TAP-ATL Executive Board

Meet the members of the 2017-2018 executive board - hover and click on pictures to read each person's profile and get to know them.

Oliver Jan

Oliver Jan

Co-president

I’m excited to be part of TAP-ATL again this year after joining the board last year as the professional/social chair. It’s going to be a great 2018!

 
 
I’m originally from Chicago, and I went to college at the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign. I moved down to Atlanta 10 years ago to go to graduate school at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and I currently work as a design engineer for Baker Audio Visual.

Hannah Wang

Hannah Wang

Communications Director

I was raised in Taiwan and moved to California when I was 11. I went to the University of California, San Diego and got my B.S. in environmental science. During college, I discovered my passion for public health and landed a job with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) upon graduation. I’ve been with CDC since and currently serve as a health communication specialist in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, trying new restaurants, and staying active.

Deb Fang

Deb Fang

Social Media Chair

I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and majored in Film Studies from Emory University. I currently work as a freelance editor and videographer. When I’m not behind the camera or on set, I enjoy singing my heart out at Karaoke, traveling, vlogging, meeting new people, and dancing like no one’s watching.

Jessica Wang

Jessica Wang

Civic Engagement Chair
Briefly, I…
  • grew up in Acworth, Georgia, a smallish town where I watched cows graze in pastures next to my middle school and spent long afternoons in the woods behind my house. This inspired me to spend a summer living on a sustainable farm in Ecuador where I milked my first (and last) cow. 
  • attended high school 30-minutes from my home, rode a bus for 1.5 hours to get there (one-way), all for the IB program.
  • graduated with a degree in Environmental Science and Political Science from Emory University, then completed my masters in International Environmental Policy from the University of Edinburgh. Please visit the ‘hairy coos’ if you’re ever in Scotland!
  • lived in Taiwan for 3 years doing research at National Taiwan University on sustainable cities, community-based renewable energy, and agriculture and climate change.
  • specialize in Transportation Demand Management (TDM) and currently work at Emory on their commute alternatives program. 
I like to describe myself as a pragmatic idealist who really loves clean air, clean water, and rich biodiversity. Please get in touch with me if you want to discuss your public transportation options, politics, civic engagement, social justice, climate change, all things sustainability, good books, knitting techniques, or if you’d just like to have a good (or possibly awkward) conversation with someone. No guarantees 🙂

David Shau

David Shau

Co-president
I was born in Texas and moved around frequently as a child. Often times, I was the only Asian-American in my neighborhood. It wasn’t until college, when I attended the University of Texas at Austin to study biomedical engineering, that I experienced a cultural shock and met many other Asian-Americans. I went on to receive my MD and MBA degrees from Vanderbilt University and am currently an orthopaedic surgery resident at Emory University. I have embraced in over-indulgence of bubble-tea and long forfeited my aspirations of becoming the first Jeremy Lin.
 
Since moving to Atlanta, I have been active with TAP-ATL, serving as Social Chair for a year, then Professional Chair. I have made life-long friends and gained invaluable perspective through community service, civic engagements, TAPpy-Hours, and professional/cultural activities with the TAP-ATL family. I am honored and excited to serve as co-President of TAP-ATL and look forward to growing this amazing chapter. 
 
Please say hello anytime and don’t hesitate to reach out to me or any Board members with any questions about how to get involved with the TAP-ATL community!

Eugene Toh

Eugene Toh

Social Director

If you’re looking for the social hub in TAP, you’re looking at me – Eugene Toh. I’m passionate in bringing all the different and unique individuals into TAP through various social events and activities so that we can not only expand but also add more circles into our lives. I studied Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, Class of 2014. I have been working and living in Atlanta since January 2015 as an IT Consultant. Life’s so far so good.

Garrett Huang

Garrett Huang

Cultural Chair

I was born and raised in New Hampshire and came to Atlanta in 2015 to pursue my PhD in chemical engineering at Georgia Tech. My doctoral research focus is in alternative energy and hydrogen power. In my spare time, I enjoy going to the movies, traveling, and eating lots of Taiwanese food. Fun fact: I’m a big Boston sports fan!

