Our Team

Staff Members

Quyen Dinh

Executive Director

Quyen is the Executive Director of the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC). Originally formed in 1979, SEARAC was founded by a group of American humanitarians… Read more

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Anna Byon

Education Policy Advocate

Anna leads SEARAC’s education policy analysis, advocacy, community engagement, organizing, and coalition building efforts as the Education Policy Advocate. Anna aspires to be a public servant… Read more

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Katrina Dizon Mariategue

Director of National Policy

Katrina is the Director of National Policy, leading and coordinating SEARAC’s national advocacy efforts promoting social justice and equity among Southeast Asian American communities. Prior to… Read more

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Gabriel Garcia

Boys & Men of Color Coordinator

Gabriel coordinates SEARAC’s work around building Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) inclusion in the larger na­rrative around boys and men of color…. Read more

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Kelsey Hendrixson

Operations Manager

Kelsey Hendrixson manages SEARAC’s administrative and financing departments as the Operations Manager. Before SEARAC, Kelsey honed her logistic and administrative skillset by overseeing UPS Stores… Read more

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Lee Lo

California Policy Advocate

Lee leads SEARAC’s health and education advocacy to address health and education disparities within the Southeast Asian American community. Lee also expands the policy advocacy… Read more

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Monica Speight

Director of Field

Monica is SEARAC’S Field Director, working to promote and support community and stakeholder involvement. Before joining SEARAC she helped advance the policy agenda at the NAACP… Read more

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Alyssa Tulabut

Training Manager

Alyssa manages SEARAC’s annual Leadership & Advocacy Training (LAT), our flagship program, and our Leadership, Empowerment, & Advocacy Fellowship (LEAF). She also leads the planning of… Read more

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Elaine Sanchez Wilson

Director of Communications and Development

Elaine leads SEARAC’s communications and development. Her portfolio includes a wide variety of editorial and academic consulting work, including revising and authoring chapters in graduate-level… Read more

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Nkauj Iab Yang

Director of California Policy and Programs

Nkauj Iab is the Director of California Policy and Programs. She works closely with Southeast Asian American led and serving organizations throughout California to build… Read more

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Board Members

Announcement (8/22/18): SEARAC’s board development committee is accepting applications to serve on the national executive board, beginning in November 2018. If you are interested in supporting SEARAC’s work to empower Cambodian, Lao, Hmong, and Vietnamese communities to fight for equity and justice, consider applying. We are seeking people with a wide range of  background and skills that could support SEARAC’s strategic thinking, programmatic development, and fiscal responsibility. This is a particularly wonderful opportunity for someone who has a strong understanding of the Southeast Asian American community, and is passionate in uplifting issues that impact our community members.

Click here for more information, including the board application form. The deadline for submissions is September 21, 2018.

Trinh Nguyen

Phitsamay Uy

Sharon Stanley-Rea

Catherina Nou

Chair

Sophal Ear

Treasurer

Cynthia Brothers

Secretary