Meet Our Board of Directors

The Golden Lotus Foundation™ is honored to have a board of directors representing Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Vietnamese and Asian Indian culture. We are proud that these honorable members of the Colorado Springs community are dedicated to our mission.

Board 1

Cynthia Chung Aki



Acting Heritage Leader – Chinese

Director since 2011

Founder, President & CEO, Golden Lotus Foundation™; President & CEO, Cynthia Chung Aki Consultant LLC, registered and licensed dietitian, public health nutritionist, health and business solutions consulting; Colorado State Board of Accountancy since 2014; El Paso County Board of Adjustments from 1999 to 2005; Principal, Colorado Springs Chinese Language School from 2002 to 2010; El Pomar Foundation Emerging Leaders Development Program, Asian Advisory Council since 2004; graduate Center for Creative Leadership Community Leadership (CCL) Program 2005, Leadership Pikes Peak (LPP) Signature Program 2007, Colorado Springs Leadership Institute (CSLI) 2009; volunteer, Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) since 1999; retired military; US Air Force veteran.

Board 2

Huy Tran


Vice President

Heritage Leader – Vietnamese

Director since 2013
IT Manager, Cherry Creek School District; Board of Directors, Colorado Springs Festival of Lights, Inc. from 2008-2014; El Pomar Foundation Emerging Leaders Development Program, Asian Advisory Council since 2008; El Paso County Citizen’s Outreach Group from 2008-2010; Board of Directors, Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center from 2010-2013; Board of Directors, Association of Contingency Planners 2012; US Army veteran.

Board 3

Sheryl K. Sablan


Vice President

Heritage Leader – Japanese

Director since 2012

Supervisor, Employment & Family Support, El Paso County Department of Human Services; Regional Advisory Council, Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG), Area Agency on Aging since 2010; Leader, Troop 3580, Girl Scouts of Colorado since 2009; Pikes Peak Flu & Immunization Coalition since 2008; El Pomar Foundation Emerging Leaders Development Program, Asian Advisory Council since 2007; volunteer, Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) from 1996 to 2011; tutor, Children’s Literacy Center from 2001 to 2004; graduate Leadership Pikes Peak (LPP) Signature Leadership Program 2008.

Board 4

Frank Gallo


Vice President

Director since 2011

Preschool teacher; published photographer; volunteer, Clara House since 2009; drug counselor volunteer, Haight Ashbury Detox Center from 1977 to 1981; Leader, Teachers Union from 2004 to 2007; Board Operator, KVTOA Voice of the Orient, AM 1400 since 1989; interest in Asian heritages and traditions; resides in San Francisco, CA.

Mary Hom Quan


Director since 2011

Retired, medical technician; philanthropist; Reserve Officers Association League (ROAL); Ikebana International, Chapter 95; All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church; 50 years resident of Colorado Springs.

Daisy Chun Rhodes


Acting Heritage leader – Korean

Director since 2011

Retired, pet nutrition specialist; published author, writer, historian, studied with America’s great author James Michener; Board President, Korean American Women’s Society of Greater Washington from 1979 to 1980; Board President, Kiwanis of New Port Richey, FL from 1992 to 1993; Friends of Aquatics of Colorado Springs from 2001 to 2005; Advisory Board, City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, Cultural Services from 1999 to 2006; resides in Honolulu, HI.

Susan L. Huang

BS, MS (Civil Engineering), MS (Chemistry)


Director since 2011

Co-Founder, ACS Associates, engineering and environmental consulting; former senior engineer, Lockheed Martin Aerospace Company; volunteer, community, hospitals, schools and universities; resides in Irvine, CA.

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