2012 EC Board & Sr. Advisors

理事會員 & 顧問

會長 President

陸 秦 生 Samson Luk, D.P.T.

Dr. Samson Luk, graduated from Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, majoring in physical Therapy. After graduation, he served as Director of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Medicine at Mackay Memorial Hospital in Taiwan.

He was the founder of Taiwan Physical Therapy Association and served as its first Chairman. In 1977, he came to the U.S. to continue graduate study in Physical Therapy at New York University. Afterwards, he worked at Hospital of Joint Disease and Medical Center in NYC. In 1983, he moved to Washington DC area and worked as Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in several facilities including Northern Virginia Doctors Hospital, Washington Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility and Washington Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation Center. He later founded the Luk Rehab Inc.

Dr. Luk has been very active in supporting Washington Chinese community affairs, including serving as the current President of Chinese Opera Society of Washington DC and the past President of NTUAA-DC.

副會長 Vice President

范 允 強 Charles Fan, Ph.D.

Dr. Fan is an Executive Board member and immediate past President of FAPAC (Federal Asian Pacific American Council), an organization representing all of the civilian and military APA employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments. He currently employed at the Department of Public Works of the D.C. Government as a Systems and financial manager. Prior to this assignment, he served in various positions including Supervisory Industrial Engineer of the Solid Waste Management Administration of the D.C. Government and Senior Planner of the Lake County Planning Department in Illinois. He holds an MCRP Professional Master Degree from California State University and completed the Ph.D. program of USI from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

He had served the elected or appointed positions such as former Treasurer, VP for Committee, Senior Vice President and Conference Chair of FAPAC in past ten years. The Conference was held at New York City and had 800 attendees. He was a founding member and the previous Chair of DCAPA Council. During his long time services, he has always pursued the harmony and unites for FAPAC and built up a very solid foundation between FAPAC and Asia Americans as well as Main stream communities. He serves as Precinct Chair of Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee and involving in local communities activities. He was the President and VP of Chien Chung Alumni Association in the Washington-Baltimore Area. He also was the President of the Chinese Overseas Student Association of California State University.

財務 Treasurer

嚴 震 宇 Chen-Yu Yen, Ph.D.

Dr. Chen-yu Yen earned his bachelor of sciences degree in Chemistry from National Taiwan University in 1973 (same class as our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Chang-Yi Wang). He received his master degree in Chemistry and PhD degree in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduation, he did his post-doctoral research at the Johns Hopkins University at Baltimore, MD.

In 1985, Dr. Yen joined Gannett Fleming Inc., a consulting engineering firm with about 2,000 staff and more than 50 offices worldwide. At Gannett Fleming, he moved up the ranks from project engineer to serving as its Baltimore Regional Office Manager between 2000 and 2005, growing the office from about staff 35 and losing money to more than 80 staff and consistently making more than $1M per year in profit.

Currently, Dr. Yen is a Vice President and a stockholder of the company with various national duties, including the remediation program director for federal facilities. He is also the President and CEO of TerraSure Development, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gannett Fleming that specializes in guaranteed fixed price remediation and redevelopment of hazardous waste contaminated sites. These sites are located nationwide, in CA, FL, IA, MA, MD, NJ, NY, PA, RI, and VA. He has a patent in chemically assisted biological in-situ treatment of hexa-valent chromium contaminated soil and groundwater.

Dr. Yen has stayed in contact with the academic world, currently serving as advisors to the School of Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill and Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University.

秘書 Secretary

張 景 杰 George Chang

Dr. Chang is a veterinarian, veterinary pathologist, veterinary pharmacologist, and toxicologist by training and a self-trained bioanalytical chemist. From 2008-2012, Dr. Chang serves as a regulatory safety reviewer at the Division of Animal Feeds, Office of Surveillance and Compliance, Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), US Food and Drug Administration, responsible to regulate and review safety of the use of new animal-feed ingredients and assessed the health hazard of incidences of adulteration and/or misbranding of animal feed products in the US. In June 2012, he joined the oncology drug review team of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) of FDA to assist with the premarket, nonclinical safety/efficacy review of candidate cancer drugs. Before joining the Federal government in 2008, Dr. Chang had directed development of biomedical products in biopharmaceutical industry, interacted with FDA, and launched clinical trials; assisted in building toxicogenomics database in bioinformatic industry for predicting safety of candidate new chemical entities; and managed contract research projects/programs and directed non-clinical safety studies within contract research industry.

