2016 EC Board & Sr. Advisors

理事會員 & 顧問

會長 President

林 雄 生 Alven Lam, Ph.D.

Dr. Alven Lam (林雄生) is Director of International Markets at Ginnie Mae, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Washington D.C. He is responsible for developing and implementing international investors strategic engagement plan outreaching to Ginnie Mae’s overseas stakeholders including private and public institutions with direct and indirect decision making authorities to the investments of US$1.5 trillion GNMA securities.

Mr. Lam served as Director of International Research at HUD from 2002 to 2013. In 2001, he managed the U.S.-China Housing Initiative, a Presidential bilateral collaboration between HUD and the Chinese Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development with the focuses on finance and building technology. He developed international collaboration projects with United Nations Habitat Program, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, and the Governments of Spain, Mexico, Canada, Uganda, Ghana, El Salvador, Japan, Korea, and other multilateral banks and international organizations.

He has served in the U.S. delegations the UN-Habitat Governing Council, UN Commission on Sustainable Development, UN Commission for Population, and the World Urban Forum in Spain, Canada, and Brazil. Since 2010, Mr. Lam has been actively participated in the Energy Work Group within the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and has served on the U.S. Delegation to Tianjin, China, San Francisco, Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei on low-carbon city projects. Within the APEC framework, he has also developed a U.S.-Chinese Taipei collaboration project on knowledge sharing platform to support President Obama’s Energy Smart Community Initiative (ESCI) in Asia.

Prior to joining HUD, Mr. Lam was research fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. Lam received B.S. degree from National Cheng Kung University, Master’s degree from Ohio State University, and a doctoral degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

副會長 Vice President

何 三 珍 Patricia Chou, Ph.D.

Dr. Patricia Chou is a leading expert and a nationally and internationally renowned scholar in addiction science and mental health, especially in the epidemiology of substance use disorder (SUD) and comorbid mood and anxiety disorders. Several of her publications have been ranked among the top 10 most significant research in the domain of addiction science. Furthermore, her recent publication in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry has been featured in the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) press release in 2016.

Currently she serves as the Chief of Epidemiology and Biometry Branch of the Alcohol Institute of NIH. She also serves as the senior advisor to Director, World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Alcohol Epidemiology and Injury.

She regularly organizes scientific forum and symposia on psychiatric epidemiology both nationally and internationally, in particular, alcohol epidemiology and injury in the Asian region. At the present time she is the editor of several scientific journals and serves as the reviewer of nearly 40 scientific journals.

Her expertise also spans to include survey design, and technical and statistical knowledge and experience in the entire life cycle of national household surveys. She has been recognized as the major contributor of the nationally acclaimed National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC), which has won numerous awards for its technical merits. Moreover, the data collected on the survey have been the basis of thousands of scientific papers providing national estimates of the prevalence of SUD, and patterns and comorbid associations of SUD with psychiatric disorders. Most significantly, these study results form the basis to inform the scientific community on devising and formulating public education, prevention and intervention programs.

秘書 Secretary

羅 世 清 Shyh-Ching Lo, Ph.D.

Shyh-Ching Lo, Ph.D., M.D. is a Medical Officer in Office of Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies (OCTGT), Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) of FDA. He is also a Senior Investigator and serves as the lead scientist for the Human Tissue Microbiology Laboratory in OCTGT. Dr. Lo received his Ph.D. degree (1978) from the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison and M.D. degree (1983) from the University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine. He completed a clinical Fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, NIH. Dr. Lo, a board-certified pathologist, served as a staff pathologist at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., for 23 years before transferring to FDA in 2009. He was chief of Division Geographic Pathology and Division Molecular Pathobiology, respectively, at AFIP.

Dr. Lo’s laboratory at AFIP developed unique capabilities in the detection and characterization of many unusual infectious microbes, and provided diagnostic consultation services on difficult cases submitted worldwide to AFIP. Dr. Lo’s earlier research efforts led to the discovery and isolation of previously unknown mycoplasmas from patients with AIDS and established that the mycoplasma-mediated cell transformation process had multiple stages in progression closely mimicking the nature of human cancers. In FDA, he applies his knowledge of studying tissue pathology and experience of examining infectious agents to improve safety of human tissues intended as grafts as well as human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products (HCT/Ps). He is a Tai-Chi practitioner and does push-hands for hobby in the weekends.

財務 Treasurer

高淑惠 Tina S. Kao


  • B.S. in Public Administration, National Chung-Hsing University in Taipei, Taiwan
  • M.A. in Policy Research and Analysis, National Chung-Hsing University in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Master in Computer science, Old Dominion University, VA
  • M.S. in M.ed, George Mason University, VA.
  • Ph. D. study in Education Leadership, George Mason University, VA

Working Experience

Currently CLTA-VA BOD, WATESOL BOD, Confucius Classroom Administrator, Educator/teacher and Chinese exchange coordinator for FCCPS District, and part-time in GMU ESOL, and Virtual school for DOD Education Activity.

