APAS is a 501c(3) non-profit umbrella organization of 16 Asian communities that preserves and educates
Asian culture and history in the greater New Orleans area since 1979.




It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2021 & 2022 Executive Committee members! On 11/14/2020, APAS held its election. We thank all candidates who submitted their names and dedicated themselves to carry out APAS’ mission for the next two years. No one could have foreseen the pandemic that has altered our lives in the last 10 months and for many more to come. The incoming officers will have a tough hill to climb, but we can unequivocally say that APAS has risen above challenges before and this administration will not disappoint. It will take courage, dedication, creativity, and passion to help APAS survive and thrive in the next two years.  This administration mirrors the diverse community of which APAS serves in ethnic, language, age, profession, but with the common goal of representing one voice for the Asian community. The following are our 2021 & 2022 Executive Committee members:

Chair Wendy Jung Taiwan

1st Vice Chair Angel Cutno Korea

2nd Vice Chair Tu "Dave" Nguyen Vietnam

Secretary Nellie Underwood China

Treasurer Gerlie San Agustin Philippines


The 2020 Cecil J. Murphy Scholarships were awarded to Claire Min (Korea) from Haynes Academy and Katrina Nguyen (Vietnam) from Xavier University. Congratulations to both of them for a job well done!


We did it again with the help from our friends at Pho Orchid.  We brought meals to the NOFD and the respiratory therapists at East Jeff General Hospital and West Jeff General Hospital. Thank you for keeping us safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic!


With the help from our friends at Pho Orchid, APAS brought meals to UMC and the JPSO 2nd & 3rd district during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We appreciate all that you do for our community!

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