Lori Wada, supervisor of the Statewide Health Information Benefits Advisors program at the Washington State Office of Insurance Commission, was appointed to the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs by Governor Jay Inslee on April 2, 2014.
Wada immigrated to Washington from Seoul, South Korea when she was 18 years old. Wada has been a state government employee for over 25 years and has been an active and ardent supporter of grass root organizations. Through the 20 plus years as a career state employee, she was able to actively support and participate in affordable housing and healthcare equity initiatives.
Commissioner Wada was selected as a representative for the 23-member U.S. delegation to Russia during the World Women’s conference, 1991 and in Beijing, China, 1993. Commissioner Wada holds a BA degree from St. Martins University. (end)