Yen Ang, DrPH, RDN
SNAP-Ed program assistant diretor
San Bernardino County Public Health Department
Yen works as the SNAP-Ed program assistant director at San Bernardino County public health department, managing one of the largest federal nutrition education programs in California.
Her work in the past decade has centered on policy, system and environmental level changes through community engagement and collaboration. She is named Woman-of-the-Year 2021 of the 47th district by the California Assembly majority leader Eliose Reyes for her success in building a diverse coalition of partners to fight hunger and health inequity in San Bernardino county during the pandemic. She successfully pivoted the SNAP-Ed effort to address the surging food insecurity in the communities, facilitating collective solutions for collective problems.
Her public health innovative services earned her national recognitions: in 2019, she received the NACo (National Association of Counties) Achievement Awards for her role in the historic resolution of Healthy-by-Default policy in Loma Linda city. In 2020, she established the first antihunger coalition in the county which helps break down organization silos and fosters partnership, leading her to another NACo award win.
- Leading Policy, System and Environmental Change Through the Power of Coalition
Sunday, October 17
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM