11th National Lighting the Community Speakers

Justin Affuko

Special Assistant to the Acting Director, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Bob Binnie

SVP, Risk and CRA Program Management, CIT Bank

Richard Bynum

Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, The PNC Financial

Pastor Ray Chang

President, Asian American Christian Collaborative

Christine Chen

Executive Director, APIAVote

Christiane Cordero

Reporter, ABC7 Eyewitness News

Rev. Dr. Charles Dorsey

Founder, The Dorsey Group, LLC.

Controller Ron Galperin

Controller, City of Los Angeles

Rev. Dr. Derrick Harkins

Faith-Based Director, HUD

Dr. Russell Jeung

Founder, Stop AAPI Hate

Rev. Elbert

Pastor, Camarillo UMC

Dr. Daniel

Dean of Asian American Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary

Rev. Janna Louie

American Baptist Minister and Area Director, Southern California

Rev. Dr. David Mcallister-Wilson

President, Wesley Theological Seminary

Jane Oak

Founder, Convergence incubator at Tapestry LA

Rev. John Jongdai Park

FACE Board Co-Chair


Head of Corporate Social Responsibility Group for the Americas, MUFG Union Bank

Alexia Salvatierra


Najuma Smith


Dr. Philip Starr

Executive Director, Managed Career Solutions, SPC

Terri Batch

Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce

Cile Borman

Professional Musician

Richard Chacon

Director of Supplier Diversity and Community Development, MUFG Union Bank

Dr. Tim Chang

Professor, Liberty University

Jay Chung

FACE Board Member

Justin Davis

FACE Board Member

Jos Ferguson

FACE Board Member

Keren Goldberg

Founder, Commentaries From the Edge Podcast

Hyepin Im

President/CEO, FACE

Krystal Ka'ai

Executive Director, White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI)

Larissa Lam & Baldwin Chiu

Producers, Far East Deep South

Matthew Lee

President and Chief Executive Officer, FASTech, Inc.

Richard Lui

Journalist, MSNBC

Jack Miranda

Executive Director, The Jesse Miranda Center for Hispanic Leadership

Ben Odell

Program Specialist, Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Victor Parker

Deputy Associate Administrator, U.S. SBA

James Rodriguez

President, Fathers and Family Coalition

Rev. Kelvin Sauls

Community Organizer/Pastor, CalPAC UMC

Matthew Soerens

U.S. Director of Church Mobilization and Advocacy, World Relief; National Coordinator, Evangelical Immigration Table

Steve Suh

FACE Board Member

Deepa Bharath

Staff Writer, Southern California News Group

Adam Briones

CEO, California Community Builders

Curtis Chang

Founder and Head, Consulting Within Reach

Dr. David C. Chao

Director, Center for Asian American Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary

Marcus Coleman

Co-lead, Behavioral Science and Communications Practice at HWC

Josh Dickson

White House Senior Advisor for Public Engagement and Deputy Director, White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Robert Fong

Managing Director, Co-head of Residential Mortgage Lending, CIT

Bishop Grant Hagiya

Resident Bishop, California-Pacific Conference of the UMC

Kelvin James

Senior VP, Bank of Hope

Joseph Kang

FACE Board Member

Jerry Lawson

National Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR


Founder, How to Report a Hate Crime Book

State Treasurer Fiona Ma

State of California

Erika Moritsugu

Deputy Assistant to the President and Asian American and NHPI Senior Liaison at the White House

Mark Paredes

Clever Care

Maury Rauno

FACE Board Member


President/CEO, Redwood

Sonal Shah

President, The Asian American Foundation

Paul Song

Radiation Oncologist, Co-founder & CEO, Fuse Biotherapeutics

Dr. Rhonda Thornton