White House Author
Program Coordinator, Asian Services In Action (ASIA), Inc.
Cathy manages public health programs for ASIA, Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Center in Northeast Ohio and also oversees ASIA’s statewide AAPI outreach and enrollment efforts regarding the Affordable Care Act. Under her leadership, AAPIs in Ohio gained multiple access points to affordable health care coverage. Throughout open enrollment, Cathy worked collectively with community partners—Asian American Community Services in Columbus, Ohio and Asian Community Alliance, Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio—to ensure that limited English proficient and immigrant families understood the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. In addition, under Cathy's leadership, Project RAISE, which is ASIA’s CDC-funded REACH project, facilitates regular access to healthy food options, nutrition education, and environments that promote physical activity for about 5,000 AAPIs in and around Cleveland. Cathy also leads another CDC project that disseminates AAPI-centered HEAL promising practices to local, regional and state policymakers and is instrumental in ASIA’s federal Office of Minority Health Funded Data Collections/Evaluation initiative.