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 build a national network of community based organizations and health leaders for collective action, as well as overseeing APIAHF’s launch of new innovations and strategies for network development.
Marianne has almost fifteen years’ experience working with Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander community based organizations and multicultural coalitions to expand access to health care, improve the quality of care, and increase investments in community-driven health strategies. Marianne’s experience focuses on network development, training and technical assistance, strategic planning, group facilitation, leadership and organizational development.
Prior to APIAHF, Marianne served as Vice President at the Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc. where she oversaw the agency’s health and social services, capacity building, and advocacy programs. Marianne received a Masters in Public Health from Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, where she focused on behavioral sciences and health education. She also received a BA in Sociology from Emory University.