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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 12, 2015
Jane Duong Voted MEDA’s New Board President
Brings experience working with low-income communities
San Francisco, CA — The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), providing asset building services for low- to moderate-income residents for over four decades, has announced that Jane Duong will take the helm as the new president of the nonprofit’s board of directors. Duong replaces Leigh Phillips, stepping down after five years as board president.
Duong is currently the director of programs and advocacy for the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (CAPACD). In her role, she seeks to improve the quality of life for low- and moderate-income Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities through programmatic innovation and policy change in the areas of housing counseling, asset building, financial capability and small business. “I am humbled by the opportunity to serve as the chair for MEDA’s board of directors. I look forward to working closely with the other members of the board of directors and MEDA staff to advance the important mission of the organization to advance economic justice for low-income Latino families in San Francisco,” stated Duong.
Duong previously served as the housing program manager for the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and has joined the organization’s board in recent years.
Luis Granados, executive director of MEDA, stated, “It is an honor to have Jane Duong as MEDA’s new board president. Having worked at the organization, she brings valuable insight into how a nonprofit needs to operate. Also, Jane’s mission aligns with that of MEDA. We thank Leigh Phillips for her five years serving as president and now welcome Jane to this role in guiding MEDA as we aim to help our families achieve economic success.”
Since 1973, MEDA has worked to improve economic and social conditions in the Mission District by stimulating investment, enhancing the business environment, and creating jobs for area residents.