ACLF welcomes four outstanding community leaders and Community Leaders Program (CLP) alumni to its Board of Directors.
ACLF will benefit from these community leaders knowledge, expertise and dedication to the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community. They will increase ACLF’s presence in the community and help us train and support leaders that are committed to social justice, community involvement and empowering and raising the collective voice of the API community.
Randon Aea (CLP alumni 2011)
Randon Aea was born and raised on the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii. He identifies himself as Native Hawaiian with a mixed heritage of Chinese, English, Irish, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Filipino. He has worked in the Human Services/Community Mental Health field for the past 16 years. Randon has a background in crisis management where he has provided crisis outreach in King County and taught crisis intervention classes at the community college level. In 2012, Randon completed the Emerging Leaders Program for LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics). Currently he works for the Muckleshoot Tribe as the Family and Youth Services Program Manager.
Melissa Atalig (CLP alumni 2012)
Melissa Atalig is a Special Projects Coordinator for Tribal Healthy Homes Northwest. Her varied career includes sustainable planning and development; energy efficiency and emissions reduction; and project management. Since moving to Washington State, she has dedicated her time to environmental justice concerns in Seattle and the Puget Sound region. Over the past year, she worked with the Tulalip Tribes of Washington on improving air quality in the Tulalip Bay airshed. Her passion for promoting equity and social justice for marginalized communities has been demonstrated through her community advocacy work and successful efforts to ensure a better quality of life for vulnerable populations.
Justin Chan (CLP alumni 2011)
Justin Chan, a first generation Taiwanese and a dedicated community leader, currently serves the entire Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in the State of Washington as the Executive Assistant to the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs. Justin has worked with AAPI communities throughout the State by helping to ensure their equitable participation in the fields of business, education and government services. He is a Commissioner on the Seattle Immigrant and Refugee Commission. He also served on the vital procurement committees for the InterIm CDA and the Wing Luke Museum.
Mary McNair (CLP alumni 2011)
Mary works at the University of Washington with the Jumpstart program where she supervises students who engage in year-long service-learning opportunities at local Head Start centers in Seattle. Mary is a life-long Washington resident who followed her dream to explore the world and volunteer while serving in the Peace Corps in West Africa and has been engaged in service and leadership roles ever since. From Seattle Works to volunteering for community events and organizations focused on youth, Mary is dedicated to serving others. In 2010, Mary earned her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs with a certificate in Non-Profit Management.