Woongtae Kim, President, PhD, is CEO & President of Career Building System & Consulting Co. Ltd. and a professor at Shinheung College and Graduate School of Kwangwoon University. Dr. Kim earned a Ph.D. from Konkuk University (Seoul, Korea). He is also a Global Career Development Facilitator and CDF Instructor. Contact Dr. Kim at President@AsiaPacificCDA.org
Carmela (Carla) Siojo, Past-President, was the Representative of the Office of Placement and Career Services at the Ateneo de Manila University for 7 years. She finished a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry: Family Ministry and Counseling both at the Ateneo de Manila University. She served as the Philippine Country Representative for APCDA and is now the Past President of APCDA. She is involved with other professional organizations such the National Career Development Association (NCDA), Association of Placement Practitioners of Colleges and Universities (APPCU) in the Philippines, and the Career Development Association of the Philippines (CDAP). Contact Ms. Siojo at PPresident@AsiaPacificCDA.org.
Sing Chee Wong, President-Elect, is a Career Consultant and Trainer with more than 30 years of experience in career coaching, counselling and training. She is accredited by the National Career Development Association (NCDA, USA) and Institution for Adult Learning (Singapore) to be a Career Development Facilitator Instructor (CDFI), and Master Trainer for the Advanced Certificate in Career Development Facilitation (ACCDF) respectively. In 2019, She was also awarded the "Certified Master of Career Services" by NCDA. She is the Founding President of Singapore’s “People and Career Development Association,” which aims to develop career practitioners and those interested in career development. Contact Ms Wong at PElect@AsiaPacificCDA.org
Dr. Constance Jenkins Pritchard, Treasurer, PhD, works in leadership, business consulting and career development. The Pritchard Group serves clients internationally in face to face consultation and trainings as well as through her corporate eLearning site. Dr. Pritchard has been active in career development associations regionally, nationally, and internationally. Currently she is treasurer of APCDA and a Board member of the Institute of Career Certification International. She has developed curriculum contributed to professional publications. Dr. Pritchard has earned a doctorate in education from the University of South Carolina. US. Contact Dr. Pritchard at Treasurer@AsiaPacificCDA.org
Momoko Asaka, Secretary, is CEO at Veriteworks Inc., and member of the Japan Career Development Association (JCDA), Japanese Psychological Association (JPA), Occupational Safety and Health Legal Services Center (OSHLSC), Career Consulting Conference, Japan Stress Check Association (JSCA), National Anger Management Association (NAMA), Japan Anger Management Association (JAMA), Communication Quotient Association (CQA). Contact Ms. Asaka at Secretary@AsiaPacificCDA.org
Officers and Staff serve on the Board, plus:
Mr. Allan Gatenby, Committee Council Chair
Dr. Brian Hutchison, Committee Council Representative
Ms. Agnes Banyasz, Country/Area Council Chair
Dr. Rich Feller, Country/Area Council Representative
Dr. Poh Li Lau, Country/Area Council Representative
Dr. Lorraine Godden, Country/Area Council Representative
Brian Hutchison, PhD, LPC, CCCE, is a Core Clinical Mental Health Faculty at Walden University (online) and a Past President of APCDA. Dr. Hutchison received his doctorate degree in Counselor Education & Supervision from Pennsylvania State University and has worked as a career, school, and mental health counselor. Brian’s career consultation and education work operates within the brand of Global Career Guywhere he specializes in developing career publications, keynote talks, workshops, and on-line career coaching and mentorship content for global career professionals. He has more than four dozen publications and is currently writing the 13th Edition of School to Career, a textbook for high school students. Contact Dr. Hutchison at Journal@AsiaPacificCDA.org
Satomi Chaudasama, PR Committee Chair, NCC, CCC, GCDF, is a founding member of APCDA and the current chair of the Public Relations Committee. Originally from Japan, she has been working in the career development field in higher education institutions in the United States for almost 20 years. Satomi is passionate about helping people identify and pursue their career aspirations as well as global career development and cultural transitions. She is currently working in the Office of Career Services at Princeton University where she has spent 13 years in career counseling and employer engagement. Contact Ms. Chaudasama at PublicRelations@AsiaPacificCDA.org
