Altovise Love-Craighead started her career with the Philadelphia Police Department in October 1994.
After graduating the Philadelphia Police Academy in March 1995, she was assigned to the 15th Police District.
Altovise endured a life altering incident: In March 1997, her only brother, Emir, was murdered. Although Altovise was grief stricken, she persevered in her studies. Altovise had aspirations of being more than just a Police Officer and in December 1998, she was promoted to Detective and assigned to the Northeast Detective Division. She worked on many significant cases during that time and received a merit commendation for her role in capturing a serial bank robber.
Altovise later met and married Michael Craighead (retired Philadelphia Police Department Captain and previous commander of the Specialized Operations Division where he was responsible for Mounted Patrol, The Aviation Unit, The Marine Unit, and the Canine Unit in the Philadelphia Police Department) on August 14, 1998.
Despite all her accomplishments, she was plagued by the tragedy of her brother's murder; she wanted to find a way to help others who had lost loved ones to murder. In 1999, following the lead of her mother Victoria Greene; she assisted in organizing an organization named after her brother EMIR (Every Murder Is Real). Now called the EMIR Healing Center.
In 2002, Altovise was detailed to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. Working alongside other law enforcement agencies this collaboration focused on international terrorism. She played such an integral role in the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force that she received an award for her efforts from the United States Attorney’s Office.
In 2004, she left the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force for a promotion to the rank of Sergeant and was assigned to the 19th Police District. During her stay in the 19th Police District, she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in August 2007. After earning her degree in Business Communication, she was transferred to the Reports Control Unit until March 2009.
In March 2009, Altovise was selected to work with the Deputy Commissioner in The Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Services.
Among her many accomplishments in the Philadelphia Police Department, in October 2010, she was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, ranking number one on the list of 195 candidates. Not only did she rank number one on the Lieutenant's list, but she made Philadelphia Police Department history as being the first female to rank number one on any Lieutenant promotional list.
In February 2015, Altovise was promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned to the 16th District where 140 Police Officers and Supervisors came under her command.
In 2017 Altovise became the Inspector of the Central Police Division in the Philadelphia Police Department where she commanded approximately 600 Police Officers and Supervisors. The Central Police Division is comprised of the entertainment area of the city, which includes restaurants, museums, concert theaters, approximately 158,000 residents and approximately 30,000 daily visitors.
Altovise has a Graduate Degree in Public Safety Management. She is also a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy, Class 253, and the Police Executive Research Forums’ Senior Management Institute Program.
By utilizing her training as a crisis responder and training as a police officer, in 2012, Altovise created a curriculum titled, “Trauma-Informed Policing” where officers are taught to identify the signs of trauma and how trauma affects their duties.
In addition, Altovise co-produced a film, which shares the struggles that keeps police and communities divided. This timely film, “Walk in my Shoes” shares the true-life stories of 4 police officers and 3 community members.
Altovise is currently the Chief Inspector of the Community Relations Bureau in the Philadelphia Police Department.
Altovise remains humble and has an insatiable desire to strive towards greatness.
Altovise Love-Craighead Chief Inspector
Muhammad Rizwan Mallick - Chairman
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.
Brad Baldia, MPH - Vice Chairman
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hong Mac was a Vietnamese refugee who resettled in Philadelphia county almost 40 years ago. He worked at the Job Club Consortium for the City of Philadelphia as a counselor for the Vietnamese community over 4 years and, last but definitely not least, an Income Maintenance Case Worker (IMCW) for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Assistance (DPA) over 15 years. He will always be remembered as “ THE TERMINATOR” in Alden District, Philadelphia county. That’s where the “good - natured” in his career. Remember, ít ‘s all in the name Hong Mac
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.
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.
Loi Ma was raised in Vietnam and immigrated to the U.S. in 1993. He is fluent in Vietnamese. He received an undergraduate degree at Rowan University in 2000. Recently, he serves as an original member of the Philadelphia Police Asian American Advisory Board (PPAAAC). Professionally since 2007, he has been working for the Office of District Attorney as a South East Asian Victim/Witness coordinator. He provides assistance to Vietnamese victim specifically as well as victim of crime as a whole to fulfill their rights under the Victim of Crime Bill. He provides the case information to the victim and acts as liaison between the victim and the criminal justice system. Before working at the Office of the District Attorney, He has served a court interpreter in Vietnamese. Director of The Vietnamese United Nation Association of Greater Philadelphia (V.U.N.A). On community’s perspective, he also serves as a board member of the Vietnamese Heritage Flag Organization to honor the Yellow Flag with Three Red Stripes at the Philadelphia City Hall’s Rostrum annually. The event commemorates the sacrifices of Allies’ soldiers, the Viet Nam Republic; motherland of the Vietnamese Oversea during the Vietnam War. By preserving, promoting the symbolic of the Vietnamese ideal in freedom, human rights and democracy for VIETNAM.
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.
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.
Quang H. Mac
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.
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.
Susan Noh was born and raised in Seoul, Republic of Korea, and immigrated to the United States in the year of 2010. She was attending Temple University as a Biomedical engineering student when she found her passion in Real Estate investing back in 2013. Since then, Susan has been actively investing and developing properties in the city of Philadelphia with her husband Andre, who is also an immigrant from Colombia. She currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Korean-American Chamber of Commerce for Philadelphia. Susan is finishing her study to pursue her passion in the medical industry to help those in need.
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 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.
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
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.