Chau-ming Lee has been the Executive Director of the Asian American Civic Association since 1982. A graduate from the University of Hong Kong, Chau-ming Lee is currently a mayoral appointed member of the Boston Private Industry Council, a public-private partnership to create innovative workforce and education solutions for the City of Boston.
Chief Operating Officer
Sunny Schwartz has thirteen years of experience in workforce development programs and planning and four years professional social work experience. She has served as AACA’s Chief Operating Officer since 2005, directing the agency’s education and workforce development programs and internal operations. Under her leadership, AACA has developed several new job training and job placement programs. Previously, she served as Program Development Manager at Commonwealth Corporation for five years. Sunny holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University and Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan.
Chief Financial Officer
Spencer directs the Fiscal Dept., and provides leadership in financial planning, operations, and reporting for AACA. Before joining AACA, Spencer was Director of Operations for the Center for Workforce Innovation at Commonwealth Corporation. Prior to working at CommCorp, Spencer was Manager of Contracting and Finance at the New England Research Institutes. Between the two organizations, Spencer has gained over 18 years of knowledge and experience in Grants and Contracts Management and Sponsored Research Administration. A licensed attorney in Massachusetts and New York, Spencer holds a BFA and MFA, and a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School.
Georgiana Tam is the Office Manager of the Asian American Civic Association. A graduate from Hong Kong Polytechnic University majoring in office administration, Georgiana has worked for the Asian American Civic Association for more than twenty-five years. She is in charge of office management and personnel administration.
Director of Education
Richard Goldberg has more than 20 years of experience teaching in and managing adult basic education programs. He has worked at AACA for more than seventeen years. In 2002, he was named Adult Educator of the Year and in 2007 received the Administrator of the Year award, both from the Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education. Richard holds an masters degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Kristan Camp’s career as an educator began over 10 years ago in Vermont where she worked with underprivileged and learning disabled youth in pre-school, elementary and secondary schools. Her experience as an AmeriCorps volunteer, teaching English to former refugees in Lowell, Massachusetts sparked her passion for English language teaching and social justice advocacy for immigrants. In 2005, after receiving a Masters degree in Teaching English as a Second Language and Applied Linguistics from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont, Kristan began teaching ESL at the Asian American Civic Association in Boston. Currently, she coordinates the agency’s volunteer program, manages two ESL programs, and teaches intermediate English to adult immigrants as part of the Next STEP Transitional English Program.
Green Programs Director
As Green Programs Director, Chris is responsible for managing AACA’s two “green jobs” training programs, Building Energy Efficient Maintenance Skills and the Partnership for Automotive Career Education, as well as supervising recruitment/outreach activities for AACA’s job training and ESL programs. Chris has been with AACA for five years, having previously worked as an Employment Specialist and Program Coordinator. Chris graduated from UMass Boston with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a program certificate in Asian American Studies.