Director of Community Services and Partnerships
Jen has worked in health education and prevention for over 17 years and is AAPCHO’s Director of Community Services and Partnerships. In this capacity, she optimizes membership activities including but not limited to leading AAPCHO’s efforts to implement the Affordable Care Act and develop new community health centers. She also oversees AAPCHO’s activities with Action for Health Justice, a coalition of more than 70 Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander national and local community-based organizations and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) dedicated to educating, empowering and enrolling this community in health coverage.
Jen’s work has focused on a range of public health areas including: HIV/AIDS prevention and care services, outreach work in rural communities, family planning and reproductive health education, clinical access and eligibility, health care workforce development, and policy advocacy. Prior to joining AAPCHO, she served at Asian Health Services, a FQHC in Oakland, CA, for 14 years providing oversight of the health center’s prevention education programs including HIV/AIDS, school-based health services, community outreach, translation and medical interpreter certification, and advocacy initiatives including the health center’s Patient Leadership Council program.
Jen received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Anthropology from Georgia State University, and her Masters in Public Health from San Francisco State University, and completed the Blue Shield of California and UCSF Center for the Health Professions Clinic Leadership Institute program in 2009.