Gov. Inslee appoints new members to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

Governor Jay Inslee recently announced the reappointment of Ty Tufono and Lynette Finau and made the following appointments to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA):

Nam Nguyen is an Assistant Attorney General currently representing the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems.  Prior to working at the Attorney General’s Office, Mr. Nguyen worked in private practice in Bellevue, WA, and Houston, TX.  He graduated from Boston University School of Law in 2010.

Mr. Nguyen has a history of serving his community.  After law school, Mr. Nguyen volunteered in Bayou La Batre, AL (where Forrest Gump started the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company) to help address the economic and social problems caused by the BP Oil Spill. There, he developed, managed, and implemented youth development programs, social service programs for those with limited English proficiency, and work training/retraining programs for workers displaced by the BP Oil Spill. Mr. Nguyen has, in the past, volunteered as an assistant scoutmaster and troop leader for both boy and girl scouts troops in Alabama, Massachusetts, Texas, and Washington.

Mr. Nguyen has also obtained a Master in Public Policy from the University of Michigan and an undergraduate degree from the University of Washington.  He is currently serving as treasurer for Toastmaster Capitol Club # 422, located in Lacey, WA.

Mr. Nguyen grew up in the Seattle area. He currently lives in Tumwater, WA.

Roslyn Monique Leon Guerrero is of Chamorro descent who was born and raised on the island of Saipan, in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). She has over 15 years of experience working in education, with community organizations and outreach to Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) on the islands and in Southwest Washington. In April of 2010, she moved to Vancouver, WA.

Roslyn has been employed at Clark College since 2010. She currently works in the Office of Diversity and Equity where she monitors, manages and supports the Diversity Center and the Lead of the office. She also does outreach, recruitment and retention of AAPIs. She is the advisor of the Asian Pacific Islanders Club that leads events, education, and outreach for AAPIs at Clark College and the greater Clark County community.

Roslyn works with many organizations and boards in Southwest Washington focusing on AAPIs. She is a standing member of the Faculty and Staff of Color Conference Planning Committee, a statewide committee comprised of representatives from all of the colleges in WA, and a Washington Public Employees Association steward representative for Clark College. In 2015, she completed the Social Justice Leadership Institute, an institute designed for individuals in higher education in Washington to hone skills, build community and network with other higher education professionals.

Roslyn is the daughter of the late Jose C. Leon Guerrero and Alicia DLG. Leon Guerrero. Her father retired as an Educator and served as the Coordinator of the Territorial Teacher Training Program for the public school system in the CNMI. He was also one of the pioneers of the Northern Marianas College and was Roslyn’s biggest role model throughout her career. Her mother is the Delegation Clerk for the CNMI Legislature and has served in the legislature for over 35 years. Roslyn’s mother has been an instrumental role model because of her passion and commitment to diversity, cultures, traditions and customs.

Roslyn is a reflection of her parents’ work and leadership in the community. Roslyn is a passionate advocate, supporter and a lifelong learner of social justice, social equity, AAPI issues, community outreach and collaboration, higher education, recruitment and retention of AAPIs, and diversity. Having her parents at her side for guidance, support, and teachings have brought her through many stepping stones in her career.