Management Team

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

Pancho Chang, J.D.

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.

Kelly D. Chau, Ph.D.

Role at AACI: Director of Human Resources
Kelly provides strategic leadership and oversight of all agency Human Resources (HR) programs and functions. She joined AACI in 2006. She has held many leadership positions at AACI and has developed and managed community-based wellness programs that integrate research, addiction recovery services, and behavioral health services to promote healthy lifestyle and enhance functioning. She was the past Chair of the Vietnamese Reach for Health Coalition (VRHC), a coalition of 19 organizations and community members representing county health department, health maintenance organizations, immigrant resettlement service providers, healthcare providers, cancer survivors, and researchers. She was also a community advisory board member of KQED (a public broadcasting station) from 2008 to 2014.Kelly holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University and a bachelor of science in Psychology from Santa Clara University.

Sarita Kohli, L.M.F.T., M.B.A.

Role at AACI: Interim President and CEO
Sarita leads all Behavioral Health and Wellness services for children, adolescents, families, adults and older adults, including specialized services for survivors of domestic violence, refugees and asylum seekers. She also oversees the Center for Survivors of Torture, AACI’s Asian Women’s Home and HIV Outreach, Prevention and Education services. Sarita is responsible for administrative, fiscal and clinical oversight for the Behavioral Health and Wellness programs. She joined AACI in 2003. Prior to joining AACI, Sarita was a staff psychotherapist with Family and Children Services. Sarita was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the Board of Behavioral Sciences in 2011 and she is currently serving her second term on the Board.

Edwin Tan, Ph.D.

Role at AACI: Director of Advocacy and Development
From setting the strategic vision for AACI’s advocacy efforts, to overseeing advocacy programs like LEAD, Edwin’s role is to advance AACI’s mission through advocacy. Edwin has served in many roles related to the behavioral health field and the Asian community, and he has been closely associated with AACI for the last few years as a mentor for our LEAD program. Prior to joining AACI in 2016, Edwin served as Senior Chief Advisor to Congressman Michael M. Honda where he maintained a diverse policy portfolio and coordinated the Congressman’s district outreach.  He received his doctorate in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine and previously conducted research at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center and Children’s Hospital Orange County (CHOC); and, was a American Psychological Association policy fellow.


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