Tuna Dagli, Program Committee Chair, earned her BSc in Chemical Engineering from METU, Turkey. After 5 years of engineering experience, Tuna studied I/O Psychology in Koç University to change her profession to one with a more human touch. She pursued an international HR career for 10 years before joining Koç University Career Development Center in 2015. As the Director, she does career coaching with students & staff and instructs Start Your Career Today Seminar. Tuna is serving APCDA as the Director of Program Committee and recently joined ICCI as a member of Board of Governors. Contact Ms. Dagli at Program@AsiaPacificCDA.org
Allan Gatenby, Bylaws and Policies Committee Chair, FRIM CMF, is a thought leader in career and talent development. Began practicing as a school-based careers adviser in 1977, consultant to schools 1980 – 87. Established his private practice in 2007 and now is globally networked and servicing. Active member of APCDA, CDAA, ACPI and Chairman of the Board of Governors Institute of Career Certification International (ICCI). Recognized by UNDP as an expert practitioner in career education and partnering with AIM in the development of Leadership for IR4.0 training. Contact Mr. Gatenby at Bylaws@AsiaPacificCDA.org
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Soonhoon Ahn, Membership Committee Chair, a progressive and visionary Global Career Strategist, Career Mentor and Career Strategist, is passionate about helping clients with their career planning, career development, job searches and career/life transitions. She is a lifelong advocate of careers in international development for professionals seeking to advance the quality of human life. Her extensive professional work experience is rooted in her decades-long international recruitment and human resource management experiences with the World Bank Group (WBG) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). She earned a MA in Career Counseling in 2002 and has provided career counseling, outplacement services and job search trainings to individuals and consulted on various US federal government assignments. Soonhoon is the Founder, Founding President, and a Legacy Member of APCDA. Contact Ms Ahn at Membership@AsiaPacificCDA.org
Hsiu-Lan (Shelley) Tien, Research Committee Chair, PhD, received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Iowa in 1993. She is a professor and Department Chair at the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling at the National Taiwan Normal University. She was a Fulbright visiting scholar at the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland (2005-6; 2011-2012). She has also served as President of Taiwan Career Development and Consultation Association (TCDCA), Taipei Counseling Psychologist Association, and APCDA. Currently she is Representative of TCDCA. She earned the 2016 International Practitioner of the Year Award from the National Career Development Association. Contact Dr. Tien at Research@AsiaPacificCDA.org
Narender Chadha, Awards and Scholarships Committee Chair, PhD, is a Professor and Dean, International Relations and Chairperson (Council for Doctoral Program) at Manav Rachna International University. He is the former Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, University of Delhi; former Director and Head, Department of Adult, Continuing Education and Extension; and Chairman, Board of Research Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi, India. Prof Chadha was awarded the National Career Development Association, USA presidential award, June, 2017 and “Global Practitioner of the year 2015”. Prof Chadha received the Life Time Achievement Award by the Asia Pacific Career Development Association during its annual 2019 meeting. Contact Prof Chadha at Awards@AsiaPacificCDA.org
Vandana Ghambhir Chopra, Ethics and Standards Committee Chair, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, University of Delhi, and the Former Country Director of India for APCDA. She started her professional career as a medical physician, excelled and later received her doctorate in Psychology. Known as an expert in Psychometrics, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management and Vocational & Career Counseling, she helps corporations with their employee wellness and productivity through training and assessments. Her field of involvement in psychology research work spans across career competencies, personality, social psychology, competency mapping, positive psychology, and consumer behavior and geriatrics mental health. Contact Ms Chopra at Ethics@AsiaPacificCDA
Raza Abbas, Pakistan Country Representative, is the Chief Executive Officer of Pathway Global Career Institute and Founder of professionalization of Career Education in Pakistan. He earned the Outstanding Career Practitioner Award from APCDA in May, 2017, was recognized by UNESCO as one of the leading Social Entrepreneurs in Asia in the Philippines in 2017, and was profiled in a global bestselling book, The World Book of Hope. Raza walks his talk: currently serving on the Boards of leading global professional career development associations (ARACD, IAEVG and APCDA), collaborating globally, delivering keynotes, leading ground-breaking research, consulting, executing social reform projects on career development, inspiring countless people. Contact Mr. Abbas at Pakistan@AsiaPacificCDA.org
