2011-2012 Board Members

President - Chris Chang

Chris Chang is a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting, advising Tech, Media, and Telecom clients on strategic, operational, and technology issues. He graduated from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, where he led organizations such as the Asian Business Association, The Berkeley Group, and Circle K International. Known for passion and dedication to the community, he was heavily involved in advising and strengthening non-profits through Social Sector Solutions and the Center for Non-Profit and Public Leadership.

Chris led the creation of TAP-SF as a non-profit in 2009, and continues to serve as TAP President, National Director of Operations, and Advisor to the SF TA Cultural Festival. Currently, he also serves on the TACL Board of Directors and as Advisor for its college Political Internship Program and high school JTASA chapters. In his spare time, Chris is an avid dragon boat paddler and college mentor who enjoys traveling, photography, technology, and spending time with friends.

External Vice President - RJ Cheng

Roll Jean (RJ) Cheng is currently a manager at Accenture primarily focused on change management and business readiness activities for her IT clients. She graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. Industrial Engineering. At UW, she was involved in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and was Secretary and President of the group. RJ was also part of the Emerging Leaders program and received their scholarship multiple years.

RJ was the Community Service/Cultural Chair last year and was a member of TSA (Taiwanese Student Association) during undergrad. She has also always had a passion for Taiwanese culture and could easily find her watching Taiwanese dramas on weekends. RJ has also stayed in tune with her culture through practicing classical Chinese dance among other styles. RJ also enjoys good conversations, good eats, and good travels!

Internal Vice President - Yvonne Lee

After she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, Yvonne moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in search for more adventures and new experiences. In 2008, she started to develop a strong sense of Taiwanese American identity and became an active member in local Taiwanese American communities. She joined TAP and is honored to serve as TAP-SF’s Internal VP. Yvonne is a big believer of sustainable living, and in her spare time, she likes to travel, attend conferences, read, dine, garden, and meet new people.

 

Treasurer - Ashley Lu

Ashley Lu is an auditor at Chen & Fan Accountancy Corporation, a regional CPA firm in the Silicon Valley focusing on high-tech industry. She graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Taxation. She is actively seeking for more opportunities to get involved with her community. Ashley hopes to outreach to other members of the community through TAP. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys exploring the bay area, going to concerts and reading up on the world.

 

 

 

Secretary - Andrew Chen

Andrew Chen is a medical device engineer for Johnson & Johnson. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biological systems engineering from UC Davis, and a Masters of Science degree in Engineering from San Jose State University. Andrew has been actively involved with the Taiwanese community since 2001 when he first volunteered for TACL-Leading Youth Forward (then TAYL) as a counselor. In 2009, he became Secretary of TACL-SF, the organization that now runs LYF as one of its major programs. In his spare time he enjoys reading, practicing Brazilian Jujitsu, partaking in motorsports,and experiencing new events.

 

Cultural Chair - Angela Hsueh

Angela Hsueh fell in love with the Bay Area when she moved here 14 years ago and discovered there were many other Taiwanese Americans like herself. She enjoys delicious cuisine, good company, and singing off-key karaoke when no one is around. On the weekends, Angela moonlights as an abacus and mental arithmetic teacher at Chinese schools. She believes in passing on Taiwan’s rich cultural heritage to the future generations. In her spare time, Angela is an engineer working in the heart of the Silicon Valley.

 

 

Community Service Chair - Wilson Tsao

Wilson is an engineer at Yingli Solar working in San Francisco. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a major in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Wilson grew up in Queens, NY and worked in New York City for 2 years after graduation before moving to San Francisco. He enjoys playing sports, watching basketball and football, and catching a good movie.

 

 

 

 

Professional Chair - Gemmy Tsai

Gemmy Tsai is a product manager at OpenTable. Previously, he was a management consultant at Monitor Group and later a venture capital associate at FTV Capital. Gemmy graduated from UC Berkeley where he studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and was an active member of the Taiwanese community, co-founding Cal’s TASA (Taiwanese American Student Association) in 2003. Since graduation, Gemmy has served in a variety of leadership roles in professional and community organizations including Inspire, Global Glimpse, and NextGen. Gemmy is an avid restaurant explorer (unsurprising, given his current job!) and has a passion for traveling.

