APIENC is powered by queer and trans Asian and Pacific Islander people. We are led primarily by young, trans and non-binary folks, for the entire QTAPI community. Our work is powered by volunteer members who directly understand how our lives have been shaped by different oppressions and legacies of resistance. Programs are led by leaders in volunteer committees, strategy is created by our Core Committee, and staff help to guide and facilitate our collective learning.

Staff

Yuan Wang, Executive Director
Jasmin Hoo, Community Organizer
Leo Hegde, Community Organizer
Shivani Chanillo, Leadership Development Coordinator

Core Committee

Clara Qin
Connie Hsu
Gem Datuin
Jessica Mitchell
Junior Claros

Kyle Ching
Max Hlava
Mika Hernandez
Mioi Hanaoka

Image description: 17 trans and queer folks stand and squat with colorful clothes under a large tree, a white house and truck and a cloudy sky in the distance. They raise their left hands in fists.
Image description: 17 trans and queer folks stand and squat with colorful clothes under a large tree, a white house and truck and a cloudy sky in the distance. They raise their left hands in fists.

Advisory Council

Alison Lin
Andy Wong
Anirvan Chatterjee
Chay Tadeo
Desiree Thompson
Dipti Ghosh
Elliott Fukui
Jenna Rapues

Lotus Đỗ
Rai Dang
Sine Hwang Jensen
Steve Lew
Total Nguyen
Tracy Nguyen
Vince Crisostomo


Volunteer Committees

Communications
Fundraising
Healing Justice
SKATE Crew (Leadership Development)
Community Safety
Ecological Justice League (fka “TTAC”, Think and Take Action Cohort)