Board of Directors

Asian Center of Southeast Michigan is managed by a seven-member Board of Directors that provides oversight to the organization with one Director. The board is led by Dr. Janilla Lee, Executive Director and non-voting Board of Director, oversees the organization’s operation and performance.

Janilla Lee, Ph.D.

Executive Director and non-voting Board of Director

Dr. Janilla Lee is currently a research scientist at the Program for Multi-Cultural Health, University of Michigan Health System focusing on Asian Americans’ health. She is also the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director at the Asian Center – Southeast Michigan, a community health organization serving Asian Americans in Michigan. She has been studying Asian American health at U of M since 2006; a health advocate since 1996. She taught material engineering at Central Michigan University for 4 years prior. She came to academia after retiring as Engineering and Program Manager from Ford Motor Co; her automotive expertise was in product design/development and program management, mostly in interior systems. She graduated in chemistry from National Taiwan University and had her Ph.D. in Quantum Mechanics from University of Notre Dame.

She has been very actively serving the Asian American communities and the community at large for over 25 years. She served in the following organizations:

  • Healthy Asian Americans Project
  • Chinese Coalition – founder
  • Michigan Chinese Women Association – board member
  • Asian Pacific American Women Leadership Institute – board member
  • Association of Chinese Americans – board member
  • New Detroit, Inc. – board member
  • Detroit Chinese Engineering Association – president
  • Chinese Soup Kitchen – service organizer
  • American Cancer Society – cancer walk organizer
  • Walk for Juvenile Diabetes – participation

Stephanie Beau

Board of Director

Stephanie Beau is currently working with DTE Energy Company’s Marketing Organization as Principal Account Manager, for Major Account Services.

Prior to her current job, she worked in various International Import-Export Companies in Seoul, (Korea), New York City and in Metro Detroit Area over 20 years. Her focus was on industrial and agricultural products, and fashion apparel design for the clothing industry. She also was a partner in a consulting firm for the automobile industry..

Stephanie earned B. S. degree in Nursing from National Taiwan University. She has additional Liberal Arts studies at N.Y.U, .and Merchandising at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Further, she took coursework in Global Management in the University of Phoenix MBA program.

She serves on Non-Profit organizations including:

  • Founding member & Advisory Board Member, Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC); and
  • Founder & Advisory Board Member, Council of Asian Pacific Americans (CAPA).

Jamie C. Hsu, Ph.D.

Board of Director

Dr. Jamie C. Hsu is Professor of Management at the Lawrence Technological Univ, specializing in strategic management, leadership development, automotive technology management, and global collaboration.

Dr. Hsu earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Solid Mechanics from Brown University, and B. S. in Civil Engineering from National Taiwan University.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Former Executive Directors of GM Global Technology Management, R&D Centers, and Adv. Manufacturing Center
  • Board member of HAP
  • Strategy Director for US-China Cultural Institutes

Community Affiliations:

  • Former Chair, MAPAAC (Michigan Asian Pacific American Affair Commission)
  • HAP Board Director (Health Alliance Plan)
  • APACC Board Member (Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce)
  • CAPA Advisory Board Vice Chair (Council of Asian Pacific Americans)
  • Asian Center – South East Michigan, Board Member

Marie Huynh

Board of Director

Marie Huynh is currently celebrating 30 years of service at Beaumont Hospital as a Medical Records Analyst Coordinator.

Marie is an active member in the Vietnamese Community. For the past 3 years and present, She is the Director of Special Events within the Vietnamese American Association of Michigan (VAAM). Marie is in charge of organizing all the special events for VAAM, which is all of their fund-raising and health fair events yearly.

Marie serves as a Co-Chair of the Vietnamese Annual Health Fair Executive Committee.

Marie is also a Board of Directors member with the Asian Center –SE MI chapter. In addition she is a certified leader for the health education program with the Asian Center SE- MI.

Community Affiliations:

  • Special Events Director, Vietnamese American Association of Michigan (VAAM)
  • Board of Directors, Asian Center – SE MI

Tilak Sharma M.B.A.

Board of Director

Tilak Sharma retired as a program manager from Chrysler Corporation after 28 years of service. He also worked as a manager at TISCO Corporation, India.

  • Tilak is a chairperson for the Bhartiya Temple Seniors Committee.
  • He was vice president of I.L.O. India.
  • He is a very active member of Indian Community.

Community Affiliations

  • Member of Bhartiya Temple, Hindu Temple
  • Walk for MAI Family Services
  • Very active with MAI Family Services
  • Member of Komal Rishab, Indian Music Group
  • Writes Poetry for the Indian Communityaffiliations

Tim (Yu Ting) Wei 

 Board of Director

Mr. Tim Wei is currently an attorney at Hirmiz, Franso & Associates, PLLC.  He specializes in Intellectual Property Law, Immigration Law, and Contract Law.

Mr. Wei had previously worked at Miller IP Law Firm; and Gregory J. Reed P.L.C.

Mr. Wei earned his Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School; and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from New York Institute of Technology.


Anao Zhang, Ph.D.

Board of Director

A health and mental health intervention researcher, Dr. Zhang researches evidence-based practice, integrated behavioral health, psychosocial oncology and social determinants of health. Zhang’s research focuses on understanding the interconnectedness between mental and physical health, and how such connection can inform psychosocial interventions to benefit clients’ health in medical settings, especially oncology patients and their family members.

Zhang is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, and a diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Zhang has over five years of clinical experiences in various hospital settings and specializes in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin with certification in the graduate portfolio program in applied statistical modeling from the Department of Statistics and Data Science. His MSW was from the University of Pennsylvania.