• Pat Fong Kushida

    President & CEO

    Pat is the President/CEO of the Sacramento Asian-Pacific Chamber of Commerce (SACC) serving in this capacity since 1998, and President/CEO of the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce formed in 2010.

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  • Frank Louie

    Chief Operating Officer

    Frank Louie brings a very diverse business background to the chamber’s management team. He led a very successful 22-year career in management leadership positions in sales and operations for Xerox Corporation. Most recently, Louie served as General Manager for the Public Sector Northwest Region focusing on the state, local and education markets. He also has extensive experience working for start-up technology companies in the Internet payment and billing space, and the Alternative Energy industry.

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  • Lauren Oto

    Director of Marketing and Events

    Lauren is the Director of Marketing and Events at the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce.

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  • Tanya Motta

    Project Director - SBTRC - SW Region

    Prior to joining the California Asian Pacific Islander Chamber of Commerce as Project Director for the United States Department of Transportation Small Business Transportation Resource Center Southwest Region.

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  • Ryan Fong

    Director of Finance

    Ryan currently serves as the Director of Finance of the CalAsian Chamber. He joined the organization in October 2012 as an administrative intern before being brought on as the Administration Manager. During his time at the CalAsian Chamber, Ryan has previously served as Administration Manager and Operations & Finance Manager before advancing to his current… Read more »

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  • Bianka Melecio

    Executive Assistant & Board Liaison

    Bianka is the Executive Assistant, Board Liaison and Corporate Benefits Manager for the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce.

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  • Lia Nitake

    Manager of Public Policy

    Lia Nitake is the Manager of Public Policy at the CalAsian Chamber of Commerce. She is responsible for managing and executing the Chamber’s strategy around policies that affect the Asian Pacific Islander (API) and business community throughout the state of California. Prior to joining the Chamber, Lia served as an international development policy specialist at… Read more »

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  • Lydia Thung

    Corporate Benefits Manager

    Lydia began working at the CalAsian Chamber in July 2015 as the Events & Programs Intern and officially joined the CalAsian Chamber staff two weeks later. She now serves as the Corporate Benefits Manager.

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  • Sneha Lakkaraju

    Marketing and Events Coordinator/ Graphic Designer

    Sneha is new to both the Sacramento region and California. A seasoned freelance graphic designer and social media advertiser, Sneha used the success of her freelance business in New Jersey to jumpstart her move across the country. She began graphic design at a young age out of a love for technology and out of a… Read more »

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  • Kamalpreet Chohan

    Public Policy Coordinator

    Kamalpreet Chohan is the Public Policy Coordinator at the CalAsian Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining the Chamber, she was involved with the Center for Applied Policy at the UC Davis School of Education. Additionally, she was a program participant of the University of California, Washington Program. Through the UC Washington Program she was able… Read more »

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  • Henan Li

    Global Initiative Project Manager

    Henan Li’s duties include enhanced development and implementation of the China Direct Program.

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  • Adrian Alegre

    Global Initiatives Project Manager

    As a recently separated U.S. Military Veteran, Adrian Alegre joined the California Asian Chamber of Commerce in October of 2018 as a Project Manager within our Global Initiatives Team.  With thirteen years of experience in the United States Navy, Adrian is very well equipped with skills in managing administrative, operational, logistics, and analytical programs.  As… Read more »

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  • Sheilla Hadayat

    USDOT SBTRC - Southwest Region Project Coordinator

    Sheilla Hadayat is currently the Project Coordinator for United States Department of Transportation – Small Business Transportation Resource Center (US DOT SBTRC) Southwest Region. She joined CalAsian in May 2017.  She provides small business owners with assistance in completing their bonding and loan applications. She executes programs like small business matchmaking and the annual Disadvantaged… Read more »

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  • Xavier Dalvi

    Program Manager

    Xavier is a new addition to the CalAsian Chamber of Commerce. He received his Eagle Scout award at age 18 dedicating his Eagle Scout project to his alma mater elementary school.

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