Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Staff Listing



  • Lona Cheung
    Senior Accountant
  • Clara Chiu
    Assistant to the President and Executive Director
  • Kate Chung
  • Ken Montenegro
    Information Technology Manager II
  • Janet Park
  • Mary Sam
    Office Manager
  • James Weng
    Information Technology Support Manager

Organizational Outreach


Direct Services

  • Direct Services Director
  • Andrew An
    Community Legal Advocate – Korean
  • Christine Chen, Esq.
    Staff Attorney
  • Sandra Chung, Esq.
    Staff Attorney
  • Jacqueline Dan, Esq.
    Staff Attorney II
  • Sophaleena Gershoff
    Community Legal Advocate - Khmer
  • Thuwadara Goldman
    Community Legal Assistant - Thai
  • Gloria Ho
    Housing Preservation Coordinator
  • Priscilla Jang
    Instructor-Civics and ESL
  • Theresa Jung
  • Citizenship Network Manager
  • Carolyn Kim, Esq.
    Staff Attorney
  • Amy Lee, Esq.
    Senior Staff Attorney
  • Sandy Lo
    Community Legal Advocate – Chinese
  • John Lopez
    Community Legal Advocate – Tagalog
  • Meeran Mahmud, Esq.
    Staff Attorney
  • Izumi Miyake, Esq.
    Staff Attorney
  • Jang Woo Nam
    Community Legal Advocate – Korean
  • Staff Attorney
  • Natt Orapin
    Community Legal Advocate - Thai
  • DACA Legal Advocate
  • Staff Attorney II
  • Quynh Pham
    Community Legal Advocate – Vietnamese
  • Faith Santoso, Esq.
    Staff Attorney II
  • Michelle Saucedo
    Legal Advocate
  • Supervising Attorney
  • Senior Paralegal
  • Huy Tran
    Community Legal Advocate – Vietnamese
  • Senior Staff Attorney
  • Jing Zhang

Impact Litigation

Leadership Development

  • Leadership Development Director
  • Povi-Tamu Bryant
    Program Coordinator
  • Edward Flores
    Youth Coordinator
  • Li'i Furumoto
    Project Director - Youth and Parent Leadership Development
  • Victoria Hong
    Parent Leadership Coordinator
  • Project Director - Leadership Development in Interethnic Relations
  • Mike Pedro
    Program Coordinator II - Youth & Community
  • Program Coordinator
  • PON Project Director


For Legal Help

Advancing Justice - LA’s hotlines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, consumer, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights.

Main: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356


도움이 필요하십니까?: 800.867.3640
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583
Cần sự giúp đỡ: 800.267.7395


Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.