President : Shelley Chen 陳兆香
Shelley Jauh-Shiang Chen is a Taiwanese native and a world premier performer in music. Shelley earned her master's in Music performance from the Texas State University in San Marcos and another degree in Voice and Piano from UT-Austin. She has received extensive performance training from Japan MUSASHINO Conservatory, Shu-Te Girl's private school in Taiwan and Royal Schools of Music in London. She was a KAWAI certified music teacher, a conductor, a broadcast station host and an opera signer in Taiwan. Shelley currently teaches at the Huston-Tilloston University, Ch'ien Chin Primary School and Austin Eco Bilingual School (Jardin de Ninos Interlingua Spanish Immersion LLC). Shelley is the founder and music art director for Austin Chanson Choir. She is the president of Austin Hakka Association, Board of Director for the multicultural Artists Partnership, a non-profit artist's organization in Austin and Board Consultant for Asian Artist .
Vice President/Webmaster: Alex Pong 龐永昌
Alex came from Hong Kong at age 16. He received his Business Administration degree from San Jose State University. Alex took a job at UT-Austin in 1991 and has since had progressive advancement. Alex manages the graduate school application process for international students. He was the Staff Co-Chair for the Asian and Asian American Faculty and Staff Assoc. at UT. He is active in Catholic church fraternal organization and has had responsibilities as Chancellor, Grand Knight, Trustee and most currently Depty Grand Knight. He was the first Chinese to hold the position in the council of Saint Mary Catholic Church, Austin. Alex enjoys reading, cycling, cross country driving, hiking, Texas BBQ, and Chinese chess. Alex and his wife, Doreen and two daughters enjoy living in Austin with their favorite cat " Bevo ".
Vice President : Danny Chen 陳彥甫
Secretary : Jo-Chun Chiu 邱若君
Treasurer/Honorary President/ Board of Review: Li Li 李莉
Li Li served as the President of CSA from 2012 to 2016 and has been involved in Asian Community service since 2008. Li Li moved from China 20 years ago. She learned English, went to school and held down several jobs in the engineering field. When she moved to Austin in 1999, she was a working Mom with a busy job as a software engineer on level 3 support. It was not until she started volunteering in community services, Li Li felt like her life was a lot more enriching and her vision was broadened. She is thankful that she has met so many wonderful, talented and smart people through various community service events. Many of them have become her friends for life. Li Li really enjoys serving CSA and shares the passion and vision of helping Chinese American communities. Li Li believes she has had great personal development through her community involvement. Li Li has a daughter who is a dentist in New York. In her spare time, Li Li likes Chinese calligraphy, painting, reading, sewing and walking.
Honorary President/Board of Review: Millie Chu 陳笑如
Millie Chu grew up in Hong Kong. She has served as vice president at the inception of CSA in 1996, and as president during 1998-2000. She has been active in supporting CSA for the last 20 years. Millie was actively involved in The Network of Asian American Organization (NAAO) in its early years and served as treasurer and was the project manager for the first community grant awarded by the City of Austin to NAAO. Millie and her husband, Frank Lam, a prominent structural engineer in Austin, have both been very supportive of the CSA and contributed greatly to the Chinese Americans community over the years. Millie is a great chef and has a great taste for fashion and interior designs.
Honorary President: George Chang 張其棟
George is a retired engineering consultant and former supervising engineer at the City of Austin and State of Texas. George has a PhD in Engineering Composite (Civil & Mechanical). He is currently the Vice Chairman for Asian Contractor Association. He was the President for CSA (2003~2004), President for Chinese Asso. (1975~1977), Presidents for Network of Asian American Organization and Texas Asian American Chamber of Commerce. He was also a Member on the Citizens Review Board, City of Austin Police Monitors Office. George enjoys gourmet food; travel, watching movies & football games.
Director: Julia Duan段佳穗
Julia Duan was born in Hunan, China. She received her master's degree in Economics and Accounting from Beijing Capital University of Economics and Trade in China. After working for a period of time in domestic banks and leasing companies, she came to the United States from Beijing in 1994. Having worked in insurance and banking in the United States for many years, she now operates real estate full-time as a real estate agent.
