Tzu Chi Foundation was established in 1966 by Venerable
Dharma Master Cheng Yen. For over 44 years, the foundation has been contributing to better social and community services, medical care, education and humanism in Hualien and around the world. From the first 30 members, housewives who saved two cents from their gro- cery money each day to help the poor, the foundation has grown to over five million members in 47 countries. In addition to charity, the foun- dation dedicates itself in the fields of medicine, education, environmen- tal protection, international relief work and the establishment of the world’s third largest marrow donor registry.
Dr. San Hsieh was board certified in Internal Medicine in 1973. He was also board certified in Nuclear Medicine in 1974. Dr. Hsieh received his medical degree from the National Taiwan University in 1969. He served his Rotating internship at New York Infirmary, New York. Later he did his residency in Internal Medicine at the V.A. Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Subsequently, Dr. Hsieh completed his residency in Nuclear Medicine at Stanford Medical Center.
Flossie Wong-Staal, a Chinese-American virologist and molec- ular biologist, was among the first people to map HIV. From 1990- 2002, she was the Florence Riford Chair in AIDS Research at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). She was Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President of Genomics for Immusol, which has been defunct for several years now, and even though she had absolutely no training in genomics. In 1994 she was named as chair- man of UCSD's newly-created Center for AIDS Research. In the 1990s, Wong-Staal's research focused on gene therapy, using a ribozyme "molecular knife" to repress HIV in stem cells. The protocol she developed was the second to be funded by the United States gov- ernment. In 2002 Discover named Wong-Staal one of the fifty most extraordinary women scientists. Wong-Staal remains as a Research Professor of Medicine at UCSD. In 2007, the Weekly Telegraph her- alded Dr. Wong-Staal as #32 of the "Top 100 Living Geniuses."
Holly J. Fujie, a litigation
Shareholder in the Los Angeles-based law firm of Buchalter Nemer, served as the 84th President of the State Bar of California – only the third woman and the first Asian American to hold that position.
She graduated with honors from the UC Berkeley in 1975 with a double degree in political science and economics, and from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law in 1978, where she was an arti- cles editor of the California Law Review. Currently, she serves on the Boards of the California Bar Foundation, the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, VIP Mentors and the Federal Bar Association (Los Angeles chapter), and on the Advisory Board of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles. She is also Chair of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Judicial Advisory Committee, which makes recommendations on judicial appointments and has been named one of California’s “Top 100 Lawyers” by the Daily Journal for the past two years.
Sanjeev Dhand, senior counsel with
Foley & Lardner LLP, focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications and counseling clients on developing and managing patent portfolios. The former vice president of Intellectual Property for Kintera, Inc., a publicly trad- ed software company, he was a law clerk at Foley's Washington, D.C. office and also interned for Circuit Judge Randall Rader at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Prior to law school, Sanjeev was an aerospace engineer with General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin Corps. At Lockheed, he worked as a senior flight design engineer for the inte- gration of Department of Defense space missions. He is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2000) where he served as notes and comments editor of the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy and president of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association.
The Korean American Bar Association of San Diego (KABA-
SD) was started in August of 2007 through the vision of local San Diego attorney, Jenny J. Yoo.
KABA-SD has grown and established a solid foundation in both the legal com- munity and the Korean American com- munity in San Diego. KABA-SD has
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Dr. San Hsieh
Dr. Flossie Wong-Staal
In high school, he was voted as the most athletic senior stu- dent and honored as most valuable football player. He attend- ed UCSD for his bachelor degrees in Cell Biology and Biochemistry. and received his medical degree from Western University and graduated with an honorable “President’s Award”. He completed residency at San Bernardino County Medical Center and worked for Kaiser Permanente for sic years before he started his own private clinic in Pacific Beach in 2004. Listed as one of “America’s Top Family Doctors” in 2009 by the Consumer Research Council of America. Dr. Liu spends extra time to volunteer for local non-profit organiza- tions as well as visiting various schools and associates in their community outreach programs, usually attending as a speaker, sponsor or provider of free medical consultations at special events. He also devotes time to promote awareness of breast cancer, diabetes, Hepatitis B, hypertension, high cholesterol and other medical conditions.
