Meet the AAPA DoP Executive Committee for 2020-2022!
Meiyang Liu Kadaba – Chair
Meiyang Liu Kadaba is a licensed clinical psychologist based in San Francisco, CA. As a bicultural, bilingual provider raised in both China and the U.S., Meiyang is dedicated to advancing equitable and culturally responsive care for AAPI and immigrant populations. She currently provides support, supervision, and teaching to graduate students at the Wright Institute in Berkeley as a part of their Mentoring Program and Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Meiyang is a past recipient of the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship (MFP) and also served as Diversity Chair for the California Psychological Association of Graduate Students (CPAGS).
Wonyoung L. Cho – Co-Chair
Wonyoung Cho is a 1.5 generation Korean American and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Portland, Oregon. Her clinical experiences include working in a multidisciplinary treatment team at a children’s hospital outpatient psychiatry department and supervising students as an AAMFT-approved clinical supervisor at student-run community clinics. She is also an assistant professor in the Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy Program (MCFT) at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. Wonyoung has a PhD in Education, and her research interests include culturally-relevant practices and pedagogy, multilingual mental health services, and narrative identity construction.
Judy Huang – Chair-Elect (she/her/they/them)
Judy is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist based in Berkeley, California (www.judyhuangtherapy.com). Prior to serving as Chair-Elect, she served as AAPA’s Division on Practice Treasurer since 2018.
In her clinical work, Judy is committed to therapeutic work that undoes systemic harm, working with clients whose identities are underserved and marginalized, and with clients who are coming to terms with privilege. In this historical moment where keen attention is being paid to anti-racism, Judy’s commitment is for this Division to stay consciously grounded in these principles.
Judy’s advocacy efforts at the macro level extend to her Board work for the Northern California Community of Emotionally Focused Therapists. Judy is delighted to serve on the Division on Practice EC and belong to this wonderful AAPA community.
Susan Han – Secretary/Historian
Dr. Susan Han is a licensed clinical psychologist who works at the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center, where she serves as the Associate Director for Outreach. She is passionate about serving the mental health needs of traditionally underserved populations, through prevention and advocacy work. Dr. Han’s involvement with AAPA began through the Leadership Fellows program and she is excited to serve in the Division of Practice.
Yu Chak Sunny Ho (he/him) – Communications Officer
Yu Chak Sunny Ho is an international staff psychologist at Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ. He graduated from the University of Iowa’s Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Program in August 2020. Sunny’s clinical interests include culturally responsive psychotherapy, AAPI issues, international students and scholars issues, social justice issues, and immigration and acculturation. He is also a AAPA’s 2020-2022 leadership fellow and a council member of AAPA’s Education and Training Council. He also previously helped with convention planning and was an expansion officer in Division on Students 2016-2018. He was born, raised, and completed high school in Hong Kong before coming to the United States. He is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.
Kevin Skiles – Treasurer
Kevin Skiles is currently working on his graduate degree in clinical mental health counseling. He is a third-generation Filipino-American and first-generation, summa cum laude college graduate, with an undergraduate degree in I/O psychology and business management.
Born and raised in San Jose, California, he currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is currently a Delta Mu Delta mentor of college attendees and recent college graduates who are entering the workforce. He is also a mentor with the Illinois Science & Technology Institute, who’s focus is on providing guidance and instruction to diverse high school students interested in STEM-focused colleges and STEM careers.
Kevin’s research interests outside of his education are in nonverbal communication coinciding with the syntax and context of verbal communication, between generations in both non-majority and majority populations.
Prior to his career transition into mental health and well-being, Kevin enjoyed a career as a paramedic and has been in the construction industry for 33 years.
Calvin Lee – Student Representative
Calvin Lee is a second year master’s student in the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine program at Boston University School of Medicine. Calvin is also a second generation Asian American with his mother and father immigrating from Taiwan and Hong Kong respectively. Prior to attending graduate school, Calvin earned his Bachelor’s in Elementary Education before working with children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder for two years.
Now, his focus is on increasing mental health seeking and access to culturally informed treatment for underserved and at-risk populations. Currently, he is a substance abuse treatment intern at a dual diagnosis partial hospitalization program.
Shiyu Zhang (she/her) — Membership Officer
Shiyu Zhang is a clinical psychology predoctoral intern at Integrated Health Psychology Training Program in Berekely, CA. Her clinical practice is informed by CBT and attachment theories. She is passionate about mental health stigma reduction in the AAPI community. Prior to her involvement with AAPA, she served as the co-chair for the Chinese Health Initiative (smchealth.org/chi), at which she developed a high school psychology career pipeline. Shiyu is a recipient of the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship.