Board of Trustees

2015 Board of Trustees

  • Judy Lam, President

    Judy Lam is a lawyer with Greenberg Glusker, where she practices real estate and business litigation. Judy has been involved with Asian Pacific Women's Center since 2002 and served as the President of APWC. She enjoys working with the agency because of the growth and empowerment APWC provides to women and children. APWC gives these survivors a public voice and healing support as they transform and find new wings.
  • Caroline Choe, Vice President

    Caroline Choe is CEO of NewBridge Investments, a privately held investment company focused on real estate and selective private equity investments. She serves on the Board of Saehan Bank as the youngest Korean American female director, focused on the repositioning of the bank since 2010. She also serves as a Director of Choe Andrew World Mission, a private foundation focused on Christian based education, empowerment, and microfinance in economically disadvantaged countries. Caroline holds Bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration, Economics, and Spanish from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master’s degree in Real Estate Development from USC, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from UCLA. Caroline is an advocate of empowerment of women and education for economically disadvantaged children. She is proud to be a Board member of an agency such as APWC that focuses on empowering victims and 100% domestic violence free lives.
  • Jeff Chi, Vice President

    Jeff Chi currently heads up all strategic and distribution partnerships globally for UberMedia (An IdeaLab/Bill Gross Company). Alongside his extremely talented and accomplished UberMedia executive counterparts, Chi spearheads strategies and creates partnerships that keeps UberMedia in it's accelerated pattern of growth. Previously, Jeff Chi Co-Founded and was CEO of Media Mayhem Corporation. Chi created and grew the online advertising representation firm from 2006 until 2011. Prior to 2006, Chi spent over four years as VP of Ad Operations at Gorilla Nation Media. As VP of Ad Operations at GNM, Chi managed operations for over four years, growing the company from 3 employees to 120 plus by the time he decided to move on and pursue other ventures. Chi assisted in coordinating ad trafficking, sales, and maintained a smooth and tight operating ship during his stay. Chi earned a BS degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University where he majored in Information Systems and was a Junior Developer with the University's field stations.
  • Roshni Gandhi, Secretary

    Roshni Gandhi is a prosecutor with the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office fulfilling her passion for criminal justice. The mission of APWC appeals to Roshni in the most personal way, given her lasting desire and life mission to provide a voice to those silenced by abuse or disability. Roshni has experienced domestic violence in her own life and the sentiment to help empower women has been reflected throughout her career. While an honors students at the University of California, Irvine she served as an Americorps cadet in the children’s special education program as both an educator and mentor. Subsequently while on full merit scholarship to Chapman University School of Law, Roshni dedicated her time to volunteering at domestic violence shelters, facilitating counseling, U-visas, housing, VAWA applications, and adjustment services. While in that capacity, Roshni incorporated various motivational devices into the programs that have been fully embraced and remain in use to this today.
  • Syndi Hoa Driscoll, Treasurer

    Syndi Driscoll is a Deputy City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, specializing in the area Energy and Transmission.  Syndi is the mother of two active little boys, ages 5 and 3.  In her spare time Syndi enjoys the running, the outdoors and spending time with her family. Syndi joined the APWC family in 2006 because she wanted to give back to her community and wanted to join an organization that believed in empowering women.
  • M. Donna Uy-Barreta

    M. Donna Uy-Barreta serves as a Special Operations Administrative Coordinator and Paralegal for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s (LACA) Office, Criminal Branch. Her responsibilities at LACA are twofold. As a Special Operations Administrative Coordinator of the Planning, Research and Statistics Section, Donna is responsible for statistical reporting, maintenance of Criminal History Databases and assisting with the supervision of the Criminal Case Management System. As a certified paralegal, she oversees the daily operations of the Complex and Special Litigation Section, which brings civil law enforcement actions against businesses and individuals engaged in unlawful, unfair and fraudulent acts or practices. In addition, Donna is a member of the Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect (ICAN) Data Committee. She also serves on the ICAN/Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Cyber Crime Prevention Program and recently served on the Stand With Me Youth Summit Planning Committee, along with Peace Over Violence, Global Women’s Empowerment Network, and Futures Without Violence.

    Donna dedicates her time and passion to assist APWC in collecting, developing and distributing resources and ideas to empower domestic violence survivors to lead independent lives. She knows there can be life after domestic violence, and is dedicated to helping others find it.
  • Stan B. Sung

    Stan is the Founder and President of GENRICH Family Office, a company that grew from being a financial problem solver and philanthropic advisor for charitable organizations to a managing office of generational wealth for multiple families. Over the course of operating GENRICH, Stan has held interim CFO positions with companies in manufacturing, distribution and television media production. Before establishing GENRICH, Stan worked with Risk Management Advisors (RMA) as an advisor to highly-profitable private businesses, their owners, and accredited investors on advanced financial planning strategies. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(TM), Stan specialized in strategies on tax reduction, asset protection, and legacy extension. He has extensive experience in qualified and non-qualified retirement alternatives, asset optimization plans, estate and charitable planning, and risk management programs. His work in the above areas has established him as a prominent resource for many professional advisors.

    Stan graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) where he earned a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and a degree in Business. Having always had a passion for charity and philanthropy, Stan has been actively involved with many organizations that serve the community such as Union Rescue Mission, STOP Cancer, Asian Pacific Women's Center and a number of other organizations through GENRICH.
  • Charlene Ho

    Charlene Ho is Business Development Operations Leader at Ernst & Young (EY), where she leads a team of 30 professionals in sales operations across the West Coast. During her decade with EY, she has worked with firm leaders to drive go-to-market strategy as well as serve Global Fortune 500 clients. Charlene has had a passion for community service since high school. She was the co-founder of the University of California, Santa Cruz’s Special Olympics program and majored in Sociology with a minor in Politics. Charlene is the mother of a little girl and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family. She is passionate about supporting and empowering women and children and is honored to serve the APWC organization and its constituents.
  • Rochelle Witharana

    Rochelle Witharana is currently the Accounting Manager at the Conrad N Hilton Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Rochelle has held senior financial management roles in, non-profit, public, private and governmental accounting sectors, acquiring experience in investment accounting, financial reporting , process re-engineering and system implementations. She began her career at Deloitte & Touche LLP, and most recently served as the Controller at Arizona State Retirement System. She has also worked as a consultant to several non-profits. Rochelle holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Accounting from California State University, Northridge and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is honored to have the opportunity to serve an organization that empowers women and rebuilds lives.
 
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