NAAAP-LA ERG Panel Journey
NAAAP-LA is hosting an ERG Panel Journey discussion to serve Asian American leaders and align with Asian ERGs to support NAAAP’s mission, Build Leader.
Our 2021 mission is to build stronger communities within NAAAP and the Asian community to shift the Asian American landscape.
Join us to connect and be inspired with a different perspective from our ERG leads. Our speakers will take you on an ERG journey after you have established your affinity group.
1. Engagement strategies
2. Nurture ERG leads and incoming leadership team
3. Strategy for growth and partnership
Friday April 16 at 2PM PST/4PM CST/5PM EST
2:10PM-3:00PM Moderated discussion of ERG journey
3:00PM-3:20PM Breakout session with each of our speakers
3:20PM-3:30PM Closing remarks
David is a management consulting senior manager in Accenture North America Health Clinical Innovation Practice and is based in Los Angeles. He has over 25 years in the healthcare industry in the payer, provider, and ACO markets with expertise in care, utilization, and population health management. David is a servant leader with experience in consulting, project management, product management, implementation, sales, business development, strategy, account management, change management, performance improvement, education, and training development. David is adept at transforming strategy into execution and can quickly identify and prioritize complex business issues and deliver customer-centered, valuable, innovative, and transformative solutions to healthcare business owners and influencers.
At Accenture, David is on the leadership team of the Asian Pacific American (APA) and Pride ERGs. He is committed to carrying out the mission, purpose, goals, and priorities of these ERGs to provide a forum for education, awareness, and attention to issues impacting these communities. David also has the goal of growing a diverse leadership/governance team while providing mentorship, coaching, and support to ERG members toward their professional growth.
Outside of Accenture, he has a passion for volunteerism and currently holds leadership positions on the Board of Directors/Governors for four non-profit organizations. His other passion is to continue making music by being part of community bands and orchestras.
Joanna Ho has been with U.S. Bank for 12 years. She found a career in banking early on while attending California State University of Fullerton. She graduated from Cal State Fullerton in Business Administration with emphasis of Finance and Entertainment & Tourism Management. From starting out as a part-time banker, she is now a branch manager at U.S. Bank at Rosemead Walmart for the past 5 years. She is very knowledgeable in all bank products with consumer and business products. Joanna has been instrumental in providing assistance to all her clients by deepening relationship and educating clients in reaching their financial goals. In addition, Joanna is heavily involved with the Asian Heritage Business Resource Group within U.S. Bank, where she has a passion in bringing awareness of the Asian heritage culture to peers and company through impactful programming.
Tony Lee is a project manager focusing on facility and technical projects for the Energy Education Centers at Southern California Edison. Tony has been with Southern California Edison for more than 13 years. In his current role, he is the lead project manager for the Energy Centers located in the city of Irwindale and Tulare. He manages all facility related projects as well as coordinating cross-functional technical projects focusing on corporate initiatives. Prior to project management, he started in the Event Scheduling & Planning Team focusing on workforce curriculum development and event planning. Tony is currently serving as the Communications Director on the ASCEND BRG for Southern California Edison. He is passionate about serving SCE customers and helping to bring awareness and attention to issues impacting the AAPIH communities.
He earned his B.S. in International Business from California State University, Los Angeles and he is currently pursuing his MBA at California State University, Fullerton. In his spare time, he loves traveling abroad, experiencing different cultures and spending quality time with his wife and family.
Richard Leong is a diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) consultant, facilitator and leadership development coach for Asian Americans. He is an Associate Strategist at Collective, a DEI consulting firm, and has successfully facilitated DEI workshops and coaching conversations for over 1,000 participants collectively around the world. He identifies as an Asian American, the son of immigrants, and uses he/him/his pronouns.
Richard began his career as a Teach for America teacher serving low-income students of color in St. Paul, MN. His experiences working directly with students and families ground his commitment to partnering with others to drive systemic change.
Outside of work, Richard is a Board Member of Act to Change, a national anti-bullying nonprofit. In his free time, he enjoys finding new restaurants, listening to NPR podcasts, and coming up with excuses to avoid hiking despite living in beautiful Los Angeles. He has a BA in Sociology from Columbia University and an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.