The Asian American Policy Review Advisory Board is a non-decisionmaking group that mentors editors and advises on the direction of the journal. While their diverse backgrounds and experiences enhance the conversation about Asian American and Pacific Islander policy, the views expressed in the print and online journals are those of the authors or interviewees only and do not represent the views of this Advisory Board or its members. We are extremely grateful for their contributions!
Meet the AAPR Advisory Board:
Jane Hyun is a trusted coach who helps multinational organizations grow their bottom line through the effective deployment of talent. An internationally renowned expert in cross-cultural effectiveness, leader onboarding and development, her programs (including Art of Cultural Fluency™ Roundtables and the Bamboo Ceiling® Leadership Series) receive praise from organizations who seek to leverage the power of diverse teams to drive competitive value. She is a sought-out speaker on the topics of leadership, cultural fluency, and authenticity.
Jane’s expertise comes from 20+ years of direct business experience in fast-paced, high-stakes environments. She has worked with sales teams, guided leadership through a merger integration and divestiture, led organizational change initiatives with new leadership, and designed several innovative programs for top talent. Prior to consulting, she has held a variety of management roles, including Operations, Vice President of HR/Talent at JPMorgan, and Director of Recruiting at Deloitte and Resources Global.
A graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Economics/International Studies, she is an advisor to the Taskforce for Talent Innovation and a member of the Toigo Foundation’s President Circle. Her insights have been featured on CNN, CNBC, NPR, Harvard Business Review (HBR) Working Knowledge, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Leader to Leader, Fortune and Forbes.
Jane is the author of the groundbreaking book, Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling and works with organizations to develop strategies for breaking through. Recently, she co-authored Flex: The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences. She is the research director for the Conference Board Cultural Fluency: How Culture Shapes Talent and Leadership Styles in Asia study. She serves on the board of Operation Exodus, an organization which provides tutoring and mentoring to Latino youth in Washington Heights and the Bronx. Jane is passionate about helping individuals flourish in their workplaces and in their communities.
Joseph (Joe) Lumarda is a Senior Vice President and Investment Counselor for Capital Group Private Client Services. He works directly with high net worth individuals and families to create customized plans for protecting and growing their wealth, often across multiple generations. Joe also helps nonprofit foundations and endowments to realize their long-term financial objectives through effective planning and investment management.
Prior to joining our organization in 2006, Joe spent 16 years at the California Community Foundation as a vice president for development, executive vice president and chief operating officer. He also served as an independent director for Capital Research and Management Company’s Endowment funds, a series of investment portfolios designed exclusively for nonprofit organizations.
He earned an EMBA from Claremont Graduate University and a BA in philosophy from Saint John’s Seminary College. He is a member of the board of the California Wellness Foundation, Give2Asia, the Drucker Institute, Asian Americans Advancing Justice and the St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation. Joe is based in Los Angeles.
Floyd Mori is the President and CEO of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS). Previously, Mori served as the National Executive Director/CEO of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL). He was chair of the National Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) and has been on the Executive Council of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCR). He served four years as National President and four years as a National Vice President of the JACL.
Mori was elected in 1972 to the city council for Pleasanton, California, where he served as Mayor Pro Tem and later as Mayor. He was also elected to the California State Assembly and served for six years as an Assemblyman. He was the Director of the Office of International Trade in California and worked extensively with Asian American groups and organizations. He has been an International business consultant and president of Mori-Silva International for many years. Mori has been a consultant in government relations and served as the Utah Trade Representative to Japan. He has been part owner of a golf business and is an avid golfer, having served as president of the board of Alpine Country Club in Utah. He served on the Utah Governor’s Asian Advisory Board and Small Business Administration Advisory Committee. He is currently a member of the Diversity Council for Comcast NBCU and is on the board of the Independent Voters Project.
He has received a number of awards including an Outstanding Citizen Achievement Award from OCA, the Community Leadership Award from APAICS, and the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette Award from the Government of Japan. He has volunteered with political groups, youth sports, inner city projects, and church work.