  • Education Director and Chinese school (CLAPS) Principal in CCACC from 2011-2013.
  • Expertise in education in the area of curriculum writing, and 2nd language teaching pedagogy.
  • SOL VA Review committee for world language in 2013, 2014. Conducted the first character-based Chinese SOL for VA state, Department of Education.
  • Love to travel and passion in promoting Chinese education and culture…
  • Ms Kao initiates and launches many programs for local Chinese school communities, including successfully launches Chinese exchange, and cultural studies exchange in China and Taiwan. She is passionate and volunteering many local community services.

理 事

葉 人 豪 David Yeh, Ph.D.

Dr. Jen-Hao Yeh is a physical researcher in the field of superconducting quantum computing. He currently works as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Laboratory for Physical Sciences, and his research focus is on thermalization of superconducting quantum devices in an ultra-cold (< 0.1 K) environment. He also has solid knowledge in microwave engineering with expertise in statistical electromagnetism and wave chaos. He received his PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2013 and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Physics (double major) at National Taiwan University in 2006.

He was also the President of National Taiwan University Alumni Association in the Washington-Baltimore Area in 2014 and a member of Chinese-American Professionals Association of Metropolitan Washington, D. C. since 2013.

理 事

陳 怡 芳 Dr. Yeh-Fong Chen

Dr. Yeh-Fong Chen is a senior mathematical statistician at the Division of Biometrics III at US Food and Drug Association. She joined FDA in 2000 immediately after graduation with a PhD degree in Statistics from the University of Iowa. She has had years' experience in reviewing drug applications for psychiatry products and has performed reviews for drug products in the cardiovascular and renal disease area for the five years.

In addition to IND/NDA reviews, she devotes herself to research and collaborates with both statistical and clinical colleagues inside the FDA and statisticians in academia. Other than review and research, she has had experiences in organizing sessions for different conferences including DIA, ENAR, ICSA and FDA/Industry workshop.

She is currently the statistical team leader supporting the Division of Gastroenterology and Inborn Errors Products at FDA.


冷 傳 華 Rebecca Leng

Rebecca C. Leng was appointed to the Federal Senior Executive Services in 2003. Her career with the U.S. Federal Government spanned over 20 years where she worked for both the Department of Transportation and the Department of Commerce before retiring in 2013.

In the Department of Commerce, she served as the Senior Advisor for Audits and Evaluations in the Inspector General’s Office. She was responsible for addressing top management challenges facing the Department such as launching NOAA’s weather satellites, streamlining PTO’s review of patent applications, and implementing various mandates on the Census Bureau’s economic reviews. She also advised the Inspector General on issues concerning the Secretary’s office and Congress.

In the Department of Transportation, she served as the Assistant Inspector General for Financial and Information Technology Audits. She was responsible for overseeing audits/evaluation of hundreds-of-billions-of-dollars highway/transit/rail grants, Air Traffic Control Systems modernization and cyber security, the merchant marine subsidy program, etc.

In 2003, she was appointed to the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board by the NIST Director where she advised the President’s Office and NIST on Governmentwide information security and privacy issues. She also advised the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board on developing regulations and lectured at the Federal training institutes on financial statement audits. She was a frequent speaker at Governmentwide conferences discussing emerging IT and financial audit issues.

Rebecca is a Certified Public Accountant (retired) and holds a bachelor’s degree from the National Taiwan University and a master’s degree from the Ohio State University. Since 2014, she has served on the Boards of the National Taiwan University Alumni Association and the Chinese-American Professionals Association in the DC area. She resides in Maryland with her husband.

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

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

張 景 杰 George Chang, Ph.D.

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.

顧問 Sr. Advisor

盧 瑞 平 Ruey-Pyng Lu, Ph.D.


  • B.S. in Mathematics, National Central University
  • M.S. in Mathematics, North Dakota State University
  • M.S. in Statistics, Virginia Tech (VPI & SU)
  • Ph. D. in Statistics, Virginia Tech (VPI & SU)

Working Experience

  • Statistics faculty at North Dakota State University & University of Minnesota
  • Adjunct Faculty at Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
  • Mathematical Statistician, Office of Energy Statistics, Energy Information Administration, US
  • Department of Energy
  • Specialization: Survey Designs and Analysis, Quality Assurance, and Time Series Analysis in Energy Statistics

Community Services

  • Chinese School Principal
  • Executive Director, Washington Metropolitan Association of Chinese Schools
  • President, Association of Chinese Schools
  • Program Director, STARTALK Program
  • Chief Judge, Chinese Culture Jeopardy Contest
  • Judge, Fairfax County and Virginia State Science Fair

顧問 Sr. Advisor

涂 曼 麗 Julia Liu

Julia Liu was with Lockheed Martin Corporation. She was the International Business Strategy and Development Manager for the System Integration Division, responsible for Asia Pacific and South America. Lockheed Martin is the Largest Defense Company in US. Her job as the strategy manager required her working with all the division executives to come up with an integrated strategy.

Prior to working for Lockheed Martin, she was a Project Manager and a System Architect for IBM Large System Division. She has a Law degree from National Taiwan University and a MS degree from New York State University.

