Peggy Saika

Peggy Saika

Peggy Saika currently serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the New World Foundation in New York City and as the Interim Chair of the Buena Vista Community Institute Board of Directors in Alameda.  Previously, she was the president and executive director of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, the founding executive director of the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) and executive director of the Asian Law Caucus. She is a co-founder of the Asian Women’s Shelter, Asians/Pacific Islanders for Choice, the National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium, and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum. She is the past chairperson of the New World Foundation and The California Wellness Foundation. She also has served as a board member of the Ms. Foundation for Women, United Way of the Bay Area, the Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, the National Network of Grantmakers, and the Council on Foundations, and she was the first Asian American appointed to the Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women. She served on the advisory council of the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences and was appointed by President Clinton to the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council. She was also a fellow for the Kellogg International Leadership Program. Appointed in 2009.