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Angela Forfia

Program Director

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Angela has dedicated her career to working alongside community leaders, families, and youth to create a world where everyone can be healthy. After completing her graduate studies at the University of Chicago, Angela activated community-led programming to prevent tobacco use, help tobacco users quit, create healthier and more active school environments, and engage youth as advocates for social change at the local and global level. As Program Director, Angela will be applying these experiences to advance health equity in Asian communities with a focus on Hepatitis B, cardiovascular health, tobacco control, substance abuse prevention, obesity prevention, and community coalition building.

MattMatt Johnson

Program Director

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Matt has been involved in public health for over 10 years with prior experience working for the CDC and spending time abroad in international public health. His interests lie in health equity and social justice to improve the lives for those in need. Matt graduated with a Master’s in Public Health from Georgia State University in Atlanta. He is currently working on a CDC-funded program around organized approaches to increasing colorectal cancer screenings for underserved racial and ethnic groups.

 

Jennifer Oh

Associate Director

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Jennifer is experienced in advancing education and public health organizations through strategic partnerships, development, program management, and research. She received an M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Chicago with research and practice interests in minority populations and higher education. Additionally, she was an NIH Research Fellow and spent time in Romania examining mental health and stigma, and oversaw public health and education programs at non-profit and for-profit organizations. As the Associate Director of Community Engagement and Institutional Partnerships, she serves as a bridge between the Center’s community health programs and University’s organizations and resources. Moreover, she is building a pipeline of prospective donors that may be interested in funding the Center and its various initiatives.

 

KatherinemKatherine Mueller 

Program Manager

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Katherine has been involved in community health and development for over 10 years. She has spent several years living in Africa and the Caribbean and has prior experience working with the New Mexico Health Department implementing community-led health programs and leveraging partnerships to reduce health disparities among desert populations. With her diverse experience, she current leads trainings and programs around cardiovascular disease and diabetes focused on the use of community health workers. She is also the lead on a project looking at ways to improve access to care for underserved Asian populations in ambulatory care settings funded by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois. Katherine has a background in cultural anthropology and holds a Master’s in Public Health from Tulane University.

 

AliaAlia Ryan 

Program Manager

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Alia is a former community health educator and has experience working with adolescent youth in multicultural settings in the areas of substance abuse prevention and sexual health. She graduated with a Master’s in Public Health from University of Illinois-Chicago and her current program focus is on hepatitis B screening and linkage-to-care for foreign-born populations from Asia and Africa.

 

MinyMiny Wu 

Program Coordinator

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Miny is Program Coordinator and has the ability to take on a variety of projects, including managing program databases, coordinating social media communications strategies, and providing program support to the CAHE team. She serves as the organization’s liaison to the Chinese community, and is knowledgeable and experienced in healthcare and social services systems. She has a Bachelor’s in Health Science from Northeastern University and currently MBA candidate.

 

KevinKevin Trieu

Program Coordinator

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