OCA-Westchester & Hudson Valley Chapter

Embracing the Hopes and Aspirations of Asian Pacific Americans

Founded in 1973, the OCA is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization dedicated to securing the rights of Asian Pacific Americans through initiatives at all levels of the government. OCA-Westchester & Hudson Valley Chapter (OCA-WHV) is one of over 80 chapters and affiliates across the United States that strives to develop leadership, community involvement, and civil participation for all APIAs.

The mission of our organization is to advance the social, political and economic status of Asian Pacific Americans in Westchester and Hudson Valley communities and the U.S. Visit www.oca-whv.org for more information.

2016 Board of Directors

Peggy Chen

President

Peggy has over 30 years of experience in financial services, including national and international assignments. At Citigroup, she was a Financial Controller, managing operating expenses for Citicorp Technology Infrastructure (CTI) of Citigroup North America. She was a member of the Global Data Center Strategy project where she developed a 10 year strategy that will provide capacity for business growth while optimizing Cost, Quality and minimizing Risk. In a prior role, she was the Treasurer and CFO of Citicorp International Trade Indemnity, Inc.

Peggy currently serves as Executive Vice President at the OCA-WHV and previously served as VP of Communications & Public Relations. She is a founding member of Chinese Alliance Church of Westchester (CACW) and is serving as a Board member for Mission and Evangelism. She is a coordinator for the Westchester Livable Communities for seniors and a Finance Committee Member of the Scarsdale Woman’s Club.

Peggy Chen

Gary Guo

Immediate Past President

Gary Guo, MD, PhD, Attending Physician, Department of Medicine, Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College. He currently serves as Vice President and Board of Director of OCA/WHV, and VP of Fudan University Alumni USA. He also served as Principal, Vice Principal, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Huaxia Chinese School of New York.

Gary Guo

Li Lin

Co-Exec Vice President, Co-VP Programs, Co-VP of Mentor YOCAA

Li is a Director, Global Market Risk at General Electric Capital where she manages the interest rate and FX risks for GE’s $500 billion debt and derivative portfolio. Li leads GE’s Asian Pacific American Forum at GE Treasury with over 200 active members. She also serves as a Board member at Huaxia Chinese School of Greater New York.

Li Lin

Grace Pan

Co-Exec Vice President

Grace Pan has over 10 years of experience in Banking and the Mortgage industries, specializing in pricing and strategic planning. She was VP of Citi Home Equity for Citibank. She is a PTA member for her children’s school and is actively involved in the school’s fund-raising events and many other activities.

Grace also serves as the PTA's Vice Chairperson of the New York Huaxia Chinese School and helps organize many events for the school. She is currently teaching Olympic Math at HXNY Chinese School. She has been a volunteer for the Asian American Heritage Festival for the past two years, in charge of the program and the performances as a stage manager.

Grace Pan

Shuyi Xiao

Co-Exec. Vice President, Treasurer

Controller
Marc Fisher Footwear
September 2006 – Present

Marc Fisher Footwear, LLC engages in the design, manufacture, and distribution of footwear for women. It also sells its products online. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut with a showroom in New York, New York.

Controller
Iconix Brand Group May 1998 – September 2006

Iconix Brand Group, Inc. owns, licenses and markets a growing portfolio of consumer brands including CANDIE'S (R), BONGO (R), BADGLEY MISCHKA (R), JOE BOXER (R) RAMPAGE (R) MUDD (R), LONDON FOG (R), MOSSIMO (R) OCEAN PACIFIC(R), DANSKIN (R) ROCA WEAR(R), CANNON (R), ROYAL VELVET (R), FIELDCREST (R), CHARISMA (R), STARTER (R) and WAVERLY (R). In addition, Iconix owns an interest in the ARTFUL DODGER (R), ED HARDY (R), ECKO (R), MARC ECKO (R), ZOO YORK (R), MATERIAL GIRL(TM) and PEANUTS (R) brands. The Company licenses its brands to a network of leading retailers and manufacturers that touch every major segment of retail distribution from the luxury market to the mass market in both the U.S. and worldwide. Through its in-house business development, merchandising, advertising and public relations departments Iconix manages its brands to drive greater consumer awareness and equity.

Shuyi Xiao

Jean Chang

At Large

Lawrence Ng

David Chen

Co-VP Community Outreach

Dr. David Chen retired from New York Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division in 2010. He received his Ed.D. degree in Gerontology from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1981. He has worked in both inpatient and outpatient clinic for medical and psychiatric patients at various hospitals.

David was an assistant professor of Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine from 1991 to 2009. He is currently a Senior Council member at the Westchester County Department of Senior Program & Services.

David Chen

Dr.Howard Chen

Co Web Master

Electrical engineer and computer scientist

National Council representative, Chinese Institute of Engineers, U.S.A.

