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
  (from extreme left) Paul Reeves (former Secretary/Treasurer), Channon Reeves (former Vice Chair),  Brian Larkin (at the center)
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 2018

Salma Aghmane (Chair)
Vice President/Commercial Lending Officer
Cathay Bank

Lan Fong & her daughter

Lan Fong MS (Vice Chair)
Sr. global Studies Manager
Genentech, a Member of the Roche Group. South San Francisco

Thuy Nguyen-Smith, LCSW (Treasurer)
Psychiatric Social Worker
Chinatown Chlld Development Center
City and County of San Francisco
Cindy Lee (Secretary)
Workers Comp Hearing Representative
EDD – State Disability Insurance

Haseeb Chaudhry (Director)
Senior Vice President
Business Client Manager
Bank of America

Brian Larkin (Director)
Larkin & Associates
Christine Su (Director)
Career Services Coordinator
College of San Mateo




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.


Diana Vuong, Financial Officer
Mrs. Vuong has a B.S. in Accounting and in Information System from San Francisco State University and has several years of previous experience as a business owner, director and working for an investment firm.


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, Program manager Community Development
Mr. Nguyen has a varied background in health care education,  small business loans, civil rights advocacy, and TV program production. He provides TEAM & CHANGES Programs.


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.


Ada Lu, Associate Business Analyst

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




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.