APIAHF

Ben Cabangun

Capacity Building Manager

Ben Cabangun serves as a Capacity Building Manager with interest in strengthening the management workforce of HIV/AIDS service organizations. He enjoys learning how leaders approach and solve complex challenges and examining its application across sectors. He has 10 years of diverse experiences in health service provision, project management, program design, monitoring, and evaluation in the…

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 at the Asian and 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. In this role, he develops policy fact sheets, regulatory comments and messaging assistance…

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 Ferati is the senior director of government relations and policy 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. Working with APIAHF’s policy director, Iyanrick John,…

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

Capacity Building Assistant

Maya Kageyama, Capacity Building Assistant, provides administrative and logistical support to the Capacity Building team. Maya has a BA from Hampshire College, where she studied health equity and nutritional anthropology, and she is currently a candidate for Master of Public Health at University of San Francisco. Maya’s interest in public health stems from the inequalities…

Maria Carmela Keys, MSW

Capacity Building Specialist

Maria Carmela Keys, MSW, Capacity Building Specialist has over 8 years of working in the non-profit sector. She started working as a counselor and providing school based case-management services for children and youth in underserved populations. In 2010 she received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan, specializing in Management of Human…

Bonnie Kwon

Director of Network Innovations

Bonnie Kwon is a mom, organizer and advocate. She was raised in Tucson, Arizona by immigrants from Korea and got her first job selling earrings at her parents’ small business at age 3. By age 7 she took on the role of medical navigator and translator for her mother. This and other childhood experiences fuels…

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…

Remy Lee Pon

Director of Executive & Development Operations

Remy Lee Pon is the Director of Executive & Development Operations 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. Remy is responsible for donor relations and managing the…

Jamila Shipp, MPH

Capacity Building Specialist

Jamila Shipp, MPH, is a Capacity Building Specialist for the Capacity for Health of the Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum. As CB Specialist, she will provide coaching, technical assistance and/or training to strengthen health departments and community based organizations service delivery for HIV programming. Jamila has extensive experience in program development; implementation, research and…

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 Smith Yang is the Senior Capacity Building Director 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. Jacob Smith Yang develops, oversees, and delivers training and…