Trustees

 

Trustees
Trustees Emeriti
Honorary Trustee
Chui L. Tsang
Chair
Chui L. Tsang, Ph.D., is the current Chair of the Lingnan Foundation Board of Trustees, and has served on the Board since 2010.  Dr. Tsang recently retired from the presidency of Santa Monica College, a California college which enrolls about 35,000 students. Under his nine-plus years of steady leadership the school was able to navigate several severe unstable State funding cutbacks.  He was credited with the creation of numerous high-demand new majors, including the cutting-edge B.A. degree in Interaction Design, and fostered excellent relations both within the college and with the greater community. With a Ph.D. in linguistics from Stanford, he has taught at Stanford University, De Anza College, and San Francisco State University, and published in the fields of linguistics, education and workforce training.  Previously, he served as president of San Jose City College for nine years.  Dr. Tsang grew up in Hong Kong and came to the U.S. after high school graduation to pursue his college education.  He lives in the San Francisco area and is active in the local community.
Trustee Class of 2016
First elected in 2010
Chi-Chao Chan
Vice Chair
Chi-Chao Chan, M.D., has served as Trustee of the Board of the Lingnan Foundation since 2008 and is currently the Vice Chair of the Board.  Dr. Chan is an American board certified ophthalmologist; a Scientist Emerita of the National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA; and a Visiting Professor and honorary Director of Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center Research Institute, Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China.  She studied at Zhongshan Medical College (1961-1967).  Dr. Chan received her bachelor (B.A., 1972) and medical doctorate (M.D., 1975) from Johns Hopkins University, completed ophthalmology residency at Stanford University Medical Center (1976-1979) and two post-doctoral fellowships: ophthalmic pathology at the Wilmer Eye Institute (1979-1982) and uveitis at NEI (1982-1987).  She then served as the Head of Immunopathology Section in the Laboratory of Immunology and the Chief of Histopathology Core at NEI.  Dr. Chan has published more than 660 papers in SCI journals, 56 book chapters, and two books.  She is on the editorial board of 22 journals.  Her work has uncovered various aspects of uveitis (molecular, clinical pathology and immunopathology), primary vitreoretinal lymphoma (diagnosis) and age-related macular degeneration (molecular pathology and mouse model). Dr. Chan has received many honors and awards, including AAO Senior Achievement Award, ARVO Gold Fellow, NIH Director Award, IUSG Gold Medal, Outstanding Achievement Award in Ophthalmology and Vision Research for Oversea Chinese from COS, and Special Recognition from the CAST President.  Dr. Chan retired in 2015.  NEI hosted a Festschrift for her.  Dr. Chan currently serves on SYSU Advisory Board (中山大学顾问董事).
Trustee Class of 2016
First elected in 2008
Alex Banker
Treasurer
Alex Banker has served as Trustee of the Board of the Lingnan Foundation since 2003 and is currently the Treasurer. He is a Director of Investments at the Yale University Investment Office, where he oversees risk management and capital markets activities. Prior to working at Yale, Mr. Banker was a senior manager at Coopers & Lybrand in Boston. He also served as executive assistant to Bill Moyers at Public Affairs Television and as the senior producer for several radio news interview programs on WOR-AM in New York. Mr. Banker serves as Treasurer of the Hopkins School and chairs the investment committee of Middlesex School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Trinity College in 1983 and an M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1991.
Trustee Class of 2016
First elected in 2003
Leighton Chan, M.D., M.P.H.
Secretary
Leighton Chan, M.D., has served as Trustee of the Board of the Lingnan Foundation since 2015 and is currently the Secretary of the Board.  Dr. Chan is currently a tenured senior scientist and Chief of Rehabilitation Medicine at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, a 200 bed research hospital on the NIH campus.  He received his B.A. degree from Dartmouth College and his M.D. degree from the UCLA School of Medicine.  He received residency training in PM&R at the University of Washington. Subsequently, he completed a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar Fellowship, earned an M.P.H. at the University of Washington School of Public Health and was a Congressional Fellow for the Honorable Jim McDermott (Washington).   Dr. Chan has concentrated his research efforts on studying the health care and social services provided to individuals with disabilities.  Over the course of his career, he has published several landmark studies examining the impact of disability on access to health care.  His research has resulted in more than 100 peer reviewed articles, including 10 in JAMA, Lancet and NEJM.  Dr. Chan’s awards include the Young Academician Award from the Association of Academic Physiatrists, two outstanding teacher awards from the University of Washington School of Medicine and four NIH Director’s Awards.  He is currently the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Archives of PM&R.  In 2007, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Medicine).