Dr. Chang earned his veterinary medicine degree from the National Taiwan University (Taiwan, ROC), his first MS in veterinary pathology from University of Minnesota (St. Paul, MN), and his second MS and his PhD degrees in veterinary physiology/pharmacology from The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH). He spent three years afterward conducted postdoctoral research at a Wake Forest University/RJR Tobacco joined Leon Golberg Fellowship program (Winston-Salem, NC).

Dr. Chang is the inaugural and current Chair for the Biomed/Biotech Special Interest Group (SIG) of Section 509 (DC and Central MD) of the American Society for Quality, the President of the Chinese American Professional Association of Metropolitan DC (www.capadc.org), and the Vice President for Biomed/Biotech SIG of the Monte Jade Science and Technology Association for the Greater Washington.

會籍 Membership

王 秩 秋 Paul Wang, Ph.D.

Dr. Paul Wang is the Director of the Molecular Imaging Laboratory and a Professor in the Department of Radiology at Howard University. He received B.S. degree in physics from Fu Jen University, Taipei. He was trained as an applied radiation physicist at MIT.

In the 1980’s he started his research career in nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at the University of Kentucky and Georgetown University. He established the Biomedical NMR Laboratory at the Howard University, which later became the Molecular Imaging Laboratory, to promote multidisciplinary research using NMR imaging and spectroscopy techniques for biomedical applications. He is responsible for coordinating NMR research, providing technical support, and supervising the operation of the lab as a university imaging core facility. His research interests include: in vitro and in vivo NMR; NMR imaging and spectroscopy studies of diseases including cancer, heart disease, and neurodegenerative diseases using small animal models; NMR studies of multidrug interaction and body composition; and NMR applications in agriculture.

In the last ten years, his research interests have also expanded to include optical imaging and molecular imaging, and the application of nanotechnology in medicine. His research team has developed nanoparticles as drug delivery vehicles for targeted chemotherapy and diagnostic imaging. The Molecular Imaging Laboratory under Dr. Wang’s leadership has been a synergetic center for promoting multidisciplinary biomedical research for the Howard University and neighboring research institutions. Since 2007, Dr. Wang has been a Visiting Professor at the Chinese National Center for Nanoscience and Technology in Beijing. He has been involved in facilitating research collaborations between the US and China in nanomedicine.

He was the recipient of the Howard University College of Medicine Outstanding Faculty Researcher Award in 2008 and the Dr. Moses Wharton Young Research Award in 2010. He also received the Outstanding Alumnus Award of the Fu Jen Catholic University in Taipei, Taiwan 2010.

公關 Public Relations

王 宗 岳 Tom Wang, Ph.D.

Dr. Wang received his B.S. from Fu-Jen University, M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. He continued his training on molecular biology as postdoctoral fellow at Biochemistry Department, Purdue University. After his postdoctoral training, he joined the Laboratory of Nutritional and Molecular Regulation, National Cancer Institute as tenure-track Investigator to work on molecular aspect of cancer prevention. He was recruited in 1999 to join Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center (BHNRC), ARS, USDA as Research Chemist to develop a program on diet and chronic disease prevention. Dr. Wang currently serve as Research Leader of Diet, Genomics and Immunology Laboratory, BHNRC and Lead Scientist on a USDA appropriate project title “Molecular and Cellular Bases of Health-promoting Food Components in Prevention of Chronic Diseases”. Dr. Wang has more than 70 peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters.

Dr. Wang serves as special member of the Nutrition graduate program at University of Maryland, College Park and mentor M.S. and Ph.D. students. Dr. Wang also has adjunct associate professor appointment with Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Wang also serves on editorial board of the journals Food and Nutrition Sciences, Food Sciences and Nutrition.

企劃 Planning

陳 正 廷 Cheng-Tying Chen, Ph.D.

Dr. Chen currently serves as project manager at the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). He is responsible for reviewing permit applications from a variety of industries seeking air quality permits from the Maryland State Government and for developing source specific conditions that ensure compliance with federal and state air quality regulations to protect public health and welfare.

