Elizabeth Chung: Executive Director
Known as an unstoppable and inspiring force in the Frederick community, in 2005 Elizabeth Chung launched what would later become the Asian American Center of Frederick as an afterschool program called LIFE and Discovery. Truly believing that the greatness of America comes from its diversity, Elizabeth sought to overcome discrimination and disparities towards minority and immigrant groups. Elizabeth witnessed how access to health was limited by language barriers and cultural competency. The AACF has become what it is today through her relentless and tireless efforts as the Executive Director.
Eran Bosaz: Operations Manager
As if being Operations Manager of AACF isn’t enough responsibility, Eran somehow manages to find time instructing the STARTALK students in the summer, volunteers her time as an AACF Ambassador at community outreach events by making connections with community members and potential community partners, and acts as an interpreter whenever called upon. Eran originally came from Hong Kong, so she understands firsthand both the challenges and wonders that new immigrants to this country face. As a proud US citizen, Eran wants to ensure that everyone feels at home in Frederick County just like she does. She believes that, collectively, all community members’ skills and cultural traditions will provide an enriching local experience of a mixed culture that everyone has the opportunity to benefit from. “We all belong to one race – the human race; with diversity and inclusion, the world becomes more vibrant and peaceful” – Eran Bosaz.
Dr. Matthew Nimpson: Program Manager of Citizen Integrated Services
Dr. Nimpson has a stoic demeanor and does his work with a full heart by serving the Frederick community as a previous A STAR! Western Maryland AmeriCorps Member. He came to the United States in 1990 from Liberia, and finds himself in an interesting position to help those who have shared the struggle of immigrating to the US: he offers them support through Citizenship Integrated Services offered daily at the AACF office with the help of CASA de Maryland. He recognizes the great need there is to help our fellow community members, and he believes in the inherent worth of doing so. Along with speaking his native tongue of Kru, he can also speak and write in Russian.
Nancy Boyd: Nurse Educator & Supervisor, CHW Program
Nancy joined AACF in August 2016 as our Nurse Educator for our Community Health Worker (CHW) program. Her registered nurse experience started in critical care in Pittsburgh, PA and Alexandria VA and then in community health at FMH Wellness Center. Nancy is also an AHA Basic Life Support Instructor, a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor and coordinate Safe Kids Frederick County.