Board & Staff

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

OFFICERS

Co-Chair

Jonathan Chu

Managing Director, Chu Enterprises, LLC

Co-Chair

Stephen Mong

Orien Capital Management

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

Vacant

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

Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase

 

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

 

Lian Fang

Partner, Withers Bergman LLP

 

Michelle Koo Hayashi
Philanthropist & CEO, MSCN Company Limited

 

Gregory P. Ho

President, Spring Mountain Capital

 

Chieh Huang

Co-founder and CEO of Boxed, Inc.

 

June Jee

Community Affairs and Strategic Partnership Consultant 

 

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 

 

Joe Wong

CEO, Linden Advisors

 

 

MOCA STAFF

Joseph &quotSeph" Duong

Edward Cheng, Director, Communications and Development 

Edward was a financial journalist for over 15 years. He held senior management roles at The Wall Street Journal in New York and with the Financial Times in New York and Hong Kong. He has won awards from the Society of Publishers in Asia and Amnesty International for his video journalism about China. Edward first fell in love with museums when he started his own video content marketing company in Hong Kong creating videos for museums, artists and arts and culture nonprofits.

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, Chief Operations and Technology Officer 

Josh manages finance, technology, HR, administration and improv comedy for MOCA. Prior to MOCA, Josh ran IT departments for finance and real estate companies. He received his B.S. in Computer Science from Yale University and now lives on the Upper East Side with his wife and twin children.

Joseph &quotSeph" Duong

Joseph "Seph" Duong, Director, Programs and Guest Experience 

As a marketing and public relations Jedi Master with more than 15 years of experience, he worked for Opera San Jose, New York Youth Symphony, Wildlife Conservation Society, and Bronx Arts Ensemble. Joseph holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Communications from the California State University, Fullerton and studied at Oxford Brookes University, UK. Originally from Seattle and proud West Coaster, Joseph wants to live in a world filled with talking animals, books that come bundled with extra dark chocolate, and a force field around his keyboard that repels cookie crumbs and sticky-fingers.

Erwin Geronimo

Erwin Geronimo, Facilities Manager 

Erwin has worked in the administrative services industry for 14 years, gaining experience in building maintenance, construction, space planning and corporate real estate with various private, public and non-profit companies. As a seasoned Facilities Manager, he is passionate about advancing operational and cost efficiency within growing organizations. Erwin has done work for companies like Intel, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and JP Morgan Chase. Most recently, he has been a full-time dad to his young son. Outside of work, he enjoys skiing, hiking, coaching little league and taking road trips with his wife and son.

 

Molly Gibson

Molly Gibson, Education Manager

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 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 unconventional 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.

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.

Neil Wu-Gibbs

Neil Wu-Gibbs, Executive Assistant and Special Events Coordinator 

Neil is a burgeoning museum professional and historian with specialties in the 20th and 21st century fashion and a specific focus on contemporary Asian art. He is quadrilingual: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and basic Japanese. Professionally and personally, Neil has developed a heightened sense of responsibility to identify, investigate, and implicate all the timely social, cultural, and political issues that he grapples with as a triple minority in the US. Neil earned his Master of Arts in Fashion Studies from Parsons School of Design, The New School in New York, having previously received his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fashion and Textile Management from Nottingham Trent University in the UK.

Gee-Wey Yue

Gee-Wey Yue, Assistant Manager, Tourism

Prior to joining MOCA, Gee-Wey Yue 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 and leading bilingual poll worker trainings. 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.