Board and Senior Leadership

Board of Directors

Audrey H. Paek, Chair
Principal and General Manager, Visionary Steps

Yasuna Murakami, Vice Chair
Managing Partner, MC2 Capital Management, LLC

Zina Kondratiuk, Treasurer
Capital Giving Officer, Simmons College

George Donnelly
Adjunct Professor, Suffolk University
(past Executive Director, Boston Business Journal)

Sylvia Han
Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management

Sarah G. Kim
General Counsel, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of the Treasurer & Receiver General

Amy Ko
Senior Vice President, U.S. Trust

Vinod Misra
Management Consultant

Minita Shah-Mara
Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Sukanya Ray, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Psychology, Suffolk University

Jeannie Suk

Professor of Law, Harvard University

Michael Tow
President and Founder, New Boston Financial

Board Emeriti

Atsuko Toko Fish, Chair
Trustee, Fish Family Foundation

Kija Kim
President, Clark Hill Partners

Paul W. Lee

Partner, Goodwin Procter

Senior Leadership

Cristina Ayala earned her B.A. from Yale University and her Certificate in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. She has been involved in many aspects of ATASK’s operations over the past 10 years, including grant writing, contract reporting, community relations, and event planning. She served as ATASK’s Emergency Shelter Director and soon thereafter became the Founding Director of the Transitional Housing Program. Cristina is a consummate ambassador and has represented ATASK at various speaking engagements, events, and meetings with key funders.

Earlier in her career, Cristina spent three summers in Latin America working on various public health projects. She later joined the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center and managed the construction of their largest site. As the Operations Manager, she was in charge of Medical Records, the Laboratory and Facilities. She also worked with Boston Partners in Education and served on the Board of St. Peter School in Cambridge.

Cristina is recognized for her leadership within the Filipino community, where she teaches at the Filipino School and helps organize fundraising events for natural disasters and low-income communities. She currently resides in the Greater Boston area with her partner and three children.

Dawn Sauma has worked in social services for about 20 years as a provider, educator, manager, and administrator within the mental health, school, judicial, and academic systems. She earned her BA in Psychology and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dawn is a Licensed Social Work Clinician (LICSW) in the state of Massachusetts.

Dawn has been serving as the Clinical and Programs Director at ATASK. Her role has expanded from providing supervision and management for ATASK’s primary services in the Community Based Services (CBS) and Shelter programs, and now includes oversight of the Legal Advocacy program and Education and Outreach.

She has represented ATASK in meetings with key stakeholders, community interagencies, and a multitude of government and private funders. Dawn has also authored multiple foundation, state, and federal grants for ATASK, and provided supervision to direct service managers, staff, and MSW interns.

Dawn is bi-racial, Japanese and Caucasian, born in Alaska and raised in Hawaii; she has now been living in Massachusetts for 10 years with her family.

Chanthy Khuon manages all financial and administrative functions related to the agency and its programs. In addition to monitoring the agency’s financial budget, she oversees all fiscal administration of public and private funding contracts. She provides fiscal reports to the board and funders. Chanthy has over 14 years of experience in financial management and administration. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Bernard M. Baruch College.

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