MEET OUR BOARD

Jimmy Hua

Jimmy Hua
Chair

Jimmy Hua is currently the Board Chair of VYDC. He shared a similar upbringing to the Southeast Asian youth that VYDC serves and understands the help that they need. Jimmy believes the skills and experience that these youths are empowered with through VYDC are impactful, and allows them to take life into their own hands. Jimmy is a Senior Software Engineer at Salesforce. Jimmy is also an entrepreneur who runs his own startup and consulting firm called WolfPak Labs, and a restaurateur of Jack n' Jill's Too in Los Angeles. Jimmy loves hanging out with friends and traveling around the world.

Keenan Ng

Keenan Ng
Secretary

Keenan is a dedicated attorney with a strong background in business. Keenan graduated from UCLA and continued his education at the University Of San Francisco School Of Law. Keenan serves on the board for VYDC because he believes it provides an invaluable service to San Francisco urban youth and trains Southeast Asians to become community leaders. On the board, Keenan helps VYDC develop strategic plans for future projects, services, and fundraising.

Carol Ho

Carol Ho
Member

Carol Ho is in-house counsel for Guideline Technologies, a 401(k) provider. In her past life as a litigator, she represented clients including public institutions and private corporations. When she's not lawyering and volunteering with community-based organizations, Carol can be found salsa dancing, cruising around the City on her Vespa, and drinking bubble tea.

Jennifer Kawahara

Jennifer Kawahara
Member

Jennifer has been the Director of Finance and Accounting at StumbleUpon for over nine years. Previously, she held positions at Clearwell Systems as an Accounting Manager and Ernst & Young as an Audit Manager. She graduated with a BS in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

Stephanie Nguyen

Stephanie Nguyen
Member

Stephanie is a software engineer with a social welfare degree interested in harnessing technology for the good of all people. Stephanie has gained experience working for both non-profit and public agencies to address social justice issues. Her specialized background involves community organizing, public policy administration, finance, and software engineering. The vision is powerful and targeted, with programs that address both long-term self-sufficiency goals and immediate needs like employment opportunities, mental health support, and leadership initiatives for an often-overlooked population in the TL.

John Spensieri

John Spensieri
Member

Prior to retiring @ the end of 2011, John served as a Financial Advisor in San Francisco with Morgan Stanley. Prior to that he was a Financial Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisor in NYC. He made a career change into The Financial Services industry from the Computer industry where he was a VP & Senior Partner with Core Strategies, a market development consulting firm, CMO for an eMarketplace startup Fast Parts , President of a new business unit within International Data Group, Sr VP of Business Development of Avnet's Computer Marketing Group and VP of Marketing for Arrow Electronics System Group. John received his MBA in Marketing from Loyola University in Chicago and a BSME from Marquette University in Milwaukee Wi. John is a board member of Embarcadero YMCA, served as board member of the McBurney YMCA in NYC. Former board member of Enterprise for HS students, was a career coach for Summer Search , volunteer for KIPP charter schools , volunteer for First Graduate. He and his wife Jayne enjoy collecting Contemporary Art and traveling.

Sara Horiuchi

Sara Horiuchi
Member

Sara Horiuchi is an Associate in the Portfolio Management Group at Hall Capital Partners LLC with a background in investment management for families and institutions. Before moving to the Bay Area, she obtained a B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in East Asian Languages and Cultures from the University of Southern California. Sara has a passion for East Asian cultures and has volunteered with numerous Asian Pacific American organizations in California over the last six years. Originally from Hawaii, Sara enjoys sharing the hula and Hawaiian culture and traveling.

Shelby Morgan

Shelby Morgan

Shelby has long had a passion for working with children and youth particularly from other cultures than her own; she is from rural Arkansas. She always longed to see other parts of the world so she went to college in upstate New York where she got a BA in language and literature at Bard College. She then got an MME in Music Therapy at the University of Kansas. She moved to San Francisco where she worked in the halfway house system and then became a therapist with youth and families at Contra Costa County Community Mental Health in Richmond. However California then mandated licensure so she had to get a second Masters in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University. She later worked in various nonprofits and eventually in private practice. She is now retired and enjoying swimming, violin and fiddling and looks forward to her work with VYDC.