Meet CAPAA’s Newly Appointed Commissioners

Governor Inslee has appointed Sam Cho and Lalita Uppala to serve three year terms as Commissioners.

Commissioner Sam Cho is a second-generation Korean American who was raised by Korean immigrants in the state of Washington. He is a staff member working in the state Legislature and is a small business owner.

Commissioner Lalita Uppala has served on the India Association of Western Washington’s board since 2007 and is currently Vice President and the Community Program Director. Lalita is looking forward to amplifying her advocacy efforts and to bring the South Asian voice to CAPAA while ensuring South Asian communities stay informed and aware.

Learn more about Commissioner Sam Cho and Commissioner Lalita Uppala on our website.

Mental Health Awareness in Communities of Color Month

Governor Inslee has proclaimed July 2018 as Mental Health Awareness in Communities of Color Month. The Commission is encouraging efforts to promote mental health awareness in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. By raising awareness and talking about these important issues, we can all help reduce the stigma around mental health issues.

Apply to serve on CAPAA

The Commission is seeking members of the public who are passionate about:

  • engaging their community to learn about the issues;
  • advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • and advising state policymakers on ways to improve the lives of Washingtonians.

Applications to join our board of governor-appointed Commissioners are due July 20 for our current opening. Visit our website for information on how to apply.

Serve on the Governor’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities

The Governor’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities will have one vacancy for a Consumer Position (no financial connection to health care industry) starting September 14, 2018. Health Disparities Council members are expected to attend 4 meetings per year.

To apply for this position, please visit the Application for Appointment page on the Governor’s website. This is a volunteer position; however, reimbursement for travel expenses may be allowable.

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