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Left to right: Debbie Chinn, Tatwina Lee, Jenny Leung, Board Emeritus Cecilia Sze, Wai-Ling Eng, Cynthia Tongson, Alfred Tom, Manni Liu, Richard "Dick" Evans, & Jonathan Moscone.
Not Pictured: Rebecca Lee, George Mak, Abby Chen, & Jacinta Titialii-Abbott

CCC Board of Directors

Co-Chair, Tatwina Chinn Lee 李陳翠鳳

Tatwina Lee’s leadership in building Bay Area communities spans over 4 decades. The first Asian American Chair of the San Francisco Foundation’s Board of Trustees, she has also been involved with Berkeley public schools, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, East Bay Music Foundation, Library Foundation of San Francisco, and others. She has been active in CCC since 1989.

Photograph by Melvin Wong.


Co-Chair, Jonathan Moscone

Born and bred in San Francisco, Jonathan is thrilled to be joining the Chinese Culture Center’s board.  He previously served the Executive Director of the California Arts Council, the state’s arts agency with a mission of strengthening arts, culture, and creative expression as the tools to cultivate a better California for all, and as Chief Producer of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, where he has shepherded civic engagement efforts and is proud of his work with other local leaders on the successful ballot measure to restore arts funding for San Francisco artists and arts and culture organizations. Prior to YBCA, Jonathan served for 15 years as artistic director of the California Shakespeare Theater and is the first recipient of the Zelda Fichandler Award, given by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation for “transforming the American theater through his unique and creative work". He also serves on the boards of Alice Waters' Edible Schoolyard Project and is a member of the California Arts Council.  Jonathan resides in San Francisco with his husband Darryl and their dog, Lucy and cat, Turtle.



Vice Chair, Debbie Chinn


Debbie has established a distinguished 30-year career as an arts activist, a non-profit consultant, and CEO leading some of the country’s most renowned cultural institutions and their programs. She is currently the Executive Director of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.

Debbie serves on the boards of Playwrights Foundation, San Francisco Community Music Center, and is on the Advisory Council/EDI Committee of West Edge Opera. Her book, “Dancing in Their Light”, (published in March 2022) chronicles her family’s historical connection to the missionaries of China and of the pioneering impact her family of immigrants have made to advance numerous fields and sectors in the United States.

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Vice Chair, Rebecca Lee


Rebecca is currently the Senior Manager of Governor Affairs at NRG Energy. She brings over sixteen years of experience in public affairs, energy and environmental sectors. Her proudest accomplishments include union organizing in 2017, as well as her leading efforts in advocating for the successful passage of AB 379 to ban shark fin sales in California in 2011. As a board member, she is excited to contribute to the power of creative storytelling in shaping current and future communities.


Secretary, Cynthia Tongson 唐慧中


Cynthia is the guardian of and advocate for the legacy of her late brother, Hong Kong ink artist Wesley Tongson. Recent projects include “Wesley Tongson-The Journey” at the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco and “Ink Explorations: A Wesley Tongson Retrospective” at Hong Kong Arts Centre in Hong Kong. She has placed Tongson’s work in public collections including Hong Kong Museum of Art, M+ Museum of Visual Culture & University Museum and Art Gallery (HKU) in Hong Kong, USC Pacific Asia Museum, Asian Art Museum & Berkley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in the United States. In her work, Cynthia has collaborated with Asia Society Hong Kong, Christie’s Hong Kong, Ink Asia, Fine Art Asia and others. She serves as a Trustee of Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. She is a retired marketing representative for her family’s business, Star Industrial Co. Ltd. in Hong Kong

Treasurer, George Mak 麥潤華

George Mak is currently a managing member at SGDM, LLC in San Francisco. SGDM, LLC is an All-in-One construction and construction management company focusing in seismic upgrades, as well as custom home building and remodeling throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to joining SGDM, LLC, George Mak possessed over two decades of investment management experience in the financial industry.


