Juavah Lee, M.Ed., is the Program Development Coordinator at Hope Community Academy in St. Paul, Minnesota. Previously, he served as the Assistant Director of Engagement and Pre-Collegiate Initiatives for the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence and as a Community Faculty Member for the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. He co-founded the Hmong and Vietnamese language programs, Hmong Minnesota Student Association, and the Hmoob (Hmong) Alumni Association at the University. Juavah holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.Ed. in Youth Development Leadership from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
Nhi-Ha Trinh, MD, MPH,
Nhi-Ha Trinh, MD, MPH, serves as the Director of the MGH Department of Psychiatry Center for Diversity. In the MGH Depression Clinical and Research Program, she serves as both the Director of Multicultural Studies and the Director of Clinical Services. As Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Trinh’s academic work focuses on disparities in depression care for ethnic and racial minorities, issues of cultural competency in mental health, social determinants of mental health, and cultural issues in geriatric psychiatry. Dr. Trinh earned her MD at the University of California, San Francisco, and her MPH at the University of California at Berkeley .
Pata Suyemoto, Ph.D.
Pata Suyemoto, Ph.D., is an independent feminist scholar, writer, educator, and mental health activist. She earned a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Pennsylvania, where she conducted research on multicultural education and issues of race and racism. She has spoken and written about her struggles with depression (including interviews in The Boston Globe and Psychology Today) and is a co-founder of The Breaking Silences Project. She is a member of the planning committee for the annual Asian-American and Pacific Islander Mental Health Forum and is also a member of the Multicultural Advisory Committee for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health.
Pastor Sandy Liu, MAR
Pastor Sandy Liu, MAR, has led the Youth Ministry of the Chinese Bible Church of Greater Boston for the past 27 years, teaching generations of Asian-American students from cradle to college and beyond. Since her own teenage years, she has felt a passion and calling to help teens and their families thrive in life and faith. A fourth-generation New Yorker, she studied at The Cooper Union, Nyack College and Westminster Theological Seminary. She is a well-received mentor, speaker, and program planner and has worked with at-risk youth throughout the U .S. and around the world, from England to K yrgyzstan. Pastor Sandy lives in Lexington, MA, with her husband and two sons.
Will Lukang, M.A.,MBA
Will Lukang, M.A.,MBA, is a motivational speaker, mentor, leadership trainer, and executive coach.He is the co-author of The Character Based Leader and an independent consultant with the John Maxwell Team. He aims to inspire others to act and lead through his workshops and blog. Will has more than 25 years of experience in the Information Technology Industry and holds an MBA in Information Decision and Technology Management from Iona College and a Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership from Seton Hall University . He is currently an Executive Director/Co-head of UBS Wealth Management Americas Application Delivery.