Palo Alto Chinese Parents’ Club (PACPC) is a subsidiary of WizChinese, a 501c3 non-profit organization. The following is the list of key members.


President: Jingjing Xu & Amy Yang
Co-Founders & Advisors: Debra Cen & Michael Zhu
VP of Event Planning: Lily Chiu & Grace Wang
VP of School Outreach: Haitao Zhu & Ann Xu
VP of Human Relation: Jennifer Jin
Committee Chair of Community Outreach: Monica Yeung Arima
Committee Chair of Special Need Children: Ann Xu
Webmaster: Chaoyang Fan

Board Members of WizChinese:

Debra Cen
Amy Yang
Lin Hoffman
Yunteng Huang
Ann Xu
Michael Zhu

Officers of WizChinese:

President: Hui (Debra) Cen
CFO: Amy Yang
Secretary: Hannah Hannah Lu

Amy Yang

Amy is a co-founder of PACPC and WizChinese. She and her family moved to Palo Alto from Southern California eight years ago. She grew up in Jiangxi province in China and has lived in the U.S. for more than 20 years. She is now a full time mom of two teenage boys and a nine year old girl. She has always been an active volunteer in the local school and community. She is a fellow of the Leadership Palo Alto Class of 2017 and currently serving as a volunteer ambassador for the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, vegetable gardening and hiking.

Debra Cen

Debra is a co-founder of PACPC and WizChinese. She is also a member of Palo Alto University Rotary Club and a senior fellow of the Leadership Palo Alto Class of 2017. She came to US from China in 1986 for pursuing her doctorate study and devoted her first 12 years in US to biomedical research. In 1998, She became an entrepreneur and since co-founded several biomedical research reagent companies including SABiosciences which was later acquired by Qiagen. She retired from her biotech career in 2012 and reinvented herself to become a social entrepreneur. She and her husband have two adult sons, both are USC Trojans. She enjoys theater, travel, cooking and entertaining. Her current passion is to promote the positive elements of the cultures from both United States and China.

Michael Zhu

Michael is a Palo Alto resident and has been a global business executive leading global teams in Fortune 50 companies to develop and market Cloud and Data Center products. During his time in 3Com, HP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Western Digital, he established and managed multiple US-China Joint Ventures, led global product line management teams and strategic alliances organizations, and drove M&A and Corporate VC investments. Before settled down in Palo Alto, Michael has lived across Asia and different parts of US. He holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor, and has been a frequent guest speaker on Global Collaboration at MBA classes of Bentley University, and on global partnerships at various industry forums.

Lily Chiu

Lily was born and grew up in Beijing. She came to US in 1995 and has lived in Palo Alto for about ten years. She has two children in Palo Alto High School. She is an active volunteer in the community and the school district. She served as a co-chair for the 2017 Palo Alto Chinese New Year Fair and the 2016 Palo Alto Earthquake Preparation Fair. Currently she is serving on the Paly PTSA board and as the treasurer for the Palo Alto University Rotary Club. Lily enjoys theater, entertaining, music and painting.

Grace Wang

graduated from Georgetown University in 1995, with a master degree in Foreign Service. She has worked internationally with Berlitz for many years, helping to setup and manage its operation in Hong Kong and China. Grace moved to Palo Alto with her three sons in 2015. She is now a partner of Silicon Valley Social Impact Fund. She joined PACPC leadership team last year, looking forward to making more contributions to Palo Alto Chinese community.

Haitao Zhu

is an experienced scientist and investor in biotech/pharmaceutical industry. Before joining the venture capital field, she was a group leader/principle investigator at Genentech, the US subsidy of Roche. Haitao moved to US at the age of 23 to pursue graduate studies. She holds a Ph. D in Biochemistry from State University of New York at Stony Brook and trained as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. Throughout her career, Haitao authored numerous high profile research papers and book chapters. As a long term resident of Palo Alto, California, Haitao actively volunteers in her local community to facilitate mutual understanding between American and Chinese cultures.

Jennifer Jin

Jennifer is founder of Jynhe in Silicon Valley, providing advisory services to investment firm and start up CEOs in both US and China. She worked in different industries including Motorola, BriTay International, Intel, Novartis, and Standard Chartered Bank holding Human Resources Executive roles. She co-founded Jiheup in China and served as President before founded Jynhe.

Monica Yeung Arima

Monica was born and raised in Hong Kong. She immigrated to the Bay Area in 1977 and is an enthusiastic community volunteer of many interests. Monica is a member of the Palo Alto Chinese Community, Kiwanis, Elks, OCA San Mateo, APAPA PNC, Stanford Chinese Railroad Workers History project, UBC, UCA, FILOLI, Palo Alto Office of Emergency Services, Candidates Campaign organizer and many others. She received the 2016 Palo Alto Community Partnership Award. One son that was born at Stanford hospital and graduated from Addison, Jordon, Paly and Washington University at St Louis.

Charlene Liao

Charlene and her family have lived in Palo Alto for 17 years, since her husband took a faculty position at Stanford University. She grew up in Sichuan province and lived in Beijing and Massachusetts before moving to the Bay Area. She is a Peking University alumna and a biopharmaceutical industry executive. She and her husband have two daughters, age 19 and 16. She enjoys reading, travel, exercises, and live performances.

Chaoyang Fan

Chaoyang grew up in Fujian province and went to Zhejiang University. After obtained BS and MS degree he went to Berlin and obtained his PhD in physics in TU Berlin. He lives in Palo Alto since 2012 and have a daughter with age 16. Currently he works in CoAdna photonics Inc. as a test and algorithm developer. He like coding and web developing, enjoys sports such as badminton and table tennis. He also enjoy many games such as go, Chinese chess and bridge.

Lin Sun-Hoffman

After spending 14 years in Washington DC/Maryland, Lin and her family have settled in Palo Alto since 2007. Lin has a PhD in life science and a degree in law. She specializes in intellectual property law and is registered to practice before USPTO. She has a son and a daughter, one recently graduated from college and another from high school. She is also active in the Chinese community, wherein she is the immediate past president of Chinese Bioscience Association, board member of US China Green Energy Council, and Silicon Valley Women’s Association. She enjoys travel, cooking and hiking.

Yunteng Huang

has over 20 years of experience in technology companies in various management roles ranging from engineering, marketing to corporate business development and general management. He was CEO of SourceCore Technologies before the startup was acquired in 2007. He is currently VP and GM at Silicon Labs Inc. He is active with a few philanthropy organizations including Habitat by Humanity, Second Harvest Food Bank and HealthBay. Yunteng holds a Ph.D in EE from Oregon State University and a MBA from the Wharton School. In his spare time, he enjoys running, hiking and spending time with his family.

Ann Xu

As a long time Palo Alto resident, Ann and her family live in Green Acres neighborhood. She works in local government as finance professional. She was born in Shanghai and immigrated to US in 1988. She has two kids – a 18 year old daughter and a 14 year old son. She has been volunteering at schools within PAUSD for many years. She enjoys cooking, traveling, and hiking.

Hannah Lu

Hannah came to the U.S. in 1986 and received her undergraduate and master's degrees in Pennsylvania. She has over 20 years of Drug Development and Clinical Research experience. She had led an international career and had worked and lived in Philadelphia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Palo Alto and Shanghai as Clinical Research Executive at Merck, Genentech and Roche. Since 2013 She has focused her energy to community services and school volunteering and is an active contributor serving on a number of PTA boards. She enjoys reading, travel, art as well as raising two wonderful daughters.