Meet the Staff


Teresa Chien


Executive Director 


Teresa has been in the nonprofit worlds for more than 15 years. Initially specializing in development (fundraising) for charitable nonprofits, Teresa was first introduced to association management after overseeing the development division of an association management company. Serving as executive director for three to five clients at a time prepared her to move LADS to the next phase in its growth. Today, Teresa manages the overall operations of LADS, with particular attention given to programs, development and marketing.



Hanah Morinaga

Programs & Membership Manager

Hanah gained her first nonprofit management experience planning a fundraising event for an animal welfare organization. She went on to understand programs and case management working at AIDS Project Los Angeles. Her background in the different areas of nonprofit work brought her to LADS to serve as the Events Coordinator, where she manages all CEs, other educational courses, and social events. Hanah is also the resident social media sage. You will occasionally find her sharing updates on the LADS Facebook page and Twitter feed.