Julia and her family have lived in five different states and many different cities in the United States for more than two decades. In her free time, she enjoys music, singing, dancing, hiking and traveling. She is passionate about serving the Chinese community. She has been the Chinese Society of Austin (CSA) director since 2012, Vice-President from 2016-2018 and President from 2018 to present. In addition, she is also the vice president of the Austin Hunan Association.
Director: Terry Chang 錢德全
Terry served as vice president for the CSA (2012 - 2016) and has been instrumental in CSA event planning over the years. Terry was a registered nurse with a degree from National Defense Medical Center in Taiwan. She moved to the US with her 3 children in early 70s and set her root down in Austin. She spent the last 20 years of her career at Motorola. She enjoys travel and playing Chinese Mahjong with her friends.
Director: Sarah Pan 潘姿霖
Sarah Pan was from Kaohsiung, Taiwan. She joined CSA board in 2017. Sarah was graduated from San Antonio College with an accounting degree back in 1989. She works as a travel consultant since 1991, then operates her own travel company, Great Star Travel since 2002 to now. In her expertise, she helps many people obtain domestic & international travel tickets, tour packages, cruises, Chinese Visa, and various document authentication through Texas Secretary of State and the Chinese Consulate. Sarah not only friendly to help many people traveling needs, and happy to serve our Austin community.
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Director : Min Wang
Min Wang is serving as a new board member of CSA in 2018. She is a graduate from a university in Shanghai, China. In 1990, Min moved to the United States and studied at Georgia Institute of Technology. Min is a TX state employee as a system analyst. Min enjoys participating in and serving the community. She likes chatting and getting together with her friends as well. Min is good-natured and very friendly and likes to meet new people.
Director: Lisa Zhou,
Lisa Zhou came from Guangzhou, China in the fall of 2007, and has lived in Texas ever since. Lisa has been involved in the restaurant industry for over a decade, a place that let her meet people from all walks of life. Although she is still quite new to the Austin community, she is eager to meet new people, and is ready to do what she can to serve this community.
Director: Serena Chao 巢舒怡
Serena came to the United States to study for a master’s degree in epidemiology in 1994. After graduation, she worked as an underwriter for a life and health insurance company in Houston. After getting married, she moved to Austin and gave birth to two sons. Now, she is working as a billing specialist and manager in an orthopedic insole clinic.
When her sons were in Chinese school, she served as the parent chairperson, the director of school affairs, and the deputy principal. Currently, she is the advisor teacher of Austin FASCA (Formosa Association of Student Cultural Ambassadors), leading the Taiwanese American High school students in Taiwanese cultural promotion services.
Director : Jason Pai 白硯介
Jason Pai came to America in 2010 and lived in San Antonio for 8 years. During that time, he obtained his Criminology degree from A&M University-S.A. And served as Public Relation Officer in the Taiwanese Association- San Antonio Chapter/ Assistant Advisor in the Bexar County Sheriff Office. His responsibilities include language task assistant, cross-nation liaison project, and synchronize with university academics to conduct research activity. Projects are mostly cross-culture, education, and the charity field. Working partners include foreign/ local government agencies, TV stations, and newspapers... He now lives in Austin and works for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department as a Mental Health Specialist. Favorite things to do is karaoke, swimming, Chinese calligraphy, and making friends!
Honorable Director : Lynn Yuan 袁琳
Lynn Yuan (CCIM) is the founder and CEO of Real Capital Group-Austin 360 Home, a leading real estate investment firm focused on acquisition, development, and real estate portfolio management for Asian Investors. A long-time Austinite of more than 23 years, Lynn has extensive real estate experience and has established a strong network among both Asian investors and fund managers. Lynn is recognized as a local market expert in commercial and residential brokerage, investment management, development projects, and property management. Mrs. Yuan has clients and investors across the U.S. and Internationally. Prior to beginning her full time real estate career in early 2000, Lynn spent almost 20 years as a program management professional for Fortune 500 technology companies. Lynn serves as Board of Director for Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce (GAACC), Director of Asian American Resource Center (AARC) and VP for Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA).