The 37th Anniversary & 2017 Dynamic Achiever Awards Gala

On November 11, 2017, OCA Westchester & Hudson Valley Chapter will honor outstanding Asian Pacific Americans at its Dynamic Achiever Awards Gala. OCA-WHV is one of the most successful advocacy and cultural organizations in the Hudson Valley. The award-winning chapter is a vital part of OCA-Advocate, the national advocacy organization embracing the hopes and aspirations of the 19 million Asian Pacific Islander Americans in the United States. For extraordinary contributions to their professions and communities, this year’s Dynamic Achievers Award (DAA) recipients are: Joanna Wan-Ying Chan, Ed. D., Playwright, Stage Director, and Maryknoll Sister; James S. C. Chao, Ph. D., Founder and Chairman of the Foremost Group; and Tammy Huang, Ph. D., Senior Director of Regeneron Pharmaceutical, Inc.

This year’s recipient of the Community Service Award is Mark C. Fang, Esq., Director of the Westchester County Department of Consumer Protection. The winners of the Student Leadership Award, the Jeannette Wang Award, the Avon Xiaochun Luo Award and the Phi Lambda Westchester Award will also be recognized. 

Past DAA awardees include Ang Lee, multiple Academy Award-winning Film Director; David Ho, M. D., visionary AIDS researcher and CEO of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center; and Randall T. Eng, Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

Baayork Lee, NAAP Executive Artistic Director, Theater Director, Choreographer, Author and the recipient of the 2017 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award will be the mistress of ceremony. The Gala is the major fundraising event for OCA-WHV. New York Life and TD Bank are among this year’s Gala sponsors. OCA-WHV invites everyone to the Gala. Sponsorships and donations are welcomed and will allow OCA-WHV to continue to advocate for a more equitable society where Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are uplifted and empowered and to support its extensive programs and events for the community at large.

Double Tree Hotel
Address: 455 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591
Time: Saturday ♦ Nov. 11th, 2015 ♦ 6-11pm
Cocktail Reception | 6:00 pm ♦ Dinner, Program and Dance | 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm ♦ Black tie preferred

***Dynamic Achiever Awardees***

Playwright, Stage Director and Maryknoll Sister
Chairman and Founder of the Foremost Group
Senior Director of Regeneron Pharmaceutical, Inc.

***Community Service Awardee***

Director, Westchester County Department of Consumer Protection

***Youth Award Winners***