ABOUT US

Cynthia D. Dorsey serves as Chief Inspector of External Services for the Philadelphia Police Department.  She is a thirty-six year veteran of the Department.  In her current role, Chief Inspector Dorsey works in partnership with the community to build partnerships between the Police Department and members of the community so that residents feel safe. 

Chief Inspector Dorsey firmly believes that: "Public safety is paramount; therefore, it is crucial that members of the community know that they can work with the Police Department to come up with strategies and programs that best serve the community.  A united community that has confidence in its police and that works well with police, is a safe and happy community.   It has given me joy to work with our community and to help build bridges during the past thirty six years. Thank you for your continued support and service."

Cynthia D. Dorsey - Chief Inspector

Quang H. Mac - Chairman

Quang H. Mac was appointed by Governor Tom Corbett to serve as member of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian American Affairs ( GACAAA) on May 3, 2012. Quang Mac was also appointed by Attorney General Tom Corbett to serve as Chairman of the Asian American & Pacific Advisory Committee for the Attorney General (AAPAC/AG) on April 4th, 2006. He went to the military academy and graduated as first Lieutenant . He was commissioned honorary discharge from the South Viet Nam Army in 1968 where he received many medals such as Purple Heart, Gold, Silver, Bronze Stars, etc. Quang Mac attended Temple University where he graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering. He was a Vietnamese Community Leader in Philadelphia and established The Vietnamese United National Association of Greater Philadelphia (VUNA).

In 1992 he became the owner and editor of a Vietnamese Newspaper, Rang Dong Magazine. He then changed it to a bi-lingual newspaper in 2005, Rang Dong Sunrise Magazine. In 1995, Quang Mac was elected Co-Chairman of the Vietnamese American Community of the USA and Chairman of Vietnamese American Community of USA in 2006. Then in 1996, he was the founder and Editor in Chief of a Vietnamese Yellow Pages connecting business people in the Tri-State Area (New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania). Quang Mac was elected Chairman of the Pan Asian Association of Greater Philadelphia for two terms in 2002. In 2008, he was appointed by Mayor Michael Nutter to serve as Commissioner of the Mayor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs. In 2011, Quang Mac was appointed by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey to serve as member of the Philadelphia Police Commissioner Advisory Council (PPCAC) and later elected as Chairman of the Philadelphia Police Asian American Advisory Committee ( PPAAAC ) in January 2011. Quang Mac was also appointed to serve as member of the FBI Multicultural Advisory Committee.

 

Quang Mac also received many awards and appreciation certificates from the United Nation for Refugees, US Federal, State, and Local government, as well as non-profit organizations through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Muhammad Rizwan Mallick, Vice Chair

Mohammad Rizwan Mallick has been a US citizen since 2001 and has been a self-employed businessman since that time. He has been very active in community relations. Over the years he has served many different posts within the Pakistani-American Society and the Asian Federation. He has been a long serving member of the Police Commissioner Advisory Council and is currently very active within the Asian Community serving through the Philadelphia Police Asian American Advisory Committee.

Randy Duque, Secretary

Randy Duque is the Deputy Director for the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) in which he oversees the operations of the Community Relations Division. As an expert in conflict resolution and management, Duque has mediated cases in family and neighborhood disputes, workplace issues, intergroup conflicts, and international military affairs. He has designed and conducts trainings locally, nationally, and internationally to a variety of audiences, such as, local law enforcers, international government officials, religious leaders, and community stakeholders in a multitude of conflict subject matters including mediation, conflict resolution, restorative justice, critical incident response and de-escalation; intractable conflict, intercultural communication and conflict; implicit bias and cultural competency; and conflict coaching. He has also guest lectured at various universities and colleges nationally and internationally and was also an adjunct professor for the Psychological Studies in Education Program at Temple University.

Aida Navidad Rivera. MD, Treasurer

Dr. Aida Navidad Rivera is the President and Co-Founder of Philippine Folk Arts Society, Inc., a 501(c)3 corporation to promote, showcase, and educate the general public of the traditions and cultures of the Philippines. She is also the President of the Philippine Medical Society of Greater Philadelphia. Dr. Rivera sits in the Board of Trustees of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA), and the incumbent National Treasurer. She is deeply involved in various local and national community advocacy and empowerment initiatives.

Brad Baldia, MPH

Brad Baldia received his BA in English and Biology from Bucknell University and a Masters in Public Health from Temple University. In 1995, Brad served as a White House Intern in the Office of Presidential Personnel. He is National Executive Director of the Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce. In addition, he works extensively with Asian community organizations on a local and national level, such as the Philadelphia Mayor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs, PA Governor's Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs and the National Association of Asian American Professionals (Brad was Founding-President of the Philadelphia chapter. He was elected in August, 2006 as Executive Vice President of NAAAP National; National President & Chairman in August, 2008 and was re-elected as National President & CEO in 2010).
 

Brad serves on various boards including PHL Diversity (Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau), Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Asian American & Pacific Islander Advisory Committee; the FBI Philadelphia’s Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee, DOJ Arab Muslim Sikh Asian Working Group and served as faculty for the Center for Progressive Leadership PA.

