Sharon M. Wong
Sharon M. Wong returned in 2017 as the National President for OCA, a national Asian Pacific American (APA) social justice and civil rights advocacy organization for which she was National President in 2013 – 2014. She is a past Chair of the Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN), an organization of federal APA executives; and a Past President of the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC). Ms. Wong served on the Maryland Commission for Women, and recently on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Board of Governors. She is a lifetime member of Blacks in Government (BIG) and the Federally Employed Women (FEW)
Ms. Wong has received the NASA/KSC Equal Opportunity Award, the Astronaut Silver Snoopy Award, and an Outstanding Leadership Award from NASA/GSFC. She has also been recognized by external organizations such as AAGEN with the Stanley Suyat Memorial Leadership Award, and the Community Catalyst Award by the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA). She has a B.S. in Physics, a M.S. in Engineering Systems Analysis from the University of Central Florida (UCF), and a Diversity Management Certificate from Cornell University.
Immediate Past President
Leslie is currently President, Premiere Review, and President/Owner, Dynasty Pearls, a pearl, and brand and reputation management consultancy. She developed Asian diversity and inclusion forums and presentations for State Farm Insurance Companies. For 10 years, Leslie helped build State Farm’s coalitions with national Asian American Pacific Islander organizations. She has built upon this experience and over 20 years in business to provide services to individuals and organizations on intercultural competency, funding strategies, and leadership development. She is a 2003 Fellow of Asian Pacific American Women’s Leadership Institute. She serves as Immediate Past National President OCA, and Co-Chair Center for Asian Pacific American Women.
Leslie holds a PhD in Educational Administration of Higher Education from Illinois State University. Her MPh and MA are in Asian Art History and Asian Philosophies from University of Kansas; her B.B.A. in Accounting from University of Hawaii. She did post-graduate studies at Jochi Daigaku (Sophia University) in Tokyo. Leslie is listed in Who’s Who in the Humanities, 1992-93. She holds the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation and is a USPTA certified tennis pro.
Ed Lew is OCA National’s Executive Vice President. He served as the Greater Los Angeles chapter’s President in 2008 and again from 2011 through 2013. Ed also was Co-Chair of the OCA National Convention in Los Angeles in 2014.
Ed works as Assistant General Counsel for The Walt Disney Company, where he advises on technology-related transactions and initiatives. He is a member of the board of directors of the UCLA Alumni Association and the Friends of the Chinese American Museum. Ed also serves on the Pro Bono Advisory Council for Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles.
Ed is a past president of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County and the Asian Pacific Alumni of UCLA. He received his BA degrees in Economics and Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley and his JD from the UCLA School of Law.
Linda Ng is an Enrolled Agent, a federally licensed tax practitioner authorized to represent taxpayers before the IRS with respect to collections, audits and appeals. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the tax profession, with specialization in estate and gift tax, trust, business, foreign earned income, corporations, and partnerships.
Linda’s past professional career as a banking official and subsequently as a state government Chief of Risk Management Office has given her a broad knowledge of banking and finance, state legislative and budget processes, and auditing as well as California’s water resources, affordable housing, public health and safety, small businesses, and environmental concerns.
In her spare time, Linda contributes her time and energy to community involvement. She is presently serving her first term on the City of Sacramento’s newly established Ethics Commission. The Ethics Commission may review and consider complaints against City of Sacramento elected officials, appointed officials, and boards and commission members, and will ensure that they are conforming their conduct to the City’s laws and policies. She previously served two terms on the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission, four terms as President of the OCA Sacramento Chapter, and is currently serving as the OCA National Executive Council as its Secretary. In addition, she also holds advisory roles on various community organization boards. She is a graduate of University of San Francisco and resides in Sacramento, CA with her husband, Michael.
VP of Public Affairs
Roland Hwang currently serves as vice president - public affairs for OCA Asian American Advocates. He was chapter president of OCA Detroit for three years. He is an attorney in immigration law. He teaches Asian American history in the Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies program at the University of Michigan. He served for 27 years as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan. He serves on the Michigan Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights. He is a former hearing referee for the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. Mr. Hwang received a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from University of Michigan, and a Juris Doctor and Master of Laws from Wayne State University Law School.
VP of Finances
Virginia Lou Ng began her outreach work with the Girl Scouts of Bergen County as a volunteer troop leader and has inspired 23 young women to obtain the Gold Award, the highest accomplishment in Girl Scouting. She first joined the Girl Scouts working in recruitment and membership, then moving on to volunteer manager & trainer; and later became manager of product sales and special events.
She is the current OCA National Vice President of Finance, and has served as the OCA National Vice President of Chapter Development. Her many years of service on the Bergen County Human Services Advisory Council, Bergen County Human Relations Commission, and Governor Christine Whitman’s Asian Advisory Council speak for themselves. She has served on the New Jersey Commission on National Service and is a guest lecturer at the New Jersey City University. She has also served on the Bergen County Asian American Advisory Council. And recently, Virginia finished serving her second term as the New Jersey Chapter President of OCA.
