Special Projects Manager
May Chen Tham joined YWCA Greater Los Angeles in 1993, working directly with the CEO. Through hard work, dedication, and a passion to take on challenges, she was promoted to the position of Board Liaison and is now Special Projects Manager.
As Special Projects Manager, May successfully managed through completion, three (3) new construction projects:
- Union Pacific Empowerment Center, East Los Angeles (completed in 2009)
- Faye Washington Youth Empowerment Center AKA Urban Campus Building, Downtown Los Angeles (completed in 2011)
- Supervisor Gloria Molina Community Empowerment Center, Walnut Park (completed in 2014)
Most recently, February 2015, she facilitated the facelift of the Angeles Mesa Empowerment Center, aligning it with the branding of other YWCA Greater Los Angeles Empowerment Centers.
May works closely with architects, contractors, consultants, vendors, and local government agencies. She is a team player with good work ethics and an asset to the organization. She has also taken on facilities management responsibilities. Any assignment taken on by her is completed timely and efficiently as she takes ownership and pride to get the job done.
Originally from Bombay, India, and born to Chinese parents, May earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Bombay and a Diploma from the YWCA of Bombay. She is a world traveler and expert in three languages. May brings an international flair along with a deep institutional understanding of the YWCA’s mission and programmatic impact to the benefit of all her projects.