Change (CASC) - University of Michigan School of Literature Science & the Arts
1st term:  2018-2021

 


Jenny WangJenny Wang (Chinese American, Washtenaw County)
Director of Electric Sales and Marketing, DTE Energy
Board Member, Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce
Board Member, Council of Asian Pacific Americans
MBA, Ross School of Business; Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan
University of Detroit Mercy
1st term: 2017-2019  

 


Portrait of Angela Wang Beasinger

Angela Wang Beasinger (Chinese American, Oakland County)
President of WeAct Inc.
Board member of New Detroit
Communication Chair for Census 2020 Michigan Nonprofit Complete Count Committee
Past president 2017-2018 of Council of Asian Pacific Americans and current Nomination Chair of CAPA
Past VP of Association of Chinese American
Past VP of Detroit Chinese Business Association
Past EVP of Council of Ethnic Chambers of Commerce
Angela is multilingual and possesses a deep understanding of Eastern and Western cultures and holds a Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems and an MBA degree. 
1st Term: 2019-2021