WASHINGTONThe Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) announced today the elevation of Juliet K. Choi as president and chief executive officer of the organization. Since October 2020, Choi has served as CEO, and previously served as executive vice president and chief of staff at APIAHF. As president, Choi will work closely with APIAHF board chair Dr. Diane Paloma to oversee board development and alignment, and the strategic vision of the organization.

“The Board and I are proud to have Juliet K. Choi serve as president and CEO of APIAHF,” said Dr. Diane Paloma, board chair of APIAHF. “Over the past months, Juliet has continued to bring APIAHF to the forefront of the national conversation, especially on some of the most pressing issues our communities face today, including COVID-19 and health equity. We are extremely excited and confident in Juliet’s leadership to shape and implement the direction of APIAHF’s goals to new heights.”

“As the daughter of Korean immigrants, I am humbled and honored that I have been asked to assume the role as president, delivering on the mission of APIAHF, especially during a time when our nation is still fighting against the devasting consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am particularly thankful for the leadership of our board chair, Dr. Diane Paloma, and the on-going support from our dynamic board,” said Juliet K. Choi, president and CEO of APIAHF. “In this extended role, I pledge to continue APIAHF’s work to uplift the ideal of valuing community and cultural voice and partnership, tackle the systemic barriers our communities face in achieving health equity, and speak out and advocate for communities of color.”

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The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) influences policy, mobilizes communities and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.