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Board of Directors


Joyce Nakashima

Director of Alumni Relations

Joyce Nakashima is currently a Registered Dietitian with Genesis HealthCare, a holding company, with subsidiaries that, on a combined basis, comprise of one the nation's largest post-acute care providers with more than 500 skilled nursing centers and assisted/senior living communities in 34 states nationwide.  Joyce has been actively involved in the Asian American Community since 2005, and has held various positions in APEX which most recently include: Executive Vice President of Programs (2013), Director of Mentorship (2012), [...] Read More

Jimmy Zhong

Director of APEX Cares

Jimmy Zhong is a design engineer and unit lead for The Boeing Company’s Space and Intelligence Systems division. He specializes in space avionics and satellite digital payloads and has served on the design teams for government and commercial spacecraft including NASA Space Launch System and the DoD’s Wideband Global SATCOM. Jimmy graduated from Duke University with a double major in mechanical engineering and electrical & computer engineering. He also holds a [...] Read More

Christian Tiu

Director of Development

Christian works as a Strategic Marketing Manager for Boston Scientific, a Fortune 500 company and worldwide manufacturer of medical devices. His responsibilities include strategic planning, portfolio optimization, and market research. Prior to his current role, Christian spent two years working for a boutique health care consulting firm in Boston, MA. Christian has a BS in Biochemistry from UC Riverside and an MBA from Boston University. Contact Christian at Read More
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Jennifer Du

Director of Marketing

Jennifer has been in the internet retail industry for the past 5 years. She is currently the Webstore & Marketing Manager at a business that provides ecommerce support and services for retailers who want an online presence. She oversees global online sales, customer support, creative services and online marketing. Additionally, she is the lead project manager for client website design and development. Born and raised in Southern California, Jennifer graduated from the University of California, Irvine [...] Read More
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Xiayi Shirley Zhang

Director of Membership

Xiayi is the Special Project Coordinator at the Chinatown Business Improvement District. The Chinatown BID's mission is to ""...creatively plan, manage, and faciliate the rebirth of historic Chinatown..."" in engaging new audiences and interest to the landmark neighborhood. Xiayi's career highlight was bringing a pop-up cat cafe, Catfe, to Chinatown with a crowd of thousands, resulting in record-breaking business for local merchants. A current resident of Chinatown, Xiayi (Shirley) Zhang has lived in [...] Read More

Phil Chang

Director of Mentorship

Phillip works for Southern California Edison (SCE) as a technical specialist in the operations division. SCE is the electric utility that leads the nation in renewable energy while serving more than 14 million people in a 50,000 square-mile area of Southern California. Phillip is currently working on a technology project to outfit a fleet of vehicles with mobile data devices in an effort to improve the company’s operations and sustainability initiatives. His main duties include [...] Read More

Raymond Wong

Director of Professional Development

Raymond currently works for a Currency Exchange company where he develops the Los Angeles and Orange County market. He also has his own import/export business where he imports various products from China. This is Raymond’s second year on the APEX board. He previously served as chair of professional development and participated as a mentor in APEX’s Mentorship Program (AMP). Born and raised in New York City, Raymond moved to Los [...] Read More

What is APEX?

The Asian Professional Exchange (APEX) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan community based organization with multifaceted goals and purposes that are charitable, cultural and educational in nature. Established in 1993, APEX currently boasts an e-community membership of 10,000 members. Contact us