Lani Wong, Chair and a Founding Member of the National Association of Chinese Americans (NACA) in Atlanta, has served the interests of the citizens of Georgia and the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community for over forty years. She is a recognized leader at the local, national, and international levels, and continues to participate at the forefront of community service and leadership.
A true pioneer, Ms. Wong’s vision and foresight has led to the exponential increase of AAPI participation in the American political process and the improvement of U.S.-China relations. She has also dedicated her career to promoting excellence in education and raising the profile and importance of charitable organizations that serve the greater needs of the community.
Ms. Wong has served for decades on the Boards of dozens of influential government, healthcare, educational and non-profit organizations, including the AAPI Victims and Education Fund Advisory Board, Atlanta Women’s Foundation, and the International Women’s Forum Georgia. She has also served as a political appointee to multiple Georgia state commissions by two different administrations.
Ms. Wong was born in Indonesia, attended school in Taiwan, and graduated from the University of Hawaii. She has two children and lives with her beloved husband, Dr. John Wong, in Dunwoody, Georgia. As the recognized community leader amongst Georgia’s AAPIs, she often hosts civic events at her home for community members, elected officials and candidates in her award-winning garden.
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