Mon Yuck Yu, Academy of Medical & Public Health Services
Mon Yuck Yu is co-founder and Executive Vice President &Chief of Staff at the Academy of Medical & Public Health Services (AMPHS), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing healthcare barriers affecting underserved immigrant populations. In her role, Mon Yuck oversees organizational strategic planning, operations, community relations, and development. She has spearheaded several key programs at AMPHS, including the Adult Literacy Program, which offers English language and immigrant rights education; and the Community Health Project, which challengesbarriers to care through the coordinated provision of free health screening, counseling, mental health and social assistance services for uninsured immigrants in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. During the COVID-19, Mon Yuck led emergency relief efforts for food and cash assistance, while building an active coordinated network of community stakeholders to address pandemic response. An active immigrant rights advocate, Mon Yuck is heavily involved in the fight for universal health coverage and constantly inspired by the stories of immigrants like her parents, who faced significant struggles gaining healthcare access as immigrants. Mon Yuck received her B.A. in anthropology from Dartmouth College and Master of Public Administration in Urban and Health Policy from Columbia University. In 2013, Mon Yuck was selected as a Richard D. Lombard Fellow with the Joan Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding to study and address public health issues affecting immigrant populations in Brooklyn, NY. Mon Yuck was recognized as a City & State New York Nonprofit Media 40 Under 40 Rising Star in 2015 and honored with the Harvey A. Picker Prize in Public Service in 2017 for her community work. She is also a 2018 Coro Immigrant Civic Leadership Program Fellow and 2019 New Leaders Council Fellow.