Madalene Mielke is President & CEO of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies.
Elena Son is ED of the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce, US-Kyrgyzstan Business Council, US-Tajikistan Business Council & US-Afghanistan Business Initiative. Ms. Son has extensive private sector experience, focusing on business development, programmatic and financial management, advocacy and fundraising. Ms. Son is a Rebranding Ambassador for the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Ms. Son serves on the D.C. Mayoral Commission on AAPI Affairs.
Junmo Lee, professional photographer in the Denver area. He is a husband and dad of two.
Kevin Leung is a Douglas County School Board member and business owner of Magic Rabbit Car Wash in Highlands Ranch, Parker & Aurora.
Joy Jensen is a social worker for Denver Public Schools and an adoptee from S. Korea.
Jenna Martin, EdD, is an education leader in Denver Public Schools and an adoptee from S. Korea.
Peter Lee is a health Insurance Broker and Colorado branch manager of Financial Planning/Marketing Firm, UNI Worldwide Financial Marketing, Inc. He volunteers on the 2020 Colorado Asian Complete Count Committee, Governor's Asian Pacific American Advisory Council, Aurora Korean War Veterans Memorial and Aurora-Seongnam Sister Cities Committee.
Jack Kim is the CEO and Founding Principal of KORE Investments, LLC. Jack has mentored and coached inner-city youth, as well as serving on non-profit boards.
Dr. Rachele Espiritu is a clinical psychologist and the Founding Partner of Change Matrix, LLC, a former DPS School Board member and a Denver Asian American Pacific Islander Commissioner.
Jane Miyahara is Senior Manager of Pre School Supports for DPS. She is also an adjunct professor and Denver AAPI Commissioner.
Richard Yoshida is a retired rocket scientist and Vice President of the Sakura Foundation.
Mai Pham is a 1st generation immigrant from Vietnam. She earned her MA in Educational Equity & Cultural Diversity from CU Boulder. She's been a teacher in DPS for 14 years.
Uyen Hawes is a Vietnamese immigrant and Partnership Specialist for the Census Bureau.
David Chung is the founder and owner of Dream Books, one of the top 50 online book sellers in the country
Courtney Ozaki is Secretary for the Tri-State Denver Buddhist Temple and professional Japanese Taiko drummer.
Joie Ha is a Partnership Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau and works with community leaders and organizations- specifically in the hard-to-count population of Asian Pacific Islander Americans. She is also Vice Chair of the Denver Asian American Pacific Islander Commission
Stacey Shigaya is Program Director for Sakura Square LLC and Sakura Foundation.
Gil Asakawa is a journalist, editor, author and blogger. He currently works in the journalism department of CU Boulder and is a Denver AAPI Commissioner and is past president of Mile High JACL.
Charles Ozaki is a retired City Manager for Broomfield and current board member of the Sakura Foundation.
Amie Ha is Senior Team Lead for Literacy Intervention at Centennial a School for Expeditionary Learning in DPS and Cohort Lead for Aspiring Teacher Leaders of Color. Her new role next year will be the Early Learning Specialist for NW Denver.
Stan Kobayashi is Principal of KDG Engineering, LLC and board member of the DPS AEAC.
Gary Yamashita is CEO of Sakura Square, LLC and Sakura Foundation.
Lee Hyunjin is the owner of Colorado Times and Agnes Park is Editor-in-Chief and co-owner of Colorado Times, a Korean Newspaper.
Annie Guo is President of Asian Avenue Magazine and Executive Director of Colorado Asian Culture and Education Network.
Sara Moore is the Executive Director for Colorado Dragon Boat which encompasses Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, the Colorado Dragon Film Festival, and the Emerging Leaders Program. Sara is also a Community Awardee from the DPS AEAC and a 2019 alumni of the Kakehashi Asian Leaders cohort.
Christina Bottley is an actor, singer, musician, producer, music director, and voice/piano teacher. She is a founding member of A Collective Artists and former singer with the Voices of Liberty at Disney World. Christina is a Korean adoptee.
Derek Okubo is Executive Director of the Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships for the City of Denver.
Dr. Hannah Matthys is the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion officer of the State of Colorado’s Department of Labor and Employment and formerly worked in the CELT department of DPS facilitating equity trainings and leading the Belong groups. Hannah is an adoptee from Korea.
Clarence Low works for SASE (Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers) to recruit API STEM talent and increase Diversity in their workforce. He works with large corporations like Boeing, Raytheon, Medtronics and offers scholarships and increases diversity in the workforce. Clarence is former President/CEO of Asian Chamber of Commerce.
Song Minsoo is the Administrative Specialist for the City of Aurora’s Office of International & Immigrant Affairs. She is an immigrant from Daegu, Korea. If you have an event and would like the support of the City of Aurora, please contact the Office of International and Immigrant Affairs.
June Taylor is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Denver Public Schools. She was Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration and State Personnel Director, Attorney General’s Chief Operating Officer and head of Lockheed Martin Space’s Culture, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity Programs.