Past President, Chinese Institute of Engineers, Greater New York Chapter

2015 Dynamic Achiever Award Recipient

Dr. Howard Chen received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the National Taiwan University in 1979, and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California, Berkeley in 1987. From 1987 to 2013, Dr. Chen worked at the IBM Research Division, Thomas J. Watson Research Center, in Yorktown Heights, New York, where he had been involved in the design and implementation of many IBM eServer products, including S/390, AS/400, PowerPC, pSeries, and zSeries. He also worked with IBM clients and participated in the design of Apple Power Mac, Nintendo GameCube, Microsoft Xbox, and Sony PlayStation processors. As a prolific inventor holding 37 U.S. patents, Dr. Chen has received numerous IBM Invention Achievement Awards for his creative contributions to IBM progress. He also received the IBM Outstanding Contribution Award for design and realization of the Alliance G5 microprocessor, the IBM Research Division Award for design and implementation of Freeway G7 microprocessor, and the Outstanding Technical Achievement Award at IBM’s Corporate Technical Recognition Event.

Best known for his pioneering work on chip and package power supply noise analysis, Dr. Chen has published over 60 technical papers in professional journals and the proceedings of international conferences. He has also given tutorials and workshops at the Design Automation Conference (DAC), the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC), the European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSIRC), and the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). From 2010 to 2013, Dr. Chen served as a member of the board of directors of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, Greater New York Chapter (CIE-GNYC). He was the program chair of CIE-GNYC convention in 2010, the treasurer of CIE-GNYC in 2011 and 2012, and the president of CIE-GNYC in 2013. Currently, Dr. Chen is a CIE National Council representative, a co-organizer for the 2016 Asian American Engineer of the Year (AAEOY) award, and chair of the 2017 CIE-USA Centennial Planning Committee.

Howard Chen

Rose Tan Kaung

VP of Communications

Rose has taught mathematics for over thirty years and held the Joseph and Sophia Abeles Distinguished Chair for Mathematics at Westchester Community College. She holds a Ph. D. from Syracuse University, a master’s degree from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of San Carlos. Rose has published and presented papers and conducted workshops for teachers locally, nationally, and internationally. She has received over forty awards such as the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, New York State Mathematics Assoc. of Two Year Colleges’ Outstanding Contributions to Mathematics Education Award, OCA-WHV Dynamic Achiever Award, Philippines Chinese American Association Outstanding Award in Education, and the Pi Lambda Theta International Honor and Professional Association in Education Outstanding Education Award. She holds the title of Professor Emeritus at Westchester Community College.

Rose is a member of several professional organizations and has served on a number of boards such as the Syracuse University School of Education Advisory Board. She serves as the Westchester Coordinator for the Philippine Library Materials Project Foundation’s annual collection of books and library equipment for twenty five years. As a lifetime member of the OCA Westchester and Hudson Valley Chapter, Rose has actively been involved and assisted in the organization’s many events. She chairs the Scholar Selection Committee for the OCA Asian Student Scholarship Endowed Fund at WCC and mentors the scholars. She is married to Bill and resides in White Plains.

Rose Tan Kaung

William H.P. Kaung

VP of Advocacy

William Kaung is a lifetime member of the Westchester & Hudson Valley Chapter of The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA). He is currently the Vice President – Advocacy and a member of the chapter’s board. He also served as the Vice President of Finance and member of the Executive Council of the OCA National (2015 – 2016). OCA is a national organization advocating for the rights of Asian Pacific Islander (APIA) rights in USA.

Bill served on the Executive Committee of the Hudson Valley Community Coalition (HVCC), a coalition of the Not-for-Profit Advocacy groups in the lower Hudson Valley for Comprehensive Immigration reform, NYS Intergeneration Networking Group (NYSIgN) and We Are Westchester, a coalition of the Not-for-Profit Advocacy groups in Westchester County.

He is a member of the Pace University, Lubin School Alumni Board’s Student Relations Committee. Bill is also a member of the Old Guard of White Plains, a senior retired professional men's group.

He studied accounting at Pace University, New York City, AAS, and continued his studies at Syracuse University, B.S. in Finance, and graduate studies at Iona College, MBA.

He worked over 35 years in the Life Insurance Industry. He had extensive experience in Accounting, Finance, Controllership, Administration and Operation of the Life Insurance Companies. He served in the U. S. Army from 1966 to 1968.

William Kaung

Jenny Kho

Co-Exec Vice President

Jenny Kho plays a very active part in her community. She is the Past President of the Philippines Chinese Association of America (Northeast) and the Philippines Chiang Kai Shek Alumni Association of America (Northeast). Jenny has been a recipient of the national Women’s Insurance Financial Services Leaders Recognition Platinum Awards. She is committed to helping her clients achieve their financial goals for themselves, their families and their business by providing effective strategies for assets accumulation, preservation and transfer.