Dr. Chen graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from National Taiwan University and earned his MS degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and his PhD degree in Environmental Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. Before he came to the United States, Dr. Chen worked at the Formosa Chemical and Fibre Corp. and the Ta-Ming Textile Corp., where he was responsible for the production and quality assurance of rayon and nylon polymerization. Throughout his ten year career at the China Steel Corp. as Superintendent, General Foreman, and Engineer, he (1) coordinated, designed, constructed, and started-up the soft water, industrial water, and water distribution systems; (2) established a water laboratory; (3) troubleshot water and pollution related problems and reduced the amount of water consumption; and (4) was responsible for the operation of the centralized water and wastewater treatment plant and the centralized compressed air systems in an integrated steel mill in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

For the academic year 2003-2004, Dr. Chen was a visiting professor at Kao Yuan University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, where as Assistant Professor and Vice Chair of the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department, he helped the Department Chair set up a new graduate school program.

Outside of work, Dr. Chen is an avid photographer. When not documenting life’s magical moments with the camera lens, he enjoys playing tennis and badminton, reading, and being an active member of the Taiwanese community. He has been a board member of the Taiwanese American Diversity Association, Taiwanese American Charity and Education Association, and Taiwanese American Association Baltimore-Columbia. Currently, he is Co-Chair of the Global Alliance for Democracy and Peace (GADP) and an advisory board member for the Taiwanese American MAMA Class.

顧問 Sr. Advisor

鄧 德 成 Apollo Teng

Apollo Teng is currently the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Manager with the Montgomery County Government. He started the management position with GIS, a division of the Department of Technology Services, in January 1993; and in 2006, received the Award for Exceptional Service along with three co-workers. Mr. Teng has also taught part-time at Columbia University (Statistical Methods for Planners), Alabama A&M University (Quantitative Methods and GIS), and Montgomery College (Introduction to GIS). Mr. Teng is a member of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). He held three positions with the APRS Potomac Region (1,000 members): Secretary/Treasurer (1996), Vice President (1997), and President (1998). The Potomac Region was selected by the ASPRS ExecCom as Region of the Year for 1998.

Mr. Teng was CAPA Secretary for 2007 and VP for 2008. He holds degrees of Bachelor of Architecture (1965) from Chung Yuan University, Taiwan; Master of City Planning (1972) from MIT; and is an “ABD” (All But Dissertation) from Columbia University, New York City. Mr. Teng attended the 1973 中華民國國建會and the 第二屆北美華人學術研討會, (俗稱「海外國建會」,1987 年在 Houston 舉行).

“Apollo” used to be his pen name. He used it while applying for his ROC passport and US visa back in the 1970’s and the name has stuck with him ever since. Mr. Teng is married to Lily Huang (黃麗梅).

顧問 Sr. Advisor

黃 瑞 禮 Ray L. Hwang, J.D.


  • B.A. and M.A., Political Science, Taiwan University(台灣大學政治學學士和碩士)
  • M.B.A., Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University(約翰霍普金斯大學企管碩士)
  • J.D., South Texas College of Law (南德州法學院法學博士)

Profession: Attorney at Law (律師)

Dr. Ray Hwang practices law in the following areas:

  • Estate and Trusts
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Taxation and Trade
  • Real Estate

顧問 Sr. Advisor

吳 東 麟 Thomas Wu, Ph.D.

Dr. Wu received a B.S. in chemistry from National Taiwan University, a M.S. in chemistry from New Mexico Tech, and a Ph.D. in chemistry from University of Rhode Island. Dr. Wu worked for Smithsonian Institution at its Environmental Science Center as a research chemist. He then worked at Georgia Tech and came back to Maryland and worked in the University of Maryland system as a chemistry professor of Coppin State University.

Dr. Wu retired from his chemistry career in 2007. He has been active in community activities and served as 2008 president of CAPA.

顧問 Sr. Advisor

萬 宜 生 Edward Wan, Ph.D.