Indra Sen (MPP 2013) was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, to an Indian father and Chinese mother. His immigrant parents and family history motivated him to study international affairs at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He won a Truman Scholarship, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and was a recipient of the Thomas P. McTighe Prize, the university’s highest honor.
Along with a Palestinian classmate and an Iranian Jewish friend, Indra co-founded Inspire Dreams, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has been recognized by President Bill Clinton for its work in providing education programs to more than 700 Palestinian refugee youth in the West Bank. As Executive Director, Indra has lived and worked in several refugee camps in the Palestinian territories.
In 2008, as a field organizer in Greensboro, NC, for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, Indra organized a voter-registration drive spanning four public-housing communities that eventually yielded a 2000-vote net margin for Obama. A summer spent supervising home rebuilding efforts in New Orleans cemented his passion for public service. A rapper and a poet, Indra has performed his musical work at more than 30 benefit concerts.
He then graduated from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government with a Master in Public Policy, where he was a Soros Fellow and Harvard Public Service Fellow. After graduation, Indra became the Executive Director of a K-8th grade public elementary school in the East End of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch then appointed Indra as Director of Public Policy, where he led initiatives to improve schools, reduce crime, and create jobs.
Indra currently works as a consultant at the Bridgespan Group. He lives in Flushing, Queens, with his wife Christine.
Dr. Shao-Chee Sim (MPA 1992) is the Episcopal Health Foundation’s Vice President for Applied Research. Dr. Sim comes to EHF after more than 20 years of extensive research, community engagement, planning, and strategy experience within philanthropy, federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs) and nonprofit organizations.
Most recently, he was the chief strategy officer of the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center in New York City. Sim led the FQHC in its research and evaluation, strategic planning, and disease prevention, intervention and health service projects. Dr. Sim also assumed research leadership roles at several foundations and nonprofits – including The Wallace Foundation and the Asian American Federation of New York.
Dr. Sim earned his Master’s degree in public administration from the JFK School of Government at Harvard University and a doctorate in public policy from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.
Preeti Sriratana (MC/MPA 2012) is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Sweeten, an award-winning website that is building the trusted marketplace for home renovations. He is also a Partner and Managing Director at MN, a full-service architecture firm based in New York City.
Mr. Sriratana’s professional experiences include tenure at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in New York and Ateliers Jean Nouvel in Paris. He has been the Senior Designer for projects at Ground Zero and Masa Restaurants worldwide, and has had his work published and exhibited in galleries internationally.
Mr. Sriratana sits on several boards including Apex for Youth, a nonprofit youth organization that empowers children from underserved Asian and immigrant communities in New York City through mentoring and afterschool programs. The organization serves over 1000 children annually via partnerships with public schools that include Central Queens Academy, a charter middle school Apex for Youth founded in 2011. Now in its twenty fifth year, the organization has received many accolades as well as praise from President Obama. Mr. Sriratana serves as Apex for Youth’s President and Chairman.
Mr. Sriratana earned a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign, a Master of Architecture from Columbia University, and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University. He holds an Official Commendation from the City of New York and is a proud product of the public school system.
Frederick A. (Fred) Wang (MPA, 1992) currently divides his time between several not-for-profit organizations. He is a director and past chair of the YMCA of Greater Boston. He is a trustee emeritus and past chair of the Trustee Advisory Board at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Fred is also the executive director and trustee of The Wang Foundation, a family philanthropy focused in the areas of health care, education and smaller local innovative service providers.
His prior professional background spanned 30 years in the computer industry, including COO of Wang Laboratories, Inc. He has been a director of Baybank Middlesex Corporation, trustee of Brown University, director of The Environmental League of Massachusetts, director and past vice chair of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, appointee to the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, overseer of the Museum of Science, overseer of Shady Hill School, trustee of the Wang Institute of Graduate Studies, trustee of The Wang Center for the Performing Arts, director of Wang Laboratories, Inc., and director and chairman of 1000 Friends of Massachusetts.
Fred received his Sc.B. in applied mathematics from Brown University, attended the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School and received a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He plays soccer for exercise and amusement, mostly amusement!