History of Commissioners

Since beginning as the Governor’s Asian American Advisory Council in 1972, the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) has engaged in advocacy, community education, and outreach, as well as inter-agency community collaborations to improve the well-being of Asian Pacific American communities. With an advisory board consisting of twelve governor-appointed commissioners, the members of the Commission have a vital responsibility to be a voice for our diverse communities in state government.

Below are Commissioners who have served on the Governor’s Asian American Advisory Council (1972-1974), Washington State Commission on Asian American Affairs (1974 – 1995), or the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (1995 – Present) by the year they were appointed or reappointed.

 

2011 - Present2001-20101991 - 20001981 - 19901972 - 1980

2011

  • Frieda Takamura
  • Lisa Dickinson
  • Pearl Leung
  • Quang Nguyen

2012

  • Sofia Aragon
  • Debadutta Dash
  • Inkyung Jeannie Lee
  • Darren Pen

2013

  • Gerardine Cabusao
  • Lynette Finau
  • Tashi Khamshitsang
  • Tyati Tufono

2014

  • Lisa Dickinson
  • Mohan Gurung
  • Darren Pen
  • Zer Vue
  • Lori Wada

2015

  • Tam Dinh
  • Lakshmi Gaur
  • Ka’imi Sinclair
  • Lori Wada

2016

  • Lynette Finau
  • Roslyn Monique Leon Guerrero
  • Nam Nguyen
  • Ty Tufono

2017

  • Lisa Dickinson
  • Mohan Gurung
  • Donny Rojo
  • Ekkarath Sisavatdy

 

2001

  • Elliot Lawrence Kim
  • Faaluaina Pritchard
  • Natacha Sesko
  • Randolph F. Bolong
  • Sam Tonn
  • Yvonne Kinoshita Ward

2002

  • Anthony Lee
  • Faaluaina Pritchard

2003

  • Alma Q. Kern
  • Elliot Lawrence Kim
  • Habib M. Habib
  • Leyen L. Vu
  • Randolph F. Bolong

2004

  • Charlie Chang
  • Douglas Heyamoto
  • Leyen L. Vu
  • Tanya Tran
  • Thi Huynh
  • Yvonne Kinoshita Ward

2005

  • Anthony Lee
  • Faaluaina Pritchard
  • Ron Chow

2006

  • Elliot Lawrence Kim
  • Felicito Abille, Jr.
  • Frances Yuon
  • Habib M. Habib
  • Ron Chow
  • Thi Huynh

2007

  • Bee Cha
  • Douglas Heyamoto
  • Jagdish Sharma
  • Rey Pascua
  • Tanya Tran

2008

  • Frieda Takamura

2009

  • Albert Shen
  • Debadutta Dash
  • Faaluaina Pritchard
  • Inkyung Jeannie Lee
  • Sofia Aragon

2010

  • Jagdish Sharma
  • Rey Pascua
  • Tashi Khamshitsang
  • Tyati Tufono

1991

  • Amitkumar Shah
  • Antonio P. Cube
  • Hieam Oung
  • Patrick Baldoz
  • Sulja Warnick
  • Tomoko Matsuno

1992

  • Van P. Dinh-Kuno
  • Robert D. Fukai
  • Alan Lai
  • Gregory H. Pak
  • Amitkumar Shah
  • Engsu Sieu
  • Gregory S. Chan

1993

  • Gregory S. Chan
  • Veronica Leasiolagi-Barber

1994

  • Amitkumar Shah
  • Antonio P. Cube
  • Hea Wha Ma
  • Salvador Villanueva
  • Stella D. Vasquez
  • Sulja Warnick
  • Tomoko Matsuno

1995

  • In Guk Kim
  • Kim Larson

1996

  • Anthony Lee
  • Diane Narasaki
  • Pamela T. Praeger
  • Van Sar

1997

  • Diane Narasaki
  • Ellen M. Abellera
  • Habib M. Habib
  • Hea Wha Ma
  • Natacha Sesko
  • Stella D. Vasquez
  • Steve Bader

