Board & Staff

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

OFFICERS

Chair

David Liu
Co-founder and CEO of XO Group Inc.

Co-Vice Chair & Assistant Treasurer

Stanley R. Chiu
Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Co-Vice Chair

Christina Ho
Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.

Treasurer

Jonathan Lee
Partner, Deloitte LLC

Secretary

Sandra K. Lee
CEO, Harold L. Lee & Sons, Inc. Insurance Services 

Past Co-Chair

Patricia Pei

E.V. Thaw & Co. Inc.

 

MEMBERS

 

Thomas C. Ahn
Vice President, Real Estate Division, The Mount Sinai Medical Center

 

Mary HL Chen

JPMorgan Chase

 

Jonathan Chu
Managing Director, Chu Enterprises, LLC

 

Roy I. Delbyck
Principal, Law Offices of Roy Ian Delbyck
 

Kevin D. Eng
Managing Partner, Columbus Hill Capital Management, LP

 

Michelle Koo Hayashi
Philanthropist & CEO
MSCN Company Limited

 

Gregory P. Ho

President, Spring Mountain Capital

 

June Jee

Community Affairs and Strategic Partnership Consultant

 

Stephen Mong

Orien Capital Management

 

Katherine Shen
Philanthropist


Dr. Jason Sun
Curator, Department of Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art 

 

George Sycip
President, Halanna Management Corporation and Founder and Principal, Galaxaco China Group LLC 

 

Jing Tsu
Council on East Asian Studies, Yale University 

 

David Wah
Investment Banking and Capital Markets, Americas, Credit Suisse 

 

Theodore T. Wang
Puissance Capital 

 

 

 

 

MOCA STAFF

Beatrice Chen

Beatrice Chen, Vice President for Programs and Museum Experience

Beatrice Chen is the Vice President for Programs and Museum Experience. She develops and implements public programs, oral history projects, and digital initiatives. Her interest in public history, arts, social justice, and storytelling led her to MOCA. She joined as the Curator of Education in 2003, then became the Director of Education/Director of Education & Programs from 2007-2012. Prior to rejoining MOCA in 2014, she produced digital educational resources at the New York Public Library, Mozilla Hive NYC Learning Network, and WNET. Born in Taiwan, Beatrice grew up in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the U.S. She received a B.A. in history and international studies from Yale University, an Ed.M. in Arts in Education from Harvard University, and a Masters in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Kevin Chu

Kevin Chu, Collections Manager

Kevin is the Collections Manager of the museum collections, library, and archives, which are located at 70 Mulberry Street. He is an avid comic book reader and first came to MOCA in 2012 because of MOCA’s exhibition on Asian Americans in U.S. comics, “Marvels & Monsters.” Kevin started off as an intern with MOCA’s Collections department, where he learned archiving and preservation techniques. He recently worked with the curatorial team to develop the special exhibition “Waves of Identity: 35 Years of Archiving.” In his free time, Kevin moonlights as a fiction writer, who ironically has only ever had his non-fiction pieces published. He has a B.A. in Journalism and East Asian Studies from New York University.

Josh Davis

Josh Davis, Director of Technology 

Josh brings over 17 years of IT experience to MOCA, although this is his first time in the non-profit space. Most recently, he has run IT for Patriarch Partners, Massey Knakal Realty Services and Madison International Realty. He likes to consider himself a jack of all IT trades and master of a few. He received his B.S. in Computer Science from Yale University and now lives on the Upper East Side with his wife and 4-year old twins.

Molly Gibson

Molly Gibson, Education Coordinator

Molly Gibson is Education Coordinator and is passionate about community history, teaching and anti-bias education. Prior to joining MOCA, she was on a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship in Brazil and a high school social justice educator. Her previous experience also includes Harvard Law School Clinical and Pro Bono Programs and communications/fundraising at Education Through Music. She holds an A.B. in Comparative Literature with a Certificate in African American Studies from Princeton University.

Yue Ma

Yue Ma, Director for Collections and Research

Yue Ma, Director for Collections and Research, has been with MOCA for nine years, and is in charge of the museum collections, library, and archives, which are located at 70 Mulberry Street. She oversees daily acquisition, preservation, digitization, research, and online projects. In addition, she assisted with the permanent exhibition “With a Single Step,” and recently co-curated the exhibition “Waves of Identity: 35 Years of Archiving.” She enjoys being a liaison between the collection donors and the museum. Prior to MOCA, Ma interned at the City of Toronto Archives, and served as a Digital Project Manager and an Associate Research Archivist at the Shenzhen City Archives. Educated globally, she received a B.Sc. from Jilin University and a MBA from Xiamen University respectively, then received a MA in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management from a joint program at Ryerson University and George Eastman House.

