Kathy Ko Chin – Ms. Foundation For Women Kathy Ko Chin – Ms. Foundation For Women

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Kathy Ko Chin

Board Member

Kathy Ko Chin, CEO of Jasper Inclusion Advisors, advises on philanthropic and policy strategy and provides nonprofit executive mentoring, focusing on women of color leaders. From 2010-2020, Chin was president & CEO of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum. Her proudest contributions included co-leading a national coalition to enroll 1 million Asian Americans in ACA coverage across 23 states and securing Medicaid for 100,000 Pacific Islanders.

The daughter of immigrants from China, Chin’s 45-year career has built community institutions that work towards a just and multiracial society, leading the American Public Health Association to honor her with the prestigious Helen Rodriguez-Trias Social Justice Award in 2020. These institutions include community clinics, historic preservation, public policy, and mutual aid associations.

Chin has served on and chaired the boards of numerous government and nonprofit entities, including grantmaking, financing, and investment decisions, at the national, state, and local levels. From 2014-2017, she served on President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. She joined The Kresge Foundation Board of Trustees in 2017 and the boards of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Ms. Foundation in 2024. In 2023, Chin was a fellow at the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative and mentors at the Harvard Innovation Lab.

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