Our Board Members & Staff
Rick Wong was an experienced aircraft engine electrical system design engineer at General Electric Co. for 38 years before he retired in 2012. For years, Rick brought his talents to various organizations and served them selflessly. At GE, he was the treasurer for the Asian Pacific American Forum (APAF), which promotes occupational growth and community service. In Chinatown, Rick was the Auditor for Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) in the 2009 – 2010 administration, Treasurer for the 2010 – 2011 term and President in 2012 – 2013.
He is an advisor for the Wong Family Benevolent Association of Boston, leader of the Wong Family Youth Club, and president of Chinatown Main Street where he continues to be involved in the organization of community festivals and street cleaning events. His commitment to community service benefited not only the Chinatown community but also communities on the North Shore of Massachusetts where he resides. Since he has a passion for carpentry, he has been involved in numerous projects for Habitat for Humanity, and the Peabody Transition Home Project.
Rick enjoys playing handball, traveling, gardening and babysitting his first grand-daughter.
Gilbert has extensive experiences serving in the State, City of Boston, and Chinatown community organizations. His extensive volunteer experiences include:
Served as Treasurer (term of 2006-2007) and President (term of 2008-2009) of Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England (CCBA).
Advisor of Chinatown Residents Association to help improve the lives of Chinatown residents.
City of Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) - appointed by Mayor Matin J. Walsh to serve as member of Plan Downtown Advisory Group.
Chinatown Master Plan Implementation Committee member
Former member of Massachusetts Asian American Commissioner
For Leisure, Gilbert enjoys travel.
Wingkay Leung got involved in Boston Chinatown many years ago from a cultural perspective. His wife, Winnie, loves to sing Chinese Opera. Wingkay, with an engineering background, felt into the role of the sound equipment “expert” for the Que Shing Chinese Music and Opera Group, a non-profit organization that produces many Opera performances for the Chinese community. Both Wingkay and Winnie have served as Presidents and Directors for Que Shing. Wingkay was a long time Director and Advisor to the New England Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, the largest non-profit organization in New England dedicated to the welfare of the Chinese community. He also served as its President for one term. Expanding his volunteering outside of Chinatown, Wingkay was appointed to Commonwealth of Massachusetts Asian American Commission, and had the honor of serving as its Chairperson. Wingkay has 3 grown children, Calvin, Jonathan and Kasey, who all graduated from UMass Amherst. Wingkay graduated from Case Western Reserve University with advanced degrees in Computer Engineering and Business Administration.
Shelly Shilan Liang was the Chinatown Main Street - Executive Director Assistant, currently is serving on the Board as Director of Chinatown Main Street. She had been volunteering more than six years as the office assistant with Chinatown Main Street. She is a recently graduated college student and had various work experiences as a finance role and accountant in the financial service companies.
Marisa Tse-Bardhyli has been a volunteer with Chinatown Main Street for approximately 9 years. She is very passionate with helping the Chinatown community as she was born and raised in Chinatown and her parents still resides in Chinatown. Marisa is currently a Senior Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Internal Controls Risk Services group in Seaport, Boston and she has been with the firm for 14 years. Marisa currently lives in South Boston with her Husband Erjon and three young children. When not spending with her family, she is working enjoys spending her time outdoors and riding her Peloton.
Iris Tan works as a Marketing & Development Director with Fenway Community Development Corporation (CDC) in Boston where she manages resource development activities. She has organized many community, sports, business, and entertainment events.
Iris was raised in Singapore and earned a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with majors in Marketing and Management from Murdoch University Australia. Her dream to live, learn, and work in the United States came true when a scholarship brought her to Boston, where she earned her MBA from Hult International Business School. Prior to Fenway CDC, Iris worked as an event planner at Asian CDC in Boston. Iris also previously worked for the National Kidney Foundation Singapore, where she managed 7 business units and 170 team members to raise US$22 million.
Iris loves to read, dance, and travel
Brian had been volunteering more than ten years with Chinatown Main Street, currently is serving on the Board as Director. Brian Graduated City of Boston EMT program.