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역사

뉴멕시코 아시안 패밀리 센터는 2006년 몇몇의 아시아 여성들에 의해 뉴멕시코주의 전아시아 사회에서 특정 문화나 언어가 반영되어야 하는서비스 부족을 해결하기 위해 설립되었습니다. 각종 상담, 가정 관리 서비스 및 특정 사례 관리를 제공하는 것을 시작으로 NMAFC는 현재 정착자 중심의 서비스, 전통적인 방법을 중심으로 한 치유프로그램, 청소년 및 지역 사회 리더십 프로그램, 금융 교육 워크샵, 다인종 운동 기획, 시민 참여 작업을 정착한 사람들의 주도로 성장하고 있습니다.

우리는 문제에 대한 해결책이 우리의 지역 사회의 경험, 조직 리더십뿐만 아니라 깊은 지혜를 바탕으로 제시되어야 한다고 믿으며 우리의 프로그램과 서비스 또한 이러한 것들이 반영되어야 한다고 생각합니다. 우리는 사회 정의 시각 안에서 모든 어린이와 가족이 더 나은 삶을 영유할 수 있도록 다양한 자원과 기회를 공평하게 받을 자격이 있다는 신념을 반영하기 위해 지속적으로 노력할 것입니다. 우리의 모든 서비스와 프로그램은 여러 아시아 언어로 제공됩니다. 가정의 주언어가 아닌 언어에 대한 커뮤니티 통역사 및 전화 통역 서비스를 제공하고 있습니다.

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Sachi Watase

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사치 와타세는 알버커키 뉴멕시코 출신으로 캘리포니아 클레어몽트에 있는 Pitzer 대학에서 예술학 학사를 받았습니다. 여기서 그녀는 성폭행 생존자를 위한 서비스 제공을 위한 조직을 공동으로 설립하기도 하고 여기서 다양한 인종, 민족, 문화 유산을 가진 사람들과 함께 일을 하였습니다.사치는 베트남 빈 대학 트라캠퍼스에서 영어 교사로 일하고 풀브라이트 장학금을 수여받고 네팔 신두팔초크에서 영어 교사로 일하였습니다. 사치는 일본 이민자의 딸로서 뉴멕시코 지역 사회내 다양한 서비스 제공에 대한 중요성을 개인적으로 깊이 이해하고 있습니다.사치는 개인적인 시간동안 케이크 굽기, 일본 음식 요리하기, 노는 것, 그리고 베트남어, 일본어, 네팔어를 배우는 것을 좋아합니다

역사

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.

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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

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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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