Mei Hung, a native of Taiwan, came to America to pursue higher education, expand her horizons, and search for the meaning of life. Once in the United States, she was fascinated by American culture, while she also developed a deep appreciation for her own Chinese cultural heritage.
Since joining the Chinese Culture Connection (CCC) in 1997 as a volunteer, Mei saw a high-minded organization that, not only gave her the opportunity to share her cultural heritage, but also provided a great way for her to learn more about the American way. In 1999, Mei succeeded the founder and Executive Director of CCC, Catherine Hsu, and relocated the charitable and outreach organization to Malden. During her tenure, Mei has delivered numerous programs, as well as developed many new ones. She hopes that using Chinese arts and culture as a conduit will inspire all cultures to come together to connect, understand and appreciate each other. Hopefully, this spirit will help unite humanity into a world of mutual benefit.
Mei has been a member of the Kiwanis Club International since 2000, and has served as an advisor to the Key Club at Malden High School since 2011. She is a member of the Advisory Council at Mystic Valley Elderly Services and a Community Council Member of the Hallmark Health System.
Mei obtained her BA degree from Bentley (College) University, and earned her MA degree in Education and Psychology from Tufts University. She has studied Tai Chi for many years with world-renowned masters, which has informed her teaching at Boston University since 2003. In her rare moments of free time, Mei enjoys cooking and playing the GuQin, an ancient Chinese stringed instrument.
Program Director, Little Dragon Afterschool Program
Joy Liu is the Program Director at the Chinese Culture Connection. She is an experienced hospitality industry professional and has over 10 years of experience in operational management, project management, and marketing. She is very passionate about cultural enrichment for all, through education and the creative arts. Joy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Operational Management from Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan and a Master of Science in Project Management from Northeastern University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Accounting from Suffolk University. In her free time, Joy advocates for better animal welfare laws and affordable early childhood education.
Yihua (Eva) Jiang
Yihua (Eva) Jiang is the Communications Manager at the Chinese Culture Connection. She is responsible for coordination and organization for different events at the CCC, such as the East Meets West Cultural Dialogue, the Ping Pong tournament, the Annual Gala, as well as many others.
Eva graduated from New York University with an M.A. in International Relations. During her school years, she gained extensive experience in the field of education and nonprofit organization. After graduation, she worked as a marketing and communication coordinator at the World Ocean School, which provided her with a strong marketing skills and program organization. These experiences and skills are indispensable to her current job.
Xiaohong (Ada) He
Community Outreach Coordinator
Xiaohong (Ada) He is a Community Outreach Coordinator at the Chinese Culture Connection. She is responsible for reaching out to the Asian/Chinese immigrant community and provides aids to those who need help. Meanwhile, she serves as a liaison among CCC, community organizations and government officials.
She enjoys taking pleasure in helping others, and therefore she had volunteered for Tufts Medical Center, Asian American Civic Association and The Immigrant Learning Center. She is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and Wuyi local dialect and has diverse community service experience to help Chinese speaking residents solve daily issues.
Communications and Events Coordinator
Jinghe Zhong joined the Chinese Culture Connection in November 2022 as a Communications and Events Coordinator. Prior to moving to Massachusetts, she served in multiple roles in marketing, community outreach, and project coordination for arts and cultural organizations in Chicago, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, and TimeLine Theatre.
Jinghe graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an M.A. in Arts Administration and Policy. In 2008, she founded the Chinese Critique Salon, a student association dedicated to fostering artistic development and exploration among Chinese-speaking student artists. Her most recent curatorial project is collaboratively designing the public art exhibition New Monuments for New Cities on The 606 in Chicago.