Board of Directors

Sonjui Kumar

Board Chair

Sonjui L. Kumar is a founding member in the law firm of Kumar, Prabhu, Patel & Banerjee, LLC. She has been a practicing attorney for the past twenty one years, originally practicing in Hartford, Connecticut and since 1995 in Georgia. Attorney Kumar is a frequent speaker on issues relating to women and minorities in the profession, small and solo firm practice and business development. She is an active member of the South Asian community in Georgia and nationally. She is the Immediate Past President of the North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA), having served on its Executive Committee for the past four years.

She is also a founding Trustee of the NASABA Foundation. Ms. Kumar is a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE), Atlanta Chapter. She has previously served as an at-large representative on the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Georgia. She was awarded the State Bar of Georgia’s 2008 Commitment to Equality Award and later served on the selection committee for that award. She is a Past President and Board member of the South Asian Bar Association of Georgia (SABA-GA) and an active member of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL). In addition, Ms. Kumar is a member of the American Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association.

Ms. Kumar graduated with high honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law in West Hartford, Connecticut. She lives with her husband in Roswell, Georgia and has two daughters.

Mayu Arita

Board Member

Mayu Arita is Electronic & Creative Media Director at Georgia Power, where she oversees all the advertising, sponsorships, social media and creative services of the company which also include design, web development, photography and videography. She is responsible for leading the brand strategy and building awareness and demand for Georgia Power’s products and services. Her efforts have resulted in multiple advertising and design awards including a 2017 UCI award for Communicator of the Year.

Prior to joining Georgia Power, Mayu spent over 10 years working on digital, web and social media marketing strategies for Fortune 500 brands across a wide array of industries including Food & Beverage, Consumer Packaged Goods, Home Improvement, Automotive and Financial Services.

Mayu was born in Toronto, raised in Hawaii and now resides in East Atlanta. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Hawai’i. She enjoys cooking, traveling, volunteering and spending time outdoors with her dog “Ebi.”

Tressa Copenhaver

Board Member

Tressa Copenhaver is Vice President and Group Counsel at Equifax Inc. where she provides business-focused legal advice, strategic direction and leadership on sophisticated, complex enterprise deals in support of sales, teaming, and alliance activities. She is a member of the Georgia Asian and Pacific American Bar Association and enjoys volunteering with Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta.

Ambreen Delawalla

Board Member

Ambreen Delawalla is Assistant Vice President and Senior Legal Counsel with AT&T Services, Inc. She advises the business on compliance matters. Ambreen has previously served on the boards of the Georgia Pacific American Bar Association, the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention. She lives in Decatur with her husband and two boys.

Le Dam Doan

Board Member

Ms. Le Dam Doan serves as Public Relation Director of the Vietnamese American Community of the USA (VAC-USA) and the Vietnamese American Community of Georgia (VAC-GA).  As a dedicated community leader, she has received numerous recognitions throughout the years. A four-time recipient of the 25 most Influential Asian American in Georgia (GATS), 2018 Outstanding Asian American Awards of the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce South East (USPAACC_SE), and 2017 Asian Community Leadership Award of the Who’s Who in Asian American Communities (WWAAC).

Ms. Doan has dedicated a lifetime of service to the immigrant and refugee community. Prior to coming to Georgia, Ms. Doan provided assistance to immigration humanitarian programs for refugees throughout California for more than 30 years. She was part of a taskforce on hate crimes and affirmative action in California. When Vietnamese refugees arrived in California from 1975 to 1996, Ms. Doan volunteered for Red Cross and Food for the Hungry. Further, she volunteered at Camp Pendleton and Camp Weimar Medical Center “Hope Village,” relocation camps for Vietnamese refugees. Her service work in refugee camps extended internationally to countries throughout Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Ms. Doan was born and raised in Vietnam and now lives in Lawrenceville, Georgia with her 21-year old son Nam, her husband Tinh Doan, and her mother.

Shuaib Hanief

Board Member

Shuaib Hanief is the CEO of Solmation LLC, a technology consulting firm. Along with providing software and hardware solutions for fortune 500 companies and small businesses, He works with nonprofit organizations to diagnose and improve their organizational and leadership performance. He has a Bachelors and Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering and dropped out of his PhD program to finish his Master of Public Administrator in Non-Profits.