 

Social Chair - Eli Kuo

Eli Kuo is serving his second term as the Social Chair of TAP-SF. In the past year he organized the TAPpy Hour events in San Francisco, the Private Cruise in San Francisco Bay, the Wine Tasting event, the Poker Night, and most recently the Joint Mixer with Plate by Plate and the National Association of Asian American Professionals. He hopes to launch bigger and better events that will make TAP-SF the talk of the town. Eli serves as the Founder/CEO of Collegible Inc., which helps students achieve their academic dreams. Eli graduated from Harvard and UCLA. And yes, it is true that Zhang Ziyi is Eli’s cousin!

 

Social Chair - Chun-Hui Wang

Chun is a Systems Engineer for VISA. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from U.C. Riverside. He grew up in Pleasant Hill, CA and has been an active member for Taiwanese organizations for many years starting with attending TAYL in 1995 (Now called LYF Camp). During college he has been involved in several groups performing Lion Dance and Martial arts for cultural shows and hosted several events. Chun moved back to the bay area in 2006. More recently you may have seen him as the head Chef for the 2011 Taiwanese BBQ before he joined the TAP cabinet. Outside of work Chun enjoys traveling, attending tech conferences, biking, singing karaoke, playing summer and winter sports, and having board game nights with friends.

 

 

Membership Chair - Howard Chen

Howard Chen is a management consultant at Edgar, Dunn & Company in San Francisco. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Economics and a minor in Education. At Cal, he spent his time working Event Management for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and volunteering as a teacher/tutor with Fun in Science and Oakland Asian Students Educational Services. Howard has always had a strong sense of Taiwanese American identity and is looking to help create stronger cultural awareness and visibility in the community. Howard enjoys sneakers, basketball, Hip-Hop, and everything Taiwan.

 

 

Designer Chair - Susan Huang

Susan Huang was born in Taiwan and raised in Maryland. She is a recent MBA in Design Strategy graduate from The California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She is a user experience designer with a background in graphic design and design research. She has a passion for transforming experiences into meaningful artifacts, ecosystems and services that are a joy to use. In the past she has played both a mentor and leadership role in her community. She is excited to be involved with the Taiwanese community and can’t wait to see TAP-SF grow.

When she’s not designing, you can find her with friends — traveling, stuffing her face, baking, or at kickboxing class. Oh! she does NOT consider her love of Reality Television an embarrassment.

Technology Chair - Christy Tong

Christy Tong is a problem solver with a degree in Industrial Design from California College of the Arts. TAP-SF is where she wants to see development not only inside the Taiwanese community but also development of appreciation from worldwide influences. Christy loves traveling and discovering new horizons, new cultures, new elements that could fulfill her creative mind and visions. She loves her camera and photography, her tennis racket and snow gears. Dreams of enjoying an authentic Taiwanese meal.

 

PR Chair – Lin Chen

Lin Chen moved up to the Bay from southern California and is a recent graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Chinese Language major as well as a dual minor in Studio Art and Art History. During college, she was actively involved in several nonprofits, serving as Activities Coordinator for Best Buddies Trinity chapter, volunteering at an animal shelter, and involving in misc local organizations. Currently, she works in Public Relations at Schwartz MSL in San Francisco. When not PR-ing, Lin enjoys traveling, cooking and eating, volunteering, and exploring the outdoors.

Advisor to the Board - Teddy Liaw

Teddy Liaw has been an active 2nd gen leader in the Taiwanese American community for several years. Today, he serves as the National President of the Taiwanese American Citizens League (TACL), where he previously served as the National Chairman of the Board, and also was the Internship Coordinator for several years. He was the 3-term President of Taiwanese American Professionals (TAP), and is largely attributed its growth as the author of the TAP Mission Statement and Constitution. He graduated from UC Berkeley, where he served as student body President (ASUC), created the Asian American Association (AAA), and Project SMILE. He currently is the Senior Director, Retail and Direct Response at LiveOps, a Silicon-Valley-based technology company.