WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 25, 2012) — Charlotte S. Yeh, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at AARP, was recently awarded a National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Award from OCA, a national association dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans.
Yes was recognized for her commitment to connecting underserved communities to quality healthcare and for her dedication and leadership in the APA community. She was one of nine who were honored with this prestigious award this year.
“OCA and its Business Advisory Council are proud to recognize Dr. Yeh who has embraced our mission by being a leader in her community and by being committed to diversity in the workplace,” said OCA National President Ken Lee.
Yeh was named the first Chief Medical Officer for AARP in 2008. She is responsible for working with medical officers at providers of insurance products that carry the AARP name to help identify programs and initiatives that the providers may establish in order to create positive, transformative changes in care for older adults.
“Dr. Yeh is a tremendous asset to AARP,” said Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez, Executive Vice President of Multicultural Markets and Engagement at AARP. “She brings 30 years of medical industry experience to support AARPs efforts that connect 50+ communities to better health care. She is passionate about diversity, working to ensure that cultural values of the many diverse members AARP serves are addressed. We are proud of her work and this recognition — it is well deserved.”
“My parents were some of the first members of the Pittsburgh chapter of OCA in the 1970’s,” said Yeh. “They instilled in me throughout my childhood, a sense of social responsibility and community service. What a great honor to be recognized by an organization my parents have been involved with for so many years! It was an especially meaningful evening for my family and me.”
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