James Lau serves as executive director of Asian Pacific American Leadership Foundation. He comes to APALF with over 20 years of experience in politics, advocacy, and nonprofit management.
He developed an interest in politics and policy through his love of the environment. Learning about the connection between environmental improvement and politics and advocacy, he worked as a canvasser for the Sierra Club. Seeing politics in action, he applied for and secured an internship through the Chinese American Student Internship Coalition; it placed his as an intern with then-State Senator Art Torres.
Jenny Bach is the Program Manager for the Asian Pacific American Leadership Foundation.
Jenny also serves as Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Leadership Action Fund, a 501 c(4) committed to fighting for the civil rights of Asian and Pacific Islanders and achieving equity and representation of our community on all levels of government, public affairs, and corporate boards.
Ronald W. Wong is a respected and renowned business owner, political and community leader who has been involved in the political advancement of the Asian Pacific American community for the past three decades. Mr. Wong is a renowned expert in APA politics and political campaigns, having served as political consultant or staff to more than 200 successful campaigns.
Mr. Wong is deeply involved in the community and the political advancement of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community serving in leadership roles in various community-based organizations. He is the founder and creator of the Asian Pacific American Leadership Foundation (APALF). Utilizing his more than 35 years of experience and insight working in politics, Mr. Wong helped create the APALF because of the recognized need for APAs to serve as elected and appointed leaders in America. Through APALF, Mr. Wong wrote and produced The Race Epidemic, a documentary which explores the epidemic of racism and violence against APAs spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic.