Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Staff Listing


Orange County Regional Office


  • Facilities/Office Manager
  • Lona Cheung
    Senior Accountant
  • Kate Chung
  • Angelique Jackson
    Office Administrator
  • Executive Assistant
  • Director of Information Technology
  • Janet Park
    Receptionist II
  • James Weng
    Information Technology Support Manager

Organizational Outreach


Direct Services

  • Direct Services Director
  • Staff Attorney
  • Sze (Alice) Chan
    Community Legal Advocate - Chinese (DOJ Accredited)
  • Senior Staff Attorney - Citizenship
  • Community Legal Advocate - Chinese
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Supervising Attorney - SAFE Project
  • Timony Dharmpetarksakul
    Community Legal Advocate - Thai
  • ESL Civics Instructor (DOJ Accredited)
  • Thuwadara Goldman
    Community Legal Advocate - Thai
  • Legal Advocate - Citizenship (DOJ Accredited)
  • Theresa Jung
  • Project Director - Citizenship
  • Project Director - ALLIP
  • Citizenship Project Staff Attorney
  • Dana Kwon
    Legal Assistant - SAFE Project
  • Staff Attorney
  • Legal Advocate - Immigration Project (DOJ Accredited)
  • Izumi Miyake, Esq.
    Senior Staff Attorney - Immigration Project
  • Staff Attorney
  • Sharon Paik
    Staff Attorney - SAFE Project
  • Legal Advocate - Immigration Project (DOJ Accredited Representative)
  • Terry Park
    Community Legal Advocate - Korean
  • Parija Patel, Esq.
    Staff Attorney II
  • Network Manager - Citizenship
  • Quynh Pham
    Community Legal Advocate – Vietnamese
  • Staff Attorney - Immigration Project
  • Sophaleena S. Gershoff
    Community Legal Advocate II - Khmer
  • Project Assistant - Immigration
  • Faith Santoso, Esq.
    Staff Attorney II
  • Jeanette H. Sayno
    Community Legal Advocate - Tagalog
  • Dickran Sevlian, Esq.
    Staff Attorney
  • Caleb Song
    Community Legal Advocate Korean
  • Senior Paralegal DOJ Accredited Representative
  • Project Director - Immigration
  • Staff Attorney - Immigration Project
  • Huy Tran
    Citizenship Grants Manager (DOJ Accredited)
  • Karina Trieu
    Citizenship Coordinator (DOJ Accredited)
  • Ayano Wolff, Esq.
    Staff Attorney
  • Senior Staff Attorney
  • Jing Zhang
    Program Manager - SAFE Project

Impact Litigation

Leadership Development

  • Leadership Development Director
  • Leadership Program Coordinator
  • Edward Flores
    Youth Programs Manager
  • Project Director - Youth and Parent Leadership Development
  • Agustin Herrera
    Youth and Parent Advocate
  • Araceli Simeon-Luna
    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.

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356


도움이 필요하십니까?: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
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.