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

Sammie Ablaza Wills, Director
Jasmin Hoo, Community Organizer
Yuan Wang, Community Organizer
Paige Chung, Program Assistant

Core Committee

Connie Hsu
Huanvy Phan
Jessica Mitchell
Junior Claros
Kyle Ching

Leo Hegde
Michelle Wang
Mioi Hanaoka
Ralph Leano-Atanacio

Image description: APIENC Core (including staff) and Wildfire Facilitator Michael, pose in a group photo outdoors, smiling at the camera.
Image description: APIENC Core (including staff) and Wildfire Facilitator Michael, pose in a group photo outdoors, smiling at the camera.

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
Dragon Fruit
SKATE Crew (Leadership Development)
Trans Justice
Ecological Justice League (fka “TTAC”, Think and Take Action Cohort)