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Meet Our APASS Staff, Counselors, and ESOL Instructors

Meet Our APASS Staff, Counselors, and ESOL Instructors

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A San Francisco native, David attended Hamilton College and San Francisco State University.

Prior to coming to Laney College, David served as Executive Director of the non-profit Chinese American Voters Education Committee in Chinatown.

His civic and volunteer work includes service on the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Commission, KQED Board of Directors and the U.S. Census Bureau CIC Steering Committee.

David taught Political Science at San Francisco State University for over a decade and is an expert in Asian American civic engagement and political mobilization.

His accomplishments in his non-profit and civic work have been recognized by the San Francisco Foundation, the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation.

Raised in San Francisco, John attended U.C. Berkeley and graduated in 1975 with a B.A. in Anthropology.  In the following year, he received his California Teaching Credential from the Black, Asian, Chicano Urban Program (BACUP) from U.C. Berkeley.

Upon graduation, John was a teacher for the federally funded program Project Head Start in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District.

After a seven-year stint, he left education to pursue a position as a Squash Racquets Teaching Professional at the University Club of San Francisco.  He was our nation’s #1 ranked Veteran’s Singles Player in 1991 and in 1998 was the #1 ranked Veteran’s Doubles Player.

What started out as a temporary plan of action became a 32-year career!

After this extended hiatus from teaching, John has come full-circle and is now back in education as a Project Specialist for APASS at Laney College.


Nancy Chieng

Ashley Flores

Amy Wang

ESOL Instructors (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Anne Agard                          

Deborah Brooks            

Chelsea Cohen           

Sean Connolly         

Anna Cortesio      

Evan Degennaro         

Daniel DeYoung                 

Nikki Ellman                             

Nancy Hunt                                

Lisa Ikeda                             

Candace Khanna                   

Erika Lachenmeier                

Amy Loewen                            

Rosemary Loughman             

Elizabeth  Maher                       

Annlee McGurk, Department Chair                        

David Mitchell                       

Jill Neely                       

Lynda Nicol                            

Karyn Panitch                 

Kathleen Pappert                      

June Pence                             

Josephine  Ratnam                  

Patricia Reed                     

Richard Robinson               

Beatrice Roost                          

Suzan Tiemroth-Zavala,

Patti  Weissman                           

Kathleen Witt                     

Judy Wong                       

Barbara Yasue                           

Steven Zetlan

Office Staff & Student Workers     

Huizhen Su

Waikit Lam

Manni Huang

Barsbold Gaanbatar

Zolzaya Erdeneochir 

Aiming Xu 

Jielin Huang      

 Xuejiao Behrens