STAFF

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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

ExecutiveDirector

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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 and is currently pursuing a marketing certification at the University of San Diego.

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 Hance

Development Associate

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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

Artistic
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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, RogerEbert.com, Cineaste, Brooklyn Magazine, Slant Magazine, Fandor, and Mubi.

Glenn Heath Jr.

Managing
Director

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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

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

PART-TIME & FESTIVAL TEAM

SEASONAL FESTIVAL TEAM
  • Elisha Chu, Video Production Lead
  • Selena Do, Production Coordinator
  • Mario Guerrero, Facilities Manager
  • Chesiree Moanamaliealoha Katter, Digital Media Coordinator
  • Justin Nguyen, Production Coordinator
  • Inney Prakash, Curatorial Lead
  • Grace Ramos, Video Production Coordinator
  • Kim-Anh Schreiber, Editorial Manager
  • Stacey Uy, Graphic Design Coordinator
EDUCATION TEAM
  • Frank Howley, Reel Voices Coordinator
  • Paolo Zuniga, Reel Voices Instructor

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

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.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Kevin Kwon | Board Chair

Morrison & Foerster, Associate

 

Deborah Hall | Vice-Chair

Marketing Professional

 

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

MEMBERS AT LARGE

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

 

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

 

Jayrell Ringpis

Snoice, Owner

 

Shirley Sanz

AT&T, Senior-Project Manager – Corporate External Affairs

 

Teresa Skrepenski

Skrepenski & Associates, Principal

 

Brian Sun

Sorrento Therapeutics, Vice President, Associate General Counsel & Chief IP Counsel

 

Alan Wong

Stanley Wong Insurance, Owner & Managing Partner

 

Alex Yamashiro

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Relationship Manager, Commercial Banking

ADVISORY BOARD

Eunice Bragais

U.S. Bank

 

Jonathan Cheng

Procopio

 

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

Qualcomm

 

Rudy Maldonado

Union Bank

 

Louis Song

Proven Recruiting

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