Lisa Hasegawa, SM Public Health
National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development
Lisa Hasegawa is the Executive Director of the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD). National CAPACD is the first national advocacy organization dedicated to meeting the housing and community development needs of low income Asian American and Pacific Islander communities across the country. The mission of National CAPACD is to improve the quality of life for low-income Asian American and Pacific Islanders by promoting economic vitality, civic and political participation, and racial equity. National CAPACD is also the first and only national AAPI-serving HUD housing counseling intermediary.
Lisa currently serves on the boards of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, the National Low Income Housing Coalition, and Progressive Congress (the American Progressive Caucus Policy Foundation). She has also served on the National Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Praxis Project Communities Creating Healthier Environments Initiative, AT&T’s Consumer Advisory Council and Freddie Mac’s Affordable Housing Advisory Council. She has provided leadership for the National Council for Asian Pacific Americans for over a decade, serving as the Chair from 2006 through 2007. Prior to joining National CAPACD, Lisa was the Community Liaison for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. A fourth generation Japanese American from California, Lisa is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Harvard School of Public Health.