Mary, a long-time PAAWBAC board member, is the Director of Government & Community Relations at the San Francisco Association of REALTORS. She has been active in politics for 30 years, starting in Cleveland, Ohio, where she worked on progressive issues, and spent the beginning of her political career organizing women office workers, then known as the pink collar ghetto. She currently serves on the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women.
Jennifer is the Director of Community Health, Volunteer Services, and Emergency Management at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. She first became involved with PAAWBAC as the hospital’s liaison and was inspired by PAAWBAC’s mission to increase the visibility and participation of API women. In 2015, Jennifer joined PAAWBAC’s Board of Directors and is honored by the opportunity to empower the next generation of women leaders.
Kathy is a daughter of founding PAAWBAC member Carole Jan Lee, and has inherited her mother’s dedication to community concerns. A lawyer by training, she heads a local citizens police review board. She has two daughters and would be thrilled if one of them someday carries on the tradition of board service.
Vivian, who joined the PAAWBAC Board in 2008, has a background in journalism and marketing in the construction industry. Her community involvement began when, as a resident of San Francisco’s Japantown, she served on the organizing committee for Japantown’s 100th Anniversary celebration. PAAWBAC has given her the opportunity to promote diversity and feminist leadership.
Elsie Lum has been an advocate for the Asian Pacific Islander community as a counselor, mentor, advocate, and educator for the past 30+ years through Asian Community Mental Health and the Alameda County Training & Education Center. Her passion is to support young talent through mentoring and coaching so they can reach their full potential.