VP of Education and Culture
June is a strategic partnership consultant based in New York City. Previous to this, June had a long career at Verizon.
June has accomplished much in her career at Verizon. She has served in a variety of positions including Medium and Large Business Services, Outreach and Education, Ethnic & Premium Markets where she was responsible for all aspects of marketing to the Asian market segment. June also served in the Strategic Alliances organization with responsibilities that included establishing and maintaining national third-party stakeholder relations and issues management.
As an active member and volunteer in the community, June currently serves on various boards to include the Museum of Chinese in America, Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation, United East Athletic Association, and Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies. Though June recently stepped down as President of OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates –NY chapter, she remains on the NY Chapter board and have joined the OCA National board as Vice President of Education and Culture. At Verizon, June was the National President of the Asian Pacific Employees for eXcellence (APEX) of Verizon, an employee resource organization which addresses the professional needs of Asian-American employees in Verizon.
June received her BA in Art from the City University of New York and received her Corporate Community Relations Certification from Boston College.
VP of Membership
Greg Jung lives in Folsom, California. He is a State Farm agent and has been with the company for over 30 years. Greg joined OCA Greater Sacramento 11 years ago in 2008 and has held many leadership roles. He was elected Chapter President for 3 years. Currently, Greg serves on the OCA National Executive Council as VP of Membership Services. His goal in this role is to too increase and retain membership on a national level.
VP of Chapter Development
Eric Lin is Principal of The VIE Group, a business development and real estate consulting firm in Richmond Virginia. Prior to his current position, Eric was the Owner and Director of Operations of Sunrise Enterprises, the mid-Atlantic’s largest wholesale orchid nursery.
Eric attended Virginia Tech where he earned a B.S. in Materials Engineering with a specialization in ceramic composites which afforded him the opportunity to work on NASA’s Space Shuttle Program.
Eric has deep connections to the community and in the past, has served on several community boards. In addition to his role with OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates, Eric currently serves as the Community Engagement Director for the Asian & Latino Solidarity Alliance of Central Virginia; a member of the Executive Council of the Boy Scouts of America – Heart of Virginia Council; board member at The Commonwealth Institute; member of the Equity Committee for Chesterfield County Public Schools; an appointee to the Virginia Asian Advisory Board to Governor Ralph Northam, where he served two terms as Chair under Governor Terry McAuliffe; and as an appointee to the 2020 Census – Virginia Complete Count Commission under Governor Northam.
VP of Communications
Lisa Wong is the President of OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates, Greater Cleveland Chapter, co-founder of the Cleveland Asian Festival, and recently elected Vice President of Communications for the national OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates. Lisa has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing Communications from Cleveland State University and is a graduate of Neighborhood Leadership Cleveland and the Cleveland FBI Citizen’s Academy. She is a certified Election Day Official for the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections and has worked for the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, The Plain Dealer, The City of Cleveland Department of Public Health, and Minority Business Assistance Center at the Urban League of Greater Cleveland as a Consulting Business Advisor. Lisa is a Cleveland native of Chinese descent and longtime community advocate who was named one of Cleveland’s 2017 Most Interesting People by Cleveland Magazine and recently honored with the City of Cleveland Third District Citizen Award. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys working on film projects, both in front and behind the scenes from the Cleveland 48-hour film project to independent films, to Hollywood productions, and performing on the OCA Cleveland Dragon Dance Team.
VP of Economic Development
David Lin currently holds the position of Vice President, Public Affairs and Advocacy at IW Group, Inc. in New York, NY. In this capacity, he advises his clients on developing and implementing winning strategies and campaigns at local, state and national levels to advance clients’ business goals and objectives.
Prior to joining IW Group in 2014, David was a veteran of 10 years of public affairs experience at AT&T. In that capacity, he was responsible for building and nurturing AT&T relationships with Asian American community-based organizations. Prior to that, he also held several leadership positions at AT&T across a variety of disciplines including consumer marketing, sales, product management and finance.
David is very active with a number of Asian American community-based organizations. He is a Board member of the OCA (Organization of Chinese Americans). He also served as the National President of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), Treasurer of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) and Board members of several other organizations.
David received a Master’s degree in Computer Science, an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor degree in Mathematics, all from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.
Ada Loo has served as OCA-APA’s pro bono General Counsel since 2013 and is an ex officio member of the Executive Council. By day, Ada is an in-house attorney at The Boeing Company, supporting Boeing on all anti-corruption and trade control matters.
Ada began her legal career in public interest as a government attorney in the Departments of Homeland Security and Commerce and then entered into private practice at a large law firm in Washington, D.C. prior to joining Boeing.
Outside of practicing law, Ada is a strong supporter of the AAPI community, having chaired the DC Mayor’s Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs and served a term as President of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund.