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Wai La

Property Manager / Interim Executive Director

Wai has been IHDC’s Property Manager since 2006. He has worked at IHDC since 1999. Wai has served IHDC in many capacities and brings a wealth of knowledge to the organization. He is fluent in three Asian dialects.



Jay Ferrer

Program Director

Jay is a Tenderloin based youth developer and artist with over 16 years of experience in transformative youth development and community building working in San Francisco and Oakland.  Creating youth-led environments where participants reach their fullest potential is at the core of their practice and Jay is blessed with the opportunity to work with such a vibrant team and dedicated community of families. 


Audge Salindong

Assistant Program Director

Audge joined TAG as the Assistant Program Director beginning in the 2022 school year. Prior to working with TAG, they had been working with K-12 youth in the Tenderloin for 2 years. They began working with youth in the neighborhood. Audge is by nature an artist, with a BA in Art from UC Santa Cruz. In the TAG Program Audge continues to share their knowledge and skill as a teacher, sharing their passion for art, creativity, and community building with the youth. They feel very fortunate to have gained deep connections with the youth they have worked with, embracing and honoring the talents and compassion they bring to the world.


Andrea Rivera

Program Leader

​Andrea is a first generation Latina program leader here at TAG, where she developed a passion and commitment for the advancement of youth and gained 8+ years of youth development experience and community building throughout the years. In these roles she has utilized a combination of unique teaching styles, community outreach skills to achieve her goals. She is very passionate about preparing youth for the adult world and showing them that they are capable and valuable. I’m most excited for future classes featuring garden and science, to help future citizen scientists acknowledge the importance of nature. 



Jenny Chea-Vaing


Jenny is a Khmer Rouge Regime Genocide survivor. She immigrated to the United State in 1984 and resides in the heart of the Tenderloin in San Francisco, seeking shelter for a better life and the American dream. She is married to a wonderful man for over 30 years and is mother of three beautiful children. 

Jenny held a Property & Casualty License in 2000 and a Life, Accident & Health License in 2011 with the California Department of Insurance. She had been an insurance broker/agent for over two decades. She also holds a designation with the Society of Certified Insurance Service Representatives through the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research and a Workers Compensation Insurance Professional Designation with the Insurance Community University. 


Jenny was a recipient of the prestigious award winner in recognition of her positive impact on society from: 

  •  Jefferson Award, a Nobel Prize for public and community service by CBS KPIX 5 News for Public Service in 2016.

  • FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award by FBI Director James B. Comey in 2016.

  • An outstanding CSR of the Year award representing the State of California in 2018.

Jenny is very involved in law enforcement community outreach programs. She is also very active in serving the community, especially in supporting education. Jenny believes that education is the key to a better future and the catalyst to breaking the cycle of poverty.


Tevea Him-Saunders

Board Member

Tevea started her career in the insurance industry for the past 30 years; all of which have been with Alliant Insurance Services. She joined Aliant's Public Entity Group in June 1993 as an Administrative Assistant to the Office Manager. Her responsibilities included assisting in managing an office of 60 people, supervising the front desk support, Building Management liaison, proposals preparation for brokers, Human Resources related matters, coordinating with IT Dept on computer-related issues, and organizing corporate functions which
includes travel arrangements, calendar maintenance, expense reports reimbursement and scheduling meeting.

Tevea become an Account Manager in 2003. Her duties include reviewing contracts, issuing certificates of insurance, processing invoices and endorsements, renewals prep and marketing; preparation of presentations, proposals, and agendas; reviewing and answering coverage questions with clients and accounting history.

Tevea studied criminal justice at San Francisco City College. She is a licensed
Property/Casualty Agent/Broker and Life Agent through the California Department of Insurance. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and friends. Her hobby includes hiking, volunteering, and giving back to her community.


Tinara Choing

Board Member

Tinara is a native of Cambodia and is a survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime (1975-1979). She considers herself the lucky few who were given an opportunity to start a new in the United States. She firmly believes that education unlocks unlimited potential in life. She and her
husband Hong are passionate about doing their small part to give back to the world. She is also passionate about promoting cultural diversity by serving as a Treasurer for The International Spring Festival of Lansdale, Pennsylvania for 8 years. She and her husband are actively supporting Caring for Cambodia (CFC), an organization that is near and dear to them.

At the age of 12-year-old, Mrs. Choing immigrated to the United States in early 1981. She grew up in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a proud alumnus of Drexel University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a dual major in Accounting and Finance. After graduating from Drexel University, she joined a public accounting firm as a Staff Accountant for three years before joining the corporate world working for Comcast Inc. as a Staff accountant for the cable department.

Mrs. Choing became a Homemaker when her first child was born in 1998. Currently, she is a proud mother of three successful children. In her spare time, she enjoys playing competitive tennis with her husband and oldest daughter.

In 2018, She and her husband took the leap and relocated to Northern California for her husband’s job. She currently resides in Hayward with her husband.


Theary Len

Board Member

Theary started in the insurance industry in 1999 and has been with insurance carriers until 2021, when she joined the agency side, she is Licensed Property & Casualty broker/agent license. Theary received a BA in Management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, attending evening classes while working full-time at Zurich North America Insurance.

When given the opportunity, Theary like to serve and give back to the community that has been home since her family immigrated here from Cambodia in the early 1980s. Theary currently serves as a volunteer at her church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where she teaches in the Oakland Cambodian Branch.

Theary enjoys spending time with her 3 children hiking the many beautiful East Bay trails. Running has always been a passion of hers and she tries to regularly participate in local running events.


Din Ho

Board Member

Din is currently a Project Manager at ACR Glazing Contractors Inc. and a board of directors at Indochinese Housing Development Center since February 2020. Din was also a former Program Leader at Indochinese Housing Development Center from August 2018 to August 2019. Din received his BS degree in Biochemistry at San Francisco State University in 2019.

Din is a quick learner, motivated, and dedicated to giving his best effort in everything he does. Din enjoys solving diverse problems every day and bringing elements together to drive a successful project. He finds the challenge of managing projects and teams both fun and rewarding. When he is not working, you can find him training for marathons or roaming around the street taking pictures.


Phi Su

Board Member

Phi received his AS Degree in liberal art science and math at City College of San Francisco in 2016 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management at San Francisco State University in 2018. Phi has been working with Bank of America as a customer service representative since 2019. Prior to that, he was a Program Director Assistant/ Co-Director at Indochinese Housing Development Center.

In his free time, he enjoyed being around his family and friends.


Fang Liao

Board Member

Fang has been a tenant at Indochinese Housing Development Center Nathan’s building, also known as the pink building, for over 20 years. She has been an Indochinese Housing Development Center Board Member for the past 10 years. After arriving in America, from
Canton, China, Fang spent most of her time as a housewife and a stayed-at-home mother to care for her daughter and two sons. She is currently a custodial staff working at UCSF.


Agnes Lee

Board Member

Agnes previously worked as a property manager at Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC) since 1981 and soon after, was promoted to property supervisor. Agnes retired
from CCDC 26 years later in 2007. After her retirement, she continued to work as a consultant with CCDC for a few more years. Agnes enjoys spending her time traveling. When she’s not traveling, Agnes likes to read and tend to her garden. You can also find her volunteering in her


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