Board of Directors

by jen


Our Board of Directors is truly an amazing group of people. Many of them have been involved for 10 years or more and were once an attendee of our program. They are responsible for the health and growth of the National Teen Leadership Program. They give their heart and soul, advice and feedback, AND year round support so that our programs can grow and improve for each generation of new leaders. We are proud that so many of our Directors and Advisory members are alumni of our programs. Learn about joining our Board and make a big impact!


Jennifer Louie-Abernathy, PMP, Alumna

Cal Poly, SLO/University of San Francisco
NTLP Board Chairwoman
Data Analyst, Enterprise Data & Client Insight
First Republic Bank

Jennifer Louie-Abernathy first attended NTLP in 1996 and staffed camps for many years. She has been serving on our Board as the Chairwoman since February 2018 and served as Vice Chair from March 2013 to January 2018. She also designed and maintains the NTLP website. Jen has spent her entire career working in technology in financial services companies. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Business with a concentration in Management of Information Systems from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and her Master of Business Administration from University of San Francisco – Masagung Graduate School of Management, and holds a Project Management Professional certification.

U-Wen Kok, CFA

U-Wen Kok

University of Toronto
NTLP Vice Chair & Interim Secretary
Chief Investment Officer, RS Global Equities
RS Investments, an investment franchise of Victory Capital Management

U-Wen has been on the Board of NTLP since May 2015. She is currently Chief Investment Officer of the RS Global Team and Portfolio Manager of the RS Global and International Equity Funds and Strategies. U-Wen has been in the investment field for more than 25 years. Her experience includes working with several large North American financial institutions, helping them create domestic and global investment strategies, building new businesses through product launches and helping them expand these businesses through sales distribution efforts. U-Wen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of Toronto, Canada and is a member of the CFA Institute.


Edgar Wong-Chen, Alumnus

Edgar Wong-Chen

UC Davis/UMass-Amherst
NTLP Board Director
California Nurses Association/National Nurses United

Edgar Wong-Chen has served as NTLP’s Board Chairperson from 2011 to January 2018 and has been on the Board of Directors since 2003. He has extensive experience working in social justice and fighting for workers’ rights around the world. Edgar currently works as a Researcher for the California Nurses Association and National Nurses United. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst obtaining a Master of Science in Labor Studies with a focus on International and Domestic Corporate Social Responsibility and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Davis where he also serves as a guest faculty member in the Asian-American Studies Department. Edgar is a proud alumnus of the NTLP program and has been involved since 1996.

Sanjay Modi

UC Berkeley
NTLP Board Director
Vice President of Product Management
Charles Schwab

Sanjay Modi joined the NTLP Board in May 2021. Sanjay has been working in the technology industry for more than 20 years where he has led engineering and product teams in several leadership roles to deliver cyber security products and services. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering in India and his Master of Business Administration from UC Berkeley. Sanjay also volunteered as a Citizen Teacher teaching middle school children in after school hours.

Laura Segura
National Teen Leadership Program
Vikram Grover
Senior Director, Business Development
Niantic Labs
Joshua R. Pukini
Managing Director
Cal Pac Capital Advisors
Juan Lepe, Alumnus
Vice President, IT Planning and Risk
SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union