About Us

At the Asian Health Coalition of Illinois (AHCI), we strive to improve the health and well-being of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in Illinois through advocacy, technical assistance, education, and community-based research. The Coalition brings together community-based organizations, health care providers, public health officials, researchers, and students who share our commitment to eliminating AAPI health disparities. Working together, we are committed to furthering an AAPI health agenda that includes:

Board of Directors

Clarita Santos, MPH
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
Karen E. Kim, MD
University of Chicago Hospital
Neha Shah, MBA, CPA
Square D Schneider

Donny Chen, BA
Ovation Research Group

Young B. Kim, JD
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Namratha Kandula, MD , MPH
Northwestern University Med. School

Soudary Kittivong-Greenbaum
Interfaith Refugee & Imm. Ministries

Jack Lin, MBA, MS
Aon Corporation

Soo Ji Min, MSJ, AM
Korean American Community Services

Romana Hasnain-Wynia, PhD
Health Res. & Educ. Trust/ AHA

Christine Plautz
Girls Best Friend Foundation

Lisa T. Yee, JD
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs


Hong Liu, PhD
Executive Director

Karl Villanueva-Kimpo
Program Coordinator

Freedom Nguyen, BA
Program Coordinator

Susan Kim, MPH
Program Manager

Lauro P. Sansano, BA
Project Assistant
Shiva Rastogi, MD
Jeniann Yi

Click here to see our annual report for 2005


The Asian Health Coalition of Illinois expresses gratitude to our funders, including:

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