FUSIA Communications

Our team

The program's operational team has diverse yet consistent experience encompassing both international backgrounds and an emphasis on media, the corporate world, and creative industries.

Elizabeth Kay

Elizabeth, the founder of FUSIA, is a seasoned strategist and web programmer with diverse experience. She first came to New York on her own at the age of 15 to attend high school on Long Island. In college, she studied Accounting and Computer Science. She worked in nonprofit, publishing, event planning, and advertising as a marketing manager for high-profile clients such as Citibank, MetLife, Delta, Johnnie Walker, Denny's, and MCI. After completing her MBA in Strategic Marketing and Communications, she started FUSIA in 2002.

Henry (Nam Pyo) Hong

Chief Relationship Officer
Henry graduated from Hunter College with a major in Film and minor in Chinese. Before immigrating to the United States 20 years ago, he studied and worked in the tourism industry in Korea. Nampyo's main role at FUSIA is to establish new initiatives and maintain quality relationships with all professional contacts.

Jason Nuckolls

Communications Director
Jason started with FUSIA in 2013 and oversees all communication needs from press releases to program guides and correspondence to contract editing. With his MFA in Mass Media Writing from the University of Southern California, Jason has worked as a journalist and editor for both online and in-print publications at the regional, national, and international levels. Having studied abroad in college in Paris, he enjoys working within the international parameters of FUSIA.

Caroline Ely

Communication Associate
Caroline's longtime interest in travel and culture goes back to her early years as a member of a US diplomatic family. She has years of experience in TV marketing for Discovery Communications, Travel Channel, and other networks. Aside from English, Caroline speaks French and Italian. She also holds a TESOL certificate in teaching English as a foreign language.

Joseph Fonseca

Communication Associate
For an entire decade, Joseph was engaged in a self-funded travelogue titled "10 Cities / 10 Years," which was featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report and numerous other publications. He received a Bachelor's in Creative Writing with a focus in Psychology from the University of Kansas.

Yan Liang

Administrative Assistant
FUSIA's newest team member, Yan joined the organization in the summer of 2018 after working with NYC 's Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), where 30+ positive comments about the internship experience at FUSIA caught her eye. Yan has developed her natural talent for accounting and administration, graduating from LaGuardia College with a major in accounting. She is now a part-time student pursuing her second bachelor's degree in business administration and finance at Baruch College.