Sherry Hirota

Board Immediate Past President
CEO, Asian Health Services

Sherry M. Hirota is a founding board member of AAPCHO and is currently chief executive officer of Asian Health Services (AHS), based in Oakland, CA. In addition to her executive responsibilities at AHS, her professional and community affiliations include: member of The California Endowment’s Board of Directors; appointed member of the Advisory Committee on Research on Minority Health; member of the Governing Board, Alameda Alliance for Health; and member of the Advisory Board of the Bureau of Primary Health Care’s National Center for Cultural Competence. She is a member of the executive committee of the Community Voices for Immigrant Health Project; a board member of the Community Health Centers Network and the 2005 Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Alameda Health Consortium.

Ms. Hirota’s numerous awards include The California Wellness Foundation’s 2005 Champions of Health Professions Diversity Award, Outstanding Woman of the Year in Health-Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame, Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership Award, and Woman of the Year, 16th Assembly District of California.

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