Chau-ming Lee, Executive Director: 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.
Sunny Schwartz, Chief Operating Officer: Sunny Schwartz has 14 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.
Spencer Klein 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, Office Manager: 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.
Richard Goldberg, 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 Fitah, Program Manager: Kristan Fitah’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.
Saraugh Fitah, Program Manager
Elizabeth Krumenacker, Program and Retention Manager