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MOAPIA Staff

David Do, Director 

Email: oapia@dc.gov
Phone: 202-727-3120

See Director Do's biography

Dory Peters, Deputy Director,

Email: dory.peters@dc.gov 
Phone: 202-727-9646

Dory Peters joined the Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA) in 2003.  As the Deputy Director, she manages the agency’s overall budget and procurements, human resource and payroll, special events and Chinatown-related matters. She also serves as the subject matter liaison on small business issues. Dory is fluent in multiple languages and dialect – English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog and Hokkien, which she utilizes in serving the AAPI community.  

As the small business subject matter liaison, she’s developed the first translated and simplified vending guide in the District to benefit the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) new and existing street vendors. She also developed Project BUILD where she formed partnership with Georgetown University to recruit Asian bilingual MBA students to provide technical assistance to small AAPI businesses in the District. In 2009, She developed critical partnerships between residents, small business owners, federal and local government and neighborhood groups which led to high rate of community engagement and success of the Chinatown Small Area Plan.  She’s also responsible for successfully coordinating local agencies for the restoration of DC Chinatown Friendship Archway and DC Chinatown Street Banners. She has a B.A. in Economics from the De La Salle University, Philippines.

Ngoc Trinh, Director of Community Engagement

Email: ngoc.trinh@dc.gov 
Phone: 202-727-9883

As the Director of Community Engagement, Ngoc manages the outreach team, designing and implementing outreach projects and activities for the office. She also serves as the subject matter expert in matters of safety, health and human services.

Ngoc has served the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community since 2003, with 9 most recent years as a District employee. Ngoc has organized 85 events and workshops and conducted hundreds of door to door outreach efforts to increase awareness of District government programs and services to the AAPI residents and business owners. She also developed the MOAPIA's cases assistance procedures and oversees its Cases Assistance project, which handles hundreds of cases annually. The project helps AAPI constituents, especially those with limited or no English proficiency, navigate government system to access services. Being fully bilingual in Vietnamese and English, she is responsible for over 500 translations and interpretations and handles quality control of other Agencies’ translated materials.

Ngoc also serves as the Agency Risk Manager responsible for coordinating the implementation of an integrated program of risk assessment and control for the agency. She developed the agency’s Continuity of Operation Plan (COOP), which ensures the agency has a plan in place to continue its essential functions in case of an emergency, the Emergency Response Plan (ERP) which ensures that staff members know how to response in case of an emergency, and Risk Management Plan, which identifies the agency’s risks and develops measures to minimize the risks and costs of risks. Ngoc holds a Master’s degree in International Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

Esther KangStaff Assistantesther.kang@dc.gov, 202-727-3120

Phuong Nguyen, Communications Specialist, phuong.nguyen2@dc.gov, 202-727-5560

Ellie SungProgram Coordinator, ellie.sung@dc.gov , 202-727-0729

Nam Do, Community Outreach Specialist, nam.do@dc.gov, 202-576-8577

Tuyet McDonaldCommunity Outreach Specialist, tuyet.mcdonald@dc.gov, 202-727-2243

Bella Wang, Community Outreach Specialist, bella.wang@dc.gov, 202-329-9612

Hwajung "Lauren" Kim, Community Outreach Specialist,hwajung.kim@dc.gov, 202-727-8293

VACANTCommunity Outreach Assistant, 202-727-3756

Nakyung "Rosie" SullivanCommunity Outreach Assistant, nakyung.sullivan@dc.gov,  202-727-2248