Board of Directors
Sandy Wai-Yan Chau
Mr. Sandy Wai-Yan Chau has been active in IT business investments since 1997. From 1992 to 1997 he was CEO of one of the largest and most diversified listed construction and real estate firms in Taiwan. Mr. Chau began his career as head of a consulting firm for start-ups in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was the founding president of the influential Asian American Manufacturing Association (AAMA) in Silicon Valley in 1979, and in 1977 started Universal Semiconductor in San Jose, California. Since 1984, he has been actively involved in various real estate projects in the U.S. and Far East. He has a BS in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA.
Hsing Kung, Ph.D.
A well-respected community leader and a successful entrepreneur, Dr. Hsing Kung holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley, an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University, and a B.S.E.E. from National Cheng Kung University. Currently, Dr. Kung is a partner in the Acorn Campus Ventures, where he is known as the “Godfather of Fiber Optics” for growing several startup ventures over the past two decades. He also serves as Chairman of Luxnet Corporation and Innolight Corporation.
In recent years, Dr. Kung has been devoted to promoting Chinese-American participation in mainstream communities. He participates in community organizations including Cupertino Rotary, Institute of Computer Technology, and West Valley- Mission Community College Foundation. Currently, he serves on AACI advisory board and Silicon Valley Creates board.
C.C. Yin graduated from the University of Washington with a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering. The owner of thirty McDonald’s restaurants, C.C. is an established entrepreneur with a heart for serving the community. He is actively involved in a number of organizations and institutions such as the Vacaville Rotary Club, the Vacaville Counter Force program, his local NAACP chapter, and local schools as well as other educational programs. C.C. is active in the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce. He has served as president of the Vacaville Chamber of Commerce. Besides being one of the founders of APAPA, he is also a co-founder of the Solano County Chinese-American Association.
Liliana Li was born in Canton, China, and immigrated to the United States at a young age. She grew up in San Francisco, California and received her BA and Masters in Social Work from San Francisco State University. As President and CEO of Vision New America, Liliana directs resource allocation and implementation of VNA civic engagement initiatives, academic internship program grants, and educational forums. For the past decade, she has advanced the growth of VNA from direct program administration to concentrating our efforts on supporting under-funded organizations that spearhead values that align with our mission. Liliana has extensive experience in non-profit leadership, and her passion resides in advocating for underprivileged immigrant communities. Prior to her tenure at VNA, she was a labor organizer for low-income workers of the SEIU Local 616 of Alameda County, and a proponent for immigrant families at the APA Family Supportive Services in San Francisco.
“I believe that once our eyes are open to the needs and challenges of the world, we must take leadership to make it better. Democracy works best if we are all involved.”