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2019 Washington Leadership Program Session I: Putting the Care in Career

June 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This session will focus on intergenerational care within the AANHPI community and the myriad avenues of providing that care as viable career options outside of traditionally expected healthcare paths. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about cultural competency in health care, contextualized by leaders and activists in the field. Registration for the event will begin at 5:30pm with our program following promptly at 6:00pm. All WLP sessions are free to the public, but seating is limited. Please register online to reserve your seat. Dinner will be provided.  


Marianne Chung, MPH, is Senior Director of Network Innovation 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.


Washington, D.C. — Photo by Eric Lee

As the Chief Culture Officer, Janet Namkung focuses on community partnerships, program development, and education with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. She currently serves as a Commissioner for the DC Mayor’s Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Community Development. Previously, she worked the Council of Korean Americans, OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates, and AmeriCorps Civilian and Community Corps. Born and raised in New York City, Janet is a first-generation Korean American. She is a graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Janet is the first to attend and graduate college in her family. In her spare time, Janet enjoys going on food vacations, the outdoors, karaoke, and attending live shows.



Scott Tanaka is a project specialist for the Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA), an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He supports efforts to increase the diversity of stakeholders and coalition building for the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a national initiative of those same organizations to transform health care through nursing and build healthier communities for everyone in America. He also supports the Campaign’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Steering Committee, state Action Coalitions, consultants, and advocacy efforts concerning the public’s access to health care. Before joining CCNA, Scott was with AARP’s Multicultural Leadership team and supported the Asian American Pacific Islander Audience Strategy. Scott obtained a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California, and received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Biola University in La Mirada, Calif.



June Kao is a project manager of AARP’s Multicultural Leadership. For the past seven years, her work has focused on collaborative and innovate efforts to engage the multicultural 50 and older community.

June manages the caregiving work including the production of content as well as community engagement.  She oversaw the production of two caregiving films, Caregiving Dahil Mahal Kita and Caregiving: The Circle of Love which are used as a catalyst for starting the “Prepare to Care” conversations in the AAPI community.

June’s caregiving work also includes creating an Asian American English and a Chinese language versions of AARP’s “Prepare to Care work book,” 

developing and presenting an intergenerational “Prepare to Care” workshop, and leading the November Caregiving month social media campaign which shared 15 AAPI caregiver stories.

Board service for June includes: Chair Emeritus of the Board of Directors for the East Coast Asian American Student Union, a network of over 150 schools and formerly on Board of Directors for the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership. She was co-director of New York City Asian American Student Conference and co-chair of Asian Heritage Month at NYU. June was raised in New Jersey and graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Psychology.



**If you are unable to attend, please notify us 24hr in advance to open your spot for another person**

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More About The Washington Leadership Program

The Washington Leadership Program (WLP) provides a space for young AANHPI students interning in Washington, D.C. to come together, build community, and explore their heritage within the context of public service. Through six sessions over the summer, WLP introduces students to AANHPI public service leaders who can inform and inspire students’ own civic engagement.

The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) seeks to empower Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) youth by increasing access to public service opportunities and building a strong AANHPI public service pipeline. We envisions a future with equitable AANHPI representation throughout all levels of government and public service.

By registering for CAPAL’s Washington Leadership Program, you give permission to be recorded or photographed during the session. Food provided at this event may contain nuts, dairy, gluten, and other allergens. Vegetarian options will be available.


June 12, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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DC Mayor’s Office
441 4th Street NW
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