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Chester Hashizume, Administrator | admn.apidc@gmail.com
Mr. Hashizume has served in leadership roles for many Asian American non-profit organizations, with experience in event planning and execution, organizational development, fundraising, and financial management. He is President of the non-profit Pacific Film Currents, which creates, distributes, and promotes educational media addressing issues in the Asian American community. Mr. Hashizume is an information technology project manager with expertise in managing enterprise projects.

Peter Wong, Ph.D., Research Director | peter.apidc@gmail.com
Dr. Wong received master’s degrees in public policy from the University of Michigan and economics and planning from the London School of Economics, and Ph.D. in public policy and urban planning from UCLA.  His dissertation topic from UCLA focused on employment challenges and successes for Asian Americans with disabilities. As APIDC’s Research Director, he conducts research on employment barriers facing Asians and Pacific Islanders with disabilities. Dr. Wong is an Adjunct Professor at California State University Long Beach and works part-time for Special Services for Groups. Previously, he served as a senior advisor at the White House National Economic Council to President Clinton, where he specialized in income maintenance and poverty statistics.

Gloria Marquez, Special Projects | gloria.apidc@gmail.com
Ms. Marquez helped to coordinate and execute APIDC’s inaugural Walk N Roll Disability Awareness Fair on October 15, 2017. She founded her own event planning company, and has staged many community and private events for diverse clients, including the Los Angeles City Fire Department, and Los Angeles area parks and schools. She is currently attending California State University Los Angeles.

Cara Vezeau, Special Projects | cara.apidc@gmail.com