Eleanor Mae Pascual is a native of the Philippines and has been a Georgia resident for more than thirty-eight years. A familiar face in the Asian American community, Eleanor has served on the Board of Directors of the Asian/Pacific-American Council of Georgia (APAC) for several years, including as Vice President and Secretary. She is a longtime active member of the Filipino-American Association of Greater Atlanta (Fil-Am), having served in various leadership roles, including as Fil-Am President. She shares much of her time, talent, and resources in activities that promote and celebrate Filipino culture and is an active and tireless volunteer for AAPI causes. Eleanor is on the Board of Directors of the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia, and served as PACCGA president in 2014 and 2015. She is also Community Affairs Director of Makabayan Georgia, Inc., a non-profit Filipino-American foundation, and a board member of the Philippine American Center of Georgia, Inc. Eleanor relishes the role of “bridge-builder” between the Fil-Am community and the larger AAPI community in Georgia.
Besides her involvement with APAC, she serves as Corporate Advisory Board Member of the WWAAC Alliance Foundation, Inc. and as Philippine Team Captain with the Organizing Committee of the Asian Cultural Experience in Georgia. A musician by avocation, Eleanor has served for many years in music ministry – as a soloist, choir member, organist/pianist, and music director.
Eleanor is currently employed as a paralegal with the Corporate Law Department of State Farm Insurance Companies. She was recognized by State Farm with a Volunteer of the Year Award in 2016, in recognition of her various volunteer efforts in the community.
She was also honored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice–Atlanta with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 and by the Georgia Asian Times as one of 25 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia in 2015 and 2016. Married to Alex Pascual, a structural engineer, Eleanor enjoys spending time with family, especially with her ten young grandchildren.
Sopheap Lam (CAAG)
She was born in Battambang, Cambodia and emigrated to the United States with her family as a refugee.
Sopheap graduated from Montclair State University in New Jersey with double-majors: Bachelors in Accounting and Finance.
She appreciates that her father taught her to study hard but also never lose sight of her roots – her heritage, culture and language.
Thankfully, through her father’s teachings, she is able to continue to preserve and promote the Cambodian culture to mainstream America.
She and her husband (Bora Lam) know how important it is to raise their three sons with strong foundation of culture and education.
CAAG helps their children and along with many other Cambodian-Americans; it helps the next generation to continue the roots and have sense of belonging.
Currently, she continues to volunteer as a Public Relations on CAAG’s board.
Sopheap is active in the Asian-American community. As a representative of CAAG, she collaborated with APAC in 2014 and participated in monthly meetings.
She was elected as a Vice President of APAC in 2016 and 2017. She was a Co-Chair for the APAC 30th Unity Gala (2015).
She is also a community board member of Who’s Who in the Asian AmericanCommunity (WWAAC).
She was recognized as one of the 25 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia by the Georgia Asian Times (GAT) in 2016.
From Thailand to the US in 1969 Varinee Sangmalee, a native of Bangkok, Thailand, was a news reporter, a radio announcer and an actress; and was actively involved in the entertainment industry. With a vision to build a community of inclusion, she found the Thai American Chamber of Commerce and Thai Association – World Center, USA. She also serves as the President of the Thai American Chamber of Commerce, Thai American – World Center, USA and Asian Cultural Exchange, Inc. and continues to attention to and advocate for cultural understanding within our diverse community. She was President of Asian/Pacific American Council of Georgia in 2007 – 2008, 2012.
Alumna of Georgia State University BBA and Post-Graduation from Germany, Finance/Personnel/International Management Current
President of Thai Association-World Center, USA (TAWC USA) & founder in 2000, Asian Cultural Exchange, Inc. (ACE), & Thai American Chamber of Commerce (TACC)& founder in 2007;
Communication Director at Asian/Pacific American Council of GA (APAC) Since 2013 Advisory Board Member at Who’s Who in Asian American Community (WWAAC) Director Board Member at US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC-SE) Liaison to the Department of International Trade & Promotion of Thai Trade Center-Miami, FL
Victoria Huynh (CPACS)
Victoria Huynh is a millennial professional with an interest in cultural competency, community
building, strategic planning, and event planning within the immigrant and refugee communities.
Ms. Huynh has been affiliated with Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc. (CPACS) for
more than 16 years and is currently the Vice President of the Center for Pan Asian Community
Services, Inc. (CPACS), the first largest and longest standing Asian American and Pacific
Islander organization serving the immigrant, refugee, and unprivileged communities in the
South. Born to Vietnamese refugee parents, Ms. Huynh’s has a passion in decreasing barriers to
accessing health and vital services and ensuring that immigrant and refugee families are afforded
equitable rights and access to vital programs.
She currently serves and advocates for the immigrant and refugee communities on various local
and state community Boards/Coalitions/Committees including the Immigrant Hope-Atlanta
(Board), Asian Pacific American Council (APAC Board), Delta Phi Lambda Asian Interest
Sorority (Alumni), Gwinnett Multicultural Advisory Committee (Co-Chair), Gwinnett
Neighborhood Leadership Institute (Board), Georgia AAPI Community Coalition (Former
Chair), Georgia SNAP Steering and LEP Subcommittee (Co-Chair), National AIM for Equity
Coalition (Advocacy Co-Chair), ARC Millennial Advisory Panel, etc. Through her work with
the grassroots community, Ms. Huynh was selected as the 25 Most Influential Asian Americans
in Georgia in 2015. In 2015, Ms. Huynh was also selected as one of the 5 Georgia member of
the Region IV Regional Health Equity Council and serves as their current Cultural Competency
Victoria Huynh served as a APAC Board of Directors At-Large in 2016 and currently serves tas
the APAC Sercretary.