Agnes Banyasz, Australia Country Representative, is a career strategist and intercultural communications coach with 30 years’ experience that spans industries and continents. For 10 years she managed the first faculty-based career center at the University of Melbourne that offered customized career services to business students and alumni. She is a CICA accredited Certified Leading Professional, maintains memberships in key professional associations and has participated in conferences all over world. This connectedness to local and international best practice allows her to build strong and rewarding relationships with clients. Outside work, Agnes likes to swim, walk, be with family, watch movies and listen to jazz. Contact Ms. Banyasz at Australia@AsiaPacificCDA.org
Joseph Chan Kai Nin, APCDA Hong Kong Representative, has over forty years of experience in human resources management in the private sector and career counseling at the University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong plus career counseling training in both the secondary and tertiary sector in Hong Kong and China. He holds a master’s degree in business administration, counseling and education and fellow membership in the HK Institute of HRM and HK Professional Counselling Association. Contact Mr. Joseph Chan at HongKong@AsiaPacificCDA.org
Anne Rouh-Ling Chen, Taiwan Country Representative, is the Senior Consultant of Aspire Academy. She is the President of Taiwan Women Career Development Association. Anne is the CEO of Global Career Development System. She was an executive for international IT and logistics companies. She usually worked closely with the CEO in designing and executing Talent Career Development, Strategic Human Resource Management, Cross-Cultural Team Building, and Culture & Core Competency and Leadership Development Programs. She is also an Executive Coach for global managers. Ms. Chen is the pioneer who established the Career Development Center at Soochow University in Taiwan. She is an active member of APCDA, and Board Member of TCDCA (Taiwan Career Development and Consulting Association), and Supervisor of CHRMA (Chinese Human Resource Management Association in Taiwan). Contact Ms. Chen at Taiwan@AsiaPacificCDA.org
Rich Feller, USA Country Representative, PhD is NCDA Past-President, Professor Emeritus of Counseling and Career Development and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Colorado State University, and recipient of the NCDA Eminent Lifetime Career Award. Dr Feller is a Past President of the National Career Development Association, Professor of Counseling and Career Development at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, University Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Colorado State University, Career Specialist for NSF Gaussi Project, Colorado State University and Semester at Sea, Thought Leader for AARP, Life Reimagined Program, Washington, DC, Chief Advisor for YouScience, Nashville, TN, and Co-owner of Valer Productions, Inc., Fort Collins, CO and of One Life Tools, Inc., Toronto, Canada. Contact Dr. Feller at USA@AsiaPacificCDA.org
Lorraine Godden, Canada Representative, PhD, is an adjunct Assistant Professor at both Queen’s and Yorkville Universities where she teaches policy, leadership, and adult education courses on bachelor of education and masters programs. Dr. Godden’s research is rooted in understanding how educators interpret policy and curriculum to make sense of career and life planning, work-integrated-learning, adult learning, school-to-work transition, and other educational multidisciplinary and public policies. Her research has been published in national and international journals and conferences, and she has successfully completed many collaborative, empirical, and community-based research projects that have informed theory, policy, and practice-based initiatives. Dr. Godden currently serves on the Board of Representatives of CERIC and was a Member of Team Canada for the International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy (2017-2019). Contact Dr. Godden at Canada@AsiaPacificCDA.org
