Jen has worked within and on behalf of community health centers and in public health for more than 20 years and is AAPCHO’s Deputy Director. In the newly defined role of Deputy Director, Lee will work closely with the Executive Director to further strengthen AAPCHO’s infrastructure and strategic response to the increasing demand for the organization’s programs, services and advocacy to improve the health of AA and NHPI communities across the country. Working collaboratively with the organization’s leadership and key partners, Lee will uphold new strategic directions to improve internal alignment and external community-based partnership capacity to support AAPCHO’s commitment to ensuring that AA and NHPI communities have better access to affordable, high quality, and culturally and linguistically responsive health care.
Jen’s experience spans programming design and delivery in HIV/AIDS prevention and care services, diabetes prevention, outreach work in rural communities, reproductive health access, health care workforce development, and health advocacy. Prior to joining AAPCHO, she served at Asian Health Services, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Oakland, Calif. for 14 years, first as a community health worker to then providing oversight of the health center’s prevention education programs, school-based health expansion, 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.