ICHS Leadership

ICHS and the ICHS Foundation are led by dedicated community members who  serve on its Board of Directors. Learn about how you can get involved.

ICHS Board of Directors

Gildas Cheung | President
Gildas Cheung
Mr. Cheung is a Solution Manager at the Microsoft Corporation. He joined the board in 2009 and was elected Board President in 2014. He chairs the Executive Committee and also serves on the Finance and Pension Committees.

John Foz | 1st Vice President
John Foz
Mr. Foz is Secretary of the Puget Sound Region of the Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific. A Seattle resident for nearly 30 years, he has served on leadership bodies in the local labor, business, and church community. Mr. Foz has served on the ICHS Board since 2008 and currently chairs the Board Development Committee. He also serves on the Executive Committee.

Cris Krisologo-Elliott | 2nd Vice President
Cris Krisologo-Elliott
Ms. Krisologo-Elliott has served on the ICHS Board since 2005. She is a Program Manager for the Port of Seattle Port Jobs. She currently chairs the Human Resources committee and serves on the Executive and Pension Committees.

Kelli Nomura | 3rd Vice President
Kelli Nomura
Ms. Nomura is a Behavioral Health Care Provider and Chief Operating Officer at Community Psychiatric Clinic. She joined the ICHS Board in 2011 and currently serves on the Executive Committee and chairs the Community Relations and Advocacy Committee.

Catherine Johnson | Secretary
Ms. Johnson works as a research scientist for the University of Washington in the field of Epidemiology. She earned a Master’s degree in Public Health in 2005 and a PhD in Epidemiology in 2009, both from the University of Washington. She has been published several times in peer-reviewed, academic journals. Ms. Johnson joined the ICHS Board in 2012 and serves on the Quality Management Committee.

Richard Mellon | Treasurer
Mr. Mellon is a retired Vice President of the MetLife Corporation. His educational background includes MHA and MBA degrees from the University of Washington. He has served on the ICHS Finance & Audit Committee since 2010 and joined the ICHS Board in 2011. He currently serves on the Executive, Finance & Audit, and Pension Committees.

Hiroshi Nakano
Hiroshi Nakano
Mr. Nakano has served on the ICHS Board since 1997 and is the Managed Care Director for Valley Medical Center. Mr. Nakano currently chairs the Quality Management Committee and serves on the Executive Committee. In addition to his service on the ICHS Board, he also serves as a member of the Washington Health Exchange Board.

Jenny Fang

Ms. Fang has served on the ICHS Board since 1996 and has a background in education. She currently serves on the Board Development and Community Relations & Advocacy Committees.

Janyce Ko Fisher
Board members, VIPs and their guests attend the International Health Community Services 2015 Bloom Gala at the Seattle Westin Hotel May 8, 2015. (©Steve Shelton/ Steve Shelton Images).
Ms. Ko Fisher has served on the ICHS Board since 1975 and is a founding Board member of ICHS. She is a Clinical Laboratory Scientist at Seattle Children’s Hospital and serves on the Human Resources, Board Development, and Pension Committees.

Ted Lew
Ted Lew
Mr. Lew has a professional background in computer technology and accounting, and has a strong background in community service. He joined the ICHS Board in 2011 and serves on the Community Relations & Advocacy Committee.

Charles Wu

Mr. Wu has been a member of the ICHS Foundation Board since 2007 and has also been on the ICHS Board since 2005.  He is the Supervisor of the Solid Waste/Vector Nuisance Program in the Environmental Hazards Section of Public Health – Seattle & King County where he has worked for the past nine years.

Lee Marchisio

Mr. Marchisio practices general municipal and public finance law at Foster Pepper PLLC. Prior to joining private practice, he served over four years in Governor Chris Gregoire’s administration as liaison to local government and community groups and as the Governor’s outreach director.

Joyce Chin
Joyce Chin
Ms. Chin is a global financial services executive with extensive experience in opening markets and supporting global businesses in India, Europe and Singapore. She joined the ICHS Board in 2015.

Anu Madan

Ms. Madan is a trained physician, researcher and quality champion with a Masters in Health Administration. She currently manages the Quality Measurement team at Premera Blue Cross. She joined the board in 2016 prior to which she has served on the Quality Committee since 2015.

Mariam Abarientos

Ms. Abarientos is Accounting Manager at a leading Northwest general contractor with over 15 years of experience in managerial and financial accounting. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree in Accounting at Seattle University, where she also serves as a member of the Albers School of Business and Economics Alumni Board. She joined the ICHS Board in 2017 and currently serves on the Finance and Audit, and Pension Committees.

