Juliet K. Choi is the chief executive officer of 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.
She is an accomplished cross-sector leader and coalition builder who specializes in change management, system reform and stakeholder relations, particularly in the areas of immigration, civil rights, healthcare and disaster relief.
As a senior executive, she served in the Obama administration as the former chief of staff and senior advisor of two federal agencies: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to her political appointments, she led disaster relief operations and strategic partnerships as a member of the disaster leadership team at the American Red Cross .
She has previously worked at the Partnership for Public Service, Asian American Justice Center, Mental Health America and a Fortune 500 corporation. Juliet received her law school’s Alumni Association Award for Leadership and Character and Rising Star Alumnus Award. Currently, she serves on the boards of the NAPABA Law Foundation and national YWCA USA.
A certified mediator, Juliet received her J.D. from University of Maryland School of Law and clerked for the Hon. Dennis M. Sweeney (ret.) of the Circuit Court for Howard County, Maryland. She received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia.
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Collateral Deaths From Pandemic Begin to Take Toll on Health Systems (Morning Consult, April 3, 2020)
Language barriers hamper coronavirus response (The Hill, March 22, 2020)
20 children become citizens at emotional Brooklyn ceremony (Newsday, December 23, 2016)