Anita is proud to serve on the Board and to have received the PAAWBAC Woman Warrior Leadership Award. She is inspired by her mother and grandmothers, who taught her the values and importance of intellectual, social, and economic independence for young girls and women. Anita has extensive experience in social marketing, advocacy, policy and planning, and health and human services administration.
Mary, a long-time PAAWBAC board member, is the current chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party and 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 Community Benefit Manager at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. She first became involved with PAAWBAC as the hospital’s liaison and was inspired by PAAWBAC’s approach to increase the visibility and participation of Asian and Pacific women. In 2015, Jennifer joined PAAWBAC’s Board of Directors and continues to be inspired by the network of women the organization supports 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.
Vicky is President and CEO of DAE. In addition to being a pioneer and a leader in marketing to Asian Americans, Vicky cares deeply about issues impacting the community. She has played a pivotal role in promoting public awareness of hepatitis B, cancer, the annual celebration of APA Heritage Month and the overall importance of community empowerment.