Board of Directors

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Serena Zhang


I am the Manager of Corporate Development and Public Relations at Brivia Group.

As your President for YCPA's 2021-2022 mandate, I will strive to act for the betterment of YCPA, to provide our members with essential resources through various programs, to be responsible and creditable for our community and collaborating partners, and to build a sustainable organization for future generations.

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Karen Chang

Vice President

After getting my degree in Finance from Concordia University, my career has been focused in the financial services industry. 

As a current director on the board of YCPA, I understand the importance of empowering and helping to propel young Asian professionals and entrepreneurs. The possibility of continuing to work with YCPA is an opportunity not to be missed. I am aware of the excellent reputation of YCPA and it is an honor to act as Vice President of this amazing association.

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Martin Gallet


My name is Martin Gallet and I am the Financial Controller at Tenet Fintech Group.

As the Treasurer of the Board of Directors of YCPA, I aim to evolve the organization by innovating in the optimization of financial management. My future plans are to create a Finance Committee that would allow me to take more perspectives on management and to focus on analyzing and creating new solutions.

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Felicia Jin


I am a lawyer at Fasken, a leading Canadian full-service law firm. 

As we begin this new mandate 2021-2022, I wish more than ever to continue to serve the interest of our members. Our past mandate was not only exceptional in terms of the number of projects carried by YCPA, but also the challenges we faced during this COVID‑19 pandemic. I look forward to the development of our organization in the upcoming years and I aspire be part of it.

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Xuewan Zhang

Director of Leadership

I obtained my Chartered Professional Accountant designation in fall 2015, currently working in tax services at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

The values of YCPA are very important to me. My goal for the 2021-2022 term is to first and foremost continue to participate in the outreach of YCPA and create opportunities to further connect and collaborate with professionals in various sectors and organize inspiring events to members in order to train and equip our members with the tools to exceed their potential.

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Julie Nguyen

Director of Membership

Julie currently holds the position of BI specialist within the procurement team at GardaWorld. 

In 2014, Julie joined YCPA as a volunteer and established great connections with the members. She then managed the membership team and has become a team lead for the popular annual event Orchid Ball. In 2020, she was elected to join the board of directors.

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Sum Wing Li

Director of Community Outreach

I am a Financial Planning Consultant at CIBC.

I gratefully joined the board in mid-2019, where the association organized multiple events such as YCPA active, the Leadership experience, the culinary experience, several different junctions to unite, the Orchid Ball and so forth. I am honour to have gained your support and I cherish this opportunity to serve our Asian Community in Montreal, to grow our association furthermore, and to encourage more people to join our organization. 

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Caroline Weng

Director of Events

I am an Associate II at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Global Mobility Services (GMS - Tax).

Since 2017, I have been a proud member of the YCPA, I have also had the opportunity to be actively involved in multiple events such as the Annual Orchid Ball, the Tax Clinic, the Montreal Chinese Hospital Gala, the YCPActive and to 2020’s addition, the YCPMag. I enjoy being constantly engaged in many projects and hope to continue contributing to the Asian Community’ development through YCPA.

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Shuya Zhai

Director of Communications

I’m a Supply Chain Manager at Aldo Group.

This opportunity of being on the board of YCPA will allow me to be actively involved in translating and promoting YCPA to the members and non-members, and in creating and organizing ‘fun’ meaningful activities that are fully aligned with the vision of YCPA.

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Handsun Xiao


My name is Handsun Xiao and I’m a new member of this dynamic team, joining as its YCPActive events organizer. Currently, I am in the last year of my Family Medicine residency program, based at St-Mary’s Hospital. 

The YCPActive events were days when I got to know new people in a fun and relaxed setting – it’s part of what got me hooked. After being an OB volunteer and YCPA member for a couple of years, it’s an honor to continue this branch of YCPA’s many services for its members.