April 25, 2016

Our Staff

(From left to right:  Josie Vue, Harinder Sandhu, Mercedes G. Wise, Diana Anaya, Muang Saechao, Andrey Ambalov, Yang Yee Vang, Marina Pavolov, Minh Tran, Yang Xiong and Atary Xiong.  Not in the picture:  Winnie Kwan, Nai Saephan, Larry Khon)

SAAC currently employs 15 regular staff and six on-call contractors. They speak the following languages: Hmong, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Mien, Cambodian, Lao, Punjabi, Arabic, Farsi, Dari, and Pashto.  To get in touch with our staff, click here.

Below are our staff with the language(s) that they speak being designated following their names.

Administrative Staff:

  • Executive Director: Yang Xiong – Hmong
  • Organizational Resource Specialist & Administrative Assistant: Harinder Sandhu – Punjabi, Hindi

Cultural & Linguistic Specialists:

  • Atary Xiong – Hmong, Lao, Thai
  • Josie Vue – Hmong
  • Yang Yee Vang – Hmong
  • Mercedes Gonzalez Wise – Spanish
  • Diana Anaya – Spanish
  • Emma Neri-Williams – Spanish
  • Andrey Ambalov – Russian, Ukrainian
  • Marina Pavlov – Russian, Ukrainian
  • Minh Tran – Vietnamese
  • Winne Kwan – Cantonese, Mandarin
  • Muang Saechao – Mien, Lao, Thai
  • Nai Saephan – Mien
  • Larry Khon – Cambodian


  • Naseer Ahmad – Farsi, Dari, & Pashto
  • Ali Alhaidary – Arabic
  • Debra Poon – Cantonese, Mandarin
  • Sam Le – Vietnamese