William Gunawan, Indonesia Country Representative, is a Senior Lecturer with a demonstrated history of working from the Faculty of Psychology, Krida Wacana Christian University (UKRIDA), Jakarta. Skilled in Career Development, Coaching, Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Lecturing. Strong research professional with an S3 focused in Career Development from Griffith University, Australia and S2 focused in Educational Psychology from the University of Indonesia. I have a special interest in Career Development and currently developing a new perceived future employability scale which will be useful to investigate the perceptions that young adults have on their future employability, and how these perceptions influence their current behavior and well-being. Contact Mr. Gunawan at Indonesia@AsiaPacificCDA.org
Phoenix Ho, Vietnam Country Representative, Founder and CEO of Song An Career Development Social Enterprise, was raised by traditional Vietnamese parents and influenced by educator mentors in the Bay Area of California, USA. She completed a Bachelor of International Business in the US, Master of Educational Leadership and Management in Australia, and Master of Career Development Counseling in the US. Ms Ho has trained herself to become bilingual and bicultural in Vietnamese and American cultures. Her career development journey took 12 years to discover her current career. As a result, her passion is to enable young Vietnamese discover their motivated skills and find a suitable career. Ms Ho’s current projects include creating a career assessment tool for Vietnamese youth and building a Dictionary of Occupational Titles in Vietnam. She wishes to achieve those goals by working closely with local community associations, business entities, and government offices. Contact Ms. Ho at Vietnam@AsiaPacificCDA.org
Zhijin Hou, North China Area Representative, PhD, is a Professor at the Beijing Normal University. She has expertise in career development and counseling psychology. She has over 40 peer reviewed journal publications, 2 series of textbooks, and 3 translated books and presented over 40 conference presentations in these areas. She has been PI on grants funded by the National Social Science Fund of China to support her research. Contact Dr. Hou at NorthChina@AsiapacificCDA.org
Gyulnur Ismayil, Azerbaijan Country Representative, GCDF, is currently the Career Management Center Representative at ADA University. Ms Ismayil has been involved in various volunteer trainings for the youth of SABAH Groups, ASAN Volunteers and others to speak about essentials of career planning and management. Before joining ADA University, Mrs. Ismayil has worked for the international executive recruitment agency, Michael Page International, in Moscow, Russia. She holds a degree in Area Studies and IR from the Volgograd State University, Russia, a postgraduate certificate in Talent and Career Management from the Charted Institute for Personnel and Development; Middlesex University, UK and a Master degree in Diplomacy from the University of Nottingham, UK. She is an active member of NACE and NCDA. Contact Ms. Ismayil at Azerbaijan@AsiaPacificCDA.org
Yevgeniya Kim, Kazakhstan Country Representative, has a BA in English Teaching, MA of International Journalism and Mass Communications majoring in PR, and an Executive Degree in Business Administration. She is Representative of the Career and Advising Center at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan. The Center unites a committed group of professionals who are there to help the students and graduates of Nazarbayev University to successfully connect their academic accomplishments with a wide range of career opportunities. Contact Ms. Kim at Kazakhstan@AsiaPacificCDA.org
Anjana Kulasekara, Sri Lanka Country Representative, Founder/CEO of CareerMe®, is an alumnus of the University of Hong Kong where she graduated with a FirstClass Bachelor of Science degree, Dean's Honor's List with a double major in Biotechnology and Finance. She is a recipient of the Philip K H Wong Foundation Scholarships and recipient of the Lee Chung Yin Jubilee Prize for best student in Biotechnology 2014. During her school academic years, Anjana was also a sports captain and has a Cambridge High Achiever Award for A/L Mathematics. Additionally, she was an organizing member of a Hong Kong volunteer group that focused on holding vocational skills transfer programs for women within disadvantaged communities in Kolkatta, India. Post-graduation, Anjana worked in Singapore for several years in the area of Responsible Investment before deciding to return to Sri Lanka in 2017, with the aim of giving back to the country. Contact Ms. Kulasera at Srilanka@asiapacificcda.org
Bora Lee, Korea Country Representative, earned her Ph.D. from Penn State University in Human Development and Family Studies. She is currently an associate professor at Korea University. Her research interests revolve around work, family, and gender. Questions that Dr, Lee is particularly interested in are the role of family contexts in youth’s career development, why the world of work is gendered, and how men and women navigate their work and family lives. Contact Dr. Lee at Korea@AsiaPacificCDA.org.
