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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Asian Business Association of Hampton Roads is composed of eleven Directors, elected directly from the membership at the Annual Meeting of the Membership held in May of each year.  No more than three representatives from a specific community can serve on the Board at a time.

The Board of Directors is made up of both respected elders and young professionals from cultural and professional organizations and the business community.  Directors serve one-year terms on a volunteer basis and are expected to attend monthly scheduled board meetings. 

 

7th Board of Directors

2018 - 2019

Petula Moy, President

Petula Moy is honored to serve as the 4th President of ABAHR. She has served on the Board of Directors since the organization was founded in 2010. Her goal is to put forth her best effort to assist in building a strong organization and making a difference in the Asian business community in the region of Greater Hampton Roads.

Petula was born in Hong Kong, China.  Her family was originally from Canton, China.  She was educated with Chinese Literature and Chinese History in her early years.  She was deeply rooted with Chinese tradition and culture.  She immigrated to America when she was a teenager.

Petula obtained her Bachelor Degree of Nursing from University of Virginia. She worked as a registered nurse and advanced to several management positions in Health Care Industry. Later, she returned back to school to further her education and obtained a Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA) from Old Dominion University. She took a great opportunity to become an entrepreneur when she enrolled in the Entrepreneur Program of Farmers Insurance Group. Since then, she managed her own Farmers Insurance agency for about nine years. She has the privilege to serve her clients as their personal and commercial insurance advisor. She was a recipent of District Commercial Agent of Year Award.

In 2014, Petula made a career change to financial industry and joined CommonWealth Planning, LLC as a financial professional. Currently, she is a Partner at CommonWealth Financial Partnership, LLC.  She creates value to her clients by helping them to achieve their financial goals and dreams in life. She is committed to assist individuals, families and business owners in guiding them through the financial planning strategies. She strives to build strong trusting relationship and always looks for the best interest of her clients.

She is actively participating in various organizations throughout the Hampton Roads community, including Advisory Board Director of Asian Indian Hampton Roads (AIHR), Board Director of National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisor (NAIFA), member of Greater24, member of Norfolk Sister Cities Association, member of Organization of Chinese Americans, and a strong supporter of Montero Medical Missions.

Petula is married to Mark, with 2 children Alex and Stephanie.  She enjoys reading, bird watching, gardening, and travel.

 

 

Petula Moy, President-Elect 
President, Jul 2013 - Present
President-Elect, Jul 2012 - Jun 2013
Founding Director (2010)

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 Manolita Holadia, President-Elect

Manolita Akiko Holadia graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in History.  She received her J.D. at the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law in Michigan.  She is currently a partner at the law firm of Joynes & Gaidies in Virginia Beach and has been employed there as a trial attorney for over 22 years.  She licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, U.S. District Court Eastern Division of Virginia, U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit and the Virginia Supreme Court.  Her licenses in Maryland and Washington D.C. are currently dormant.

Her professional associations are Virginia State Bar Bench/Bar Committee, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Virginia Beach Bar Association and Virginia State Bar Diversity Conference.  She is on the Board of the Port Alliance Federal Credit Union, Lynnhaven Kiwanis and a former board member of the Samaritan House.

Her volunteer experience includes:  People In Need Ministry, St. Mary's Home for Disabled Children, Edmarc Hospice for Children, Polar Plunge for Special Olympics, Judeo Christian Outreach Center, Ability Center of Virginia (formerly Cerebral Palsy of Virginia), Wounded Wear, former NAACP Legal Redress Committee member and one of the 2010 recipients of the Freedom Fund Community Service Award.

Her mother is from Nagasaki, Japan and her father from Chincha Baja, Peru.  She has a wonderful son in the 7th grade who volunteers for most of his mother's community services!

 

 

President-Elect, 2018 - Present

 Japan

 

 

 Tim Bradshaw, Immediate Past President

Tim Bradshaw is the Association's third President, having served on the Board of Directors since the organization's founding as Treasurer and then Secretary.  He is Founder and CEO of Insercorp LTD, an award-winning website, marketing, and technology services firm headquartered in Franklin, Virginia.  His goal is to leverage regional business networks and technology to develop the strategic vision of ABAHR.

Tim is of Korean and American descent.  He was born at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.  His father having served in the United States Air Force, Tim has lived in Northern Virginia and the Virginia Peninsula on multiple occasions as well as Germany and Alaska. 

