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



Sabrina Ruiz brings experience in entertainment, social media and communications to the marketing and public relations efforts of Pacific Arts Movement, helping connect audiences to stories and storytellers in the Asian and Asian American community and beyond. A native San Diegan, Sabrina moved several times before re-settling in San Diego—moving up to the Bay Area to pursue a Bachelors in Asian Studies at UC Berkeley and then across the country to New York to work as a part of the Corporate Communications & Media Relations team at HBO, while simultaneously completing her Masters in Corporate Communications & Public Relations at NYU.

Sabrina Ruiz

Marketing & Communications Director


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



Christina Ree



A San Diego transplant by way of Los Angeles, Krystel Gapasin brings years of film and entertainment experience as a film producer, as well as, marketing and special events experience from her time on the staff of East West Players, the premiere Asian American theatre organization and longest running theatre of color in the country. She has previously worked with Visual Communications and the Center for Asian American Media. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Film and Visual Culture from the University of California, Riverside. She is currently enrolled at the University of San Diego pursuing a certificate in Strategic Online Marketing.

Krystel Gapasin

Membership & Engagement Director


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



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.


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



Lou Lou, Marketing & PR Coordinator

Aleya Zenieris, Video Production Coordinator


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


Elaine Meng, Graphic Design Intern

Taryn Miles, Programming Intern

Stephanie Nguyen, Graphic Design Intern

Whitney Tsai, Graphic Design 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

Wells Fargo, Web Developer, Digital Technology & Transformation


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


Charmaine Orcino-Gonzales

Palisade Realty/COG Real Estate, Realtor


Alka Rao

Independent Event Speaker


Jayrell Ringpis

Snoice, Owner


Teresa Skrepenski

Skrepenski & Associates, Principal


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

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