Wai-ling Eng 伍慧鈴

Wai-Ling Eng brings a wealth of experience in business through ownership and operation of McDonald’s franchises. She chaired the Ronald McDonald House Charities’ Bay Area scholarship program, which in its 14th year will have given out a total of $2 million to Bay Area college-bound students. Her significant dedication to youth education and community service has been the community’s great assets.

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Abby Chen

Abby Chen is the Head of Contemporary Art and Senior Associate Curator at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. She started in 2019 to lead the museum’s groundbreaking Transformation project. Her curatorial debut includes commissioning Asian American women artists for large scale public art. She also helped acquire the largest collection of Bernice Bing, along with works by Carlos Villa, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha and many others. As part of the transformation, she established a new initiative Practice Institute, the collaborative model to change museum practices for the evolving artist community. Her latest immersive exhibition Kongkee: Warring States Cyberpunk sets the 2022 attendance record post-COVID, followed by touring to Chicago, and is now on view in Tai Kwun, Hong Kong. Chen is appointed to curate the Taiwan Exhibition 2024 in the 60th Venice Biennale.


Previously, she served for over a decade as the Curator and Artistic Director at the Chinese Culture Foundation and Center of San Francisco. Under her leadership, the Community-based organization was transformed into an internationally recognized open and process-driven platform for contemporary art.

Abby Chen was the Asian Cultural Council 2016 Fellow, Getty Leadership Institute alumni, National Endowment for the Humanities 2012 Summer Scholar,  member of 2023 Aspen Executive Seminar cohort.  She graduated with a Master of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts.

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Richard “Dick” Evans

Richard B. Evans is a senior international business advisor and director of companies. He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Constellium, a Paris, France-based world leader in advanced aluminum Engineered Products, and an independent director of CGI, one of North America’s leading IT consulting and outsourcing companies based in Montreal, Canada. He currently sits on the Deans Leadership Council for Engineering at Oregon State University, and has authored two documentary photography books about San Francisco: Haight Asbury, the Mission, and is completing Chinatown.

Manni Liu

Manni is currently a Director of Fair and Responsible Banking for Marketing at First Republic Bank. She has over 20 years of marketing communication and regulatory compliance experience in the banking industry. However, her background is in art history and museum studies. Prior to working in the financial sector, Manni was the Executive Director and Curator of the Chinese Culture Foundation where she organized many cultural projects and art exhibitions. Growing up as Chinese in Ecuador and later moving to the U.S. to attend college, Manni has always been interested in cultural identity, learning from different cultures, and how art can truly speak to people of different backgrounds.​


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Jacinta Titialii-Abbott

Jacinta Titialii-Abbott is a former healthcare executive, attorney, and business consultant who advised companies in corporate structuring, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and other business transactions. Titialii-Abbott was Vice President of Acquisitions and Development at Tenet Healthcare Corporation.  Titialii-Abbott started her career at the former Seattle firm of Bogle & Gates in the business group.

In 1996 Modern Healthcare Magazine selected Titialii-Abbott as one of 10 up and coming healthcare executives in the United States. In 1999 President Bill Clinton appointed her to the first White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Commission. 

Titialii-Abbott has been active for three decades on various non-profit and hospital boards of directors across the country, including the Seattle Arts Commission, the Seattle Symphony, the Jack Nicklaus Children’s Healthcare Foundation, Advancing Justice AAJC, and APIA Scholars. Titialii-Abbott has two Bachelor of Arts degrees with majors in Political Science and Art History from the University of Washington. She has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Washington School of Law.


Alfred Tom 譚家興


Alfred Tom is co-founder and CEO of Wivity, an early-stage startup bringing cybersecurity to the Internet of Things. His 25-year career includes developing software for the Apple Newton and making early stage connected car investments for General Motors. He helped create three technology industry standards, the latest being MirrorLink. Alfred was born in San Francisco, Chinatown and his father, Stanley Tom, was one of the founders of the Chinese Culture Center.

Advisory Council

Irene Yee Riley

Sherman Tang

Norman Yee


XianRui Artists

Dora Hsiung

Summer Lee

Beili Liu

Cathy Lu

Adrian Wong

Stella Zhang

Chongbin Zheng

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