Management Team

The management team at AACI consists of professionals with multicultural and multilingual backgrounds. Learn more about the team below.

Roland Acupido

Role at AACI:
Director of Human Resources & Administration

Roland provides leadership and coordination of agency human resources functions. Responsibilities include compensation, benefits, recruitment, employee relations, training, terminations and personnel records. Roland also oversees front office reception and administrative functions. A certified compliance and ethics professional, Roland has expertise in business and human capital management.

Pancho Chang

Role at AACI:
Chief Operating Officer

Pancho oversees operations, including facilities, risk management, and IT. Previously, he served as a programmer and administrator at three local foundations. Mr. Chang has been a lawyer, a health center administrator, a federal administrator, a group health insurance commissioner, and the head of Boston City Hospital’s community benefits program. He held Pew health policy and Kellogg leadership fellowships and served as an examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige national quality awards. Mr. Chang is a member of the California and Massachusetts bars.

Brent Copen

Role at AACI:
Chief Financial Officer

Brent Copen leads AACI’s overall financial strategy and manages all aspects of the agency’s financial operations. In addition, Brent teaches financial management at the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy and the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, Haas School of Business. Previously, Brent was a Senior Manager at La Piana Consulting and the Director of the Western Region at Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF).

Anne Im

Role at AACI:
Director of Development

Anne oversees fund development and marketing/communications. Previously, she oversaw youth services, senior services, a domestic violence shelter, HIV education and prevention, and a health education and promotion program. She also oversaw legislative advocacy and community building on local, state and national issues affecting the Asian American community. Anne currently serves as a commissioner on the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council. She is passionate about improving the quality of life for underserved communities.

Sarita Kohli

Role at AACI:
Director of Mental Health and Community Programs

Sarita oversees all mental health programs, including family and children services, adult and older adult outpatient programs and the Center for Survivors of Torture, as well as several community programs. She is responsible for the administrative and clinical oversight of the Mental Health Department’s operations, county contracts and grants compliance, personnel matters and strategy. She joined AACI in 2003. Prior to joining AACI, Sarita was a staff psychotherapist with Family and Children Services.

Michele Lew

Role at AACI:
President and CEO

Under the general direction of the Board of Directors, Michele serves as leader of the agency, providing administrative direction and oversight for all agency programs. Responsibilities include program administration, fiscal management, fundraising, human resources, board relations, facilities management, and professional and community involvement. Michele formerly worked for California State Senator Joe Simitian, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network. She currently serves as the community member on the San Jose Mercury News editorial board.

Jorge Wong, Ph.D.

Role at AACI:
Director of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs

Jorge is responsible for the administrative and clinical oversight of the Behavioral Health Department’s operations, county contracts and grants compliance, personnel matters and strategy. He also oversees several community programs and AACI’s advocacy initiatives. He is a licensed psychologist and certified in healthcare compliance and ethics. Jorge serves on various local and statewide organizations including the Association of Mental Health Contract Agencies and the California Psychology Internship Council. He is currently an active member of the California Psychological Association.

Jorge is also a Clinical Faculty at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology’s Gronowski Clinic and the Diversity Community Mental Health track. Jorge is fluent in Spanish, Cantonese and Toishanese.