Co-President | Hsinhuei Sheen Chiou, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Co-President | Archie Soelaeman, M.A. CCC-SLP
Archie (she/her) is a Manager of School Speech Language Services and speech-language pathologist at Helping Hand in Countryside, Illinois. She provides services to K-12 students with a primary diagnosis of autism and collaborates with a multidisciplinary team on a daily basis. Her clinical interests include autism spectrum disorders, augmentative and alternative communication, and apraxia. Archie is a native speaker of Bahasa Indonesia who also has conversational proficiency in Spanish.
Vice President | Timothy Huang, Ph.D. CCC-SLP
Timothy Huang is an assistant professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the University of Minnesota. Timothy is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who has worked at a wide array of school settings. His research focuses on child language, social communication, and autism spectrum disorder. Timothy is currently investigating comprehension of indirect answers in individuals with autism. His long-term research goal is to develop efficacious intervention approaches that can help this population participate fully in social settings and build close relationships with their friends and family.
Secretary | Monika Ifah, M.S. CCC-SLP
Monika (she/her) is a Medical Speech-Language Pathologist at the Health Pro Heritage Inc. in Los Angeles, CA. She has been a part of the caucus Antiracism Learning Committee since 2020. Her clinical interests are dysphagia, aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, and cognitive communicative disorders. She is multilingual in Indonesian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Teochew, and Hakka dialects. She hopes to support the ongoing growth of the API caucus and bring awareness of the diverse API languages/backgrounds in the Speech Language Pathology field.
Treasurer | Vickie Yu, Ph.D. CCC-SLP
Vickie (she/her) is a professor in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at California State University Northridge. Her research focuses on speech perception and language processing, bilingualism and speech acoustics. Her clinical interests are dysphagia, adult neurogenic disorders of language, cognition and speech. She is passionate about promoting visibility of the racial minority in speech-language and hearing professionals and providing support to the API community.
PR & Social Media | Theresa Jingyun Yao, MEd, MS, CCC-SLP
Theresa is a senior speech-language pathologist at Stanford Cancer Center in Palo Alto, California. She received her clinical and research training at California State University East Bay, Stanford University, and the University of Hong Kong. Her clinical and research interests include head and neck cancer rehabilitation, dysphagia, and voice disorders. Theresa is passionate about serving people from diverse backgrounds with communication and swallowing disorders. She hopes to be involved in the API communities and continues to be a strong advocate for her patients and profession.
PR & Social Media | Delphanie Wu, AuD. CCC-A.
Delphanie is an audiologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She enjoys providing family-centered care with compassion and humility to pediatric patients in various settings in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Delphanie earned her AuD from Vanderbilt University. Her professional interests include public health, audiology education, and interprofessional practice.
Student Representative | Ray Chen
Ray Chen (any pronouns) is an undergraduate sophomore studying communicative sciences and disorders at New York University. They are passionate about serving all API CSD students; furthermore, knowing firsthand the challenges of living at the intersection of the immigrant, queer, and POC experience, they pay special attention to securing the interests and rights of their multiply minoritized peers. Last but not least, they are an active ally and eager pupil of the disability justice movement.
Student Representative | Helen Kim
Helen (she/her) is a 2nd year Korean-American graduate student in the Speech, Language, and Learning Program at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. She is bilingual in Korean and English and has degrees in cognitive science and communication disorders. She has a research background in aphasia, adult neurogenic disorders, and acquired cognitive disorders, as well as a therapeutic background in medical speech pathology. She is passionate about working to support other minorities working in her professional field and advocating for equitable and accessible speech, language, and swallowing services for those in the API community.
Former President | Betty Yu, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Former President | Lei Sun, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Former President | Li Hsieh, Ph.D.
API Caucus Advisory Board Members
Lilly Cheng, Ph.D. Caucus Founder (since 1985), Professor, San Diego State University
Betty Yu, Ph.D. CCC-SLP. Past President (2017-2019). Professor, San Francisco State University
Lei Sun, Ph.D. CCC-SLP. Past President (2019-2021). Associate Professor, California State University, Long Beach.
Nadhiya Ito, M.A. CCC-SLP. Past Vice-President (2019-2021). Clinical Supervisor and Speech-Language Pathologist at Los Angeles Speech and Language Therapy Center.
Yu-Wen Chen, Ph.D. CCC-SLP. Past Treasure (2019-2021). National Taiwan University.
Siena Xiaole Sun, Ph.D. Past PR & Media Coordinator (2019-2021).
Elizabeth Chafcouloff, M.S. CCC-SLP. Past Treasurer, President, Speech Therapy Cambodia
Greta Tan, CCC-SLP. Past Project Coordinator.
Kenneth Tom, Ph.D. CCC-SLP. Past President (1999-2006). Associate Professor Emeritus, California State University Fullerton
Li Hsieh, Ph.D. Past President (2013-2016). Associate Professor, Wayne State University
Teresa Girolamo, Ph.D. Past Secretary. University of Connecticut.
Ying-Chiao Tsao, Ph.D. Past Vice President. Associate Professor, California State University Fullerton