SEACC - Southeast Asian Community CenterSEACC - Southeast Asian Community Center

Staff and Directors

The Southeast Asian Community Center is a 501©3 non-profit charitable organization incorporated in the State of California.

 Board of Directors


      SEACC' Board members, Brian Larkin (at the center) with other Board  members
     (from extreme left) Paul Reeves (Secretary/Treasurer), Channon Reeves (Vice Chair), 
     Blue Mudbhary (former Director), and Haseeb Chaudhry (Board Chair) at the Board's December 2011
     meeting which preceded  SEACC's Christmas Party on December 14, 2011

Board Roster as of June 2014

Haseeb Chaudhry (Chair)
Senior Vice President
Business Client Manager
Bank of America
Channon Chhim-Reeves (Vice Chair)
Staff Development Specialist 

Paul Reeves (Secretary/Treasurer)
Management & Social Services Consultant

Thuy Nguyen-Smith, LCSW (Director)

Psychiatric Social Worker

Chinatown Chlld Development Center
Brian Larkin (Director)
Development & Planning Consultant
Salma Aghmane (Director)
Vice President
Cathay Bank
Lan Fong MS
Operations & Management Consultant





Philip Nguyen, Executive Director

Philip Nguyen, Executive Director
Mr. Nguyen is a well-known and respected leader in the Asian Pacific American community. He has been SEACC's Executive Director since April 1997. Prior to this, Mr. Nguyen served as the Executive Director of the Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce of Southern California and has worked with Summit Health in California, World Relief in Indonesia, and the Industrial Development Bank of Vietnam.

Michelle Pan, Financial Officer

Michelle Pan, Financial Officer
Ms. Pan has a B.S. in Accounting from San Francisco State University and has previously worked for a CPA firm.


Leann Luu, Administrative Assistant

Leann Luu, Administrative Assistant
Ms. Luu has been a member of the SEACC staff since 1995. She is trilingual in Cantonese, Vietnamese, and English. She provides administrative support to The Language Bank and to other SEACC programs.

Victor Hsi, Business Director
Mr. Hsi is a leader in small and start-up business development and financing in the Bay Area and has worked with hundreds of business clients on financing, marketing, operations, business plan development, and start-up issues.   He has advised companies across a wide range of industries including IT, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, professional services, and consumer products.  His background also includes work in the formation of public-private partnerships for regional economic development.

Tony Nguyen, Associate Business Analyst

Anthony Nguyen, Associate Business Analyst
Mr. Nguyen has a varied background in health care education, civil rights advocacy, and TV program production. At SEACC, he provides assistance to small businesses in need of business loans and start-up assistance.

Ada Lu, Associate Business Analyst

Ada Lu, Associate Business Analyst
Ms. Lu has a B.S. in Accounting from San Francisco State University. She provides assistance to small businesses seeking loans and general advice.

Yanlian Wu, Accountant

Yanlian Wu, Accountant
Ms. Wu provides assistance to the Accounting Department.





The many faces of SEACC's staff and volunteers.

Staff's pictures are not shown include: Yen Luong, Trung Nguyen, Rosemary Nguyen, Vui Vo, Joe Tran and Nam Nguyen.


Over the years, the Southeast Asian Community Center has been helped by numerous volunteers. Currently, we have a group of dedicated volunteers who manage our Immigrant Free Food Distribution Program on a weekly basis. Each Friday morning, several volunteers arrive before 6AM to receive deliveries from the San Francisco Food Bank and stock them in a storage room. Later that morning, the volunteers manage the distribution of food donations to 200 immigrant households who are either referred by the City of San Francisco's Department of Social Services or are met requirements of immigrant low-income household. This volunteer group has now been together for more than 9 years and has become a vital and important member of the Southeast Asian Community Center's family.


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