APIAHF

Holly Avey

Director of Monitoring and Evaluation

Holly is the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation in APIAHF’s Chief Strategy Office. In her role she collects and analyzes data to assess client satisfaction, organization and division progress toward goals, and overall lessons learned. Holly uses her skills as a listener, observer, and big-picture thinker to pose the questions that can prompt greater reflection…

Ben Cabangun, MA

Director of Strategy & Design

Ben is the director of strategy & design at APIAHF’s Capacity for Health project. In his role, he experiments with fun ideas in the marathon-like world of programmatic strategy. Ben leans into his activator strength to cultivate solutions for complex challenges. Ben is a “leadership pipeline baby.” He is among countless emerging non-profit leaders–who like…

Marianne Chung

Senior Director of Community Initiatives

Marianne Chung, MPH, is Senior Director of Community Initiatives at the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), a national health justice organization which influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Marianne is responsible for directing the organization’s work to…

Ben D’Avanzo

Senior Policy Analyst

Ben is the Senior Policy Analyst in APIAHF’s Policy and Network Innovations team. In this role, he develops policy positions, leads advocacy projects and provides strategic advice around issues that include health access, public health, and data equity. Ben works with policymakers and organizational partners to ensure the voices of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and…

Marietta Factora

Community Engagement Associate

Marietta Factora is the Community Engagement Associate at the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum a national health justice organization which influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Marietta is responsible for providing high-level administrative and coordination support to APIAHF’s…

Amina Ferati

Senior Director of Government Relations & Policy

Amina is the senior director of government relations and policy for APIAHF. In this role, Amina oversees the policy, government relations and advocacy team where she develops strategies at the federal and state levels that promote APIAHF’s policy agenda. A lawyer by training, Amina combines a passion for health care with policy expertise to move…

Iyanrick John

Policy Director

Iyanrick John, is the policy director for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), a national health justice organization which influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Prior to working at APIAHF, Iyanrick worked as a policy analyst for…

Maya Kageyama

Practice Manager

Maya is the Practice Manager for APIAHF’s Capacity for Health project. In her role, Maya manages project planning and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and delivers training and one-on-one consulting engagements. As a natural connector and optimizer, Maya is methodical and compassionate. She creates collaborative learning opportunities, in which she facilitates partnerships and connects clients to…

Bonnie Kwon

Director of Network Innovations

Bonnie is Director of Network Innovation on APIAHF’s Policy & Network Innovation team. In her role, she deepens advocacy capacity for community-based organizations and individuals to fight for health equity. As an organizer and strategist, Bonnie utilizes storytelling, cultivates leaders and builds relationships to move hearts and minds. Before APIAHF, Bonnie fought for immigrant and…

Maria Carmela Martens, CPC, MSW

Business Development Manager

Maria is the business development manager for APIAHF’s Capacity for Health project. In her role, she manages the opportunities and sales pipeline, oversees the marketing and communications team and provides capacity building support to clients. As a social worker at heart, Maria uses the strengths-based approach and empathy to meet clients where they are at…

Danny Nguyen, MFA

Communications and Marketing Strategist

Danny is the communications specialist for APIAHF’s Capacity for Health project. In his role, he manages contracts, research, and campaign direction related to marketing development. A skilled storyteller, Danny utilizes empathy, data, and a passion for community building to understand the needs of people and how to amplify their voices. Before APIAHF, Danny was a…

Chris Nuñez

Design Strategist

Chris is a design strategist for APIAHF’s Capacity for Health project. In their role, they take clients on a journey to connect the dots, and learn the skills needed to successfully come to solutions. A down-to-earth designer, Chris enables creative problem solving and uses his magical mind mapping skills to chart a course through the…

Remy Lee Pon

Director of Executive & Development Operations

Remy is the director of executive & development operations for APIAHF’s Executive & Development Operations. In her role, she is responsible for directing administrative support functions across the entire organization, donor relations and managing the operations of the Executive Office and the Board of Directors. Remy, an accidental non-profit lifer, has been with the organization…

Lauren Pongan

Network Innovations Manager

Lauren is the Network Innovations Manager on APIAHF’s Policy and Network Innovations Team. She works to build and strengthen partnerships with community-based organizations on policy, advocacy, and mobilization for health equity. Using creative problem solving, Lauren helps to design strategies to strengthen communities and AA & NHPI leaders across the country. Before joining APIAHF, Lauren…

Ruby Roth

Experience Assistant

Ruby is the Experience Assistant for APIAHF’s Capacity for Health (C4H) program. In her role, she creates seamless experiences for C4H’s service deliveries. This includes training production, managing registrations, and serving as liason between capacity building staff and clients. As a program administrator, Ruby supports Health Forum’s goal of building the capacity of the public…

Jamila Shipp, MPH

Training Manager

Jamila is the training manager for APIAHF’s Capacity for Health project. In her role, she designs and delivers customized online and in-person trainings across the country. She specializes in creating accessible and actionable learning experiences for individuals, teams, and large organizations. A natural leader, Jamila utilizes research and compassion to empower people within their communities…

AJ Titong

Senior Communications Manager

AJ Titong is a senior communications manager for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), a national health justice organization which influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. AJ Titong has an expertise in visual storytelling, social media, brand…

Jacob Smith Yang

Senior Director of Capacity Building

Jacob is the senior director for APIAHF’s Capacity for Health project. He sets strategic direction, conducts program design, oversees technical assistance activities, and secures program resources. A seasoned trainer, consultant, and coach, Jacob aims to make social justice work as streamlined, effective, and painless as possible for dedicated public sector and nonprofit staff. Jacob served…