APIAHF

Azizah Ahmad

Policy & Community Advocacy Manager

Azizah Ahmad the Policy & Community Advocacy Manager at APIAHF. She is an active member of the Cham community, where her commitment to social justice is rooted. Azizah has over a decade’s worth of experience advocating and analyzing policies affecting indigenous, Southeast Asian, and AA NHPI communities. Azizah previously held several roles at the National…

Elaine Andres

Project Manager

Elaine leads community engagement at Capacity for Health, a program of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum. Her experiences in higher education, non-profits, startups and community advocacy organizations have honed her ability to communicate across different registers and spark challenging conversations among diverse audiences with clarity, sensitivity, and sometimes fun. A firm believer…

Lianne Araki

Confidential Assistant & Board Liaison

Lianne Araki is the Confidential Assistant & Board Liaison at the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum. In this role, she provides strategic guidance and support for the executive office, the board of directors, and manages the operations in the Oakland headquarters. Prior to joining APIAHF, Lianne was the Executive Assistant to the CEO…

Holly Avey

Managing Director, Evaluation and Strategy Development

Holly is the Managing Director of Evaluation and Strategy Development. In her role she collects and analyzes data to support progress toward goals for APIAHF and its divisions. She enjoys getting to know each part of the organization and encouraging cross-learning. She also supports overall strategy for APIAHF and participates in a few key partnerships…

Gabriel Cenizal

Program Assistant

Gabriel is the Program Assistant for APIAHF’s COVID-19 projects. In his role, he will help develop partnerships with national and local organizations to collaborate toward a National AA NHPI COVID-19 Health Response Partnership. He will also support the Intervention, Prevention, and Control (IPC) training initiative for a National Healthcare Workforce. He brings his project management,…

Erica Maria Cheung

Community Engagement Coordinator

Erica is the Community Engagement Coordinator at Capacity for Health, a program of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum. In her role, she coordinates marketing, communications, and content curation while also implementing recruitment strategies for C4H’s National Learning Community for HIV/CBO Leadership. A feminist writer and educator, she has always emphasized social justice…

Ephraim Colbert

Digital Media Production Manager

Ephraim is the digital media production manager for APIAHF’s Capacity for Health project. In his role, he leads the development for Ending of the HIV Epidemic video, podcast, and social media series. Ephraim uses communications and productions skills to share and amplify the voices of the voiceless. Before APIAHF Ephraim was a freelance producer working…

April Hall

Executive Assistant to the Executive Team

April is the Executive Assistant to the APIAHF Executive Team. In her day-to-day role, she uses her organizational and multi-tasking skills to managing executive scheduling, facilitate weekly meetings, as well as manage the DC office operations. She has a passion for public service and brings a wealth of knowledge to the role providing administrative support.…

Lenaya Kimball

Experience Assistant

Lenaya is the Experience Assistant for Capacity for Health (C4H), the national capacity building program of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum. She provides administrative support, technical skills and insights as the C4H team designs and implements a distance learning program for non-profit managers. She brings a unique lens to her team, with…

Emeline Kong

Community Engagement & Advocacy Fellow

Emeline is the APIAHF Fellow for Community Engagement & Advocacy. In her role, she works with APIAHF’s network of local community based organizations to provide health and human services to low income, immigrant AA NHPI communities. An aspiring coalition builder, Emeline is committed to multi-lingual services, access to health information and services, and advocacy addressing…

Helen Li

Interim Director of Development

Helen comes to APIAHF was a strong mix of fundraising and program management experience and currently serves as a consultant at Campbell & Company. Most recently, Helen was a Leadership Gift Officer and Major Gift Officer at Sidwell Friends School, where she connected constituents to the School’s mission and supported the School in achieving its…

Katelyn Monaco

Communications Coordinator

Katelyn is the Communications Coordinator at APIAHF and is passionate about ensuring all members of our community have the resources to access appropriate health services. In her role, she works with the communications team and a variety of partner organizations to develop community outreach plans and effective digital campaigns. Katelyn has a background in education…

Krystian Palmero

Content Strategist

Krystian is the Content Strategist at Capacity for Health, a program of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum. With experiences in K-12 education and non-profit organizations, Krystian is a lifelong educator and responsible for developing a unified and continuous learning experience for those engaging in the National Learning Community for HIV CBO Leadership.…

Donovan Ramos

Learning Management System Manager

Donovan is the Learning Management System Manager for APIAHF’s Capacity for Health project. In his role, he manages and develops the courses for online learning. A skilled visual teacher, Donovan designs trainings to strengthen the skills of leaders across the US to End the HIV Epidemic. Before APIAHF, Donovan worked at SF State where he…

Emerson Shiang

Evaluation and Strategy Development Specialist

Emerson is the Evaluation and Strategy Development specialist for APIAHF’s Capacity for Health project and COVID-19 projects. In his role, Emerson coordinates monitoring and evaluation activities, collects and analyzes quantitative and qualitative data on key impact metrics and indicators. His goal to bridge theory and practice for health and racial equity, drives his work to be…

Lily Shen

Managing Director, COVID-19 Response

Lily is the Manager Director for APIAHF’s COVID-19 projects. In her role, she will forge partnerships with national and local organizations to convene a National AANHPI COVID-19 Health Response Partnership. She will also support the IPC training initiative for a National Healthcare Workforce. Lily will utilize her organizational, project management, and relationship-building skills to support…

Jamila Shipp

C4H Managing Director

Jamila Shipp is the managing director for Capacity for Health, a program of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum. An Oakland native and nationally respected leader in public health, community advocacy and capacity-building, Shipp brings a heart for social justice, nearly two decades of experience, and a track-record of innovation in an always…

Tracy Sun

Community Engagement Manager

Tracy is the Community Engagement Manager for APIAHF’s COVID-19 projects. In this role, she will help cultivate partnerships with national and local organizations to join forces in establishing a National AA NHPI COVID-19 Health Response Partnership. Her previous experiences in health advocacy, community outreach, and project management provide a solid foundation for supporting AA NHPI communities…

Jasmine Tran

Evaluation and Strategy Development Specialist

Jasmine is the Evaluation and Strategy Development specialist supporting APIAHF’s COVID-19 projects. In her role, she tracks implementation and outputs, and measures the effectiveness of programs. Jasmine utilizes analytical and systems thinking and community building to understand the needs of people. Before joining APIAHF, Jasmine attended Touro University California, completing her Master’s of Public Health…