In addition to providing clinical services for 10 years, I have almost 30 years of experience in nonprofit development, health/wellness programming, and multi-ethnic community collaborations. I am also a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT). I have been on the Health Science and Public Health faculty of San Jose State University with a focus on health administration, systems and policy.
I have led organizations serving diverse and Asian American communities. I was the founding Executive Director of the Community Health Partnership, and President/CEO of Asian Americans for Community Involvement. I served later as Executive Director of the India Community Center; Vice President and Director of the Healthy Living Initiative at The Health Trust; and Director of Healthy Silicon Valley. I am currently Executive Director of APA Family Support Services.
I recently completed my service on and as Chair of the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority’s Citizen Advisory Committee as the representative for Health or Public Safety.
As Co-Chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Health Parity Coalition, I am currently Co-Chair of the San Francisco Health Improvement Partnership.
My current areas specialty and interest are shown in this blog, health and wellness, focused on nutrition, stress, physical activity, sleep and social connection, all of these hold promise for well-being and longevity.
MPH, Community Health Education
San Jose State University
DPM, (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine), Medicine and Surgery
California College of Podiatric Medicine
Certificate Management Development for Entrepreneurs
University of California, Los Angeles
The Anderson School of Management
CFRM, Certificate in Fund Raising Management
San Francisco School of Massage
CMT, Certified Massage Therapist (California)