Hector Lin, Singapore Country Representative, is the Secretary-General of the People Career Development Association (PCDA) of Singapore. He is currently serving as a Representative at Jobkred, a technology company that uses Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to provide career technologies, digital guidance systems and tools. Hector is trained in Singapore’s WSQ Advanced Certificate in Career Development Facilitation (ACCDF) / Global Career Development Facilitator-Singapore (GCDF-SG) and Singapore’s WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA). He is also a Practising Management Consultant (PMC) certified by Singapore Business Advisors & Consultants Council (SBACC). Hector possesses an Executive Master of Science in Marketing from Baruch College, City University of New York. He also graduated with a Double Masters in Business Administration and Applied Project Management from the University of Adelaide, Australia. Contact Mr. Lin at Singapore@AsiaPacificCDA.org
Poh Li Lau, Malaysia Country Representative, PhD, is a senior lecturer in Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling at University of Malaya. She received her BA and PhD in Counseling from the University of Malaya, Malaysia. Her research interests include career counseling, positive psychology, resilience and well-being, special needs programs, cross-cultural and psychological testing. She is responsible for in teaching and learning, evaluation activities in undergrad and postgrad counseling program, and consultation projects. She is also a registered counselor in Malaysia. Contact Dr. Lau at Malaysia@AsiaPacificCDA.org
Maryrose Macaraan, Philippines Country Representative, is a University Counselor of De La Salle University College of Law. She is a registered guidance counselor, licensed psychometrician and a professional teacher. Currently, the Auditor of Philippine Association of Counselor Education, Research and Supervision, Inc. (PACERS). She was the former chair of the Student’ Career-Industry Linkage and Placement in the University of Santo Tomas. She took her Bachelor's and Master's degree in the University of Santo Tomas and graduated with honors. She loves mentoring the youth in aspects of personal growth and development. Her current research interests include mental health and career development programs for legal education students. Contact Ms Macaraan at Philippines@AsiaPacificCDA.org
Jennie Miller, New Zealand Country Representative. As a career consultant and CDANZ President Jennie is a vocal advocate for the importance of social equity through lifelong access to career development services. She combines her two fields of interest and expertise - business leadership and career counselling - to advocate for CDANZ members, the career development industry, and all New Zealanders, in a fast-changing policy environment under a new government. Alongside her CDANZ responsibilities Jennie works largely in corporate and government contracts for restructures and closures, with individual adults in transition, topped off with a sprinkling of teens and young adult clients. With a business degree in marketing and business psychology, her earlier career encompassed roles in marketing and business development, market research, financial control, and IT sales and training, across a range of industries and business models. Completing a Graduate Diploma in Career Development in her mid-40's led her down the path she is on today... and to APCDA. Contact Ms. Miller at NewZealand@AsiapacificCDA.org
Elisabeth Montgomery, South China Country Representative, is Nanshan Education Bureau’s first foreign Senior Advisor on Internationalization for public schools 1-12. For over ten years she has innovated education groups in Shenzhen’s central Special Economic Zone. Specializing in school-based curricula design training, Green STEAM programs and implementation of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. She serves as Foreign Deputy Vice Principal for South China University of Science and Technology (SUSTECH Education Group). She is the founder of several model international programs in Shenzhen’s premier high schools. Specializations include career supervision and training of education providers; International college preparedness and placement; Job search, job shadows and internships; and Social Entrepreneurship. Contact Ms. Montgomery at SouthChina@AsiapacificCDA.org
Rahul Nair, South India Country Representative, is a Lifologist, Occupational Psychologist and an Organizational Development Professional with over more than 12 years of intensive experience in Organizational Development industry. Have coached and mentored senior managers and top officials of MNCs. Corporate houses, Governmental Agencies and brought out tremendous positive results. Mr. Nair is the Representative – Technology and Academics to Lifology.com, a Guinness World Record Holding organisation. Contact Mr. Nair at SouthIndia@AsiapacificCDA.org