Christina Cao – Growing up in Vietnam during the 70’s was
Dr. Charles Liu Christina Cao
Dr. Charles Liu was born in Taiwan, but grew up in Thailand and moved to San Diego at age 13. Besides English, he also speaks fluent Chinese, Taiwanese and Thai.
extremely difficult for Christina Cao. Her father, a Lt Colonel Officer of the South Vietnam Republic Army, was imprisoned for 10 years following the fall of Saigon on April 30th, 1975. The young daughter suffered many hardships, including not having food to eat for several days at a time, to not meeting her father until she was 8 years old. After many years, her family emigrated to the U.S. for a new start in 1991. Even so, Christina’s difficulties were not over. Being a teenag- er in a foreign land and being considered as an “outsider” was harsh and depressing at times. However, through self-discipline, hard work and determination, she taught herself the English language, studied pharmacy, and continues to excel in her work and activities. As phar- macist director at San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital in Banning, California, Dr. Cao uses her past experiences to drive her to make a better life for herself, her family, and her community. She is honored to be in a profession where she can serve the American and Asian communities.
organized and hosted various lectures, including Beyond the Bamboo Ceiling, an innovative discussion about the subtle discrimination faced by Asian Americans in the workplace. KABA-SD also recognizes the contributions of law students and hosts events designed to inte- grate them into the larger legal community. KABA-SD’s annual Career Panel Event, for example, gives students an opportunity to net- work with judges, and public and private sector lawyers practicing in diverse fields. KABA-SD remains committed to its mission of pro- viding networking and social activities for its members while working with other organizations on issues of common concern. The goal is to establish deep roots by serving the community and creating a strong organization.
Michelle Nguyen left Vietnam in
1975, after the collapse of South Vietnam to Communism. Later, working as a certi- fied interpreter in the U.S., she witnessed firsthand how the Asian population was being underrepresented in the legal system, inspiring her to go back to school and pur- sue a second career in law. In 1995, she began her law practice and became active in many organizations and was elected chairwoman of the social security section of the Orange County Bar Association, vice president of the Orange County Asian American Bar Association and president of the Vietnamese American Bar Association in Southern California. As the president of VABASC, she encourages young Asians to pursue legal careers and has expand- ed the mentor program and organized law days to the Asian commu- nities. A firm believer that knowledge is power, she has appeared on many radio and television talk shows on legal matters.
Kim-Thoa Hoang, educated in Vietnam, France, and the United States, has been an attorney for over 20 years and a prosecutor with the San Diego County District Attorney's Office since 1991. A graduate of California Western School of Law, she is the first deputy district attorney of Asian heritage in the history of the San Diego office to have been appointed to the posi- tion of division chief. She currently over- sees the Restitution Enforcement & Victim Services Division. Her community involvement includes her past service on the Registrar of Voter’s Advisory Board to help develop and implement the Language Assistance Program. She frequently serves as Master of Ceremonies for New Year festivals and community events in the Vietnamese community in San Diego. A mother of two, she is com- mitted to student outreach programs to inspire youths to pursue high- er education and serves as chair of the District Attorney’s Diversity Pipeline Committee which coordinates student outreach activities.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC FORUM
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY CONDUCTING PUBLIC FORUM REGARDING DRAFT DISPARITY STUDY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority will conduct a forum on July 12, 2010, to allow for public comments on the recently completed draft disparity study. The public forum will be held at:
SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Commuter Terminal 3225 North Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101 3rd Floor, Board Room
Monday, July 12, 2010 4-7pm
The purpose of this study is to measure the
Authority’s utilization of historically underutilized businesses by ethnicity and gender in compari- son to the availability of same.
The draft disparity study is available for review on the Airport Authority’s website at www.san.org/business
The draft disparity study is also available for public inspection during the business hours of 8 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–5 p.m., Monday through Friday at the San Diego County Regional
Airport Authority Clerk’s office located at 3225 North Harbor Drive, 3rd Floor, San Diego, CA 92101.
All public comments will be incorporated into the study.
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