1998

  • In Guk Kim
  • Kim Larson
  • Natacha Sesko
  • Pamela T. Praeger

2000

  • Alma Q. Kern
  • Anthony Lee
  • Diane Narasaki
  • Habib M. Habib
  • Yvonne Kinoshita Ward

1981

  • Akemi Matsumoto
  • Dave Garabato
  • Gary Ikeda
  • H. T. Wong
  • Jack Slee
  • Jan Yoshiwara
  • Joe Tokunaga
  • Pao Vue
  • Paul Isaki
  • Paull Shin
  • Pio DeCano
  • Ray E. Jr. Corpuz
  • Sun Pang
  • Tuyen Pham
  • Wendy Hamai

1982

  • Chi Duong Nguyen
  • Rita T. Cates

1983

  • Blaine L. Tamaki
  • Deni Tamauchi
  • Douglas W. Luna
  • Vang Xiong
  • Victor J. Toy

1984

  • Cynthia K. Rekdal
  • Gita Hatcher
  • Puni Hokea

1985

  • Harold J. Riach
  • Jan Yoshiwara
  • Mira Sinco
  • Sulja Warnick

1986

  • Blaine L. Tamaki
  • Jennie Lee L. Fong
  • Vang Xiong

1987

  • Cynthia K. Rekdal
  • Gus V. Salgado
  • Puni Hokea

1988

  • Ha T. Dao
  • Hema Raman
  • Mira Sinco
  • Patrick Baldoz
  • Sulja Warnick

1989

  • Gregory H. Pak
  • Peter P. Prisayane
  • Robert D. Fukai
  • Stanley Tsang
  • Van P. Dinh-Kuno

1990

  • Jula C. Wan
  • Veronica Leasiolagi-Barber

1972

  • Barry Matsumoto
  • Ben Woo
  • Bob Santos
  • Bob Yamashita
  • Cheryl Chow
  • Don Kazama
  • Dr. Joe Okimoto
  • Frank Fujii
  • Frank Hattori
  • Fred Cordova
  • Fred Pagaduan
  • Hae Soung Kim
  • Isabella Yen
  • James Watanabe
  • Lois Fleming
  • Maxine Chan
  • Mayumi Tsutakawa
  • Phil Hayasaka
  • Richard Lee
  • Rick Ancheta
  • Urbano Quijance

1973

  • Joan Kis
  • Paul Patu
  • Rey Pascua

1974

  • Ben Woo
  • Bob Santos
  • Bob Yamashita
  • Cheryl Chow
  • Don Kazama
  • Dr. Joe Okimoto
  • Frank Fujii
  • Frank Hattori
  • Hae Soung Kim
  • Isabella Yen
  • James Watanabe
  • Joan Kis-Sparks
  • Lois Fleming
  • Mako Nakagawa
  • Maxine Chan
  • Nam Hi Knowles
  • Paul Patu
  • Phil Hayasaka
  • Ray Corpuz, Jr.
  • Rey Pascua
  • Richard Lee
  • Rick Ancheta
  • Vincente Barrios

1975

  • Andre Loh
  • Barry Mar
  • Doris Lock
  • Eugene Matsusaka
  • Gil Hirabayashi
  • Michael Castillano
  • Paull Shin

1976

  • Andy Pabo Pascua
  • Duc Hong Duong
  • Greg Tsang
  • Mary Mean Buza
  • Paula Frial
  • Richard Doi
  • Daniel Teruko Ogata
  • Tuyen Ngoc Pham

1977

  • Amy Wong

1978

  • Akemi Matsumoto
  • Antonio Mailo
  • Calvin Underhill
  • Constatine Baruso
  • H.T. Wong
  • James M. Mar
  • Jeni Kay Fung
  • Joe Tokunaga
  • John L. F. Slee
  • John Y. Sato
  • Lea Jane Armstrong
  • Paul Isaki
  • Paula Frial
  • Paull Shin
  • Phuone Keomahavong
  • Ray E. Jr. Corpuz
  • Raymond T. Lew
  • Robert Krisologo
  • Russel Nakatsu
  • Takeshi Kubota
  • Tony P. Jr. Borromeo
  • Tuyen Pham
  • Yoshio Kosai

1979

  • Daniel Teruko
  • Sam Nakagawa
  • Wendy Hamai