Staff and Volunteers
Michel Li, Membership Coordinator
Melissa Huang, Associate
Annie Liu, Associate
Jason Ho, Associate
Crystal Luu, Associate
William Wilson, Associate
Past Staff and Volunteers
Elizabeth Lam, Volunteer
Jessica Lam, Deputy Director
Jessica Lam provides support and helps manage the various programs and committees for the Leaders Forum. Previously, she worked as the Events Coordinator for Bay Area Democrats, organizing meetings and fundraising events for major state and federal officials. Jessica also worked in the Office of San Francisco Supervisor Katy Tang. There, she worked on legislation to combat human trafficking and wrote a unanimously passed resolution in support of effective and humane ways to save animals’ lives. In the interest of income inequality and civic engagement, she has also held the position of Chinese Language Regional Field Director for the campaign of a 2014 San Francisco ballot measure. Jessica graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy/Law & Society and Political Science/Public Service. She hopes to further engage in issues concerning the Asian American and Pacific Islander community and women.
Frank Lee, Committee Coordinator
Frank Lee is an Approvals and Certification Engineer at Pentair Technical Solutions. He co-founded Friends of Roots, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization, and served on the Board of Directors as its first Vice President. Friends of Roots helps Chinese Americans explore their roots in the United States followed by a guided journey to search for their ancestral villages in China.
Michael Mach, Volunteer
Benson Tran, Chief Operations Officer
Benson Tran is the Executive Director of Bay Area Democrats, a Democratic political action committee focused on increasing policy and financial support by Bay Area residents for national Democrats. Prior, Benson worked on constituent issues at San Francisco City Hall, before serving as a Lead Policy Coordinator, and subsequently the Deputy Policy Director in several political campaigns. Benson’s focus has worked closely with neighborhood leaders and policy experts to turn community-driven goals into workable initiatives and legislation. Benson has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of California Davis.
Sarah Vo, Volunteer
Wendy Wong, Content and Brand Associate
Wendy Wong is a creative communicator with a passion for producing innovative, engaging content. She has strong media & design experience with flexibility working across multiple platforms including broadcasting, web, print and mobile. She also has a passion for journalism, photography and graphic design, and is eager to discover new innovative ways of storytelling. Her work is featured in AXS, Inside Film Magazine, Intern Magazine and Excelsior Action Group.
Andy Xia, Research Associate