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The Advisory Council provides assistance to and serves as a sounding board for AAPI Montclair’s governing board, staff, and volunteer leaders. Members of the Advisory Council support our mission through sharing their professional expertise, lived experience in diverse communities, and relationships with individuals and organizations who have a shared interest in our work and vision.
Qing H. Guo, Esq. is a lawyer with extensive corporate, litigation, and non-profit experience. Having immigrated from China at the age of seven, Qing understands the struggles that are prevalent in our community. Being the recipient of so much grace from others, she believes in the power of the collective and always strives to give back as a servant leader.
Qing is a past president of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (APALA-NJ), the only pan-Asian organization serving the interests of AAPI lawyers in New Jersey, sits on APALA-NJ’s Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee (JPAC), a trustee of the APALA-NJ Foundation, was appointed to the New Jersey Judiciary Working Group on Elder Justice, and regularly organizes events for the preparation by attorney-volunteers of estate planning documents for first responders through the Wills for Heroes Foundation. She speaks Fujianese and Mandarin Chinese.
Khyati Y. Joshi is a public intellectual whose social science research and community connections inform policy-makers, educators, and everyday people about race, religion, and immigration in 21st century America. Her most recent book is White Christian Privilege: The Illusion of Religious Equality in America (NYU Press, 2020). She is the author and co-editor of Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, 3rd edition (Routledge, 2016), one of the most widely-used books by diversity practitioners and social justice scholars alike. Most recently, she is Co-Pi for a $1,000,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation in support of a 4-year project with the Asian Pacific American Religions Research Initiative (APARRI).
She is also the co-founder of the Institute for Teaching Diversity and Social Justice, which offers multi-day professional development programs for educators, since 2007. She consults on equity, inclusion and justice for schools, colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, and businesses; she has provided professional development to educators across the U.S., and continuing education programs for lawyers and judges.
Saiful A. Khan was born in Bangladesh and emigrated to the USA with his family in 1975. He is a healthcare executive who has spent the last 20 years working in the not-for-profit space engaging distressed communities and connecting them with high-quality and affordable care. His passion for community support and engagement was primarily influenced by his parents, who spent time building community organizations with the goal of connecting individuals to their cultures and traditions.
Saiful and his family have lived in Montclair for 13 years, and they are incredibly proud of the groundbreaking work that AAPI Montclair continues to execute. They feel privileged to be a small part of this meaningful organization.
With a well-established career in law and banking, Raymond Kim has demonstrated a profound commitment to excellence and innovation in the legal and financial sectors.
An alumnus of Binghamton University, he later pursued a Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law. At Rutgers, he was recognized with several awards including the Marshall Brennan Constitutional Law Fellow, Dean’s Pro Bono Award for Exceptional Service, and the Horace & Kate King Wu Public Interest Fellow, showcasing his dedication to the legal field and community service.
Beyond his corporate engagements, Raymond is an active member of various councils and associations, fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the community. His tenure as a director for APALA-NJ, The APALA-NJ Foundation, and The AAPI Foundation underscores his commitment to supporting the broader community.
Mona Shah is an independent healthcare consultant who has specialized in pharmaceutical marketing for the past 20 years. Raised by Indian physicians in NJ, she has always believed that a life of service can also lead to personal fulfillment as well as bettering the health & welfare of others. As a former Board member, she is proud to have been part of the AAPI Montclair community from the early beginnings of the organization. In the past two decades, she has also dedicated herself to taking on leadership positions in her community, at her children’s schools, and with other AAPI-focused initiatives.
Mona received a BA in Economics with a concentration in Communications from Tufts University. She also holds an MBA and MPH from Boston University with a concentration in Health Care.
Amol Sinha is a nationally recognized civil rights leader who has dedicated his career to advancing racial justice, holding institutions accountable, and promoting and defending rights and liberties. As Executive Director of the ACLU of New Jersey (ACLU-NJ), Amol leads a team of dedicated professionals and guides the organization's innovative integrated advocacy work, utilizing litigation, policy, public education, and strategic communications to build a more equitable society.
Amol is actively involved in the South Asian American community, including having served as the president of the South Asian Bar Association of New York, where he led efforts to shape the organization's public interest community and programming.
Corey Washington currently serves as the Global Head of Business Planning and Compensation at Millennium Management. With over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Corey has established himself as a trusted leader in the investment banking, asset management and consulting industries. He has successfully led large-scale projects, implemented innovative business strategies, and played a pivotal role in driving revenue growth and profitability, with exceptional results.
Prior to Millennium, Corey has held key leadership roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, BNY Mellon Investment Management, Brown Brothers Harriman, and New York Life.
Corey received a B.S. in Actuarial Science from the University at Albany and an MBA with a dual concentration in Finance and Accounting from Fordham University.
Alice Young, Founder of Alice Young Advisory LLC, advises on Asia business strategies and potential resources. She retired as Partner and Chair of the Asia Pacific Practice of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP law firm after over 40 years of international law practice at preeminent law firms and served on public and private company boards. She was based in Hong Kong in the early 1970s, did her first China deal in 1979, and in 1981 was the first woman, minority and youngest partner to found and head a New York branch law office.
She is a Lifetime Trustee of Aspen Institute and Asia Foundation, a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and The Committee of 100, and a Fellow of Yale University. She is a speaker and commentator on US-Asia business and policy issues and was honored for her corporate, mentoring and civic achievements from organizations such as Asian Americans in Business, AALDEF and DirectWomen Institute.
Ms. Young was in the first class of women at Yale College, a recipient of the 2020 Yale Medal, and one of the first Asian American women to graduate from Harvard Law School. She has lived in Montclair for over 35 years.