Kate Moraras serves as Senior Advisor to the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Kate leads the Initiative’s health portfolio and is responsible for coordinating the Initiative’s community engagement and communications strategies. Kate joined the Initiative from the Office of Minority Health (OMH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where she supported the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health on development and coordination of program strategies related to improving the health of AA & NHPI communities. In this capacity Kate managed OMH’s national hepatitis B initiative and coordinated the HHS interagency workgroup on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander issues.
Prior to OMH Kate was Associate Manager of Strategic Alliances for Government Affairs and Advocacy at the American Diabetes Association where she managed the Association’s racial/ethnic minority diabetes policy councils and was extensively involved in development of ADA’s women and diabetes policies and programs. Before joining ADA, Kate gained federal government experience through internships with the Federal Asian Pacific American Council and the U.S. Department of State’s Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand where she worked on trafficking in persons policy issues in Southeast Asia.
Kate has been active in the AAPI community having served as a volunteer interpreter for Boat People SOS. Kate holds a B.A. in Government and International Politics from George Mason University and a Masters in Public Health from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.