Helena Wong, Executive Director
Helena became a CAAAV member as a high school youth in 1995 and joined staff in 2003 with fellowship from the Open Society Institute. She was a co-recipient of the 2005 Leadership for a Changing World Award sponsored by the Ford Foundation. Under her leadership the CTU was founded and has grown to its current size and capacity. Helena became Executive Director in July 2010. Contact Helena at hwong [at] caaav.org.
Zhi Qin Zheng, Tenant Organizer
Ms. Zheng has been a member of CAAAV since 2005 and is one of the founding members of the Chinatown Tenants Union. She became part-time staff in July 2010. Ms. Zheng has lived in Chinatown for more than 20 years, and prior to becoming involved with CAAAV has worked in the garment industry for 20 years. Contact Ms. Zheng at zzheng [at] caaav.org.
Vivian Truong, Program Coordinator of Asian Youth in Action
Vivian was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She first became involved in CAAAV as an intern in the summer of 2011. She joined staff as the AYA Program Coordinator in June 2012. Prior to CAAAV, she worked with Chinatown Youth Initiatives in New York and Providence Youth Student Movement organizing the Southeast Asian community in Rhode Island. Contact Vivian at vtruong [at] caaav.org.
Jason Chan, Director of Chinatown Tenants Union
Jason joined staff in September 2011 after working as an active volunteer of Chinatown Tenants Union since 2009. Before joining CAAAV staff, he worked at the China Institute as the Program Manager of the Adult Chinese Language and Tutoring Program. Contact Jason at jchan [at] caaav.org.
KahEan Chang, Volunteer Staff
KahEan first became involved in CAAAV’s Chinatown Justice Project youth program in 2001 while she was a sophomore in high school. Over the years she became a trainer, a leader, and is currently volunteering her time with CAAAV’s tenant and youth programs. Contact KahEan at kchang [at] caaav.org.