Leadership Learning Initiative – National Program Manager
Started at Nexus: 2019
I joined Nexus to manage the national Leadership Learning Initiative (LLI), a program we launched in 2019 in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). I am responsible for developing engagement strategies that ensure Nexus’s community-centered leadership approach informs health equity and leadership development efforts at a national level.
My work is an integration of evaluation, engagement and equity. Throughout my career, I’ve developed, coordinated and supported a variety of collaborative initiatives and institutions that want to apply a racial equity lens in their work. I think equity work is fundamentally about growing authentic relationships in and with communities.
I am Hmong and was born in Thailand after the Secret War in Southeast Asia. My family was sponsored to the United States by a Catholic parish in a small town in Wisconsin where I grew up. I’ve lived in Twin Cities almost all of my adult life. Along with my husband and two kids, we like to get out to a variety of arts and cultural festivals in the Twin Cities and always make time for fishing and being outdoors.