Beatrice Chen, Executive Director | 陳苾芳, 行政總監
Beatrice Chen is the Executive Director of Immigrant Social Services, Inc. (ISS). She has 20 years of non-profit experience working at the intersection of arts & culture, education, and public history, including 15 years at the forefront of culture work in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Prior to joining ISS as the Deputy Executive Director in May 2018, she was the Vice President for Programs and Museum Experience at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA). She first joined MOCA in 2003 as the Curator of Education, where she operationalized the museum’s newly established education department and developed programs on Chinese American/Chinatown history for elementary school through college students, educators, youth, families, and adults. Then, as the Director of Education & Programs during the museum’s expansion to its current space, she led her team in creating and implementing the vision and strategy for the development, growth, and sustainability of education initiatives. She has also been the Manager of Teaching & Learning at The New York Public Library, Content Producer for classroom resources at WNET/Thirteen, and a consultant at Mozilla Foundation Hive NYC Youth Digital Media Learning Network. Beatrice grew up in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the U.S. and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. She received a B.A. in history and international studies from Yale University, an Ed.M. in Arts in Education from Harvard University and a Masters in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Stanley Chow, Manager, Finance and Administration
George Leung, Director of Youth Services
George Leung is the Director of Youth Services of Immigrant Social Services, Inc. (ISS). As a child, George attended ISS afterschool programs; this nurturing environment fostered his love for the community. As a teen, George returned to ISS to serve as an afterschool programs Tutor. His involvement with educating students led him to obtain a B.A. in Human Services at St. John’s University. His goal is to establish recreational programs for youths at risk and to contribute back to the community. George has over a decade of experience working with adolescents in various capacities, along with partnerships with other programs in the community.
Melissa Liu, Site Director, P.S.2
Melissa started her work in education as a music theory teacher more than a decade ago. Since then, her career as an educator has been closely tied to her passion for combining arts and education with the goal of creating and facilitating intergenerational, diverse spaces centered on exchanging experience and knowledge for social change. Melissa received a B.A. in Art History and Film, Media, and Television studies from UCLA, and has worked and collaborated with several education and cultural organizations, including Columbia University (School of the Arts, Center for Oral History, and Business School), Hammer and Fowler Museums at UCLA, The Laundromat Project, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities, Borough of Manhattan Community College. She recently participated in Community Word Project’s 2018-2019 Teaching Artist Project training program. Melissa is excited to continue working with Immigrant Social Service, Inc. as After School Program Site Director at P.S.2 after partnering with ISS in summer 2018 through the ArtBuilt Mobile Studio in the Park residency at Seward Park with her artist collective Art Parley.
Christine Liu, Site Director, P.S. 2
A meaningful career begins with desire for learning and commitment to excellence. Christine Liu is the Immigrant Social Services, Inc. (ISS) Site Director at P.S. 2, where she oversees our afterschool and summer programs. Christine is an alumna of both P.S. 2 and ISS afterschool program. The many wonderful memories gained from this childhood experience prompted her decision to seek a position as an afterschool programs Tutor at ISS during college. Throughout her tenure at ISS, she has developed a rapport with countless numbers of students and parents. As Site Director, Christine is dedicated to providing educational and enriching activities to students in the community that further enhance the whole child development. With her specialty in the public education system and experience working with General Education students, ELLS/ENLS and Special Needs students, Christine also advises and supports our Youth Services staff to create unique and engaging activities to provide hands-on learning experiences for all students in the program. Christine holds a B.A. in English and a MsED in General and Special Education with a focus on Learning Disabilities and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders from Hunter College.
Anna Feng, Site Director, P.S. 42
Anna Feng is the Immigrant Social Services, Inc. (ISS) Site Director at P.S. 42 where she oversees our afterschool and summer programs. Anna’s aspiration in life is to be a teacher that makes a difference. She has been dedicated to serving students of ISS since 2011, first as a Tutor, then as a STEM Specialist, a Cooking Specialist before stepping into her current position. She uses her extensive knowledge and experiences from public education to aid students of ISS. She holds a B.A. in Childhood Education from Brooklyn College and is currently pursuing a dual Master’s in Childhood and Special Education.
Alice Feng, Site Director/SONYC, P.S. 126
Lily Deng, Counselor, Preventive Services
Lily Deng is a Preventive Services Counselor at ISS. While she joined the Preventive Services team in summer 2018, her history with ISS is extensive, starting from a high school volunteer at our summer program, then as an afterschool programs Tutor during college, and most recently, an Assistant Site Director at our afterschool program at P.S. 42. With her varying experiences within the organization, she is better equipped to lead and collaborate with families, staff, and the community. She holds a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Asian American Studies from Hunter College.
Joyce Huang, Assistant Site Director, P.S. 2
Joyce Huang is the Immigrant Social Services, Inc. (ISS) Assistant Site Director at P.S. 2. Prior to joining ISS, she was the Programs and Museum Experience Associate and Resident Teaching Artist at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) as well as Studio Manager and Workshop Leader at Color Me Mine Tribeca. At Color Me Mine Tribeca she worked with children and adults of various ages with art workshops to develop and enhance creativity and team building. She holds a B.A. in Communications and Multimedia Journalism from Lehman College, CUNY.
Jane Huang, Assistant Site Director, P.S. 42
Johnathan Wu, Site Supervisor, P.S. 130