Edward Wan, PhD is the 2013 CAPA Sr. Advisor. Previously, he also served as the 2010 and 2012 CAPA Sr. Advisor and was the 2011 CAPA President. In 2010, he help prepared a winning proposal to secure $13 k funding from the National Science Council in Taiwan to finance a successful 2010 CAPA Annual Symposium, in which he also played the role of Chairperson for organizing an Energy Session. During his tenure as the 2011 CAPA President, he was instrumental to raise $18k to fund the publication of a CAPA 36th Anniversary Commemorating Book. In 2012, he served as the overall coordinator to organize the first “Asian Job Fair” which was supported by CAPA and four other Chinese American community organizations (i.e. MJ-DC, OCA-Dc, CCACC and TCCGW). Again, in February 2013, he served as the principal organizer for a successful Asian “Internship Seminar”, which was supported by the same five organizations plus TECRO and TSA. For the past three decades, Dr. Wan has been actively involved with several Chinese and American organizations including serving as the first treasurer of the Gaithersburg Chinese School and the past President of Chien Chun Alumni Association (CCAA) during 2009-2010. He supported the equal rights and justice for all Asian Americans and was the past President of OCA-DC and an Executive VP of OCA National. He also served on the Board of Leadership Montgomery and currently is a member of Board of Visitors at the University of Maryland. Professionally, Dr. Wan has been engaged in energy & environmental consulting business for over 35 years.

He was the founding President of STR Pacific Corporation, an international energy and environmental consulting company, which has done businesses in the US, Taiwan and China. Prior to starting his own company, he worked for Bechtel, SAIC, and MITRE Corporation. Dr. Wan received BS from Chun Yuan University and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, all in Chemical Engineering.

顧問 Sr. Advisor

Juliann G Kiang, Ph.D.

Dr. Kiang is currently a full professor in Department of Radiation Biology, Research Professor in Department of Medicine at Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences; Program Advisor of Radiation Combined Injury Program at Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI). Dr. Kiang’s research focuses on elucidation of the mechanisms underlying radiation combined injury and development of innovative countermeasures to mitigate or treat radiation combined injury. Her research has been funded by NIH and DTRA as well as AFRRI.

Dr. Kiang received her Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from University of California at Berkeley and her postdoctoral trainings in Pharmacology and Toxicology from University of California at Berkeley; in between she had a short training at Borough-Welcome Laboratory at England.

Dr. Kiang has published 115 peer-reviewed scientific articles. She has received Henry Christian Memorial Award from Federation Association of Clinical Research two times in 1990 and 1993, respectively; Research & Development Achievement Award from the US Department of Army in 2006; STEM Role Model from the US Department of Defense in 2006. She is associate Editors for Cell Research and Adaptive Medicine. She is an inventor and has 3 patents. At her leisure, Dr. Kiang has published 6 Chinese books.

顧問 Sr. Advisor

葉 淑 美 Grace Wei

Grace currently works for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) as Sr. Enterprise Architect supporting Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) in assessing systems architecture. In the past, she supported Department of Navy CIO/OPNAV N6 Enterprise Architecture Strategic Planning office to ensure development, implementation, and maintenance of necessary architecture products and associated standards are consistent with DON, DoD, and Federal Enterprise Architectures while achieving Net-Centric visions.

Grace previously worked for Lockheed Martin Corporation as Sr. Data Architect. Supported the US Army CIO/G6 mission to direct and manage the Army’s Enterprise Architectural development efforts for the Army Integrated Architecture; assuring coordinated and synchronized architectures within the concepts of the Global Information Grid (GIG), in order to produce critical decision-making tools for effective acquisitions, IT investments, integration and interoperability of Army systems, and optimized product fielding solutions.

Grace holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Systems Management from University of Maryland. She has 20 years of experience in IT Management. Grace is an avid tennis and golf player. Her other interest includes painting and piano recital.

Grace is also the President of the Hakka Association in Washington Metropolitan Area. She is dedicated in serving the Hakka membership and promoting Hakka culture by staging major social and culture events through out the year.

Special Assistant

潘 志 中 Charlie Pan, M.S.

Charlie Pan received his MS degree in Civil Engineering from National Taiwan University and MS degree in Computer Science from University of Minnesota. He currently works for NASDAQ as a senior system specialist.

He is currently the web master for the following organizations:

  • Hakka Association in Washington Metropolitan Area 大華府區客家同鄉會
  • Chinese-American Professionals Association (CAPA) 華府國建聯誼會
  • BEINU Alumnae Association of Greater Washington Area 大華府區北一女校友會
  • Washingtion School of Chinese Language and Culture (WSCLC) 華府中文學校