L to R: Wendy Lin, Sohkham Senthavilay, Indra Mungal, Saly Lee, Emma Grover, Marvin Lee and Pamela Ybañez
Saly Lee is a first-generation Korean American whose career is steeped in art & culture and non-profit work. Before coming to OACC, Saly worked at several prominent nonprofit organizations such as the Korean American Community Foundation in San Francisco, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, and Seattle Art Museum. Community engagement and non-profit service have always been very important to Saly, and she previously served on the board of directors at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center and Cultural Connections.
Marvin Lee has been at OACC since 2018. He is a second generation Asian American and has interests in racial equality and environmentalism. In his free time Marvin enjoys cooking and outdoor activities.
Facilities & Rentals Coordinator
Facilities & Rentals Coordinator Pamela Ybañez has been with OACC since January 2022, and she is a Bay Area based artist and parent. Her artwork incorporates personal and social investigations as a way to discuss inequalities, social hierarchies and as a way to strengthen her connection to her homeland.
Dharma Galang (she/her) grew up in Berkeley, California, and earned her B.A. in Anthropology at Pennsylvania State University. Dharma is passionate about social justice and equity, and excited that OACC’s mission incorporates using art and cultural programing to help foster social justice. Dharma currently serves on the Steering Committee for Friends of Lincoln Square Park and the planning committee for Lincoln Summer Nights. From 2017-2023, Dharma served as Director of the Berkeley Food Pantry, which served food insecure households in Berkeley and Albany.
Indra Mungal is highly experienced at developing and sustaining authentic community engagement for non-profit organizations; she has produced successful arts and cultural events, and educational programs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for decades. She is passionate about working to ensure that Bay Area arts and cultural institutions thrive; and that they have a positive impact on surrounding communities. Ms. Mungal has worked in the education departments at the Oakland Museum of California, and KQED, as well as many other smaller non-profits. She was most currently the Senior Educator for Public Programs at the Asian Art Museum, where for 4 years she produced a range of monthly public programs for adult audiences. She has served on grant panels for the San Francisco Art Commission, the City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program, and the California Arts Council.
Front Desk Receptionist
Wendy Lin has been with OACC since Autumn 2019. She is a 1st generation Taiwanese-American, who spent her time growing up mainly in Berkeley (Berserkeley), California & Taiwan. Outside of work, her interests are in gardening, Mah-Jiang, and increasing awareness on Ableism prejudices and API equality.
Sohkham Senthavilay has been taking care of OACC facilities since 2003.
Program & Communications Coordinator
Emma Grover (she/her) grew up in New York City and moved to Oakland, California after completing her degree in English and Creative Writing at Wesleyan University. With a background in education, Bay Area based non-profit arts organizations, and a free-lance writing practice, Emma has always been passionate about the healing powers of written and artistic expression as well as highlighting the voices of underrepresented, diasporic, and/or multiracial artists like herself.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Timothy K. Law
Pacific Gas and Electric Co., Retired
Paulett Taggart Architects
Chief Development Officer for Oakland Promise
Kos Read Group, Inc.
Branding Marketing Consultant
Tú David Phu
Top Chef Alumus
City of Oakland
Saly Lee, Ex-Officio
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Rick da Silva