Announcing our Executive Board for 2017-2018!

On December 13, 2017, the Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF) board of directors elected:

  • Alex Johnson, Board Chair
  • Marissa Vichayapai, Vice Board Chair
  • Maria Williams, Secretary
  • Florence Sum, Treasurer

Chosen for their experience, vision, values-alignment with the mission of ACLF, and dedication to the community, and their respective skills, the new executive board will serve one-year terms. They plan to revisit ACLF’s strategic plan at our board retreat next month and prepare for the next Community Leaders Program (CLP) cohort with a partnership with the International Examiner and CAPAA.

Alex is a Project Engineer with Chen Consulting Inc. He is an alumnus of the 2014 Community Leader’s Program (CLP). Marissa is a Program Director for 21 Progress. In 2013, she was the project liaison between 21 Progress and ACLF’s CLP class. Alex and Marissa served the board as members of the Program Committee. Maria Williams is a co-founder and managing member of Cedar Law Group, PLLC and has served the board since 2014. Florence is a Fellow and the Fellowship Program Coordinator at Rainier Valley Corps. They have served the board since 2015. Alex, Marissa, and Florence joined the ACLF board in 2016. They join Randon Aea, Justin Chan, Jamie Stroble, Tony Vo, and Joe Gobunquin who currently serve on the ACLF Board of Directors.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF) or its board should send an email to