Christine Takada
Christine Takada

After an extensive nationwide search, the NAPCA Board of Directors named Christine Takada, President and CEO of the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging. Takada has been serving as Interim President & CEO since April. Board Chairman John Q. Duong stated, “Christine is uniquely qualified having already served as NAPCA’s national director of the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), one of the core services provided by NAPCA. Furthermore, Takada’s over twenty years of public service experience combined with her passion in serving APA seniors reflect the strong dedication that we desire in this position to carry out NAPCA’s core mission.” Prior to her position as National Director of the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) with NAPCA, Takada’s work experience consisted of public and non-profit positions including Special Assistant to Illinois Governor Jim Edgar for Asian American Affairs, Public Member of the Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board, Executive Director of the Asian American Alliance and numerous Board positions including the United Way of Chicago, the Asian American Institute and the Japanese American Citizens’ League, Chicago Chapter. Takada will begin her duties as NAPCA President and CEO effective immediately.

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