After a successful career in private equity, Henry Manayan was selected as Executive Director in July of 2022 for Pacific Arts Movement (Pac Arts).

Henry has been heavily involved with non-profit organizations for more than 30 years. He has served as a Board member with 21 non-profits including the Commonwealth Club of California, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Asian-Americans for Community Involvement, the YMCA, Boy Scouts of America, the Sustainability Institute, and Save The Bay. His roles which have included Chairman, Finance Chair, Treasurer, Corporate Secretary, and Board Director, resulted in substantial financial growth to many of these organizations.

With a passion for visual and performing arts, Henry served on the Boards of six arts organizations including the Silicon Valley Arts Council, San Jose Museum of Art, Villa Montalvo, Third World International Film Festival, and the San Jose Performing Arts Consortium. His involvement in the arts led to increased fundraising and audience development within those companies.

Henry was the Founder and President of The Transpacific Companies, a finance and investment company based in Silicon Valley, California. He received his Bachelor’s degree at Syracuse University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Santa Clara School of Law. He also completed post-graduate programs at the London Business School and Harvard University.

Henry Manayan



Kent Lee joined Pacific Arts Movement as the Executive Director in 2016 after previously serving as a Pac Arts volunteer and board member. With more than a dozen years of non-profit experience, Kent serves in various capacities for non-profit organizations and community groups including the San Diego API Coalition (Co-Chair), UCSD API Alumni Council (Incoming Chair), Asian Business Association of San Diego (Treasurer), Alpha Phi Omega (Treasurer, National Board Member), UC San Diego's Chancellor's Community Advisory Board, International Deaf Education Advocacy & Leadership, and the Mira Mesa Community Planning Group. Kent has been recognized for his leadership and service in the community with SD Metro’s 40 Under 40 Award as well as UC San Diego’s 40 Under 40 Alumni Award. Kent is a proud alumnus of the University of California, San Diego, where he received degrees in Economics and General Biology. Kent and his wife Phuong have called Mira Mesa home for nearly fifteen years, where they currently reside with their two young children.

Kent Lee

Outgoing ExecutiveDirector


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.



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 is a nonprofit marketing professional. She is active in San Diego’s arts community as a curator, visual artist, and community organizer. She is passionate about storytelling and amplifying community voices through activism, film, and visual arts. Carmela started her marketing career at the Museum of Photographic Arts and worked as the marketing manager for San Diego Underground Film Festival. She currently co-runs an independent artspace called Teros Gallery in City Heights. Carmela is currently part of the Rockwood Building Power Fellowship 2021 cohort and earned her Associate of Arts degree in Merchandise Marketing at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

Carmela Prudencio

Marketing & Communications Director


Zia Hance is an arts and culture advocate, content creator, and visual artist. She has had an interest in photography since a very young age, and has now been photographing professionally and contributing work for over 10 years. She also has an academic background in Digital Journalism Studies, receiving Honors in News Writing for Multimedia at San Diego City College.

Zia is passionate about arts and culture and believes that both are essential for building community, supporting development, nurturing well-being, and contributing to economic opportunity. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering her skills with other organizations, watching art-house cinema, reading, experimenting with film and digital photography.

Zia Sinclair

Development Associate

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


  • Lauren Garces, Special Events Coordinator
  • Juan Jose Lopez, Facilities Coordinator
  • Selena Do, Guest Services Coordinator
  • Inney Prakash, Curatorial Lead
  • Kim-Anh Schreiber, Editorial Manager
  • Stacey Uy, Brand Manager
  • Jannah Maling, Graphic Design Coordinator
  • Henry Liu, Video Production Coordinator
  • Sofia Nguyen, Social Media Coordinator
  • Chesiree Moanamaliealoha Katter, Digital Content Creator
  • Frank Howley, Reel Voices Coordinator
  • Moirah Hayes, Reel Voices Instructor


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.


Huy Ly | Chair

Meijun, President & CEO

MyMy Lu | Vice-Chair

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Director, Diversity & Inclusion

Harlen Bayha | Treasurer

Bayha Group, Chief Technology Officer

Kathy Ilacqua | Secretary

Rent., Regional Solutions Specialist

Shirley Sanz | Secretary

AT&T, Community Lead West Region

Stephen Chin | Chair Emeritus

Sharp Health Plan, Manager, Accounts Management & Community Relations

Kevin Kwon | Immediate Past Chair

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc., VP, Deputy General Counsel


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

Liezl Gloria

City Council, City of San Diego, Committee Consultant for Councilmember Jennifer Campbell

Debbie Kim

Troutman Sanders, Associate Attorney

Deborah Hall

Marketing Professional

Chris Lee

Qualcomm, Inc., Art Director & Senior Brand Manager

MyMy Lu

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Director, Diversity & Inclusion

Charmaine Orcino-Gonzales

Palisade Realty/COG Real Estate, Realtor

Jayrell Ringpis

Snoice, Owner

Teresa Skrepenski

Skrepenski & Associates, Principal

Brian Sun

Turning Point Therapeutics, Inc., Senior Vice President, and General Counsel

Alan Wong

Stanley Wong Insurance, Owner & Managing Partner

Alex Yamashiro

PNC Bank, Senior Vice President

San Diego Commercial Banking Corporate & Institutional Banking, Senior Relationship Manager


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


Rudy Maldonado

Union Bank

Louis Song

Proven Recruiting

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