Kent Lee has worked in the nonprofit industry for a decade and is a graduate of UCSD. Prior to serving as executive director, Kent was a Pacific Arts Movement volunteer and board member for several years. Kent previously served as Director of Development & Marketing at the Boy Scouts of America overseeing all fiscal and development operations. Kent also brings a depth of experience from other non-profit organizations where he volunteers – including the Asian Business Association, International Deaf Education Advocacy & Leadership, API Advisory Group to the Mayor of San Diego, Mira Mesa Community Planning Group, and Alpha Phi Omega.

Kent Lee



Christina Ree



Brian Hu is a film critic, teacher, and scholar. He completed his PhD in Cinema and Media Studies at UCLA and did his dissertation research in Hong Kong under a Fulbright fellowship. He is the author of hundreds of articles on film and the arts and his writing has appeared in edited volumes and journals as well as in the online magazine Asia Pacific Arts, which he co-edited from 2006 to 2011. His book Worldly Desires: Cosmopolitanism and Cinema in Hong Kong and Taiwan is forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press. He is also Assistant Professor of Television, Film and New Media at San Diego State University.

Brian Hu



Carmela Prudencio

Marketing & Communications Manager


Glenn Heath is a lifelong San Diegan with years of experience in organizing film festivals and the media arts field, including working as the Programming Director at San Diego Latino Film Festival and teaching film studies for National University and Platt College. He earned his Bachelor’s of Arts in Film Studies from University of California at Santa Barbara and his Master’s Degree in Television, Film, and New Media from San Diego State University. Currently, he’s also the Film Critic for San Diego CityBeat and has contributed criticism to Little White Lies,, Cineaste, Brooklyn Magazine, Slant Magazine, Fandor, and Mubi.

Glenn Heath Jr.



Kathleen Dang is a native San Diegan, educator, and community volunteer. She has been involved with several cultural and educational organizations that serve to engage the community in Asian and Asian American focused topics such as Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, San Diego Chinese Women’s Association, and NAAAP San Diego. As an educator, she has instructed thousands of students throughout San Diego County on history, art, and culture. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Archaeology with a minor in Art History & Criticism from UC San Diego and is currently a Master’s of Education with Teaching Credential candidate at National University with a specialization on US Education in a Global Context.

Kathleen Dang

Development & Engagement Manager

Interested in joining our team? See our open job & internship opportunities.



Aleya Zenieris, Theater Operations Manager

Michael Hom, Co-Volunteer Coordinator

Ida Lyn Mendoza, Co-Volunteer Coordinator


Rizzhel Javier, Reel Voices Instructor
Frank Howley, Reel Voices Coordinator


Aleya Zenieris, Video Production Coordinator

Anvita Gurung, Video Production Intern

Qijun Liu, Video Production Intern

Isaiah Lundell, Video Production Intern

Evan Nguyen, Video Production Intern

Ryan Nguyen, Video Production Intern

Brian-huan Tran, Video Production Intern



Pacific Arts Movement is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors, in charge of governance, ensuring resources, and the strategic direction of the organization. Board members meet monthly and serve a minimum two-year term.


Deborah Hall | Board Chair

Marketing Professional


Kevin Kwon | Vice-Chair

Morrison & Foerster, Associate


Kathy Ilacqua | Secretary

E.W. Scripps Company/KGTV, Integrated Account Executive


Huy Ly | Treasurer

Meijun, President & CEO


Stephen Chin | Chair Emeritus

Sharp Health Plan, Manager, Accounts Management & Community Relations


Harlen Bayha

Bayha Group, Chief Technology Officer


Mary de Leon

Wells Fargo Advisors, Senior Client Associate- Vice President


Wendy Gillespie

Frontier Trading, Inc. and Starhawk Productions, President & CEO


Chris Lee

Qualcomm, Inc., Art Director & Senior Brand Manager


MyMy Lu

Sempra Energy, Diversity & Inclusion Manager


Rudy Maldonado

Union Bank, Vice President/Branch Manager


Charmaine Orcino-Gonzales

Palisade Realty/COG Real Estate, Realtor


Alka Rao

Independent Event Speaker


Jayrell Ringpis

Snoice, Owner


Teresa Skrepenski

Skrepenski & Associates, Principal


Alan Wong

Stanley Wong Insurance, Owner & Managing Partner


Gary Wong

Retired, Banking Executive


Alex Yamashiro

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Relationship Manager, Commercial Banking


Eunice Bragais

U.S. Bank


Jonathan Cheng



Dr. Leeva Chung

University of San Diego


Jonathan Fohrman

Mira Costa College


Varsha Israni

Individual Investor


Robert Ito

Ito Girard and Associates


Sheila Kanoya

Port of San Diego


Ed Lee

ELT Insurance Services


Grant Lewis

Morgan Stanley


Lani Lutar

Responsible Solutions


Michelle Ma



Louis Song

Proven Recruiting

Interested in becoming a board member?