WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 12, 2013) — The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans elected a new executive committee to include Mee Moua as Vice Chair of Programs at its annual retreat.
Former Minnesota District 67 State Senator Mee Moua is now the Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice. She joins the new executive committee as part of a coalition of 31 national organizations.
The NCAPA executive committee will spearhead efforts and facilitate the ability of members to achieve greater policy presence and impact for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities. The executive committee members who were elected in Decwember will serve two-year terms.
Gregory Cendana, executive director of Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO, will lead the coalition’s governing body. He is the first Filipino and first openly gay NCAPA chair.
Other executive committee members include Priscilla Ouchida, who is the executive director of the Japanese American Citizens League. She will serve as the committee Vice Chair of Communications and Development.
Miriam Yeung, executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, will serve as the committee Vice Chair of Membership.
Jasjit Singh, executive director, of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund, will serve as the commmittee Secretary.
Lisa Hasegawa, executive director of the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, will serve as the committee Treasurer.
NCAPA was founded in 1996 as is a coalition of 31 Asian Pacific American organizations around the country. Based in Washington D.C., NCAPA serves to represent the interests of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities and to provide a national voice on policy issues and priorities. www.ncapaonline.org