Michele Lew joined Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) as President and CEO in 2005. AACI's mission is to improve the health, mental health, and well being of individuals, families, and the Asian community, and the agency is the largest community-based organization focused on Asians in Santa Clara County, California. AACI's programs include mental health and primary care health services, shelter and services for domestic violence victims, health education, HIV/AIDS testing and education, substance abuse treatment, problem gambling treatment, a center for survivors of torture, a senior center, youth programs, English classes, and community advocacy.
Michele previously served as the district director for California State Senator Joe Simitian. She also worked with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, and UCLA on education issues. Michele serves as board chair for the Santa Clara County Health Authority, board co-chair for the Community Health Partnership, and the community member on the San Jose Mercury News editorial board. She holds a B.A. in economics from Yale University and a master in public policy degree from Harvard University.
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