C.P. Huang (ATAA)
Immediate Past President
Alex Wu (OCA-GA)
Alex Wu is one of the founders and past president of Asian American council of Georgia (APAC); Asian American Senior Citizens of Atlanta (AASCA); Chinese American Lions Club of Atlanta; OCA-GA Chapter; Monte Lade Science and Technology Association and Kwong Tung Association of Atlanta.
He currently services as an advisor of APAC and is the Chairman of AASCA and a director of Chinese American lions Club as well as Kwong Tung Association of Atlanta.
Professionally, he is the president of Global Engineering Company. He is a member of the Executive committee and was a Past Chairman of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE) Pulp, Paper and Forest Industry Committee. He is also a member of numerous IEEE national technical committees.
Board Directors (At-Large)
Sudhir Agarwal completed his bachelors in Computer Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT),Varanasi, India and MBA in Finance and Strategy from Indian Institute of Management(IIM),Lucknow, India.
He is currently working as Principal Business Consultant with Hewlett Packard Enterprise and providing strategy solutions to Fortune 100 companies like Walmart, FedEx, GM, Disney, and CVS Caremark. He also serves on various advisory board of startup companies in US and India.
He is also the co-founder of SIMSAM LLC which helps in providing IT and Strategy consulting solutions to companies across USA.
The company has launched multiple products in the past including globalschoolrank.com, globalprofessorrank.com, globalbusinessrank.com, xpertmoms.com, readingera.com, spreadsmiles.org, eventsdetail.com.
Sudhir Agarwal is one of the three leaders (permanent positions) of Indian Professionals Network (IPN) that meets on a monthly basis. IPN Was founded by Late Dr. Narsi Narasimhan and helps to bring the Professionals from all walk of life together and create a networking platform. IPN has a membership of around 10,000 members. The monthly meeting organized invites CEOs, Community leaders, State Representatives, Entrepreneurs to interact with the IPN members.
He is the President of Rajasthani Association of Georgia (RAJA) that helps in promoting the rich Rajasthani culture among the kids and youth of Georgia.
He also played a crucial role in organizing the International Day of Yoga since inception working with the Consul General of India.
Sushma Barakoti (NASeA)
Sushma Barakoti is the founder and owner of Sunavworld, LLC an Atlanta based social enterprise that promotes fairly traded Nepali traditional art-based products. Her business provides socio-economic stability to artisans, locally and globally. She is currently the Clarkston Coordinator for StartME Business Accelerator program of Emory University. Sushma has a masters in social work from Pennsylvania (PA) and she has worked to end gender based violence in US and Nepal. She has worked in the capacity of counselor advocate, Outreach Coordinator and administrator managing fundraising and development for non profit in Pennsylvania and Georgia. She has worked in the field of public health in HIV prevention and control, ending gender based violence, women’s rights, migrants and refugees resettlement and social enterprise development and acceleration. She is an accomplished project manager and a community organizer. She has a proven leadership qualities in program development, increased revenue and advocacy to yield results for multiple non- profit organizations in United States and Nepal. She believes in ensuring gender equity, inclusion and participatory approach to community development. She is skillful and effective in outreach and networking for socio-economic justice issues. She is the past president of Nepali Women’s Global Network (NWGN), current advisor to NWGN, representative for NASeA to APAC, served as a General Secretary for Asia Pacific American Council of Georgia (APAC) and currently a Board of Director APAC Board 2017.
TraMy Nguyen (VAC-GA)
Tramy Nguyen, President-Vietnamese-American Community of Georgian (VAC-GA), one of the 25 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia (2016):
Tramy Nguyen came to US in1991 at the age of 17 through the Humanitarian Operation Program with her siblings and parents. She and her husband Nguyen Wayne Pha owns and operate an auto dealer, WT AutoMax in Morrow Georgia since 2004. Tramy is actively involved with the Union of Vietnamese Student Association from GA State University since 1995. She earned a bachelor degree in Business Administration at Clayton State University.
She is passionate in promoting and encouraging Vietnamese American citizens to register to vote. Participate with lobbying and election candidate activities. As a former refugee, Tramy is aware of the daily challenges and needs of immigrant communities – she has dedicated her time and effort in community outreach in Morrow, Forest Park, Clarkston, Gwinnett County, DeKalb County, and Clayton County. As President of VAC GA, she is passionate in promoting Vietnamese heritage and cultures.
Le Dam Doan (VAC-GA)
- Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award from Georgia Secretary State Brian Kemp 2015
- Outstanding Community Services Award from Vietnamese American Community-GA
- (VAC-GA) 2015
- Community Champions Lifetime Award from The Asian American Legal Advocacy Center, Inc. (AALAC) 2014
- 25 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia from Georgia Asian Times (2008, 2013, 2014)
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