Executive Director

Born in Taiwan and raised in Oregon, Chiao-Yun Anny Hsiao is the Executive Director of the Formosan Association for Public Affairs. She has been active with the organization for over a decade, from being a chapter president to becoming the first female National Vice President of FAPA. She brings over fourteen years of experience working in the nonprofit and public sectors, focusing on policy-making, advocacy, leadership development, and grassroots organizing. As a lifelong activist, she is passionate about defending human rights, democracy, and social justice through systems change.

Prior to her position at FAPA, Anny was appointed by Oregon Governor Kate Brown to be the Governor’s Economic and Business Equity Policy Advisor. Anny was instrumental in developing key statewide policies, and the passage of new legislation. In her portfolio, she addressed systemic issues relating to contracting equity within Oregon’s biennial $8 billion procurement spending budget to provide more economic opportunities for Oregon’s small business community. She also worked on issues related to immigrant and refugee rights, and social justice issues.

Anny also has substantial experience in Taiwanese American community building. From 2013 to 2022, she was involved in the Taiwanese Association of Greater Portland, during which she was a Board member between 2013 and 2016 and President of the Board between 2014 and 2016. Further, between 2017 and 2018, she was Secretary General of the Taiwanese American Association of U.S.A.

Anny received a Public Service Scholarship and holds a Master of International Public Policy (MIPP) from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, yoga, hiking, and being in the great outdoors.