Trustee Class of 2016
First elected in 2015
Shenyu Belsky
Shenyu G. Belsky has served as Trustee of the Board of the Lingnan Foundation since 2010.  She is program director for the Southern China portion of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s Pivotal Place program, where her work focuses on environment and health, energy and climate, and community leadership.  Prior to joining the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Ms. Belsky served as a senior program director at the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations where she developed and implemented a wide range of programs addressing critical issues in contemporary China, including labor and employment, public health, civil society development and education.  Ms. Belsky also served as a consultant for a series of China-related documentaries broadcast on PBS.  Earlier in her career, she taught English as a foreign language, and held staff positions with several community organizations that provide language training, health care and other services to immigrant populations.  Ms. Belsky was raised in Guangzhou and Shanghai, and educated in China and Australia.  She is an advisor to a number of Chinese and international organizations.
Trustee Class of 2016
First elected in 2010
Kenyon Chan, Ph.D.
Kenyon Chan, Ph.D., has served as Trustee of the Board of the Lingnan Foundation since 2009 and is Chair of the Grants/Program Committee.  He is Chancellor Emeritus at the University of Washington where he led the Bothell campus.  As Chancellor, he more than doubled the student enrollment, developed science and technology degree programs and added significantly to the infrastructure of the campus.  Formerly, he was Vice President and Dean of the College at Occidental College and served as Interim President as well.  He also served as Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts at Loyola Marymount University.  He is an expert in university strategic planning, university innovation, diversity, university fund raising, and educational reform.  He is well versed in student advising, student support services, and student residential life issues.  Dr. Chan is an educational psychologist and focuses his scholarly research on the impact of culture on student learning.  He has written about Asian Americans in higher education as well.
Trustee Class of 2017
First elected in 2009
Albert Chen
Albert Chen has served as Trustee of the Board of the Lingnan Foundation since 2011.  Mr. Chen is the founder and Executive Chairman of the Telamon Corporation headquartered in Carmel, Indiana.  Founded in 1985, Telamon’s goal is to simplify business, specializing in supply chain solutions for telecommunications, business transactions and industrial solutions – assembly, kitting and wire harness manufacturing.  Telamon operates in thirteen locations – ten domestic and three international.   Telamon, the Greek word for support, has grown to an $805 million telecommunications company with over 1,300 employees in 2015.  Mr. Chen is also the owner of Telamon Enterprise Ventures, LLC which provides energy management and telehealth services.  Mr. Chen is the founder of Asian American Alliance and the America China Society of Indiana, a nonprofit trade organization designed to build trade relationships between Indiana and China.  He has served on the board of the International Center of Indianapolis, Butler University and Purdue University’s Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, and as Commissioner for Indiana Integrated Public Safety Commission.  He also serves on the National Minority Supplier Development Board.  Mr. Chen is a graduate of the Executive Minority Business Program at Tuck School of Business, and he received an M.S. in Mathematical Sciences from Portland State University as well as an LL.B. from National Cheng-Chi University in Taiwan.
Trustee Class of 2016
First elected in 2011
Edward Chow
Edward Chow is the immediate past Board Chair of the Lingnan Foundation (2010 to 2016) and has been a Trustee since 2000.  He is a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., and an independent oil and gas consultant.  He is an international energy expert with 40 years of industry experience, working in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Europe, Russia, Black Sea and Caspian regions.  He has developed government policy and business strategy, as well as successfully negotiated complex, multibillion-dollar business ventures.  He specializes in oil and gas investments in emerging economies.  He has advised governments, international financial institutions, major oil companies, and leading multinational corporations.  Mr. Chow spent 20 years with Chevron Corporation in U.S. and overseas assignments.  He was head of international external affairs at headquarters in California and also Chevron’s country manager for China, based in Beijing, from 1989 to 1991.  Mr. Chow was born in Shanghai and grew up in Hong Kong.  He is a graduate of Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and government and a master’s degree in international affairs.  He has taught at Georgetown University and George Washington University in Washington and is currently a visiting professor at both Fudan University in Shanghai and Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.  
Trustee Class of 2017
First elected in 2000
Harold W. Hewitt, Jr.
