Board of Directors

We are proud to have a dedicated and passionate group of individuals serving on our Board of Directors. Ranging from doctors to public health policy experts to finance professionals to consumers of our services each member devotes their time freely, guiding API Wellness’s policy and responding to the community’s needs. If you have questions for our board you may email them at
A&PI Wellness Center - Board of Directors

Melisa Marquez-Rodriguez
Lead Android Engineer

Erin Meek, DrPH
Research Scientist, HIV Epidemiology Section
San Francisco Department of Public Health

Quyen Tran
Senior Digital Marketing Specialist

Susan Philip, MPP
Senior Healthcare Management Consultant
Milliman, Inc.

Benson Chang
Finance Manager
Alphabet, Inc.

Jeff Tran
Business Analyst
Kaiser Permanente

Anthony Lopez
Senior Communications Manager
Applied Materials

Pedro Arista, MPH
Program Officer Hirsch & Associates LLC, Philanthropic Advisors

Juliette-Marie Somerset

Valerie Paige

Lance Toma, LCSW
Chief Executive Officer
API Wellness

Governance Committee monitors board operating policies and by-laws, maintains a pool of potential, qualified board candidates, and conducts performance evaluation of the Chief Executive Officer.

Finance Committee ensures that the financial structure of the organization is adequate for its current needs and its long-range strategy, oversees and approves financial policies and procedures of the organization.

Fund Development Committee works closely with the Fund Development staff to develop the organization’s fundraising plan, in alignment with the organization’s strategic plan, while developing policies, plans, procedures, and schedules for board involvement in fundraising, leads the board’s participation in resource development and fundraising.

Quality Management Committee reviews and recommends to the Board for approval the Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (QA/QI) plan annually, provides QA/QI orientation for board members, reviews organizational policies and program data to ensure that the scope, quality and promotion of clinical services align with regulatory requirements and the agency’s vision and mission.

Audit Committee appoints independent auditors to conduct annual audit, oversees entire audit process including review of final reports, and recommends approval of audit to the Board.

Building Leadership

We are continually identifying and cultivating new talent for the Board of Directors. Only in this way can we remain relevant and responsive to community needs. If you or someone you know is committed to our mission and interested in serving the organization as a member of the board or on one if its Committees as a non-board member, please contact Lance Toma at 415.292.3420 x355 or

Board of Directors Emeritus

We recognize and honor the volunteer leaders who have governed A&PI Wellness Center and/or its predecessor agencies (Asian AIDS Project, GAPA Community HIV Project, Living Well Project) over the course of the organization’s history.

Members who have served as Board Chair:

Royce Lin
Irl Barefield#
Ignatius Bau
Tien Bui
J. Robbie Fabian
Nanette Fok
Stephen Huey
Dennis Leung
Galen Leung
Jan Masaoka
Welmín Militante
Jane Po
Michael Rabanal
Beth Rosales
John S. San Agustin
Lia Shigemura
Katie Tom
Denise Albano
Fatima Angeles
Vincent Antao
Ted Bagaman
Daniel Bao
Maribeth Bautista
Wayne Chan
Rafael Chang
Sophia Chao
Qi Re Kiki Ching
Lianne Chong
George Choy#
Lisa Chun
Cecilia Chung
Jesse Cortez
Dawn Cunningham
Richard Daquioag
Renee Devone
Michael De Mayo
Lorna Dietz
Tri Do, MD, MPH
Laura Efurd
Stephanie Eng
Kevin Fong
Jaime Geaga
Gaylin Gee
Ellen Haratke
George Iwamoto
Crayne Sheuchee Kam#
Kerrily Kitano
Carolyn Lee
Edmund Litton
Marty Low
Joe Lucero

Members at-large:

Melinda Martin
Travis Austin
Devesh Khatu
Ben Leong
Trevor Nguyen
Edwin Mah
Donald Masuda#
Linda Huang McCullough
Steve Morita
Jimmie Naritomi
Bang Nguyen
Ryan Nguyen
Tony Nguyen
Freddie Niem
Johnnie Norway
Albert Park
Billy Pick
Kris Putnam
Gabriel Quinto
Kathleen Quirk
Myron Dean Quon
Jenna Rapues
E. Michael Reyes, M.D.
Mary Romeyn
Frank Sclafani#
Ray K. Shahani
Lillian Sing
June Sugihara
Steve Takemura
Laura Thomas, MPH, MPP
Jason Tokumoto
Angel Ventura
Elizabeth Wang
Willy Wilkinson
James Williamson
Randy Wilson
Ron Wong
Douglas Yaranon#
David Yau
Vance Yoshida
Thomas P. Young

# Deceased