Meet our Leadership Team!

NAAAP Atlanta is driven by the support and dedication of our volunteers.

Christie Sithiphone

Christie Sithiphone

President

I serve with NAAAP Atlanta because I love volunteering with like-minded leaders who advocate and care for our community just as much as I do. I believe in the power of being better together. Serving on this team has inspired me to be courageous in ways I never could have imagined, and I am humbled to work alongside such amazing individuals.

Profession: Global Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Omnicom PR Group

Ethnicity: Laotian

Tammy Hong

Tammy Hong

VP, Finance

I serve with NAAAP Atlanta because I love to make it a better world for Asian Americans. Growing up in Asia and working in the Tech on the West Coast, I was living in the bubble of “the majority”. Since COVID started, I have heard and experienced more and more the challenges faced by AAPI community. While my own force is tiny, I’d like to unit with other like-minded people.

Profession: Sr. Finance Manager at Kraft Heinz

Ethnicity: Chinese

Jacky Cheng

Jacky Cheng

VP, Corporate Relations

I serve with NAAAP Atlanta because it has allowed me to develop a richer perspective of the AAPI community and provided me the opportunity to pour my everything into bettering the place I call home.

Profession: Senior Associate, Finance at Bridge Logistics Properties

Ethnicity: Chinese

Anqi Zou

Anqi Zou

VP, Member Relations

I serve with NAAAP Atlanta because it offers me a channel to live my purpose of building communities and developing next generation of leaders. This past year has inspired me to get out of my comfort zone and use my voice for the causes that are near and dear to my heart and my community.

Profession: SVP, Artificial Intelligence Innovation Leader at Truist Bank

Ethnicity: Chinese

Nikita Trivedi

Nikita Trivedi

VP, Community Relations

I serve with NAAAP Atlanta because it gives me an opportunity to connect our members to community organizations while building credible, lasting relationships This past year has inspired me to be resilient and grateful. Grateful for the what I have and grateful to be able to give back to the community

Profession: Director of Corporate Philanthropy at Georgia Power

Ethnicity: Indian

Dennis Ngin

Dennis Ngin

VP, Operations

I serve with NAAAP Atlanta because I believe we have a responsibility to give back to our community. NAAAP provided me with a volunteer opportunity that aligned with my passions for the AAPI community, the city of Atlanta, and the business community. This past year, I’ve been inspired by the contribution of volunteers throughout our community and the potential we have to drive positive change in our city.

Profession: VP, Digital Experience at Wpromote

Ethnicity: Cambodian

Tiffany Sithiphone

Tiffany Sithiphone

VP, Special Events

I serve with NAAAP Atlanta because it allows me to give back to my Atlanta community in a meaningful way. I have the unique opportunity to connect our members and sponsors to grassroots organizations that are transforming the lives of our AAPI community. This past year has inspired me to raise awareness to the issues that matter most to us and the importance of advocating for underserved communities.

Profession: Senior Manager, Product Analytics at Bleacher Report

Ethnicity: Laotion

Prathyusha Chenji

Prathyusha Chenji

VP, Communications

I serve with NAAAP Atlanta because my journey would not have been possible without the mentorship and guidance of our AAPI community members, and working with NAAAP presents the opportunity to pay it forward through service.

Profession: Associate at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Ethnicity: South Asian

 

Niki Phung

Niki Phung

VP, Professional Development

 I serve with NAAAP Atlanta because it enables me to make a meaningful difference in the AAPI community and the city I call home. I am passionate about instilling confidence in other professionals and look forward to empowering the next generation of leaders.

Profession: Strategy & Corporate Development at The Home Depot

Ethnicity: Chinese & Vietnamese

Eliza del Carmen

Eliza del Carmen

Director, Marketing

I serve with NAAAP Atlanta because I strive to uplift the voices of under-repressented communities. I grew up in the South my entire life, where AAPI representation was hard to find. It took me years to find my own voice, and now I hope to give back to my community by telling our untold stories and building up our network right here in Atlanta.

Profession: J.D. Candidate at Emory University School of Law

Ethnicity: Filipina, Malaysian, Laotian

Christina Hua

Christina Hua

Director, Member Events

I serve with NAAAP Atlanta because I want to make a positive and meaningful impact on the local AAPI community. For many individuals, it is important to have an inclusive space in which they can develop core skills, serve the community, and find connections. NAAAP Atlanta gives me the opportunity to help build up that space, and I look forward to fostering lifelong friendships among our members and partner organizations.

Profession: Senior Consultant at Deloitte

Ethnicity: Chinese

Theodora Tran

Theodora Tran

Director, Development

I serve with NAAAP Atlanta because I want my daughter to grow up with a sense of pride in her heritage and have an AAPI community to look up to and serve as an example of the amazing things we can accomplish. I’m an Atlanta transplant and I look forward to working together with the community to expand our networks and tell our stories.

Profession: Energy Consultant & Sustainability Lead at ScottMadden

Ethnicity: Vietnamese

Kim Tong

Kim Tong

Immediate Past President

I serve with NAAAP Atlanta because it allows me the opportunity to give back to my community while working with other leaders throughout Atlanta. This past year has inspired me to continue my personal growth through volunteering and promoting causes that are near and dear to me.

Profession: Vice President, Wealth Management Small Business Banker at Bank of America

Ethnicity: Vietnamese

Allen Chen

Allen Chen

President-Emeritus

I serve with NAAAP Atlanta because I strive to uplift the voices of under-repressented communities. I grew up in the South my entire life, where AAPI representation was hard to find. It took me years to find my own voice, and now I hope to give back to my community by telling our untold stories and building up our network right here in Atlanta.

Profession: SVP, D&I Executive at Bank of America

Ethnicity: Chinese

Thank you to our past NAAAP Atlanta Presidents!

  • 2020-2021 – Kim Tong
  • 2017-2019 – Allen Chen
  • 2015 – Josh Pham
  • 2013 – Betty Lo
  • 2011 – Tamara Strickley
  • 2009-2010 – Fabian De Rozario
  • 2008 – Tommy Yip
  • 2006-2007 – Brenda Tran
  • 2005 – Amy Lin Halligan
  • 2004 – Jimmy
  • 2003 – Ben Lee
  • 2002 – Rosemary Watts
  • 2001 – Caroline Dunn
  • 2000 – Van Phan
  • 1999 – Victor Sze
  • 1997-1998 – Jerry Chang, Founding President

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