Angie Liou | Executive Director
Angie has been working in the affordable housing and community development field since 2004. Previously serving as ACDC's Director of Real Estate, Angie oversaw the asset management of ACDC’s portfolio of 300+ units, and was responsible for developing a pipeline of new projects for ACDC. She has worked as a consultant and project manager in Seattle and Philadelphia assisting nonprofits in providing safe and affordable housing. She has served as the project lead on over $95 million worth of projects. Angie received a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Community Development. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Christine Nguyen | Development & Communications Manager
Christine has been working in nonprofits, serving Asian American and immigrant families since 2009. She leads communications and fundraising at ACDC. Her experience includes youth leadership development, program management, event and volunteer management, and fundraising. She is originally from Texas and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Texas at Austin.
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Kyle Sullivan | Director of Real Estate
Kyle has over 10 years of affordable housing development experience. As Director of Real Estate he leads ACDC’s efforts to identify and develop a pipeline upcoming real estate projects, as well minding ongoing asset management of existing sites. Prior to joining ACDC he was a Senior Planner with the Cambridge Housing Authority, spending many years working on a mix of large scale LIHTC and modernization efforts across their portfolio. He received a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana State University.
Michelle Zhang | Operations Manager
Michelle started her career in nonprofits in 2016 after obtaining her Master of Public Health Degree from Boston University. As the Office Manager at ACDC, she maintains office operations and procedures. Her experience includes positive youth development, program management, continuous monitoring of programs and evaluation, office management, as well as maintaining office operation and policy. Michelle bilingual in Mandarin and English.
Kathy Chang | Financial Housing Counselor, Malden
Kathy provides one-on-one financial and housing counseling in English and Mandarin at ACDC's Malden office. Kathy brings over 20 years of experience in business management and real estate sales to help new immigrants meet their financial and homebuying goals.
Journey Chen | Massachusetts Promise Fellow - Youth Programs Associate, Malden
Journey joined the ACDC team in August 2018 as an AmeriCorps MassPromise Fellow. Journey will be piloting the A-VOYCE Malden school year program at ACDC’s new Malden office. Originally from Southern California, Journey ventured to the Greater Boston area to pursue her undergraduate degree at Bentley University, majoring in Marketing with a Liberal Studies Major in Diversity and Society. During her time in college, Journey mentored first year students and advocated for gender equality and healthy relationships through her on-campus involvements, such as being a Resident Assistant and an Equity Center Educator.
May Chu | Financial and Housing Counseling Manager, Malden and Boston
May brings almost 10 years of marketing, accounting and finance experience to benefit the immigrant and low-income families and individuals ACDC serves. May manages ACDC's Building Blocks program, which includes financial literacy and first-time homebuyer workshops and individual counseling in English and Chinese dialects. Having immigrated from China, May speaks fluent Mandarin, Cantonese and English and is dedicated to serving and empowering immigrant families.
Celina Fernando | Youth Programs Associate
Celina joined the ACDC Youth Programs team in September 2019 as a Youth Programs Associate leading the Tier 2 A-VOYCE program in Chinatown. Having moved to Boston from the Bay Area, she graduated from Simmons University receiving a B.A in Sociology, with a focus on critical race theory. While in college, Celina became actively involved with a number of Boston based organizations focused on Asian American identity development and community building; largely shaping her passion for youth work and belief in young people as advocates of change.
Jeena Hah | Programs Manager
Jeena joined ACDC in 2014 an an AmeriCorps MassPromise Fellow and became a staff member the following year. She has lived in socioeconomically diverse communities in the mid-Atlantic and Massachusetts. While at Boston College, she maintained active student leadership roles that earned her prominent recognition in the Asian Pacific American community. She led a campus campaign for mental health, which was recognized by the White House Initiative on Asian Pacific Islanders, and worked at the school’s multicultural center to promote college success for low-income, first-generation college students.
Lee Lin | Housing Counseling Manager
Lee has over 20 years of experience in the education, human services and social work industries. Since starting at ACDC in 2011, Lee has received training in financial coaching and homebuyer education from the national training program, NeighborWorks. She is trained in the HUD housing counseling program requirements for client record-keeping and financial education facilitation. Lee is bilingual in English and Mandarin.
May Lui | Community Outreach & Resident Engagement Coordinator
May has over 15 years of experience in the education, community organizing, low-income and immigrant community advocacy, and human services industry. She has worked on major projects for Chinese-speaking residents that include tenant organizing, Chinese-language voter registration, and outreach to Chinese homeowners for weatherization and energy-bill-saving campaigns. Since starting at ACDC in Fall 2012, May has also been trained in financial coaching and homebuyer education from the national training program NeighborWorks. May speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.
Emily Zheng | AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow - Youth Programs Associate
Emily joined the ACDC team in August 2019 as the AmeriCorps MassPromise Fellow. Emily will be at the Chinatown Office running A-VOYCE Tier 1. Originally from Quincy, Emily attended UMass Amherst for her undergraduate degree in Public Health Sciences. She also obtained a minor in sociology, with a focus on Asian American inequity, and a certificate in public policy and administration. During her college career, she was a youth program intern at other nonprofits working with high school students. She also has experience working as an academic peer advisor, helping and providing both academic and career support to prospective and incoming college students.
board of directors
Rebecca A. Lee
Paul W. Lee, President
Geoffrey Why, Vice President
Jeffrey Wong, Treasurer
Michael S. Greco, Clerk
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