Jenny is a member of the New York Life’s Chairman’s Council, which is the highest level of achievement for a New York Life representative. In addition, she has further demonstrated her dedication to serving the needs of her community by attaining Life Membership status in the industry’s prestigious Million Dollar Round Table.

Jenny Kho

Daniel Lewis

Co-VP Community Outreach

Daniel Lewis has been the Families with Children from China Westchester region (FCC Westchester) liaison to OCA WHV since 2007, when the two organizations began collaborating. He is also a member of the FCC Westchester Advisory Board.

He and his wife are the parents of two children adopted from China. His interests are in bringing the adoptive Chinese American community closer together with the traditional Chinese American community so that both may mutually benefit.

Dan Lewis

Jin Li

Co-VP Programs & Co-VP of Mentor YOCAA

Dr. Jin Li is an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, New York Medical College. She is the chief of Neuromuscular Section at Westchester Medical Center.

Jin Li

Jacyln Liu

VP Membership & Co Web Master & Chair of Rising Star Program

Jaclyn volunteered at various OCA events prior to join OCA-WHV. She served as VP Program last year. She is also active in other none-profit organizations. She is a Board member at Huaxia Chinese School of Greater New York, and served as PTA chair at Huaxia Chinese School.

Jacyln Liu

Linda Ching Sledge

Secretary

Linda Ching Sledge

Helen Tang

Co-VP Community Outreach

Helen has practiced as a Registered Nurse for over 40 years. She was educated in Malaysia, Singapore (RN), Scotland (SCM), and St Joseph College in New York.

Helen has been active in community services for many years. Presently, she volunteers at the American Red Cross, Bronx Botanical Garden and the Westchester Medical Reserve Corp. She is a certified CLNC and wellness coordinator. Helen is also a member of SANE [Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner]. Her son Andrew is a Lt. Col. in the Air Force and she has two beautiful granddaughters.

Helen Tang

Meow Yee

Co-VP Development

Meow currently holds the position of Project Executive, Business Development, in IBM’s Systems & Technology Group. She has responsibility for growing IBM’s mainframe business in the emerging countries, Brazil, Russia, India and China. In her prior position, she has responsibility for developing and executing the Global Engineering unit’s inorganic growth strategy, which included assessing candidate companies for acquisitions and alliances, developing and managing partner relationships. She had lead responsibility for the Asia Pacific region, with a focus on China. Meow was the Project Executive for Asian Initiatives, in Corporate Communications. She led and managed a ground breaking project to drive new levels of collaboration across multiple global companies to share best practices around business in the Asian marketplace and leveraging Asian talent, which included a benchmarking study. Meow has been recognized within IBM with numerous excellence awards for delivering millions of dollars of savings and benefits to the corporation.

Meow received numerous awards including the National Women of Color Technology All Star award in recognition of her many technical achievements, the Salute to Women and Racial Justice Technology Award from the YWCA White Plains and Central Westchester. Recently, and the President’s Volunteer Service Award. She is actively involved in programs to encourage girls' interest in science and engineering. She is the President and co-founder of the Asian Women Leadership Network, a nationwide network, with members from multiple corporations. Meow graduated from Imperial College, University of London, England with an MS degree in Computer Science, and a BS degree majoring in math (Second Upper Honors) and a Diploma of Education from the University Malaya, Malaysia. She speaks English, Malay and the Chinese dialects of Mandarin, Cantonese and Hakka, and some German. She is married with a daughter and a son.

Meow Yee

Vincent Young

Co-VP Development

Vincent Young has served as a Past president of OCA-WHV Chapter and currently serves as Vice President of Membership. He received his BS in Electric Engineering from Polytechnic University and an MBA from NYU.

Vincent was a Director of Public Policy and External Affair at Verizon before his retirement. He and his wife, Grace reside in White Plains. They have 3 daughters.

Vincent Young

Christine Zhao

At Large

Christine Zhao

Xin Zheng

Co-VP of Mentor YOCAA

Xin Zhang is Assistant Professor and Director of Bioinformatics Shared Resource of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Albert Einstein Cancer Center. He majored in Physics in Fudan University, Shanghai, China. He went to the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA/ISAS) in Trieste, Italy for graduate study, received his Ph.D. in Biophysics in 1991.

Xin volunteered for many community services. He served as PTA chair of Huaxia Chinese School, New York for two years and served as a member of the Board of Directors for three years. He also served as a member of Board of Directors for the Westchester Chinese Association (WCA) for two years. He is also a member of the maintenance committee and Board of Managers of Apple Hill Condominium, Chappaqua, NY, where he is a resident for 9 years. He is married to Ling and they have two sons.

Xin Zheng