Harold W. Hewitt, Jr. has served as Trustee of the Board of the Lingnan Foundation since 2016.  He has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Chapman University in Orange, California since 2007.  His prior service includes: CFO for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, VP and CFO of Occidental College in Los Angeles, and VP and CFO of Whittier College. Harold’s current responsibilities include the management of Chapman’s Financial Services and Budgeting, Legal Affairs, Human Resources, Facilities Management, Public Safety, Risk Management, Internal Audit, Dining Services, and Bookstore Operations.  He is primary staff to the Chapman University Board of Trustees’ Finance and Budget Committee, Investment Committee, and Audit Committee. He is a past member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Board of Directors, and past chair of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges' (WASC) Senior College and University Commission, the regional accreditor for California and Hawaii 4-year and graduate institutions.  Harold currently serves on the WASC Review Committee. His involvement with the Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO) is substantial and includes the following:
  • Past president of WACUBO (2014-15)
  • Chair of the WACUBO Business Partner Steering Committee (current)
  • Member of the WACUBO Finance Committee (current)
  • Member of the WACUBO Board of Directors (current)
  • Chair of the Host Committee for the WACUBO 2018 Annual Conference in Anaheim
Trustee Class of 2016
First elected in 2016
Alice Lau
Alice Lau, started serving as a Trustee of the Board of the Lingnan Foundation in 2017.  With rich experience in corporate philanthropy, she founded Guangdong Harmony Community Foundation, a grantmaking private foundation in the Pearl River Delta, in 2009. Its mission is to support emerging non-profit organizations and to promote innovative community development. It partners with governments, public media and other foundations to support projects that propel the sustainable development of philanthropic innovation in communities. Formerly she was the Secretary General of the Society of Entrepreneurs and Ecology and SEE Foundation. She has also been Vice President of the China Council of Lions Clubs and Vice President of Guangdong Women’s Association of Entrepreneurs. Ms. Lau holds a Master of Public Administration and was a 2005 Mason Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She also earned a Masters of Business Administration at Murdoch University in Australia. She graduated from Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou with a bachelor degree.
Trustee Class of 2017
First elected in 2017
Sikee Louie
Sikee Louie, has served as Trustee of the Board of the Lingnan Foundation since 2014.  He graduated from Hong Kong Lingnan Middle School in 1966, came to the U.S. and obtained a Master of Science in Systems Management from U.S.C.  Mr. Louie was employed by Hughes Aircraft Co. (now Raytheon Co.) on multiple air defense projects, and at the same time ran a publishing company spanning 23 years with wife Alice.  He served a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization as chairperson of KCBA, Inc. and as adviser to overseas Chinese affairs with ROC and to some extent PROC.  A dedicated Lingnanian, he initiated and organized the very first Lingnan Global Reunion in 2005 and the 2008 reunion held in Hong Kong.  Mr. Louie also served as chairman of Lingnan Inc., president and adviser of Lingnan Alumni Association in Los Angeles, and has supported the Chan Fellows Program in Los Angeles since its program inception.
Trustee Class of 2016
First elected in 2014
Lynn Pasquerella, PhD
Lynn Pasquerella has served as Trustee of the Board of the Lingnan Foundation since late 2016.  Lynn Pasquerella has been president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities since July 2016. A philosopher whose career has combined teaching and scholarship with local and global engagement, she has continuously demonstrated a deep and abiding commitment to ensuring that all students have access to excellence in liberal education, regardless of their socioeconomic background. Pasquerella is a graduate of Quinebaug Valley Community College, Mount Holyoke College, and Brown University. She joined the faculty of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Rhode Island in 1985, rising rapidly through the ranks to the positions of vice provost for research, vice provost for academic affairs, and dean of the graduate school. In 2008, she was named provost of the University of Hartford. In 2010, she was appointed the eighteenth president of Mount Holyoke College. Pasquerella’s presidency of Mount Holyoke was marked by a robust strategic planning process; outreach to local, regional, and international constituencies; and a commitment to a vibrant campus community.
Trustee Class of 2017
First elected in 2016
Michael Z. Qiu
Michael Z. Qiu, J.D., has served as Trustee of the Board of the Lingnan Foundation since 2015.  At present, he is Senior Vice President and General Counsel at the Proctor & Gamble Company in charge of Global Brand Protection, Legal Division in Asia and Pacific region including Greater China. He is a standing member of P&G Global Business Leadership Committee, and a board director for several Asia Pacific legal entities.  Mr. Qiu joined P&G in January 1995 as a Regional Legal Manager in Hong Kong; he moved to P&G global legal division in Cincinnati, Ohio as Senior Counsel in 1997.  He was appointed as Director and General Counsel for P&G Greater China (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) in 1999, taking up regional General Counsel role for P&G Asia region in 2006.  Mr. Qiu was appointed Vice President & General Counsel – Asia in 2009, and took additional global brand protection responsibility in 2015.  Prior to joining P&G, he had seven years of legal experience respectively with China Ministry of Commerce in Beijing, Baker & Mackenzie in Chicago and Lyons, Brandt, Cook & Hiramastu in Honolulu.  He taught as Visiting Professor at University of International Business & Economics from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Qiu has obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics in China, a master of law degree (LL.M.) and a juris doctor (J.D.) degree in the U.S.  He was admitted to Hawaii Bar in 1992, American Bar Association in 1993, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in 1996, and U.S. Court of International Trade in 1996.  He was registered as International Lawyer in Hong Kong in 1994.
