ACA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chenyang Rickard is an associate attorney with Hone Maxwell LLP. Her practice focuses on international estate planning, domestic estate planning, preimmigration planning, trust administration and probate. She assists client to establish comprehensive estate plans for their families and business, including revocable living trusts, powers of attorney, wills, special needs trusts, irrevocable trusts and entity formations. She also performs probate proceedings and trust administration. Additionally, she assisted clients with business and family based immigration, especially in the areas of Investment Visas (EB-5), Intracompany Transferee Visas (L-1) and Managers and Executive Transferees Visas (EB-1C),
Chenyang was born in China, and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Civil engineering from Dalian University of Technology and Master’s degree in Management from Dalian University of Technology. Ms. Rickard earned her Juris Doctor from Northwestern California University, School of Law. While in law school she worked in immigration and estate planning.
She previously worked as the principal attorney with Rickard Law Office. which provides her an excellent background to understand the needs of people immigrating to the U.S.
Ms. Rickard is a frequent speaker in her area of practices.
Ms. Rickard is also involved in community services; she has involved in legal aids to provide pro bono services for the under privileged clients and she also serves as legal advisor and an officer of PUSD Parent Group.
Ms. Rickard lives in San Diego with her husband, Tim and their two children.
Gordon Huang is a freelance IP (Intellectual Property) consultant. Gordon had worked in the past in the telecom industry for over 30 years in various capacities in major telecom companies and a telecom operator. Gordon holds various undergraduate and graduate degrees in physics and electrical engineering/computer science and a J.D degree from University of San Diego, and is admitted to USPTO and California bar.
Gordon is interested in serving all under-privileges regardless of their race and religion through community services，and in furthering the interests of American Chinese in the region.
Gordon is a father of two grown up children and lives in San Diego for almost 30 years with his wife, Tina.
Yanping Zhang is an IT professional with years of experience as an IT Business Consultant, helping clients to implement IT business solutions and provides day to day business support. Yanping graduated from Shandong University and got master’s in Computer Science from Purdue University. Other than the full-time job, she also taught in North County Chinese School in early years; enjoys personal financial literacy campaign through educations, volunteers in Public School PTSA etc. She has lived in San Diego for over 20 years. Yanping is a mother of two. She learned a lot from raising the two daughters. She hopes to continue to learn from all generations of all Americans. She believes not only we can live happily and freely, but also contribute positively to our new country’s future.
Tracy Wu is a retiree from a reputable telecom company with years of experience in program and product management. She is a happy wife and a mom with two children, Kevin and Ellen. Nearly 30 years after she came to this country poor as many Chinese students, she has come to a realization that we all need a helping hand sometimes in our lives. Tracy is now dedicating her effort in serving the community and lending a helping hand to those in need. Through the volunteering services, she hopes to gain more in-depth knowledge and appreciation in cultural diversity of all ethnic groups and become a better self.
She graduated from Zhongshan University with B.S. in Physics, from Science Academy of China in Shanghai with M.S. in Semiconductor Physics, from SDSU with MBA in International Business.
Yazhong Pei is a pharmaceutical professional and has been working on the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of various diseases for the past 30 years. Mr. Pei was born and raised in North Eastern China. He moved to the United States of America in 1985 to pursue his postgraduate studies. He became a permanent resident in 1991 and a naturalized citizen in 2003 of the United States. He and his family have been living in San Diego since 1997.
Mr. Pei has built a happy and productive life in his adoptive country. He cherishes the freedom and opportunities this country has provided to him as a first-generation immigrant. He firmly believes in the American value, especially freedom, liberty and equality for all. He is passionate about helping others to accustom to the American culture, to become an active participant in the community and to live one’s American dream to the fullest.
Xiu Yu, Ph.D. earned her B.Sc. degree in biochemistry from Peking University and Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience from Yale university. She has lived in San Diego since 1997. Currently she is a biomedical researcher at a pharmaceutical company. She is a cofounder of the nonprofit organization Sino-American Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SABPA). She is interested in helping Chinese American community in raising our voices, learning our history, and listening to the voices of our fellow Americans.
Wenge Shi, Ph.D. earned B.Sc. degree in Genetics from Fudan University and Ph.D. degree in Human Oncology from University of Wisconsin-Madison. he has lived in San Diego since 2001. Currently he is working on cancer diagnostics and supporting oncology clinical trials at Novartis. For the last 10 years, he has been volunteering in local nonprofit Sino-American Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SABPA). Trained as a scientist, he believes in open-mindedness and objectiveness. He values that the essence of democratic principles is not just enabling the majority ruling but also protecting the rights of minority. In the future, he would like to further help Chinese American community by listening to fellow Chinese Americans’ voices, raising issues relate to Chinese Americans, building consensus among different opinions and finding solutions.
史文格，祖籍浙江宁波，湖北省武汉人, 复旦大学遗传专业学士、美国威斯康星大学(University of Wisconsin-Madison) 人类肿瘤学系博士。目前在某世界著名药厂从事肿瘤诊断产品研发与支持临床药物试验工作。
Paul Yung, President of PYA Design & Contracting, Inc. and Co-founder of NJ Homes.
Paul Yung came to US from China in 1991. Graduated with Master degree in Architecture from University of Houston in 1994. He has spent some of his earlier time in Houston, Dallas, Norman, and San Antonio before he finally settled down in San Diego in 1996.
From 1996 until 2010, he worked for a reputable local architecture firm focused on design and development of high-end commercial projects. Some of these projects have been awarded by AIA (American Institute of Architects) San Diego chapter.
After obtaining his architect license in 2002, he established his own firm, Paul Yung Architects, Inc. and later merge into PYA Design & Contracting, Inc. in 2010 to practice his own architectural design in residential and light commercial. He also founded NJ Home specializing real estate listing and selling, development and acquisition for his real estate agent business.
He once represented local AIA to participate an oversight committee on the San Diego School District Construction Budget.
He has also volunteered many times at a local high school to promote architecture, engineering, and construction career awareness along with other local architects and engineers.
He was elected as a board member of Kearny Mesa Planning Group and also a sitting member for Kearny Mesa Plan Update Committee. He currently is a board member of APAC (Asian Pacific American Coalition San Diego) and Secretary of Convoy District Partners.
He is a very devoted Buddhist, vegetarian, and a long-time volunteer for Tzu Chi Buddhist Charity Foundation. He helped to building a first Toastmaster club for Chinese American kids in San Diego and serving as one of mentors for Tzu Chi Youth Group Toast Master Club in public speaking and Youth Leadership programs.
He maintains his independent status and is not associated with any party.