Back Row - Left to right: Kara Lee, Warren Seeto, Glenn Kramon, Cora Yang, Richard "Dick" Evans, Garry Wong, Tatwina Chin Lee, Jessica Chin Foo, Laurene Wu McClain
Front Row - Left to right: Shannon Yip, Wai-Ling Eng, Sherry Penzias, Alfred Tom
2020 Board of Directors
Co-Chair, Tatwina Chin 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.
Co-Chair and Secretary, 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.
Vice Chair, 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.
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.
Jessica Chin Foo
A French American from Tahiti, Jessica Vaitiare Chin Foo is the cofounder of a wine company, and has worked in the luxury, wine, non-profit, travel, and start-up industry in the bay area since 2004. She’s an advocate for diversity inclusion and authenticity in the tech world. In her current role, she links founders and investors to KiwiTech startup ecosystems.
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.
Glenn Kramon has been an editor for The New York Times for 32 years until 2013. In 2003, Kramon became the first recipient of the Gerald Loeb/Lawrence Minard award for outstanding work as an editor. Reporters who he supervised and edited have won 10 Pulitzer Prizes, and have been finalists for the Pulitzer 25 times. Since 2014, he has taught a course on on writing for business at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Kara Lee is currently a SF Bay Area Realtor with Compass, and brings a wealth of experience in business development, nonprofit development, PR/marketing, community relations, and contemporary art. A lifelong resident of the Bay Area, she is closely tied to the community and the arts. She holds an MBA from Pepperdine University, Master's in Art History, Connoisseurship, and Art Market from Christie's, and has a degree in Art History and Anthropology from UCLA.
Laurene Wu McClain, Esq. 伍淑明
Laurene Wu McClain grew up in San Francisco’s Chinatown. She received her degrees from UC Berkeley and Columbia University. She has practiced law for over thirty years in the Bay Area and is a published author in the field of Asian American studies. She previously served on the boards of the National YWCA and the Chinese Historical Society of America. She also serves on boards affiliated with UC Berkeley and UCSF.
Sherry has a background in practicing land use, government and political law, served as mayor of a small city and headed government relations for a large technology company in Silicon Valley. Sherry deeply cares about the arts and community. She has volunteered at both Stanford and The Exploratorium. As a native of San Francisco, she brings a passion for how community art groups can impact community and for effective change.
Warren Seeto 司徒衛國
Warren Seeto, a native San Franciscan, is owner of HKS & Company, a real estate development and investment company. He has over 25 years of real estate and finance experience. He is also a member of the Chinese American Citizen Alliance (CACA), San Francisco Lodge, Sue Hing Benevolent Association, Fung Lun Association, and alumni of UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design.
Cecilia Sze 施黄式嘉
Cecilia Sze cofounded Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc., a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics, Inc., retiring in 2015. Under her leadership, it transformed into a 200-employee, award-winning environmental research and consulting firm. She is an active member of the community, having served as Trustee of Buckingham, Browne and Nichols School, overseer of the Boston Ballet, and part of Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center Capital Campaign Committee.
Cynthia Tongson 唐慧中
Cynthia is currently the guardian and advocate of Wesley Tongson's artistic legacy, her late brother. Her recent projects include, "Wesley Tongson: The Journey" at CCC, "A Wesley Tongson Retrospective" at the Hong Kong Arts Centre. Wesley Tongson's work has been collected by Hong Kong Museum of Art and M + Museum of Visual Culture in Hong Kong, USC Pacific Asia Museum and Asian Art Museum in California. In her work, she has also collaborated with Christie's Hong Kong, Ink Asia, Fine Art Asia and others. She is a retired business representative for her family's business, Star Industrial Co. Ltd in Hong Kong.
Art Advisory Board
Terese Tse Bartholomew
Tatwina Chinn Lee
Global Art Council
Tatwina Lee photograph by Melvin Wong.
Gin Y. Ho 何宜君
Gin Y. Ho is dedicated to developing the understanding of Chinese art and education for future generations. As a young leader, she is Senior Business Relationship Manager at JP Morgan Chase and possesses over 20 years of banking and management experience. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Asian Business League of San Francisco.
Helen Y. H. Hui, Esq. 許婉馨
Helen Hui is an immigration lawyer voted “Super Lawyer” by her colleagues, and current advisor of the local American Immigration Lawyers Association. Currently, she chairs the San Francisco Chinatown Lions Club Vision Care Service Foundation. She has spent a lifetime growing with the CCF, and served various Board positions through the years.