Yoshinobu Ooi, Japan Country Representative, MBA, CDA, is a freelance career development support and management consultant. After obtaining a master's degree in electronic information engineering from Toyama Prefectural University, he worked continuously for over 20 years at a Japanese telecommunications company. Mr. Ooi acquired CDA qualification when assigned to the HR department in charge of new employee training and supported a wide range of people from career development for university students to company employees He is a member of the Japan Career Development Association. Contact Mr. Ooi at Japan@AsiaPacificCDA.org
Claire Ouyang, Macau Area Representative, PhD, is the Chairperson and founder of the Macao Career Development Association. She received her PhD in counseling psychology at the University of Macao. Her current practicum and research has been focused on career counseling for adolescents and emerging adults and career education in middle school settings. Contact Dr. Ouyang at Macau@AsiaPacificCDA.org
Chavi Bhargava Sharma, North India Representative, Professor, PhD, is Executive Representative & Dean- Faculty of Behavioral & Social Sciences, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research & Studies and Trustee & Secretary of the Dr. O.P. Bhalla Foundation- A community Initiative of Manav Rachna Educational Institutions. She has a Ph.D. in Psychology with 29 years of experience. She is a practicing psychologist and psychotherapist and a Mindler-certified International Certified Career Coach. She is an educational intrapreneur. She has set up schools of Management Studies, Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Liberal Arts which offer programs such as MBA, Hotel Management, Psychology, Economics, Social Work, and Liberal Arts. She was involved in two educational startups, Amity University, Rajasthan, and Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad. In addition, she has been instrumental in creating a philanthropic foundation and has implemented many projects and schemes for nation building and community service. Contact Dr. Sharma at NorthIndia@AsiaPacificCDA.org.
Bory You, APCDA Cambodia Country Representative, President of Talent Excellence Development Partner Co, LTD which provides Human Resources Consulting, Career and Performance Coaching services and supports SME (Subject Matter Expert) in Human Resources restructuring. She is a Certified Behavioral and Career Consultant, Instructor of Job Career Transition Coach and Certified Trainer for Women Entrepreneur Program by ILO. Ms. You has held leadership positions in JCI Cambodia, Young Entrepreneur Association of Cambodia and Cambodia Women Entrepreneur Association. Contact Ms. You at Cambodia@AsiaPacificCDA.org.
Neil Wu, East China Representative, R&D Senior Consultant of PAC Shanghai Company, is responsible for R&D management of assessment products, education training, and consulting services. Working closely with professors from Shanghai Fudan University, East China Normal University, Shanghai Normal University and other top universities. Mr. Wu graduated from the Department of Psychology, Zhongzheng University of Taiwan. Worked as a research assistant in the Cognitive Science Research Center and participated in research projects of the Ministry of Science and Technology. Research interests include eye movement research, face recognition, communication psychology, and social cognition. Contact Mr. Wu at EastChina@AisaPacificCDA.org.
Marilyn Maze, Executive Director of APCDA, PhD, has organized the annual APCDA Conference since its inception, conducted numerous research projects on hot labor market and career counseling issues, and presented at international conferences. Dr. Maze received the President’s Award from NCDA in 2016, the NCDA Credentialing Commission Service Award in 2016, and became an NCDA Fellow in 2017. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maryland Career Development Association in 2010. Dr. Maze formerly developed the ACT Profile (previously called DISCOVER). Contact Dr. Maze at Info@AsiaPacificCDA.org
Emily Rose L. Lizada, Administrator of APCDA is a Career Advisor in the Office of Placement and Career Services at Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines since 2011. She is a licensed Psychometrician. Emily is a recipient of Excellence Award for Professionals in Ateneo de Manila University for school year 2017-2018. She is an active professional and formator in Ateneo serving as Retreat Guide in the Office of Campus Ministry and core team member/Homeroom Adviser for Introduction to Ateneo Culture and Tradition (InTACT) – formation subject for first year students. Emily worked as Guidance Counselor and Student Activity Coordinator at John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University from 2001 to 2011. She finished her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and MA Ed Psychology and Guidance (completed academic requirements) at the University of San Agustin. Contact Ms Lizada at Info@AsiaPacificCDA.org
Gyulnur Ismayil also serves on the staff as an Intern for the position of Executive Director.