Our People

The work of APIA Scholars would not be possible without the efforts and generosity of countless Scholars, advisors, institutions, and supportive companies and their dedicated employees. Learn more about the ones making a difference below:

Noël S. Harmon, PhD.

President & Executive Director

Elena Anderson

Chief Operating Officer

Katrina Sun Breese

VP, Development and External Affairs

Melissa May

Programs & GMS Program Director

Nicole David

Development Operations Director

Karen Joy Dizon

Development Manager

Shyam Gadwal

Vice President, Programs

Catherine Litten

Scholarship Director

Gulnara Mambetova

Finance & Operations Manager

Alexander Pryor

Marketing and Communications Director

Arianne Martin

Program Manager
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
GMS Program Manager

Michael Blakely

GMS Program Assistant

Florie Mendiola

Programs Manager

Bryan Park

Marketing and Communications Manager

Leilani Pimentel

Development Director