Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Staff Listing


Orange County Regional Office


  • Gloria Basilio
  • Lona Cheung
    Senior Accountant
  • Ivona Holland
    Accounting Assistant
  • Angelique Jackson
    Office Administrator
  • Executive Assistant
  • Human Resources Director
  • Director of Information Technology
  • Charles Nguyen
  • Janet Park
    Receptionist II
  • Dan Suruki
    Senior Facilities/Office Manager
  • James Weng
    Information Technology Support Manager

Organizational Outreach


  • Development Officer
  • Director of Individual Giving
  • Vanida Le Van
    Special Events Manager
  • Director of Institutional Giving
  • Monica Nguyen
    Development Manager

Direct Services

  • Direct Services Director
  • Sze (Alice) Chan
    Community Legal Advocate - Chinese (DOJ Accredited)
  • Project Director - Citizenship
  • Citizenship Coordinator
  • Project Director - SAFE
  • Thuwadara Goldman
    Community Legal Advocate - Thai
  • Hannah (Lixian) Han
    Community Legal Advocate - Chinese
  • Project Coordinator - Citizenship Virtual Review Project
  • Project Director
  • Ester Kwak, Esq.
    Staff Attorney
  • Dana Kwon
    Legal Assistant
  • Staff Attorney
  • Wen-Yao Lin
    Staff Attorney - Citizenship Project
  • Chieh Lu, Esq.
    Staff Attorney
  • Client Case Coordinator
  • Staff Attorney
  • Sharon Paik
    Staff Attorney
  • Legal Advocate - Immigration Project (DOJ Accredited Representative)
  • Terry Park
    Community Legal Advocate - Korean
  • Patricia Park, Esq.
    Staff Attorney
  • Director, Immigration Program Administration
  • Quynh Pham
    Community Legal Advocate – Vietnamese
  • Matthew Promsunthorn
    Community Legal Advocate - Thai
  • Lou Marie Reyes
    Community Legal Advocate - Tagalog
  • Sophaleena S. Gershoff
    Community Legal Advocate II - Khmer
  • Faith Santoso, Esq.
    Staff Attorney II
  • Jeanette H. Sayno
    Community Legal Advocate - Tagalog
  • Dickran Sevlian, Esq.
    Staff Attorney
  • Senior Paralegal DOJ Accredited Representative
  • Project Director - Immigration
  • ESL/Civics Coordinator
  • Staff Attorney - Immigration Project
  • Huy Tran
    Citizenship Grants Manager (DOJ Accredited)
  • Karina Trieu
    Network Manager, Immigration Program Administration (DOJ Accredited)
  • Ayano Wolff, Esq.
    Staff Attorney
  • ESL/Civics Coordinator
  • Senior Staff Attorney
  • Jing Zhang
    Program Manager

Impact Litigation

Leadership Development

  • Melissa Avila
    Youth Programs Assistant
  • Angelica Castillo
    Youth Programs Assistant
  • Edward Flores
    Youth Programs Manager
  • Project Director - Youth and Parent Leadership Development
  • Agustin Herrera
    Youth and Parent Advocate
  • Bryan Kim
    Youth Programs Assistant
  • Kevin Silva
    Youth Programs Assistant


  • Community and Policy Coordinator
  • Research Analyst
  • Victoria (Nikki) Dominguez
    Education Equity Director
  • Senior Policy Manager - Health Access Project
  • Health Program Coordinator
  • 2020 Census Statewide Network Manager
  • June Lim
    Demographic Research Program Director
  • Eileen Ma, Esq.
    Voting Rights Program Director
  • Anthony Ng
    Immigrant Rights Policy Manager
  • RJ Ronquillo
    UPLIFT Organizer
  • Education Equity Coordinator
  • Program Manager - Health Access Project
  • Project Director - Health Access Project
  • Program Coordinator - Health Access Project

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.