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 was running Asian American immigrant health programs at one of the Health Forum’s community-based partner organizations in Philadelphia, her hometown. She earned her MA in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Washington. Outside of work, you will most likely find her traveling, swimming, hiking, or reading.



  • Writing
  • Copy Editing
  • Building partnerships
  • Advocacy
  • Grants management



  • Consulting with a major health insurance organization to increase primary care utilization for Asian Americans in 3 U.S. state markets.
  • Working with AA & NHPI community-based organizations to promote a NIH large-scale precision medicine research study in their communities.
  • Supporting a cohort of Southwestern-based community organizations through a 9-month advocacy and digital organizing capacity building program.