Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment

Our Leadership


Kerry Doi


Billy Chun


Executive Staff

Albert Sy


Mimi Cheung


Bo Sivanunsakul


Celia Andrade


Johnson Ng

Employment Director

Kellie Konysky


Kyong Choi


Stacy Wong

Human Resources Director

Kerry Doi, President & CEO

Mr.  Doi is Founder, President & CEO of PACE, one of the largest Asian-led community development corporations (CDCs) in the United States.  Annually, PACE serves more than 40,000 low-income ethnic minority residents from across LA County through Employment, Business Development, Affordable Housing, Energy & Environmental Services, and Early Childhood Education.   Mr.  Doi oversees an operating budget in excess of $28 million and 300+ staff.

Mr. Doi’s outstanding abilities in the field of community development are evidenced not only by his accomplishments at PACE, but by his extensive involvement and leadership in numerous local, state and national community development organizations. Locally, he is a Board Member of the Los Angeles Housing Partnership and the California Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA).  On the national level, Kerry was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans.  Additionally, Kerry is a founding member and the former chair of the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD).  Mr. Doi also recently served on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors Consumer Advisory Council.  Most recently, Mr. Doi was appointed by Supervisor Hilda Solis to serve on the LA County Small Business Commission.  Notable appointments in the Energy and Environmental field include serving as a Member on the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council for the Environmental Protection Agency and as a Member on the Environmental Justice Advisory Board for the South Coast Air Quality Management District. 

He received his B.S. from California State University, Long Beach. In 2008, Mr. Doi completed the prestigious Achieving Excellence in Community Development Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.  Mr. Doi was honored by Los Angeles public television station KCET in 2009 as a “Local Hero” and has received awards and recognition for his outstanding community service from the Los Angeles City Council, former LA Mayor Richard Riordan, Senator Richard Polanco and Assemblyman Gilbert Cedillo.   

Billy Chun, Vice President & COO

William “Billy” Chun has over two decades of public and private sector experience in areas of economic development, investments, social impact and public policy. Billy spent eight years in Mayor Eric Garcetti’s administration, most recently as the Deputy Mayor of Economic Development. He oversaw seven departments totaling over 6,000 employees and a combined budget of over $8 billion: Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles World Airports, Department of City Planning, Department of Building & Safety, Department of Convention & Tourism Development, Economic & Workforce Development Department, and Department of Cannabis Regulation. He was also charged with growing a prosperous and inclusive economy by creating jobs, attracting investments, supporting the sports and entertainment industries, and increasing tourism. He worked on key initiatives such as raising the minimum wage, reforming the business tax, assisting on the Los Angeles bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, recruiting the Lucas Museum, creating the Mayor’s Tech Council, and launching the Evolve Entertainment Fund and Urban Movement Labs.

Before joining the Mayor’s Office in 2013, Mr. Chun was Vice President at Capri Capital, a private equity and investment firm with almost $4 billion of assets under management. He was responsible for sourcing and underwriting acquisitions, asset management and equity investment activities including origination, direct, and joint venture investing.

Prior to Capri Capital, he was at the Community Redevelopment Agency and at CBRE’s consulting group (NYSE: CBRE).

Albert Sy, Housing Director

A refugee from Vietnam, Albert has devoted his career to addressing the needs of low-income refugees, immigrants and senior homeowners.  As Director of PACE Housing he oversees the Transitional Subsidized Employment and Handy Worker Programs. Albert has 4 decades of experience helping more than 150,000 refugees, immigrants, seniors and disabled homeowners find employment and housing solutions.  He has extensive expertise with federal, state, county and city programming and funding and an in-depth knowledge of employment training and housing services.  Before joining PACE, Albert worked for the U.S. government, including 3 years at the American Embassy during the Vietnam War.

Mimi Cheung, Interim Development & Communications Director

Mimi Cheung has nearly a decade of experience dedicated to serving the nonprofit sector. 

As the Interim Director of Development and Communications, she spearheads crucial fundraising efforts as well as manages corporate communications.  Before joining PACE, Mimi served in various capacities and brings expertise in development, strategic planning, project management, finance, and operations within non-profit organizations.

Prior to transitioning into the sector, Mimi worked for a number of Fortune 500 companies in the finance industry.  Mimi is a graduate of the University of California, Riverside with a major in Psychology and a minor in Philosophy. 

Bo Sivanunsakul, Business Director

Bo Sivanunsakul joined PACE in 2017 with a strong background in financial service and community economic development. As PACE’s Director of Business, Bo spearheads PACE Business programming and manages a team that works closely with entrepreneurs and small business owners in the greater Los Angeles area to improve their social and economic well-being through business counseling, procurement technical assistance, training, loan and grant programs. Bo also directs all of PACE’s microloan and small business loan programs to ensure clients’ needs are met.

Bo holds a BA with a specialization in Accounting from Thammasat University & an MBA with a specialization in Finance & Entrepreneurial Studies from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. She is fluent in 3 languages: English, Thai & Mandarin.


Kellie Konysky is the Director for the Education Division of Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE) located in Los Angeles that serves over 1,000 children and families in its Head Start and Early Head Start programs. She has been with the PACE organization since July 2007, where she started as the Nutrition Coordinator of the Education Division until April 2015 when she became the Director. In the role of Director, Kellie provides direct oversight and implementation of the Head Start/Early Head Start contract provided by the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) grantee.

Kellie also works with local, state and national organizations to advocate for and bring supplemental resources to PACE’s under-served communities. She is the Board Chair and Conference Co-Chair for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Roundtable as well as the Treasurer and a Board Member at Large on the National Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Forum.

Kellie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Foods and Nutrition with an emphasis in Dietetics from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She also completed her year-long dietetic internship through Cal Poly Pomona. Kellie is an accredited Registered Dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Kyong (Grace) Choi, Controller

Kyong Choi is the Controller for PACE and is responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities. She is dedicated to leading PACE’s finance operations, assessing the financial efficacy of program operations, and establishing finance systems to support program operations.

Kyong has been with PACE since 2009, where she started as the Fiscal Officer responsible for monthly reports, accounting, budgets and other required reports for Community Services & Development programs. Prior to working at PACE, she worked in various roles within the accounting industry across the Los Angeles region.

Kyong is a graduate of California State University, Northridge with a major in Accountancy.