Mr. Baldia has received numerous awards for his efforts, including the"Unsung Heroes Award" by Keystone Mercy Health Plan and "National Brotherhood/Sisterhood Award" by the National Conference for Community and Justice. In 2002, he was recognized as one of the "Top 30 Most Influential Asians in America Under the Age of 30". In 2007, Brad was one of fifty individuals citywide that was nominated for the “Spirit of Philadelphia” award by Greater Philadelphia Cares. In July, 2008, Mr. Baldia was named one of Philadelphia’s 101 Top Connectors by LEADERSHIP Philadelphia.

Daniel P. Thomas

Daniel P. Thomas Immigrated to USA 36 years ago and became a US citizen , He has served the Indian Community as President of Malayalee Association of Greater Philadelphia(MAP), and served as Vice President at Ascension Mar Thoma Church, Philadelphia, PA. Thomas also stays active in his community and was involved in several charities. He is a businessman. He and his wife, Rachel, have two children.

Allan Wong

Allan Wong worked on blood protein research for several years before receiving his Ph.D. in Environmental Biochemistry from the University of Guelph in Canada in1982. After his retirement from the pharmaceutical industry he moved to Philadelphia and became involved in the Chinatown community in 2008. In Philadelphia he has acted as liaison officers of several associations in Chinatown. He is committed to social justice and has assisted his fellow community members in dealing with social, economic and paralegal issues. Allan was involved in helping Asian student victims of assault in high schools and was a vocal advocate against the violence against Asian students at the South Philadelphia High School in 2009. He also sits on the Mayor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs and is on the Board of Trustees of Center City Crime Victim Services.

Vincent Emmanuel Poovan

Vincent Emmanuel is US citizen and active in city politics. He was a 48th GOP Ward Leader; TV program producer (Malayalam); journalist; Seven Eleven franchisee; Church Trustee Secretary for Advisory board; Secretary for Tristate Kerala forum; Regional Manager for Asia Net Television; Pennsylvania Attorney General Advisory Board; member of Housing board ; Seven Eleven Board of Trustee.

Kong Ung

Kong Ung graduated from Drexel University with a B.S. in Computer Science. He worked within the IT industry for over two decade primary serving as a software engineering and related responsibilities. His experience spans several industries (Pharmaceutical, Telecom, Finance, E commerce, and Education), which provided exposure to diverse business processes and technologies. He currently is employed as a developer at GeoBlue.

Dr. Marthen Landena S.Th

Marthen Landena graduated from University of Widya Mandala, Indonesia in Education. He has been very active in helping Indonesian Community in Philadelphia. He assists and trains his community in several needed skills such as film making, video editing, multimedia, and graphic design.

He also very active to helps his community who become victims of crime and serves as interpreter as well. In addition he serves as the Advisory board of My Home Philadelphia.

In 2007 he started and became editor of Spirit Bulletin, a weekly Indonesian Bulletin in Philadelphia.

Since 2017 until present he becomes the leadership team of Philadelphia Regional Diaspora Network who works together and facilitates many immigrant churches in Philadelphia.

He currently serves as the Chairman of North America Indonesian Pastors Connection. He also serves as the Chairman of Indonesian Pastors Network in Philadelphia which oversees 14 Indonesian churches in Philadelphia and the senior Pastor of International Christian Center (Indonesian Christian Church) in Philadelphia.

Manoj Jose

Manoj Jose immigrated to the United States in 2000.  Since then, he has been a dedicated worker in the medical field.  Over the years, he has participated in and continues to participate in various charitable organizations based in India.  He and his family, consisting of his wife, three children, and mother, have resided in Pennsylvania for 20 years. 

Tsiwen M. Law, Esq.

Currently, Mr. Law is a civil trial lawyer with his law firm, Law & Associates, L.L.C. He served two years as chairman of the Pennsylvania Bar Assn (PBA) Civil and Equal Rights Committee and one year as co-chair of the 2008 Mid-year Meeting. He has been co-chair and chair of NAPABA’s Civil Rights Committee for thirteen years. He has lobbied the Pa General Assembly and Congress on behalf of the PBA and NAPABA. He is a past chairman of the Minority Bar Committee, past vice chair of the PBA’s Long Range Planning Committee, past at-large governor of the PBA Board, past member of the PBA House Credentials Committee, past House delegate for Zone One, past member of the PBA Task Force on Diversity, and a member of the Task Force on Needs of Middle Income Persons. He is the author of numerous resolutions which have been successfully approved by the House of Delegates, including the PA Court Interpreters Act which became law in November 2006. He chaired Mayor Wilson Goode’s Commission on Asian American Affairs for three years. In 2009, Mayor Michael Nutter appointed him to the reconstituted Commission on Asian American Affairs. Mr. Law is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley, the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Before being admitted to the bar, he worked as an industrial hygienist for the Philadelphia Health Department and as a health scientist for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the U.S. Department of Labor. For two years, he served on the Environmental Justice Working Group of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to design guidelines which would protect minority communities in the Commonwealth from environmental contamination. He has testified before Congress on census issues, before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on special education needs of APA students, before the Pennsylvania State Senate on court interpreters, before the Pa State Assembly opposing English-Only bills, before the Philadelphia City Council on the need for a police oversight board and before the Philadelphia Human Relations Commission on hate crimes against the Hmong Community. He is the recipient of the NAPABA Presidential Award 2009, the Pennsylvania Bar Assn 2009 Community Builders Award, the Philadelphia Bar Assn 2008 Wachovia Fidelity Award, NAPABA’s 2001 Trailblazer Award, the 1994 AABADV Conscience of the Bar Award, and the Asian American Educator’s 1991 Community Service Award. He is the author of “ An Asian American Looks at the Bill of Rights,” published in the Bill of Rights, A Bicentennial View, Stivison, David, Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1991

