Board of Directors

Robert Parungao
- President -

Originally from Vancouver, Robert Parungao comes to Ottawa via Montreal, Toronto, and Victoria. He holds two Master ‘s degrees, one in Sociology (Concordia University) and the other in Public Administration (University of Victoria). He currently works as a senior analyst at the Department of National Defense.

He has served as the co-chair of Chinatown Remixed, an annual arts festival in Chinatown; was the founder of The New Voices Project, an arts-based non-profit working with Chinese Canadian youth in Montreal and Vancouver; sat on the board of Policy Ignite!, a bi-annual event that presents new ways of approaching government policy; was a co-founder of the Asian Canadian Wiki, a website promoting all things Asian Canadian; and is the founder and host of Beats and Boards, a monthly board game and live music event. Robert brings strong policy, administrative, social media and social interactive/promotional skills to the Board.