Christine Takada is President and CEO of the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) headquartered in Seattle, Washington. NAPCA is the leading non-profit, service and advocacy organization committed to the dignity, well-being, and quality of life of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) seniors.
Prior to stepping in as President and CEO in 2009, Christine was National Director of NAPCA's Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) since April, 2004. uring this time, the annual SCSEP budget grew to over $8 million and served over 1,200 low-income AAPI seniors in seven states.
Christine began working with the AAPI community in 1986 in the office of Illinois Governor James R. Thompson. She was appointed Special Assistant on Asian American Affairs by Governor Jim Edgar and Chaired the Asian American Advisory Council to Governor George Ryan. Christine was one of two public members appointed to the Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board, a nine-member board responsible for investigating and prosecuting members of the Illinois Judiciary.
After leaving state government, Christine served as Executive Director of the Asian American Alliance, a non-profit coalition of Asian American Chambers of Commerce which hosted the first pan-Asian Small Business Development Center in the country.
After 25 years of working with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, Christine enjoys working to meet the needs of the increasing and diverse AAPI older adult population on a national scale. – less – More from ZoomInfo »