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Board of Directors

RUPERTO D. BLANCO
 
Ruperto D. Blanco, JR., M.D. is a family physician at Healthy Family Physicians, P.C. in Alpine. He was co-founder, and until its merger with APO, the president, of AHOF. Dr. Blanco is a native of the Philippines and earned his doctor of medicine degree from the Manila Central University School of Medicine. He trained in family practice at the Grand Rapids Family Practice Residency Program and is certified with the American Board of Family Practice. In 2009, he was named Amazing Asian by the Asian Center in recognition of his charitable work and selfless service in the community in West Michigan. He is married to Julieta Tablante-Blanco, M.D., associate medical director of the Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital Department of Pathology and medical director of the United Memorial Hospital Laboratory in Greenville, Michigan, with whom he has two children, Monica and Joseph.


BING GOEI

 
Bing Goei, was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, immigrated to the U.S. in January of 1960 and also lived in the Netherlands from 1954 to 1960. Bing served as the President of Eastern Floral with 7 locations, including one in Holland, and has won several awards, including the G.R. Chamber Minority Business Person, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for West Michigan Retail Division. He was also inducted to the West Michigan Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame in 2008. Bing is married to Jean for 39 years and they have 5 children and 6 grandchildren.


DAVID LONG
  
David Long, Secretary, was born in Seoul, Korea, and raised (and currently lives) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is currently working on furthering his education. Past work experience has been in finance and logistics. David is married to Sung Pak and they have a daughter, Isabella.


MINNIE MOREY
 
Minnie  Morey, President, was born in Manila, Philippines but spent most of her childhood in California. She serves on various community committees whose work is related to her position to connect WMAAA to the greater Grand Rapids community. Minnie is a federal government retiree who worked for the Social Security Administration. She is currently serving on the board of the Arbor Circle organization, an alumni of the Leadership Grand Rapids Class 2008, a United Way volunteer working with the Investment Council and is a member of the Community Inclusion Group, Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention Arena Authority. Her past community involvement included board member for Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women, Grand Rapids Area Center for Ecumenism, Girl Scouts Michigan Trails, Philippine Cultural Group of Michigan , Asian Center of West Michigan, Grand Rapids People of Color; and past president of the West Michigan Filipino-American Association.   Minnie is the instructor/choreographer for the Pacific Island Dancers, a performing dance group specializing in cultural dances from Hawaii, Tahiti and the Philippines.


CORA HANSELMAN

 
Cora Hanselman, Treasurer, is a senior financial analyst at St. Mary's Healthcare.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, major in Accounting, from the University of the East in the Philippines.   She served on the board of directors and as treasurer of the Asian Health Outreach Foundation. 


SUE Y. CHU

Sue Y. Chu is a Senior Client Relations Consultant for DTE Energy supporting the Greater Michigan locations. Currently she serves as a board member to the Grand Rapids Chinese Language School and West Michigan Asian American Association. She has held various titles ranges from Supervisor to Vice-President of Human Resources in various industries ranging from services to manufacturing. Sue graduated from Grand Valley State University with Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management. She is also an alumni of City High-Middle school (Go Pegasus!). Sue is very active in her community and has participated in a variety of projects such as Leadership Grand Rapids 2013, Bridging the Gap, Meal on Wheel, the Food Bank etc… In her spare time, Sue enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.