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NMAFC در سال 2006 توسط حلقه ای از زنان آسیایی ،برای رسیدگی به کمبود خدمات متناسب فرهنگی و زبانی برای جامعه آسیایی ها در این ایالت تأسیس شد. NMAFC با ارائه ی خدمات مشاوره ای و کیس منجمنت از خانه شروع به فعالیت نموده ، اکنون به اندازه ای رشد نموده است که برنامه های ارایه خدمات به قربانی ها و نجات یافته گان از خشونت، برنامه هایی با محوریت روش های درمانی سنتی، برنامه های رهبری جوانان و کمیته، ورکشاپ های آموزشی در مورد امور مالی، ساخت جنبش های متقابل نژادی، و برنامه های مشارکت مدنی را نیز به فعالیت های خود علاوه کرده است.

ما معتقد هستیم که راهکار هایی که ما برای مسایل ارایه می نماییم از عمق دانش و تجربیات جوامع ما سرچشمه می گیرند، و همچنان معتقدیم که مدیریت سازمان ما و همینطور خدمات و برنامه های ما نیز باید انعکاس دهنده ی آن باشند. ما به صورت دوامدار در تلاش هستیم تا از ذره بین عدالت اجتماعی کار خود را شکل بدهیم، و باور داریم که همه کودکان و خانواده ها برای رشد و پیشرفت، مستحق دسترسی عادلانه به منابع و فرصت ها هستند. خدمات و برنامه های ما به زبان های متعدد آسیایی ارائه می شوند. و برای زبان هایی که در داخل سازمان به کار برده نمی شوند، از ترجمه تلفنی و مترجمین کمیته بهره می گیریم.

هیئت مدیره

Sachi Watase

مدیر اجرایی

ساشی واتس اهل ایالت نیو مکسیکوی شهر البکورکی می باشد.او مدرک لیسانس خود را در بخش هنر از دانشکده پیتزر در کرامنت، شهر کالیفورنیا بدست آورده است؛ جاییکه وی در آنجا بنیانگذاریک سازمانی است که خدمات و برنامه هایی را برای نجات یافته گان آزار و اذیت جنسی- کسانی که با مردمانی از نژادها، قوم های و میراث های فرهنگی مختلط کار میکردند- هماهنگ می کند. برعلاوه برای ساشی بعد از خدمت به عنوان معلم انگلیسی در دانشگاه تراون در ویتنام یک بورسیه تحصیلی فولبرایت اهدا شد و همچنان او به عنوان آموزگار زمان انگلیسی در سینهوپورچک، نیپال خدمت کرد. ساشی دختر یک مهاجر جاپانی است، بنابراین او شخصا اهمیت تهیه امکانات برای جامعه نیومکسیکو را درک می کند. خارج از مسایل حرفویی او دوست دارد که کیک بپزد، غذای جاپانی بپزد، بازی های تخته ایی را بازی کند، و آموختن زبان های جاپانی، ویتنامی و نیپالی را ادامه دهد!

ماخذ

Adelamar Alcantara

Founder

Founder of NMAFC, Dely (Ph.D) served as the volunteer Executive Director and grant writer in the early years of NMAFC. Dely was a lifelong advocate for social justice, verans, and children’s issues. She founded the Filipino American National Historical Society FANHS) Rio Grande Chapter and served as a trustee of FANHS National. In collaboration with TRICKLOCK Theater Company, Dely and her husband, Ted Jojola, established the Manoa Project, an annual teen playwriting competition and ensemble apprenticeship. Ted and Dely also established an endowment for Cultural Diversity at the Albuquerque Academy in honor of their son, Manoa. As a past president of Bataan-Corregidor Memorial Foundation, she was instrumental in the construction of the Bataan-Corregidor Memorial in honor of the 200th and 515thCoast Artillery. She facilitated the passage of the Senate Joint Memorials that created the Asian American Day and the Veterans Day at the State Legislature. Dely was also the director of the University of New Mexico Geospatial and Population Studies. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology with specialization in Demography and Gender Studies from the University of Hawaii and the East-West Center. She has a B.A. in Philosophy, minor in Psychology from the University of the Philippines at Diliman.

Sachi Watase

Executive Director

Sachi Watase is from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Pitzer College in Claremont, California where she also co-founded organizations that coordinated services and programming for survivors of sexual assault and that worked with people of mixed racial, ethnic, and cultural heritage. Additionally, after serving as an English teacher at Trà Vinh University in Vietnam, Sachi was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and served as an English teacher in Sindhupalchok, Nepal. Sachi is the daughter of a Japanese immigrant, so she understands on a personal level the importance of providing resources for this community in New Mexico. Outside of a professional setting, she likes to bake cakes, cook Japanese food, play board games, and continue her language studies in Vietnamese, Japanese, and Nepali!