Tim T. Tran

Tim Tran immigrated to the united state in 1982.  He studies at Mission College in San Jose in 1983 - 1985, where he completing his associate's degree.  After graduation, he found work with Motorola from 1985 - 1992.  Shortly after leaving Motorola, he founded Cell phone 2000, LLC.

His family consists of his wife and three children.

Tram Nguyen

Tram Nguyen is a Vietnamese refugee who settled in Pennsylvania in 1983 with her parents and older sister.  Tram attended Widener University for BS in nursing and after junior year decided to change her studies to Temple University for Social Worker.  Tram has been working since 2006 as Victim Advocate/Asian Outreach Project-Community Organizer for Victim Witness Services of South Philadelphia.  Since then Tram has worked with immigrant/refugees and other communities in South Philadelphia and continues to strengthening ties, working collaboratively, with diverse communities in the city of Philadelphia.

 

In 2009, Tram received the Catherine Bachrach Victim Advocate Award for exemplary and support to Victim and Witnesses of Crime. She was one of the lead advocates in organizing the South Philadelphia High School students in 8 days boycott in 2009 against anti- Asian/anti immigrant harassment.  Tram, together with other advocates provide a workshop presentations on Response to Bias Violence in Schools for the 37th NOVA conference in 2011.  In her free time, she likes to spend time with her 12 yrs old son.

Davina Panhata Seng

Davina P. Seng is currently a college student attending Community College of Philadelphia. Her major is liberal arts with a concentration in behavioral health. Davina is planning to pursue a career in social work. Her next steps after CCP is to attend a four year institution in order to earn her BSW and hopefully goes on to receiving her MSW. Davina is also a part time Community Liaison for Aurora Home Care & Hospice. In her free time you can find her helping the elderly, studying, enjoying time with her dogs and cats or a stroll downtown with friends on a nice sunny day. Davina hopes that by being a member of PPAAAC she inspires her friends, peers and adults her age to engage in community services for the greater good of everybody. 

Leela Nath Kuikel

Leela N. Kuikel, born and brought up in Bhutan. Due to ethnic cleansing, he was made refugee at the age of 12. He did his middle school in refugee camp in Nepal, high school, college and University from Darjeeling, West Bengal India. He started his career as Developmental Officer at ICFAI University, India and after a year switched to Insurance Industry. In the year 2012 he left the job as a Branch manager to resettle in Philadelphia, PA. In the USA he started his journey as a Project Manager at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Around same time he started the community organization –Bhutanese American Organization-Philadelphia working as the founding Executive Director. He continues to be the Executive Director for the organization. Mr. Kuikel holds BA honors and MA in economics and is a Mental Health First Aid trainer.

Hani White

Hani White was born and raised in Indonesia, immigrated to the United States in the year 2001. She graduated from the Academy of Environmental Health in Indonesia. Hani is also a licensed Real Estate Practitioner from Temple University Real Estate Institute, and a Pennsylvania Notary Public Officer. She currently serves as the President of the Indonesian Community of Greater Philadelphia (ICGP), and the Chair of the Indonesian Diaspora Network Chapter Greater Philadelphia, represents the Indonesian community within the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia. In addition to these positions, Hani White holds a managing career for the Women's Opportunities Resource Center, an organization that promotes social and economic self-suffiency for disadvantaged individuals, primarily women and their families. Here, she manages the Refugee Savings Account Department and the Refugee Child Care Program. Both these programs are funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, a department of Human Services.

Ruben De Guzman David

Ruben De Guzman David was born on August 13, 1954 in the City of Marikina, Metro-Manila, Philippines. He is the seventh child of eight born to Arcadio and Matilde David. In order to get a college education, he worked during the day and attended evening and summer classes. In 1976, he graduated from the University of the East in Manila with a five-year program Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and then immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a professional engineer registered in Pennsylvania. He continues to attend continuing education and professional development courses. He worked for the City of Philadelphia for 36 years and retired as a Project Director for Public Safety Capital Program on August 2013 in the Department of Public Property. In addition to his career as a civil engineer, he actively volunteers in professional, civic, religious, and community groups, through which he aims to increase awareness of Asian and Asian-American affairs and to help further causes for the Filipino-American community. He is a commissioner and secretary of Mayor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs under the administration of Philadelphia Mayor James F. Kenney.