Besides work, Julia is interested in art, literature and politics. She participated in many civic activities while living in New York as well as in the greater Washington area. She was the President of the Citizen’s Group while living in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and while in DC, she was the President of the Beinu Alumnae Association of Greater Washington, 1998, and on the board of the National Taiwan University Alumni Association in the Washington-Baltimore area, 1996.

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

莊 德 茂 De-Maw Chuang, Ph.D.

Dr. Chuang is the Chief of the Molecular Neurobiology Section of the Intramural Research Program, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He received his B.S. degree from National Taiwan University School of Pharmacy, and Ph.D. degree from the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, State University of New York at Stony Brook. He did his postdoctoral training at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology in Nutley, New Jersey.

Dr. Chuang’s current research centers on the neurobiology of mood stabilizing drugs, notably lithium, valproic acid and lamotrigine, which are used to treat bipolar mood disorder. His pioneering work demonstrated that treatment with lithium robustly protects cultured CNS neurons from glutamate-induced NMDA-receptor-mediated excitotoxicity, which has been implicated in a variety of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases. His recent research provided evidence that lithium and valproic acid, by inhibiting glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3) and histone deacetylases (HDACs), respectively, elicited neuroprotective, neurotrophic, anti-inflammatory and mood stabilizing effects, among others. His laboratory also reported the downstream mechanisms mediating these actions. His past and current work shows that lithium and valproic acid have beneficial effects in multiple animal models of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders. His research goal is to explore the possibility that mood stabilizers have utility in treating neurodegenerative diseases in addition to bipolar disorder.

Dr. Chuang has received many honors and awards, including the NIH Director’s Award in 1997 in recognition of "his superb leadership and innovative research which advances the understanding of basic mechanisms involved in neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders". He is the recipient of the 2002 NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Award. He was also inducted into the Academia Sinica in Taiwan in 2006. He received the NIMH Director’s Mentor Award in 2010, and the NIMH Intramural Research Program Outstanding Mentor Award in 2011, and honored as a Distinguished Alumnus of National Taiwan University in 2012. Dr. Chuang is an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, and a member of many scientific societies including the ACNP, FASEB and the Society for Neuroscience. He has published over 250 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals including PNAS, Science, Nature Medicine, J Neuroscience, Mol Psychiatry, J Biol Chem, Trend in Neurosciences, Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Pharmacological Reviews.

顧問 Sr. Advisor

李 偉 智 Adam Lee, Ph.D.

Dr. Woei-jyh (Adam) Lee received BSE degree from the National Taiwan University, MS degree from the Courant Institute at New York University, and PhD degree from the University of Maryland at College Park (UMD). He worked on distributed objects and fault tolerance at the AT&T Labs - Research in 1997. He focused on network software and management at the Bell Laboratories Research from 1998 to 2000. He visited the University of Southern California specializing in continuous media streaming and multimedia networking from 2002 to 2003.

He contributed in protein domain parsing and boundary prediction at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 2004 to 2005. He was a fellow focusing on human genetics and genomics at the National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, NIH from 2009 to 2012. He became a special volunteer working on computational modeling for cancer progression and metastatic at the NCI, NIH from 2012 to 2013. He was also affiliated with the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies at UMD.

He is currently a faculty of Information Systems at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at UMD since 2012. His research interests include information integration, data management and mining, literature-based discovery, performance simulation and evaluation, bioinformatics and computational biology, human genomics and genetics, and cancer biology. He has two US Patents and is a member of the ISCB, the IAENG, and the CAPA.

Special Assistant

魏 至 軒 Chih-Hsuan Wei, Ph.D.

Dr. Chih-Hsuan Wei is currently a research fellow at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in National Institutes of Health (NIH). He received his M.S. degree from the National Tainan University, Taiwan, R.O.C. in 2007. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan, R.O.C. in 2013. In 2013, he obtained Ph.D. dissertation awards in three computer science related categories (i.e., Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Information & Computing Machinery) from the Taiwan scientific societies for his excellent performance of the Ph.D. dissertation.

Dr. Wei has authored/co-authored over 40 peer reviewed scientific articles, conference/workshop papers in journals such as Nucleic Acids Research, Bioinformatics, PLoS ONE, BMC Bioinformatics, and Database (Oxford) journals, and reviewed 20 journal/conference papers. He is a very active researcher in biomedical text mining category. He obtained excellent performances in BioCreative and BioASQ biomedical text mining competitions several times and developed several powerful and useful systems which are widely used around the world. Until present, his works has been cited over 500 times. His research interests are bioinformatics, text mining, data mining and machine learning fields.

Special Assistant

沈 芳 敏 Charlie Sheen, Ph.D.

After receiving his PhD in genetics, he did seven-year postdoctoral research in Drosophila and human genetics. He started working for the biotech company Promega for 12 years as technical service scientist and field application specialist.

He also spent three years in a Taiwan biotech company as R&D and Marketing Director.

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 at 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