The APLP Alumni Community


Alisha Bhagat (APLP Generation 12 alum) shares what's unique about the East-West Center Leadership Program experience.


How has the APLP impacted fellows personally and professionally?  Read what they have to say.

Want to stay up-to-date with the APLP alumni community? Read the APLP alumni newsletter, The Navigator!

APLP Alumni Board 2021-2023

Each generation (G) elects one representative to the Alumni Board. The current board members are:

  • Ramnath Chandrasekhar (G17), President
  • Ariana Loehr (G19), Vice-President
  • Mai Rattanavong (G5), Secretary
  • Sharanya Dilip (G14), Alumni Relations Chair
  • Harshini Pandithasekera (G11), Communications Chair
  • Christina Monroe (G4), APLP Staff Liaison
  • Gretchen Alther (G12), APLP Staff Liaison
  • Thinley Choden (G2)
  • Jonathan Jacobs (G3)
  • Mai Rattanavong (G5)
  • Dolgor Baasansuren (G6)
  • Cho Cho Yee (G7)
  • Colleen Corrigan (G9)
  • Trevor Ranges (G10)
  • R.M. Harshini Pandithasekera (G11)
  • Loan Le (G12)
  • Ofeina Manuel Barbarich (G13)
  • Sharanya Dilip (G14)
  • Neha Sinha (G15)
  • Virender Kumar (G16)
  • K. Ramnath Chandrasekhar (G17)
  • Kim Chua (G18)
  • Ariana Loehr (G19)
  • Christina A. Gabrillo (G19), Member at Large
  • Dayaprasad G. Kulkarni (G11), Member at Large
  • Elizabeth F. Milo (G16), Member at Large
  • Mahinda Gunaratne (G6), Member at Large
  • Shristhee Bhatta (G19), Member at Large


Nainoa Thompson Scholarship Fund

The Nainoa Thompson Scholarship Fund was founded by APLP alumni to provide scholarship support to meritorious APLP fellows who embody the spirit of Nainoa Thompson’s passion and dedication to community development. The scholarship(s) will provide funding which may support the awardee’s ongoing involvement in collaborative leadership, making a positive difference at the community level, and building community out of diversity. Funds are raised annually. The inaugural recipient, Mr. Lhobsang Pandan from Tibet, graduated in 2006. Subsequent Nainoa Thompson Scholars are: Linda Furuto (G6) from Hawaii; Huyen Truong (G7) from Vietnam; Dina Zenitha (G8) from Indonesia; Yongoe Kambue (G9) from Papua New Guinea; Tetsuji Matsumoto (G10) from Japan; Andrew Soh (G11) from Malaysia/Philippines; Mami Sato (G12) from Japan; Annalie Eddy (G13) from Philippines, Thao Phuong Nguyen (G14) from Vietnam, Kyomunim Padma Namgyal Ajita (G15) from India, Phanikumar Kadambari (G16) from India, Erdenee Batzorig (G17) from Mongolia, and Sumita Sarma (G18) from India.  The current Nainoa Thompson Scholar is Ritu Thapa (G19) from Nepal.

To donate to the fund, please click here.