Giles Li, Chief Executive Officer
Giles Li, Chief Executive Officer of Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC), has led the agency since 2013, and has been at BCNC since 2006. Under his leadership, BCNC opened an office in Quincy and the Pao Arts Center, Chinatown’s community-based arts center.
Giles was named the winner of the statewide 2017 Excellence in Leadership award from the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, and received the prestigious Barr Fellowship in 2018, which celebrates and invests in exceptional nonprofit leaders in Greater Boston. In 2019, he was featured in Boston Magazine as a “new power player” in Chinatown.
He is a cross-sector leader who serves on the board of directors for Philanthropy Massachusetts and has been on advisory committees for the Attorney General, State Treasurer, and Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement.
He holds a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from UMass-Boston and is an alumnus of the Institute for Nonprofit Practice.
David Jacobs, Director of Finance & Administration
David Jacobs has been with BCNC since May 2013. He has nearly two decades of experience assisting organizations in the professional services, high tech, and nonprofit industries. Prior to joining BCNC, David worked as a Senior Consultant at Accounting Management Solutions and as Director of Finance and Operations for Minuteman Senior Services, Inc., in Burlington, MA. He received his BA in Economics from Hobart College and MBA from the Colgate Darden Graduate School at the University of Virginia.
Joann Yung, Director of Development
Joann Yung has worked in in development, philanthropy, and management at community-based and national organizations for nearly two decades. To the director position, she brings extensive experience in managing public and private institutional funding, individual giving, marketing and communications, strategic planning and operations, special events, and volunteer management. She was selected to be a Diversity Fellow with the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Massachusetts Chapter. Outside of work, Joann volunteers at the King Open School and Cambridge Community Fellowship Church. Joann received a BA in East Asian Studies from the College of William & Mary, a Certificate in Management of Community Organizations from Tufts University and a MBA from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.
Yoyo Yau, Director of Programs
Yoyo Yau is a licensed mental health counselor with a background in early intervention, mental health counseling and brain injury recovery. She has worked with non-profits, hospital settings and state agencies to provide assessment, therapy, treatment and crisis intervention. In 2016, she graduated from the Commonwealth Seminar and is an alumnus of the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Yoyo has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a master’s in expressive therapy from Lesley University, and post graduate training in the Existential Psychotherapy Institute and the American Neuro Arts Therapy Institute.
Fred Bennett, Assistant Director of Adult Education
Kathy Cheng, Program Director of Acorn Center for Early Education and Care
Bernadette Davidson, Director of Child Care and Enrichment
Shirley Doan, Director of Adult Education
Linda Duong, Executive Assistant
Stephanie Fabro, Director of Youth Programs
Shaina Lu, Program Director of Red Oak After School and Summer Program
Jean Quintal, Special Events Manager
Grace Su, Director of Family Services
Helen Wong, BCYF Administrative Coordinator
Cynthia Woo, Director of Pao Arts Center
Victoria Yue, Operations Manager
Board of Directors 2019-2020
Eugene Mahr, President, Boston University
Selina Chow, Vice President
Julia Kuo, Treasurer, Spectrum Equity
Shari Narva, Clerk, Narva & Company
Patrick Cahill, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Russell Chin, Chin Law Firm
San San Lee, Deloitte
Giles Li, Chief Executive Officer, BCNC
Terri Mock, Cybba Inc.
Marie Moy, Tufts Medical Center
Emily Sy, State Street Corporation
Karen Wong, marlo marketing
Advisory Board 2017-2018
Nancy Wang Adams
Paul Chan, Mass Housing Investment Corporation
Charles Chin, Asia Grille
Peter Chow, Capital One
Susan Fung, Boston Public Schools
Joy Lim Nakrin, NBC Boston
Grant Pattison, Cathay Bank
Karen SooHoo, First Republic Bank
Fred Taw, Golden Temple Restaurant
Beverly Wing, The Chinatown Coalition
Janet Wu, WCVB
Anna Yee, Interpreter/Consultant
Raymond Yu, Pandemonium Design
Quincy Leadership Council 2017-2019
Ka Yan Ng