His accomplishments in the non-profit and entrepreneurial area include being a founding member a Charter school in Roswell, founding a popular cruise travel agency, a partner in a non-profit consulting firm, running a media company that benefits the local community, providing software as a service products for physicians, leading a midsize non-profit organization as an Executive Director and serving a few organizations in advisory and board capacity. Shuaib is a long-time resident of Atlanta, and he live with his wife and four children in Lawrenceville, and also serves as a Boy Scouts committee chair.

Dan Huynh

Board Member

Dan Huynh is a senior associate in the Intellectual Property Litigation Group of Alston & Bird LLP. He has been recognized by Georgia Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for Intellectual Property Litigation every year since 2015. Dan received his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law and his B.S. in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dan is on the Board of Directors for Tapestri Inc., a non-profit combatting human trafficking in the Southeast and the Board of Governors for the National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys. Dan is also a member of the Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court, the ArtsATL advisory council, and the University of Georgia School of Law Young Alumni Committee. Dan was selected to participate in the LEAD Atlanta class of 2015 and was recognized as Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under 40 in 2016. An Atlanta native, Dan currently lives with his wife in Decatur.

Shaney Lokken

Board Member

Shaney Lokken is public finance attorney with Murray Barnes Finister LLP. She represents state and local governments, investment banks and conduit borrowers as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, and underwriter’s counsel in a variety of tax-exempt financings for healthcare, higher education, assisted living facility and economic development projects. She also represents nonprofit borrowers and financial institutions in direct purchase, credit enhancement and direct borrowing transactions. Shaney previously served in-house as Assistant General Counsel at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, a derivatives compliance manager at SunTrust Bank, and in the corporate, secured lending and public finance practices at a large Atlanta law firm.

Shaney is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. She is also a member of the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and Toastmasters International. Shaney graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in literature. She received her J.D. from the University of Southern California, where she served on the University of Southern California Law Review.

Bryan Ramos

Board Member

Bryan Ramos is dedicated to Georgia’s working class. He is the founding attorney of the Ramos Law firm who prides itself on delivering highly attentive and results-driven legal representation to those injured on the job. Mr. Ramos is recognized by Martindale‑Hubbell as AV Preeminent, an industry ranking at the highest level of ethical and professional excellence. He was also selected as one of “Georgia’s Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend magazine.

Together with his highly qualified legal professionals, Mr. Ramos carries a client rating of 10/10 – Superb by Avvo, and he was acknowledged as a “Georgia Top Attorney” by Mr. Ramos is a frequent legal lecturer and is often quoted by national publications on workers’ compensation law. In 2016, he served on a national effort to benefit the Filipino Veterans of World War II and secure the Congressional Gold Medal for their service to the United States of America. Mr. Ramos has served as the Vice-President of the Fil-Am Association of Greater Atlanta, and he has served two terms as the President of the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia.

Mr. Ramos currently serves as the Director of Human Capital for the National Association of Filipino American Associations, as well as the Co-Chair of Membership for the National Filipino American Lawyer Association. Most recently, he established the Georgia Filipino-American Bar Association and serves as its President.

Cassandra Solomon

Board Treasurer

Cassandra is a freelance consultant and principal of Unravel, LLC. Clients have nicknamed her ‘Q’ on projects due to the questions she asks to better understand the heart of an issue, process, or objective to guide her throughout the unraveling process. As a result, Cassandra has been a major contributor in establishing a procurement organization and leading it. Other accomplishments include program managing cost saving initiatives to establish shared service organizations, implementing software, creating policies and processes and a change program for the transition.

She has a passion for diversity and inclusion, volunteerism, and environmental sustainability which has allowed her to push beyond any inexperience to establish a supplier responsibility program and co- establish a corporate responsibility program. Her mental and emotional courage and transferable skills helps her to seek a variety of initiatives to explore, strategize, and implement. She has earned an MBA and PMP and CPA certifications.

She and her husband are both loving being empty nesters and celebrates with as much travel as possible.