Chairman - Jason Wong
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Jason came to the U.S. at an early age. He attended University of Arizona and received a B.S. in Political Science with a concentration in Public Administration. As a NAAAP member since 2000 (in San Francisco, New York and Phoenix), Jason’s roles with the organization have included: founding member of the Phoenix/Tucson chapter, 2006 Vice President, 2007 – 2009 President and now the Chairman of the Board of Directors. As a Board Chair, Jason leads NAAAP-Phoenix towards becoming the premier professional organization for Asian Americans in the Valley. His goals include encouraging more active participation from members, current and potential, and promoting more collaborative projects and activities with other Asian American community organizations. He aims to create stronger brand recognition for NAAAP in the greater Phoenix area through opportunities for increased professional development, cultural awareness, mentorship and community participation.
Jason has been a long-time active community member. During his time at the University of Arizona, he was the founding director of the Asian Pacific American Student Center of the University of Arizona. He was the recipient of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguish Leadership Award in 1992. Jason also took an active part in Governor Janet Napolitano’s Asian American Advisory Council (2007-2009) and the City of Phoenix Pacific Rim Advisory Council (2006-2007). He served as a national board member (2008-2009) & president of the East Valley Alumni Chapter (2007-2010) of the University of Arizona Alumni Association. In addition to his alumni involvement, Jason currently serves on the board of directors of the Arts of Business Council of Greater Phoenix. He is also a board member of the Scottsdale Sister Cities Association & a life member of the FBI Citizen Academy Alumni Association.
Jason is the president for Bridging The Gap Consulting. Jason specializes in establishing a partnership with clients and addresses the specific issues they are dealing with in their global business activities. Through a combination of consulting, training, and tools, he works to connect their global strategies with execution worldwide. His vision is to help individuals work toward achieving their professional aspirations.
Vice Chair - Kristi Lee
Kristi has an extensive business background in marketing and retail with more than 20 years of experience. Previous corporate experience includes responsibility for product and marketing decisions for more than 2,300 Albertson's Food and Drug stores in 38 states, and negotiations with national brands such as Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble, Maybelline and Revlon. Her many strengths include her leadership and training abilities, including the capacity to adapt to the four different personality categories most people encounter on a daily basis in their personal and professional lives.
Kristi has helped develop the NAAAP Professional Development program for 2008 & 2009 and helped create the vision for the NAAAP Mentorship Program. She likes to help mentor and coach members and strives to be an inspiration to people she meets.
Kristi is dedicated to serving our members, and is passionate about broadening NAAAP Phoenix’s vision in our community.
Director - Alise Chan
Alise Chan is a native of Southern California who has lived in Phoenix since 1995. She studied English and Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles and has had a varied career in the retail, airline and real estate fields.
She is currently a consultant for Private Quarters, a direct sales company specializing in luxury bedding and linens. As a consultant she enjoys showing others how to transform their bedrooms into luxury retreats where they experience more restful sleep in order to be more productive in their own lives.
As a result of owning a home based business Alise has become an avid networker and was so thrilled to discover NAAAPPhoenix she immediately became an editor for their newsletter. She filled in as the interim secretary and has been on the Marketing Committee since its inception.
Director - Dr. Tony Lee
Tony works as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician in Scottsdale, AZ. He specializes in interventional spine procedures and non-operative sports medicine. Upon graduating from Dartmouth College, he returned to his home state of Georgia for graduate school and received a Masters of Science in Microbiology from Georgia State University.
He then obtained his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine. Tony completed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at the University of Pennsylvania where he served as chief resident for two years. He is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Board Certified in Pain Medicine.
Tony started in NAAAP-Phoenix as Chair of the Mentorship Program. Currently, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Tony also helps by assisting in the annual NAAAP-Phoenix Scholarship. Professionally, Tony currently has served as a previous President of the Arizona Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He currently serves as Chair of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Presidents Council Executive Committee, a committee that oversees each state’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Societies. Tony is also proud to represent NAAAP-Phoenix as a member of Valley Leadership Class 34.
In 2013, Tony expects NAAAP-Phoenix to become an even stronger presence in the community. Tony expects more leaders in the community will develop through the many programs offered by NAAAP-Phoenix.
Director - Kathy Huynh
Kathy was born in Vietnam and raised in Canada. She moved to Arizona with the family where she attended Highland High School, Mesa Community College, and Arizona State University. Kathy graduated with Master Degree in Social Work, where she now works at the Child Crisis Center.
As a board member, Kathy hopes to share and learn more about the Asian Community with NAAAP, creating opportunities for younger generations to play a role in NAAAP, and to become a role model for others to follow. She is involve in the various Phoenix community organizations and attends regular events. Kathy is a graduate of the Diversity Leader Search Business On Board Leadership Program and of the 2011 & 2012 NAAAP National Leadership Academy.
Currently, she is working at a non-profit agency for more than three years, creating a better future for families that have children ages zero to five. Their program, Healthy Families, is a home-visiting program that promotes child health and development, enhances parent child interaction, and prevents child abuse and neglect. During her spare time, she volunteers her time teaching Vietnamese to children at the Vietnamese Center for the Vietnamese community.