2020-21 Board of Directors

Kathy Nakagawa, PhD, President
Associate Professor, Asian Pacific American Studies
Arizona State University

Joyce M. Baker, Ph.D., Vice President
Information Security Management

Ilene Takiguchi, Treasurer
Independent Accountant

Kelly Hsu, M.D., Founder
Meridian Pain Management

Geneva Baruelo, M.A.
Doctor in Training / Medical Student
Midwestern University

Kinal Bhatt, M.D.
Clinical Research Associate

Diana Chen, J.D.
United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Jeff Jenq, Ph.D., President
Transportation System Management and Operations Program Manager
Maricopa Association of Governments

Tara McCollum Plese, MPA
Chief External Affairs Officer
Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers



Our Commitment to Transparency


Asian Pacific Community in Action (APCA) is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization serving Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) and emerging communities in Arizona. APCA is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ. It is governed by a board of directors with 12 members.


APCA is a Silver Level Participant in the GuideStar Exchange. Current IRS form 990s as well as latest financial statements are available to review on the GuideStar Exchange. APCA is subject to an annual fiscal audit or review by a Certified Public Accountant.