Amy Wong Mok, Founder
Amy Wong Mok is the Founder & CEO of the Asian American Cultural Center and the President of the Asian American Community Partnership. Born in Hong Kong, Amy came to the United States in 1975. She is a psychotherapist by formal education and received her Bachelor of Science in Human Services and her Master of Education in Community and Mental Health Counseling from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Amy was a psychotherapist at the South Cove Community Health Center in Boston Chinatown before moving to Austin, Texas in 1983 with her husband, Dr. Aloysius K. Mok who is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin.
Amy has been deeply involved in community service both locally and nationally. She has championed social causes in regard to education, cultural diversity and women’s health issues. Since coming to Austin, Amy has served on many boards. Amy was the President of TAASA (the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault) from 1996 to 1998 and was a member of the Community Council of the Community Action Network (CAN) of Austin. She has also served on the boards of the Austin People’s Community Clinic, the Austin Children’s Museum, the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the Capital Area United Way and the Long Center for Performing Arts. She was a former Chair of the Telecommunication Commission of the City of Austin and was a member of the Grievance Committee of the Texas State Bar Association. Amy was appointed to serve as the Vice-chair for the 2006 Bond Election Advisory Committee for the City of Austin Bond and was appointed to serve one of the Tri-chairs of the 2008 Citizen Advisory Committee for AISD (Austin Independent School District).
Nationally, Amy has served on the National Advisory Panel on Violence Against Women and was the Vice President on the Board of the 80-20 Committee (a national Asian American Political Action Committee).
Amy currently serves on Austin Arts Commission, the Board of KLRU, Capital of Texas Public Telecommunications Council, Inc., and chairs the Advocacy Committee on the Board of AAEYC (Austin Association for the Education of Young Children). She is a member of the Advisory Council of Texas Center for Education Policy and a member of AARO (Austin Area Research Organization). Because of her work in promoting cultural understanding, her love for diversity, her passion for social justice and her active efforts to facilitate positive social changes, Amy has been honored with her being selected as one of the American Trustees (www.americantrusteesproject.org).