Jennifer Kwon

Jennifer Kwon

Community Service Chair

My name is Jen Kwon and before I moved to Atlanta 5 Years ago I was raised in Charlotte, NC. I love trying out new restaurants in town, discovering new type of cuisine, and traveling to different parts of the world to try their popular dishes. Other than eating I like to spend my days staying active by doing things like hiking, train for 5k, or with volunteer projects. I am excited to be part of TAP this year and looking forward to be doing more good with the fellow TAP members to make a difference in the community.

Ken Lai

Ken Lai

Treasurer
Originally born in Saigon, Vietnam, I grew up in Clarkston, GA. I can speak three languages: Teochew, Vietnamese, and English.
 
In my free time, I love traveling and hiking the great outdoors. In 2016, I took a trip to Vietnam to visit the motherland (first time back since I left). In 2017, I threw a dart at a map of the whole world. Unexpectedly, it landed in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, so I took a two-week tour of China instead, visiting multiple cities and landmarks.
 
I am a graduate of Georgia State University holding dual BBAs in Computer Information Systems and Accounting.
As a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), I currently work at REIT Funding in Midtown, Atlanta as a Senior Developer, mainly using Microsoft technologies.
 
I am so excited to be a part of TAP and will do my best to help achieve our goals in the upcoming year.

Lisa Wan

Lisa Wan

Social Chair

Growing up in a strong Taiwanese community in South Florida really helped shaped my decision to dive right into the Taiwanese American community when I arrived in Atlanta. I graduated from Emory University with a degree in Human Health and am currently working in Healthcare PR focusing on bio-pharmaceutical accounts. You can probably find me running after corgis on the Beltline, trying out new restaurants in the area, or alternating between watching Parks &  Rec and The Office for the 8th time. Excited to be a part of the TAP-ATL fam!

David Fang

David Fang

Professional Chair

Born and raised in Atlanta! While at the US Air Force Academy, I dabbled in real estate investing on the side. Upon graduation, I went on active duty as an intelligence officer and did 5 years. Good times. I also worked on my own tech startup during and after my service while in San Francisco. I’m back in Atlanta now and back to dabbling in real estate

Wellington Tzou

Wellington Tzou

Advisor

Advisor, Former TAP-ATL President, Chapter Founder, Current National Board Member

Wellington is an Atlanta native, born and raised. His first contacts with the Taiwanese American community was when he first attended Atlanta Taiwanese American Association events with his parents. He eventually began attending Taiwanese American Foundation summer camp during his middle school and high school years. After high school, Wellington received a BA of Economics from Emory University, where he also founded Emory TASA. After a few years working, he went back to school at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School and received his JD in 2012. After law school, Wellington had some free time, so he helped establish TAP-ATL in 2013. He is currently VP of operations of the TACL board, a member of the GA Bar, and is working for a healthcare website.

Michael Wang

Michael Wang

Advisor

Advisor, Former TAP-ATL President, TAP-ATL TANDM Chair

Michael Wang is married with 1 child, Runs a small physical therapy clinic, coaches crossfit and enjoys rock climbing. Favorite Taiwanese snack is XLB, guabao, bahwan, etc. If you have kids, talk to Michael to join in on TANDM activities. 

Lee Yu

Lee Yu

Advisor

Advisor, Health and Wellness Chair

Lee brings over 15 years of experience as a business and technology professional in management consulting, higher education, Fortune 500 organizations, transportation, and more. He possesses a unique blend of business and technology know-how, from service desk to business analysis to data analytics. Lee partners with clients to move the business forward through technology planning and execution. Lee has a Georgia Tech management degree with a focus in Information Technology Management and Finance.

Outside of the office, Lee is a member of the board of directors for the Junior Chamber of Atlanta as treasurer and for the Taiwanese American Professionals as an advisor. He can be often found playing a variety of sports and traveling around the World.