Trustee Class of 2016
First elected in 2015
Denzil J. Suite
Denzil Suite, started serving as a Trustee of the Board of the Lingnan Foundation in 2017.  Dr. Suite, Vice President for Student Life, joined the University of Washington in July 2013. In that capacity, he provides leadership and direction for strategic planning, assessment, and staff development for a comprehensive division of student programs and services. He leads a team of approximately 1,000 professionals in creating and maintaining a healthy campus environment through services, programs, and innovative learning experiences beyond the classroom, and through a highly collaborative relationship with other senior UW leaders. Prior to joining UW, he served as Associate Vice President of Student Affairs at the University of Southern California where he had oversight responsibilities for over 20 departments in the division. He also served and as an Associate Professor for Clinical Education at the USC Rossier School of Education. He taught master’s level courses on Student Development, the History of Higher Education, and on Intervention Strategies. Suite earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology at The Ohio State University, a master’s degree in Education from the University of Vermont, and a Ph.D. in Policy and Organization from the University of Southern California. His research for his doctorate centered on factors affecting student success in college. He is especially interested in how students from differing backgrounds are affected by the college environment. He chose this topic because of his long-standing commitment to college students and their success. Dr. Suite has worked professionally in student affairs for over 20 years and has held positions of responsibility at UC Berkeley, Cal State L.A., and UC Santa Cruz. He is the recipient of numerous awards from national, local, and student organizations. Among his many professional endeavors, he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and as an accreditation reviewer for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Trustee Class of 2017
First elected in 2017
Michael Woo
Michael Woo, Trustee of the Board of the Lingnan Foundation since 2007 and Chair of the Nominating Committee, brings a unique background in public service, urban planning and place-making to his role as Dean of the College of Environmental Design at Cal Poly Pamona.  He was the first trained urban planner and the first Asian American elected to the Los Angeles City Council.  Representing a diverse constituency of 235,000 people in Hollywood and surrounding neighborhoods, Woo spearheaded the Hollywood Redevelopment Plan, which laid the groundwork for Hollywood's current revitalization; played a key role in choosing the route and station locations of the Metro Red Line subway; and made decisions on numerous development proposals and neighborhood controversies.  In the aftermath of the notorious 1991 beating of Rodney King, Woo was the first official in Los Angeles City Hall to demand a change of leadership in the Los Angeles Police Department, and was one of the city’s leaders seeking to calm race relations after urban violence broke out in 1992.  He gave up his Council seat after eight years to become one of 24 candidates for Mayor of Los Angeles in 1993, ultimately receiving 46 percent of the citywide vote and a second-place finish in the citywide run-off election. Dean Woo’s leadership roles include chairing the boards of Smart Growth America, Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA), and Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center.  He was invited to join the California Parks Forward Commission to help develop new directions for the California State Parks system, and secured funding from the Resources Legacy Fund to involve Cal Poly Pomona Architecture students in developing new designs for cabins to appeal to millennials and urban residents.  Dean Woo was a member of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission for six years, during which he was the earliest advocate for the historic overturning of city skyline policy requiring flat roofs on tall buildings.  A native of Los Angeles, Woo received his B.A. in Politics and Urban Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and earned his Master of City Planning degree from University of California at Berkeley.  He was a Fellow of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
Trustee Class of 2017
First elected in 2007
Gary Zeng
Gary Zeng has served as Trustee of the Board of the Lingnan Foundation since 2012.  He is an associate in Morrison & Foerster LLP’s Hong Kong office.  His practice focuses on dispute resolution and internal investigations for corporate clients.  Mr. Zeng also has extensive experience in China-related mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters.  Prior to his current position, he served as an attorney at Winston & Strawn, Hong Kong.   He serves on the Executive Committee of the W.T. Chan Fellows Association. He earned LL.B. and LL.M. degrees from Sun Yat-Sen University and a LL.M. degree from New York University School of Law. Mr. Zeng speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Trustee Class of 2016
First elected in 2012
Lo-Yi Chan
Fred Chang
John Eusden
Austin Frank
Jerome B. Grieder
Terrill E. Lautz
Ralph Lerner
Michael Magdol
William F. McCalpin
Shirley L. Mow
Douglas Murray, President Emeritus
Jane S. Permaul, President Emeritus
Russell A. Phillips
Edward Rhoads
Stuyvesant Wainwright III
Tung Au