Barbara Obena


Ms. Obena has been a patient of ICHS since 2014 and strongly aligns with the mission of delivering culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Her background and interests are in advancing primary care and health equity. She has worked in community health centers in CA and WA, the Department of Health, the Community Health Plan of WA, and currently, at Kaiser Permanente to enhance member diversity and inclusion efforts. She received her Masters of Public Health in Community-Oriented Public Health Practice from the University of Washington and is working on her second graduate degree at Seattle University to become a Nurse Practitioner, focusing on the Adult-Gerontological population.

 


ICHS Committee Members

 

 


ICHS Foundation Board of Directors

Leeching Tran | President
Leeching Tran
Ms. Tran is vice-president of Viet Wah Group. She first became involved with ICHS as a clinic volunteer in 2005 and joined the Foundation Board in 2015. She co-chairs the Cala Committee.

Ador Pereda Yano | 1st Vice President

Mr. Yano is a Digital Publisher at Pereda Yano Publishing LLC. He was a Product Development Manager at Massachusetts Medical Society, publisher of the New England Journal of Medicine, and previously worked at Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard. He joined the ICHS Foundation board in 2015.

Nancy W. S. Lee | 2nd Vice President

Ms. Lee has two decades of domestic and international retail and corporate banking experience. She was most recently vice-president of East West Bank. As a passionate people-centric culture leader, she encourages and promotes positive energy in the community. Ms. Lee has extensive experience as a volunteer for a variety of other nonprofit organizations.

Teresita Batayola
Teresita Batayola
Ms. Batayola has been a member of the ICHS Foundation Board since 2007 and is ICHS Chief Executive Officer.  She also serves on the board of the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations.

Sheila Esmeralda
Sheila Esmeralda
Ms. Esmeralda joined the ICHS Foundation Board in 2010.  She is a Senior Treasury Relationship Manager, VP at KeyBank.

Janyce Ko Fisher
Board members, VIPs and their guests attend the International Health Community Services 2015 Bloom Gala at the Seattle Westin Hotel May 8, 2015. (©Steve Shelton/ Steve Shelton Images).
Ms. Ko Fisher has served on the ICHS Board since 1975 and is a founding Board member of ICHS. She is a Clinical Laboratory Scientist at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

John Foz
John Foz
Mr. Foz is Secretary of the Puget Sound Region of the Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific. Mr. Foz joined the ICHS Foundation Board in 2010. He has served on the ICHS Board since 2008.

Lu Jiang
Lu-Jiang
Miss Jiang is an attorney and a social advocate in Seattle, with nearly ten years of diverse experience and a passion for helping others overcome challenges associated with socioeconomic disparity. She currently works on the central strategy team of a nonprofit foundation, and volunteers as a clinic attorney for the Housing Justice Project of King County.

Nicole Li
Nicole Li
Ms. Li is an attorney with a background in medical research ethics, public health, and teaching. She is also an ICHS Board member and has extensive experience as a volunteer for a variety of other nonprofit organizations, both in the Northwest and abroad.  She is the chair of the Board Development Committee.

Nicholas Ong

Mr. Ong is a senior executive with more than 27 years of experience in the medical devices and health care industry. He has held various senior executive positions in Spacelabs Healthcare Inc, where he spearheaded operations, special projects and technology initiatives. He joined the ICHS Foundation board in 2016.

Tom Van Bronkhorst
Mr. Van Bronkhorst has over 25 years experience in public affairs, communications, political consulting, public policy and media production. As Legislative Aide for Seattle City Councilmember Jean Godden, Mr. Van Bronkhorst acted as policy advisor on energy, budget, environmental and media issues.

Jon Wu

Mr. Wu is an IT Business Analyst at the largest private foundation in the world. He has a passion for enabling technology to help people in the community and globally. He joined the ICHS Foundation Board in 2016.

Charles Wu

Mr. Wu has been a member of the ICHS Foundation Board since 2007 and has also been on the ICHS Board since 2005.  He is the Supervisor of the Solid Waste/Vector Nuisance Program in the Environmental Hazards Section of Public Health – Seattle & King County where he has worked for the past nine years.

Michael Chang

Bio coming soon


 

ICHS Executive Leadership

Teresita Batayola | Chief Executive Officer
Teresita Batayola

Ron Chew | Foundation Director
Ron Chew

Michael McKee | Health Services & Community Partnership Director
Michael McKee

Hermes Shahbazian | Chief Financial Officer
Hermes Shabazian

David Chen | Dental Director

 

 

 

 

Rayburn Lewis | Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

Carlos Dominguez | Interim Director of Operations