Diane Paloma


Diane S.L. Paloma, PhD, MBA Dr. Diane Paloma is the CEO of The King Lunalilo Trust and Home. Its mission is to perpetuate the legacy of King William Charles Lunalilo to honor, tend to, and protect the well-being of kūpuna (elders). The Trust includes the Adult residential care home, and Adult day care center and…


Elizabeth Myung Sook Krause

Vice Chair

Elizabeth Myung Sook Krause is a senior program officer with St. David’s Foundation (SDF) in Austin, TX. Elizabeth leads SDF’s healthy food access, opportunities to be active, health insurance, dental health, and women’s health portfolios. Elizabeth also serves on the City of Austin’s Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission. Previously, she spent 11 years…


Kealoha Fox


Dr. Kealoha Fox is Native Hawaiian Liaison at AlohaCare, a non-profit health plan in Hawai‘i, where she oversees organizational initiatives serving Native Hawaiians among the Medicaid and Medicare dual eligible population across all islands. In 2019, the Obama Foundation named Kealoha an emerging leader in the Asia-Pacific Region and the World Health Summit recognized her…


Dr. Walter Tsou

Immediate Past Chair

Walter Tsou, MD, MPH is a nationally known consultant on public health and health care reform. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Pennsylvania where he teaches health policy at their Center for Public Health Initiatives. He was President of the American Public Health Association in…


Gail Mukaihata Hannemann


Gail Mukaihata Hannemann oversees a consulting practice that advances causes such as STEAM* education, health care and youth leadership that result in bettering the quality of life of individuals and communities. She resumed her practice after serving twelve years as Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of Hawai`i, a statewide membership organization that focuses…


Misun Kim


Misun C. Kim is a senior business program manager for the World Bank Group in Washington D.C. She received her MS in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health and previously served as the Director of School-Linked Services in Santa Clara County Health and Hospital Systems.


Gayle Tang


Gayle Tang is an independent consultant and health equity leader, working with organizations to transform care delivery, achieving the spirit and intent of the Affordable Care Act. Her work has been pivotal to setting industry standards and influencing public policy across the nation. Gayle is the principal architect of award-winning programs addressing language access, cultural…


Dianne Yamashiro-Omi

Dianne Yamashiro-Omi is a recognized leader in California, with more than 30 years of community health experience. As a knowledgeable grant maker, she is currently with the San Francisco Foundation and continues to assist foundations in grant development. She is an appointed member of the California State Commission on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs.

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Debbie I. Chang, MPH

Debbie I. Chang, M.P.H, is Enterprise Vice President of Policy and Prevention and a Corporate Officer for Nemours Children’s Health System. Ms. Chang works to leverage Nemours’ expertise and experience to spread what works through national policy and practice changes to improve the health and well-being of children nationwide. She co-directs Moving Health Care Upstream,…

Marc E. Chow

Marc E. Chow, M.S., is an award-winning leader in the renal and kidney care community who has tirelessly dedicated his 20-year career to health care policy and research. Currently, Marc serves as the Executive Director of the National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA) and Renal Service Exchange (RSE). NRAA provides the opportunity for gaining education, peer…


Jake Fitisemanu Jr.

Jacob Fitisemanu, Jr. was born in Wellington, New Zealand to Karen Dang (Kaimuki, O’ahu, Hawai’i) and Jacob Fitisemanu (Falefa, ‘Upolu, Samoa). The eldest of four brothers, Jake was raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i and Salt Lake City, Utah with a love of his vibrant Samoan, Chinese and Korean heritage. He graduated in Social Science with honors…


Sohini Gupta, Esq.

Sohini Gupta is a principal at Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas who has about 20 years of health policy experience including the Affordable Care Act, the creation of the Medicare Part D drug benefit and expansion of the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Her corporate experience includes serving as Director of Government Affairs for Baxter International,…


Mark L. Keam

Mark L. Keam is an independent business consultant with three decades of leadership experiences in the private and public sectors. Mark has managed startups, worked in a Fortune 15, and led a national Asian American business group. Mark served in both executive and legislative branches of national and local governments, and has held elected office.…


Payal Shah, Esq.

Payal Shah is a health care attorney and is Corporate Counsel at Excelerate Healthcare Services. Before joining Excelerate, she worked on regulatory compliance and contract issues at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois for four years. Payal started her legal career as Assistant Counsel at the Illinois Office of Senate President, John J. Cullerton, in…


Chuen L. Yee, MD

Chuen L. Yee, M.D. is an internist who has broad experience in the US healthcare system, having worked in a variety of health care settings including academic hospitals, city clinics, community based health centers and pharmaceutical research centers. Her areas of expertise include analyzing large datasets to detect new trends, provide support for informed decision…