The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) board put its CEO, Clayton Fong, on paid leave on April 13 after unspecified allegations against him surfaced. Christine Takada is the interim CEO.
When asked for a comment, NAPCA Board Chair John Duong referred to his quotes in the Seattle Times as a public statement for the time being. The board will have more to say upon completion of its review.
“Some allegations have been brought to our attention about actions potentially contrary to our organization’s policy. The board made a prudent move to go through a review process to see if anything’s there,” Duong said.
“We have a fiduciary duty here to look after the organization’s and funders’ resources. Certainly whatever we unfold we have no hesitation to share with the public,” he continued. “We are just beginning this process.”
Duong said he did not expect the review to affect the center’s work. “I don’t have any concerns there,” he said.
Since 1979, NAPCA has been serving as the nation’s leading advocacy organization committed to the dignity, well-being, and quality of life of Asian Pacific Americans in their senior years. (end)