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Kevin Huang 黃儀軒
Co-Founder & Executive Director

Recognizing the growing gap in engaging Chinese-Canadian youth on environmental, social, and political issues, Kevin co-founded hua foundation with the goal of increasing community participation through youth empowerment opportunities.

Kevin oversees hua foundation’s external relationships with youth, policy makers, community organizations, and institutions. Ask him about hua foundation’s youth incubator projects, its research and development, and its community work.

Board of Directors

Miranda Eng 伍文莊
Board of Directors
(Co-Chair, Strategy & Engagement)

Miranda is proud to be part of hua foundation’s work in social and racial equity at both micro and macro levels – from giving hua youth a space to explore their personal identities, to making space for policies, public and political participation to be more just and representative. This extends to her work as an engagement and communications consultant for government policies and projects, where her involvement at hua helps her to learn and unlearn ways to make space for those at the margins to be at the table on issues that impact them. She is an avid runner, road tripper, kitchen dancer, hiker and bike rider, cheesy action film watcher, plant grower, dumpling maker and eater, and proud-auntie cheek squisher.

Emily Huynh
Board of Directors (Treasurer)

Emily is a long-time fan and first-time board member (since summer 2019!) with hua foundation. She is a mixed race settler born and raised on unceded Coast Salish territories, with threads of her family lineage woven across Europe and Asia including Vietnam, China, and Malaysia. Emily holds a Masters in Community Development and she is committed to social justice and finding creative ways to redirect power to those most marginalized in local communities. She helps run life skills, employment, and other community resources for young people at the Broadway Youth Resource Centre in East Vancouver. When she’s not busy raising two small kids, she can be found teaching herself to cut hair (her own or a willing friend’s) and singing.

Joyce Liao 廖釆約
Board of Directors (Secretary)

Joyce is a first generation Taiwanese Canadian who grew up in Treaty 7. During her undergraduate degree at UBC in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, she was drawn to hua’s work with its focus on food, race and community. She is excited about the relationality of hua’s work and in the intimate ways that it creates space for racialized youth to ponder alternative futures. These days, Joyce spends most of her time dreaming up bikepacking adventures and drawing existential doodles.

Elaine Su 苏依泠
Board of Directors (Co-Chair, Ecological, Community-based Education)

Elaine is an elementary school teacher and librarian working with the Burnaby School District. She has a background in community-based and nature-based education. She co-founded Compass Community School and Hidden Well, two organizations founded on the principle that youth must have choice and agency in charting their own educational paths. She is passionate about education reform and creating educational spaces that support diverse voices and experiences.

Special Projects

Emily Tsang

Gillian Der

Christina Lee

Daphne Tse

Christa Yeung

Carmut Me

Chris Bolton

Mark Lee

Vân Đặng

Alexine Sanchez

Dawn Lo

Mimi Nguyen

Kathy Thai

Y Vy Truong

Jeremiah Carag

John Paul Catungal

Izzie Fortuna

Lara Maestro

Sammie-Jo Rumbaua

Alexine Sanchez

Amanda Wan

Benjamin Cheung

Winnie Kwan

Mike Tan

Kimberley Wong

Louis Lapprend

Zsuzsi Fodor

Vyas Saran

Amelia Huang

Dominique Bautista

Emily Tso

Clare Yow

Founding Former Staff

Claudia Li 李妍蕙

Claudia was inspired to find a way to cook the dishes and tell the stories she grew up with, and also pass it onto the next generation. She co-founded Shark Truth—the origins of hua foundation—where she was pivotal in shifting the conversation around shark conservation in Canada.

Bard Suen 孫百忻

Bard holds an honours degree in Sociology from the University of British Columbia, with a focus on the environment, food studies, and racial and ethnic inequality. He completed a thesis on food stigma and Chinese modernist restaurants in Vancouver’s Chinatown.

Former Staff and Board Members

Jackie Wong
Past Staff (Race & Equity Project Director; director of communications); past Board of Directors

Leo Yu
Past Staff (Director of Community Giving and Operations) ; past Board of Directors

Angie Chan
Past Board of Directors
(Public & Non-Profit Management)

Kaitlin Fung 馮嘉欣
Special Projects (Food Summit Director)

Megan Lau
Past Staff (Associate Director of Communications and Development)

Alan Chen 陈晓征
Past Staff (Chinatown Food Security Coordinator, Summer 2016)

Amanda Huynh 黃珮詩
Past Board of Directors

(Education & Food Experience Design)

Nicole So
Past Staff (Intergenerational and Intercultural Engagement Coordinator)

Candace Cheung 張婉雯
Past Board of Directors (Sales & Marketing)

Angela Ho 何嘉雯
Special Projects (Chinatown Food Security Coordinator)