The AAHI Steering Committee is made up of a group of stakeholders from the local community who use their expertise to advise, advocate, and assist AAHI in its efforts to engage with and promote health and wellness among Asian American residents of Montgomery County.
The professionally and ethnically diverse Steering Committee members include community leaders, public health professionals, representatives of Asian American organizations, and residents of Montgomery County. The Steering Committee supports AAHI by volunteering hundreds of hours to strengthen AAHI’s programmatic efforts, advocating for AAHI’s constituency in meetings with key leaders and policymakers in Montgomery County, and serving as liaisons to external community workgroups serving the local government’s health, leadership, and Asian American outreach initiatives.
Chairperson: Hina Mehta, PhD, American Diversity Group
Vice Chair: Nguyen Nguyen, PhD, Viet Nam Medical Assistance Program (VNMAP)
Members: Anis Ahmed, Montgomery County Office of Human Rights Shruti Bhatnagar, Montgomery County Resident Thao Bui, Association of Vietnamese Americans Ji-Young Cho, PhD, Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington (KCSC) Nerita Estampador, MD, Montgomery County Resident Wilbur Friedman, LLB, Organization of Chinese Americans, Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter Pallavi Gowda, MD, National Council of Asian Indian Associations Yuchi Huang, PhD, Chinese Culture and Community Service Center (CCACC) Michael Lin, PhD, Asian American Political Alliance Cynthia Macri, MD, Montgomery County Resident Tho Tran, Montgomery County Resident Judy Wang, PhD, Montgomery County Resident