Nancy Yao Maasbach

Nancy Yao Maasbach, President

As the President of MOCA, Nancy has the unique privilege of combining her experiences in managing organizations, professional interests in promoting arts and culture as a bridge between peoples, and research focus on examining the role of Chinese Americans in U.S.-China relations. On her journey, Nancy has lived in several Chinese communities, including Flushing, Chinatown NYC, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles. Prior to MOCA, Nancy served in leadership roles at the Yale-China Association, Council on Foreign Relations, and the Center for Financial Research and Analysis. She also values her time at Goldman Sachs & Co. in Hong Kong and New York. Nancy received her MBA from Yale School of Management and her AB from Occidental College. Nancy is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Lauren Nechamkin

Lauren Nechamkin, Assistant Director of Education

Lauren Nechamkin is currently MOCA's Assistant Director of Education. She started her museum career at the New York Hall of Science, as an Explainer in their Science Career Ladder program, which cemented her fondness for non-conventional education. She is a graduate of New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Education, grades 7-12 and her initial certification for teaching social studies, with a 5th-6th grade extension. She student taught at CASTLE middle school on the Lower East Side and the High School of Arts & Technology. She is a Queens native, Jackson Heights born and bred, and harbors an immense pride for both the borough and the neighborhood.

Andrew Rebatta

Andrew Rebatta, Assistant Curator

Andrew has worked on exhibitions at community-based museums in New York, Chicago and Washington, DC. In 2011, he was Curator-in-Residence at the Museo Experimental El Eco in Mexico City, and has most recently organized exhibitions and performances for the New Forms Media Society in Vancouver, BC. Andrew is currently developing an exhibition of paper sculptures created by the Golden Venture refugees scheduled to open in Spring 2017.

Rachel Stewart

Rachel Stewart, Grants and Program Coordinator

Rachel Stewart is MOCA’s Grants Writer & Program Coordinator. She maintains grant submission and report schedules, conducts basic research for potential funding sources, and assists in writing and submitting grant proposals. She also assists with planning, outreach, and development for the Museum’s public programs. She holds a B.A. in History and International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.Phil. in World History from Cambridge University.

Tom Su

Tom Su, Technology and Operations Coordinator

Tom is MOCA’s Technology and Operations Coordinator. He develops web sites and database applications and is heavily involved in the museum’s physical operations and accounting department. Tom spent 3 years as a licensed real estate agent with Cana Realty & East Coast Realtors before he discovered a passion for technology. He changed his career accordingly and worked with Restaurant Depot before his internship at MOCA led to his current role. Tom received a BS in Business Management from Stony Brook University.

Herb Tam

Herb Hoi Chun Tam, Curator and Director of Exhibitions

Herb Tam is the Curator and Director of Exhibitions. He recently co-curated “Waves of Identity: 35 Years of Archiving,” an exhibition that explored the construction of Chinese American identity through MOCA’s archival materials. In 2012, he curated “America through a Chinese Lens,” which surveyed photographs of America by contemporary artists and non-professional photographers of Chinese descent. Tam was previously the Associate Curator at Exit Art and the Acting Associate Curator at the Queens Museum of Art. Tam was born in Hong Kong and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He studied at San Jose State University and earned a masters in fine arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York.

Ya Yun Teng

Ya Yun Teng, Digital Collections Coordinator and Volunteer Internship Coordinator 

Ya Yun is the Digital Collections Coordinator and Volunteer Internship Coordinator. She came to MOCA with a background in media and museum education. Born and raised in Taiwan, Ya Yun completed her undergraduate studies in Taiwan, with a focus on media production. After moving to New York City and receiving an M.A. in Educational Communication and Technology from New York University, Ya Yun is now a New Yorker. Her passion for collecting and retelling forgotten stories led her to MOCA. In the same spirit, she previously worked at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, the American Museum of the Moving Image, Women Make Movies and WITNESS.

Sarah Tung

Sarah Tung, Membership and Marketing Manager

Sarah Tung is the Membership and Marketing Manager. A native New Yorker, Sarah earned her B.S. in Journalism at Boston University. It was at BU that her passion for the arts and Asian American issues was cemented. Prior to MOCA, she worked at The Public Theater and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Sarah was a volunteer staff member of Kollaboration New York, a performing arts non-profit that provides emerging Asian American artists with a platform to hone their craft. She believes in the power of words to inspire positive social change and in art as a creative outlet.

Gee-Wey Yue

Gee-Wey Yue, Special Assistant to the President and Community Relations Coordinator

Gee-Wey Yue is the Special Assistant to the President and Community Relations Coordinator. Prior to joining MOCA, Gee-Wey served the 2 million registered voters of Harris County, Texas, as a Voter Outreach Coordinator. His responsibilities included ensuring voting access for the Chinese community under the federal Voting Rights Act. Gee-Wey previously volunteered with the OCA-Greater Houston chapter and coordinated their signature program, the Houston Asian American & Pacific Islander Film Festival. He majored in Finance at the University of Texas at Austin.