He studied Business Administration and Management at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and located to Franklin, Virginia in 2007 to start his business.  Tim was invited as one of 100 entrepreneurs from across Virginia for Governor McDonnell's kick-off event for the 2012 Year of the Entrepreneuer.  Tim is also involved in his local and regional communities.  His community involvement includes:

  • Founding Director, FUEL (Focused United Engaged Leaders) of the Franklin/Southampton Area

  • Member, Board of Directors, Downtown Franklin Association

  • Advisory Board Member, ECPI University's Web Development Program

  • Member, Membership and Communications Sub-Committee for Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce

  • Member, AsiaTown Committee

Tim Bradshaw, President of ABAHR

Immediate Past Pres, Jul 2013 - Present
President, Jul 2012 - Jun 2013
President-Elect, Feb 2012 - Jun 2012
Secretary, Jul 2011 - Jan 2012
Treasurer, Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Founding Director (2010)

Korea South Korea

 

 

 

Dr. Anil Nair, Member

Dr. Anil Nair is a Professor and Chair in Department of Management, Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University. He obtained his PhD from Stern School of Business at New York University in 1998 with a Major in Management and minor in International Business. Anil’s current research interests are in industry structure, competitive strategy, risks and biases in decision making, innovation, and emerging markets.

He has published about three dozen articles, some of which have appeared in leading journals in management. He has served as the program Chair of the Entrepreneurship/Technology Management track of the Asia Academy of Management
meetings (AAoM), the PDW Chair for AAoM at the Academy of Management Annual meetings, and Secretary of AAoM. He serves as the Senior Editor at Asia Pacific Journal of Management and a panelist in ASP’s Goodman award for Strategic Planning.

He has won the ODU Strome College of Business awards for Research, Service, Teaching Doctoral Student Mentoring, and MBA Professor of the Year. 

Dr. Anil Nair

India  Indian

 

 

 Jay An, Member 

Jay An received his B.A degree in Computer Science at Old Dominion University in 2002. 

He is currently operating his own company at Virginia Beach. 

He has served Korean Community and is now President of Tidewater Korean American Association (TKAA). 

He was also the President of Asian Pacific American Heritage Organization(APAHO) in 2016 - 2017. 

He was born at Seoul, Korea and lived at Tokyo, Japan where he met his wife, Frankfurt, Germany, and have been traveled more than 20 countries in his life. 

 Jay An, Member

South Korea South Korea  

 

 

 Rosana Heyder, Member

 

Philippines  Philippines 

 

 

Dennis Im, Member 

 

 South Korea South Korea

 

 

 Tricia Orpilla, Member 

Originally from Jacksonville, Florida but raised primarily in Virginia Beach area most of her life. She is married to Christian Orpilla and they have three children Christian, Desiree and Keone. Her dance background includes Ballet, Baton, Cheerleading, Filipino Folk Dance, Hip-Hop, Hula, Jazz, Maori, Musical Theatre and Tahitian. Tricia is the Director for three dance companies. Two of the local groups in the area are YFAMD a hip-hop company and Halau Kahealani a Polynesian Entertainment Dance group.


She also is the Artistic Director for Culture Shock D.C.’s Mini Shock. She is also very active in planning of events at The Philippine Cultural Center of VA, Asian Fest of Hampton Roads, FilFest USA, Fil-Am Friendship Day and PolyFest VA. On her off time she organizes dance workshops, plans fundraisers for various charities. She currently is The Third Executive Vice President of The Council of The United Filipino Organization, 3rd Vice Chair for The Filipino American Council of Hampton Roads, Chairman for The Asian Pacific American Heritage Group of Hampton Roads, and The Vice Chair of The Pacific Islander American Group of Virginia.

Tricia works for the City of Virginia Beach working as a Guest Teacher, Dance Ministry Teacher for Message in Motion and is an occasional Dance Guest Teacher at The Visual and Performing Arts Center of Salem High School in Virginia Beach She has a degree in Mass Communication, a degree in Business Administration and hopes on finishing her Bachelors in Multidisciplinary Studies of Education at Cambridge College. In 2017, she became “Mrs. Philippines of VA.”

  Tricia Orpilla, Member

Philippines Philippines

 

 

Dr. Oi (Harry) Zhang, Member

Harry Zhang received his Ph.D. in Economics at University of Alabama and has been a faculty member at Old Dominion University since 2005. He has actively volunteered in a variety of community organizations. He was President of the Organization of Chinese American-Eastern Virginia Chapter from 2014 to 2017 and was the President of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Organization (APAHO) in 2015-2016, Chairman of the Tidewater Chinese School in 2009-2012. Vice President of the Chinese-American Foundation for American since 2011.

He has also traveled to more than a dozen of countries and Chinese is his native language.  Studying history is his hobby.

Dr. Oi Harry Zhang, Member

China  China 

 

 

 

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