Ron Chew is an activist and changemaker. Since the mid-1970s, he has worked as editor of the International Examiner, director of the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific Experience, and as the executive director of the International Community Health Services Foundation (ICHS) for Seattle’s Chinatown International District (CID). He is currently the head of Ron Chew Communications.
Tessa Chu is a community organizer and healthcare administrator. She serves on the board of ICHS and the Asian Healthcare Leaders Community – Puget Sound chapter. Tessa is a second generation Taiwanese American and Seattle transplant from Southern California. She received her MPH in Healthcare Management at Yale and BS in Chemistry from UC Berkeley.
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