The Chinese Information & Service Center (CISC) announced on July 27 that its Board of Directors appointed Michael Itti to be its new executive director. He will assume responsibilities effective mid-September. Prior to this appointment, Itti served as executive director of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs since 2013. He led a […]
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At a young age, Sili Savusa was exposed to community work through her parents. As a result of a hurricane in Samoa in the 1970s, her parents did a lot of organizing to help with the relief of those affected. Through that work and the ability to help the community, her parents started the first Samoa nonprofit agency.
On Aug. 7, The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce held a luncheon at New Hong Kong Restaurant to discuss the topic: Is Politics Good for Business? Julien Loh, Theresa Pan Hosley, Phillip Sit, Michael Itti talked about how they got into politics and gave insights on the benefits or drawbacks to businesses. (end)
By Senhao Liu Northwest Asian Weekly From being a teacher to a policymaker in education improvement, Frieda Takamura has contributed much during the past 40 years to the Asian Pacific Islander community.
By Suzanne Pak For Northwest Asian Weekly On Aug. 22nd, Cornerstone Medical Services hosted the first stomach cancer summit in Washington state’s history. A hundred health, human service, and community leaders gathered at the Clarion Hotel in Federal Way to hear Dr. Joo Ha Hwang (chief of gastroenterology at Harborview Medical Center) explain how to […]
By Michael Itti and Diane Narasaki For Northwest Asian Weekly One in five adults in America experiences depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, or some other form of mental illness in the course of a year. Whether it is a friend, a colleague, or a family member, someone you know is experiencing a mental health disorder.
Local residents with questions about the Affordable Care Act attended a Sept. 25 forum in Bellevue sponsored by the Washington State India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC), with the support of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service, and other APA and health groups.
Governor Jay Inslee appointed Michael Itti as the executive director of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs in early April. Itti is a second generation Thai-Chinese American born and raised in Washington. He will advise the governor, the Legislature, state agencies, and local government on policies, programs, and needs of the Asian […]
Michael Itti departs from the League of Education Voters to work on a new initiative at the Win/Win Network as program coordinator. Colleague and program manager Kristina Logsdon will join Itti in this new initiative.