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 & Programs

Melissa May

Programs & GMS Program Director

Karen Joy Dizon

Strategic Initiatives Associate

Emily Hyde

Scholarships Director

Catherine Litten

Scholarships Manager

Gulnara Mambetova

Finance & Operations Manager

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

Strategic Initiatives Director