Senior Management

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Malcolm Yeung - Executive Director 
Malcolm started as Executive Director on April 10, 2020. Before this, Malcolm served as the Deputy Director of Programs and Policy Manager of Chinatown CDC since 2009. Malcolm graduated from Duke University in 1994 (B.S.), University of Colorado at Boulder in 1997 (M.A. History), and Berkeley Law (J.D.) in 2001. Malcolm first practiced in venture finance and patent litigation at Perkins Coie LLP and then O'Melveny and Meyers LLP before joining the Asian Law Caucus in 2003. In 2011, Malcolm took a brief vacation from Chinatown CDC where he served in the Administration of San Francisco's First Asian American Mayor, the Honorable Edwin M. Lee, for one year to launch Mayor Lee's housing programs. Malcolm was former Co-Chair of the California Coalition on Civil Rights and President of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area. He currently serves on the Boards of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and API Council. Malcolm likes to tell bad jokes, ride his bike(s) slowly, and torture his two children by making them tell him what a great dad he is. Malcolm is co-editor of a collection of short historical essays, Chinese Americans on the American Frontier, which can only be found in the most exclusive bookstores.

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Whitney Jones - Deputy Director of Operations
As Deputy Director of Operations, Whitney oversees the organization’s housing operations and HR/administrative functions. Whitney has been at Chinatown CDC since 1992, serving as Director of Housing Development for 13 years before assuming his current role in 2020. In his years in Housing Development, he participated in the development of over 2500 units of affordable housing. Before coming to Chinatown CDC, he started in affordable housing with Telesis Corporation in Washington, DC. He is a graduate of LISC’s Housing Development Training Institute and USC’s Bay Area Ross Program for Real Estate, as well as the University of Kansas with a B.A. in English, and UC Berkeley with an M.A. in Geography. He lives in San Francisco with Liz Pocock; together they have two sets of young adult twins.

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Tammy Hung - Deputy Director of Programs
Tammy is the Deputy Director of Programs where she oversees the vision and strategic direction in the organization’s community engagement programs and leadership development work. Tammy joined Chinatown Community Development Center in 2008 and specializes in housing advocacy, resident organizing, and coalition building. She empowers tenants to effectively advocate for community-first policies through educational outreach, and played an integral part in growing the 1900 dues-paying membership of Community Tenants Association, to one of the largest tenant-based grassroots organization in San Francisco. While at Chinatown CDC, Tammy successfully led organizational-wide campaigns to pass numerous ballot measures in San Francisco, such as a Housing Trust Fund to generate $1.2 billion for affordable housing, and more recently, a $600 million housing bond to build affordable housing for seniors, families, and educators. Tammy was born in Hong Kong, grew up in Oakland and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Social Welfare and Legal Studies. She is biliterate in Chinese.

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Karen Gansen - Chief Financial Officer 
Karen was born, raised, and continues to reside in the East Bay. She joined Chinatown CDC in 1998 as the Chief Financial Officer, charged with managing the financial resources and fiscal operations for the organization. Prior to joining Chinatown CDC, Karen worked for 18 years at The John Stewart Company, a for-profit property management firm in San Francisco, where she managed the accounting department.   She has over 30 years of experience in property management/real estate development finance in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Karen studied finance and accounting at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

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Matthias Mormino - Director of Policy
As Director of Policy for Chinatown CDC, Matthias oversees the organization’s agenda to protect and strengthen working class and low-income communities through institutional change working on policies that impact the daily lives of our community. Matthias grew up in Europe and worked on the issue of globalization and how communities across the world can unite to stand up to unfair and oppressive economic policies. Matthias started his career at Chinatown CDC working with SRO Families across the city to demand access to city services and more housing opportunities. Matthias holds a B.A. in Russian literature and culture from the University of Perugia and a M.A. in Ethical Finance from the University of Ferrara.

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Gen Fujioka - General Counsel and Senior Analyst
Gen provides Chinatown CDC with legal counsel and analysis on a range of housing policy, community, and management issues. He has worked on issues ranging from increasing the supply of more deeply affordable senior housing to strengthening eviction protections to advancing immigrant rights. Previously Gen was the policy director at National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development in Washington DC, attorney at the Asian Law Caucus litigating housing and civil rights cases, and staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County. Gen is a founding board member of Tenants Together a statewide tenant’s rights coalition.

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