Meet the Media Committee

About Us

The Media Committee’s role is to support the mission and vision of the Asian Neuropsychological Association through communication-related activities and social media platforms. Our primary products include the quarterly Newsletter, official ANA website, and ANA YouTube channel. We aim to work closely with other ANA Committees (Advocacy, Education, Student, Resource, and Membership) and neuropsychological organizations (e.g., INS, NAN, SBN, HNS) to disseminate communication through the listserv and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube). We also collaborate with the Executive Committee in creating special projects, such as the ANA Heritage Video Series (ANA YouTube Channel).

Sara Chan, Psy.D.

Dr. Sara Chan graduated from the Clinical Psychology – Neuropsychology track program at Pacific University, Oregon. She completed internship at the VA Northern California and fellowship at the University of Washington. She works with adults in inpatient and outpatient settings through a neuro-rehabilitative framework. Her research and clinical interests lie in rehabilitation neuropsychology, movement disorders, multicultural approaches to neuropsychological evaluations and treatment, and biomarkers for neurodegenerative conditions. She speaks Bahasa Melayu and Japanese (and some Chinese dialects).

Lisa Graves, Ph.D.

Dr. Lisa Graves is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at CSU San Marcos, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in neuropsychology and psychological testing. She received her PhD in clinical psychology with a major area of study in neuropsychology from the SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Her research evaluates the utility of commonly used neuropsychological and functional measures to improve diagnostic accuracy across the continuum of normal aging, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders for culturally diverse, underrepresented, and underserved populations. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of California and has extensive experience in neuropsychological assessment of adults with known or suspected brain dysfunction (e.g., due to Alzheimer’s or vascular disease). 

Newsletter Team

Ivy Cho, M.S.
Newsletter Co-Editor

Ivy Cho is pursuing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Toronto. She previously completed a BSc in Neuroscience at the University of Calgary and an MA in Clinical Psychology at the University of Toronto. As part of her graduate program, she is one of the student representatives on the Inclusivity Committee, where she works with program faculty and staff to organize the annual Invited Diversity Speaker Series at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Her doctoral dissertation is focused on dissociating proactive and reactive forms of cognitive control in individuals with depression and healthy older adults.

Jessie Li, M.A.
Newsletter Co-Editor

Jessie Li is pursuing her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Pacific University, Oregon. She obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Pacific University and a Bachelor of Science in BioHealth Sciences and Psychology at Oregon State University. Her undergraduate thesis focused on the use of photography as a mediating tool between birth origin and a sense of home. As part of her graduate program, she is a member of the Neuropsychology Outreach Taskforce, which aims to provide neuropsychological and psychological services to homebound and/or elderly community members. She is particularly interested in understanding healthy aging and cross-cultural considerations in neuropsychology. 

Jas Chok, B.S.

Jie Chang, M.A.

Jie Chang is pursuing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Concordia University in Montréal, Canada. She has obtained an MA in Clinical Psychology from Concordia University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto Scarborough. Jie’s doctoral dissertation explores attention to emotions in different cultural contexts, specifically understanding how people from Euro-Canadian and Chinese-heritage backgrounds attend to their feelings. Jie is particularly interested in integrating cultural psychology and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion knowledge with her clinical neuropsychology training.


Aya Haneda, M.A.

Aya Haneda is pursuing her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in neuropsychology at Roosevelt University, Chicago. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminology at the Pennsylvania State University. Her doctoral dissertation is focused on measures that predict progressions from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s-type dementia. Broadly, her clinical/research interests include degenerative disorders, pre-post operative evaluations, and cultural diversity in neuropsychology.

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Lisa N. Cruz, M.A.

Lisa N. Cruz is currently an intern at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center and a Ph.D. candidate at Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is Filipina American; she was born and raised in New Jersey and spent her childhood summers in the Philippines. Broadly, clinical/research interests include neuropsychology in aging, medical, and neurological conditions. Reducing sociocultural health disparities for marginalized groups is interwoven throughout her work. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, being immersed in nature, trying the amazing food in Los Angeles, and spending time with her fur babies (cats!).