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Sandy Chen Stokes, RN, MSN
, a geriatric nurse specialist, is the founder of the CACCC. Sandy has focused much of her career and volunteer activities on end of life (EOL) care, elder care, and mental health issues in the Chinese American community. For her work with the CACCC, in 2008 Sandy was one of 15 nationally to receive the American Cancer Society’s Lane Adams Award. Three years later, she was one of 10 in the nation to receive the 2011 AARP Inspire Award. Sandy is a member of the advisory board for the Chinese Health Initiative Project at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View and Advisory Board for the Hospice of the Valley in San Jose. 
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Maggie Chang.
Her English bio is coming.
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Paul Chow has been employed by the State of California for more than 25 years and currently works for the California Franchise Tax Board. He is a member of the Board of Directors of APAPA, 1st Vice President of the Capital Lions Club, Secretary of the Gee Tuck Sam Tuck Association, Sacramento Chinese Cultural Foundation committee member, and a member of the Sacramento Chinese Confucius School committee.
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Simon Chow, CACCC Secretary,
is a Staff Pharmacist present at Kaiser Permanente Central Processing Pharmacy in
Livermore, California. In that capacity, he provides functional direction and training for pharmacists and other pharmacy personnel, dispenses pharmacy products, and assists medical personnel and patients with drug information and identification. Simon has also served as Outpatient Pharmacy Manager, where he was responsible for hiring, evaluating and coaching the department team, developing the department budgets, and maintaining quality control. Simon has joined the CACCC board because he wants to help improve end of life care in the Chinese community.

Ginny Chu.
Bio & photo coming.
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Bernie Kwan has been working as an accountant for more than 20 years. In 1994, Bernie was one of three founders of the Joy Club, an organization focused on helping Chinese cancer patients, particularly breast cancer patients. Bernie is a breast cancer survivor herself. The Joy Club now has over 600 members. Bernie is also a trained respite volunteer serving in the ACSCCU respite program.
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Kofen Lai
received her Ph. D. degree in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois. She relocated to the Bay Area in 2010, after serving for more than 20 years as a chemist in many industries. She is actively involved in volunteer work.
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Cindy Wang, CACCC Treasurer, is Accounting Manager at a Palo Alto consulting firm, where she has worked for more than 12 years. She has been the CACCC's South Bay Volunteer Support Group Coordinator since its formation in 2011 and has volunteered with the ACSCCU for more than 16 years.
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Sandra Lew, LCSW, received her Masters Degree in Social Work from San Francisco State university. She was CEO of Hospice By the Bay until her retirement in 2014. She has worked in End of Life Care for nearly 30 years in various administrative capacities at Hospice By the Bay, Catholic Charities, On Lok, and Kaiser Permanente and as a clinician early in her career at CPMC and UCLA Medical Center.
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Dr. Jeffrey Lee, M.D. is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care medicine.  He served 20 years as the Chair of Internal Medicine at Woodland Healthcare.  He is now medical director of two community skilled nursing facilities and the Yolo Adult Day Healthcare Center and has been appointed Physician Advisor for Dignity Health Home Health services.  He is also the lead physician for developing the Patient Centered Medical Home Model in his organization. Dr. Yee is an advocate for team based care, community collaboration, and following palliative care principles. Jeff is the winner of the 2014 CACCC Leadership Award.
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Florence Lee, MS, received her Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and her BA is in Applied Mathematics from UC Berkeley.
She is fluent in Chinese, English, and Spanish. Florence completed CACCC’s 30-hour Hospice Volunteer Training and CACCC’s Bereavement Support Training and she coordinates CACCC’s Heart to Heart Cafés, organizes quarterly Volunteer Support groups, coordinates CACCC’s volunteers, and assists with CACCC Outreach in Southern California.

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Lori Su, BA, received her degree in Business Administration at Cal State University Los Angeles in 1986 and competed her Level III certification in Counseling at the National Chinese Counseling Service in China. Lori completed CACCC’s 30-hour Hospice Volunteer training in 2011 and has been a CACCC volunteer in Southern California ever since. Lori has been a prime mover in getting CACC’s Heart to Heart Cafés going in the southern part of the state.
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Jean Yih, MBA has served as Respite Coordinator for the American Cancer Society, California Chinese Unit since 2006 and has volunteered as a driver for ACS since 2008. Since 2011, she has also been an interpreter for Vitas. Jean completed the Health Care Interpreter certification program in December of 2011. As if this were not enough, Jean volunteered to do accounting for the Shinshin Education Foundation in 2004, and is still doing that.


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Betty Chiang, Administrative Assistant is a paralegal from the Sacramento area who has recently been certified as a hospice volunteer. She enjoys painting and crocheting in her free time.

Phil Stokes, MA, volunteer Consultant, is a retired English Professor who taught at De Anza College for 33 years, and at Foothill College for three years before that. Phil writes and/or edits CACCC's English publications. He also served as CACCC's former webmaster.
The Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care, the only coalition in the nation devoted to end-of-life concerns in the Chinese community, is an active working coalition of 48 Partner Agencies and over 1,300 individual members.

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