Carol Suzuki

President

Carol M. Suzuki is a Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law. She supervises law students in the Community Lawyering Clinic, where they represent clients mainly in the areas of family law, immigration, and juvenile delinquency. She also serves as the Faculty Advisor for the NEW MEXICO LAW REVIEW and teaches first-year Torts. Professor Suzuki received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and her A.B. from Stanford University in Psychology.

Carol Suzuki

President

Carol M. Suzuki is a Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law. She supervises law students in the Community Lawyering Clinic, where they represent clients mainly in the areas of family law, immigration, and juvenile delinquency. She also serves as the Faculty Advisor for the NEW MEXICO LAW REVIEW and teaches first-year Torts. Professor Suzuki received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and her A.B. from Stanford University in Psychology.

Carol Suzuki

President

Carol M. Suzuki is a Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law. She supervises law students in the Community Lawyering Clinic, where they represent clients mainly in the areas of family law, immigration, and juvenile delinquency. She also serves as the Faculty Advisor for the NEW MEXICO LAW REVIEW and teaches first-year Torts. Professor Suzuki received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and her A.B. from Stanford University in Psychology.

Carol Suzuki

President

Carol M. Suzuki is a Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law. She supervises law students in the Community Lawyering Clinic, where they represent clients mainly in the areas of family law, immigration, and juvenile delinquency. She also serves as the Faculty Advisor for the NEW MEXICO LAW REVIEW and teaches first-year Torts. Professor Suzuki received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and her A.B. from Stanford University in Psychology.

هیئت مدیره

Carol M. Suzuki, J.D.

Board President

Carol Suzuki is a Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law, where she teaches the Community Lawyering Clinic and serves as the Faculty Advisor for the New Mexico Law Review.  Her teaching, scholarly, and practice areas include torts, asylum and refugee law, family law, delinquency, AIDS law, and elder law.  Professor Suzuki’s father is Kibei Nisei and her mother is from Kobe, Japan.  Her paternal grandfather, who started a celery collective among Japanese farmers in Los Angeles in the 1930s, returned with his young family to Japan in part because the alien land laws in effect at the time prevented him from owning the land on which he worked, limiting his opportunities.  In 2006, Professor Suzuki, along with clinical law students, community advocates, and legislative sponsors, succeeded with a referendum that removed the obsolete alien land act from the New Mexico state constitution.

Professor of Law, UNM School of Law

Kiran Katira, Ph.D.

Vice President

Kiran Katira is an East-African, Asian-Indian woman, born in Kenya and raised in England. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Thought and Socio-Cultural Studies at the University of New Mexico. For the past twenty years she has worked with local community organizers and leaders through the University of New Mexico's Community Engagement Center, where she facilitates the growth and development of diverse students who apprentice with strong community leaders. Kiran is on the advisory board for the Institute for the Study of Race and Social Justice, RWJF Center for Health Policy and she served as the inaugural chair for the Provost's Diversity Council at UNM. She is on several governing boards, including ones for the NM Asian Family Center and Dorn Charter Community School. Kiran is a national trainer with the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, where she conducts undoing racism workshops across the nation. She also works with local community leaders to bring these workshops to students, staff, faculty and community members here in New Mexico. She also teaches university courses, which focus on anti-racist education, peace and justice, and critical multicultural education. 

Director, UNM Community Engagement Center; NACA Inspired Schools Fellow, NACA Inspired Schools Network

Jaime Rumbaoa, CPA, CITP, CFE, CISA

Treasurer

Jaime has over 15 years of public accounting experience. His experience includes auditing a variety of industries such as government, manufacturing and distribution, real estate and construction, technology and life sciences, not-for-profit and investment companies. Jaime specializes in financial, operational and information technology audits. Aside from financial audits, Jaime has experience in fraud investigations, internal audit, SOX compliance and review engagements. Prior to joining Axiom CPAs, Jaime worked for a Big 4 firm, national and regional firms for over 15 years. Jaime holds a BS in Accounting from the Philippine School of Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of New Mexico, Colorado and Virginia. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP).

Professional Affiliation and Community Involvement:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member

  • New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Member

  • ISACA New Mexico Chapter, Board Member (Treasurer)

  • New Mexico Asian Family Center, Board Member (Treasurer)

Assurance Partner, Axiom CPAs and Business Advisors

Myra Washington, Ph.D.

Secretary

Myra Washington is the Assistant Vice President for Faculty Equity and Diversity at the University of Utah, where she is also an associate professor of Ethnic Studies. Her research focuses on the intersections of race, identity, and culture - especially as it pertains to mixed-race Asian/Americans. As the daughter of a Korean immigrant she is deeply committed to creating and maintaining inclusive and empowering spaces for all of us. She is invested in theorizing and putting into practice all the ways community building happens, especially through highlighting how communities of color act in solidarity with each other.

Assistant Vice President for Faculty Equity & Diversity, University of Utah; Associate Professor in Ethnic Studies, University of Utah

(Hon.) Linda M. Vanzi, Esq. (ret)

Director

Linda joined the Rodey Law Firm’s Complex and Commercial Litigation Group after retiring from the New Mexico Judiciary, where she served for 12 years as the first immigrant and South Asian judge on the New Mexico Court of Appeals, including two years as chief judge. Prior to joining the Court of Appeals, Linda was a district court judge in Bernalillo County. She has a background working for large corporations as a safety and environmental health engineer and owned a small business in Taos. Linda is actively involved in several civic organizations and teaches regularly at the UNM School of Law.

Civil Law Mediation and Arbitration, Rodney Law Firm; Professor of Law, UNM School of Law; Former judge on the NM Court of Appeals (2008-2020) and former Chief Judge (2017-2019)

Ling Faith-Heuertz, M.S.Ed.

Director

Ling Faith-Heuertz is the Executive Director of New Mexico Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA).  She double majored and received her Bachelors in Mathematics and English Literature from the University of Nebraska and her Masters in Special Education from the University of New Mexico. A transplant from the Midwest who fell in love with the land and people of New Mexico, she has spent over two decades working in the nonprofit sector advocating for the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and recently returned to her first passion in education. Ling believes strongly in creating unified communities through education and collaboration. She spends much of her free time volunteering for other nonprofit organizations; supporting New Mexico’s youth, and lending a voice to the voiceless in the disability community. As the child of a Taiwanese immigrant, she understands the need for organizations such as NMAFC and is honored to help support the organization and the pan-Asian community of New Mexico.

Executive Director, NM MESA, Inc.

Alice Liu McCoy, J.D.

Director

Alice is a Taiwanese-American attorney and public servant.  She was born in Taiwan and immigrated to Texas with her family almost 40 years ago.  After moving to New Mexico, Alice devoted her career to public interest work, first practicing disability rights law, and then leading state agencies under Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration.  Under Alice’s leadership, the NM Developmental Disabilities Council increased the scope of its services and budget by nearly fifty percent in under four years, changed the law extensively to strengthen and improve the state’s distressed adult guardianship system, and created a statewide special education ombud office that advocates alongside students with disabilities and their families—the first program of its kind in the country.  Alice is committed to building and maintaining equitable communities that meaningfully include and integrate all New Mexicans in everyday life, and that fully acknowledge and honor their diverse backgrounds and abilities.

Executive Director, NM Developmental Disabilities Council; Former Cabinet Secretary, NM Aging and Long-Term Services Department

Sondra Roeuny, Ed.D., M.P.P.

Director

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Executive Director, Emerge New Mexico

Thanh-Tam Ho, CNM, WHNP

Director

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Co-Medical Director, CNM, WHNP Southwestern Women’s Options

Cristy Chung

Director

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Owner, LongMa Wellness; Co-Owner, Collectiva; Co-Founder, The StarLion Collective

هیئت مدیره

Adelamar Alcantara

Founder

Founder of NMAFC, Dely (Ph.D) served as the volunteer Executive Director and grant writer in the early years of NMAFC. Dely was a lifelong advocate for social justice, verans, and children’s issues. She founded the Filipino American National Historical Society FANHS) Rio Grande Chapter and served as a trustee of FANHS National. In collaboration with TRICKLOCK Theater Company, Dely and her husband, Ted Jojola, established the Manoa Project, an annual teen playwriting competition and ensemble apprenticeship. Ted and Dely also established an endowment for Cultural Diversity at the Albuquerque Academy in honor of their son, Manoa. As a past president of Bataan-Corregidor Memorial Foundation, she was instrumental in the construction of the Bataan-Corregidor Memorial in honor of the 200th and 515thCoast Artillery. She facilitated the passage of the Senate Joint Memorials that created the Asian American Day and the Veterans Day at the State Legislature. Dely was also the director of the University of New Mexico Geospatial and Population Studies. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology with specialization in Demography and Gender Studies from the University of Hawaii and the East-West Center. She has a B.A. in Philosophy, minor in Psychology from the University of the Philippines at Diliman.

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