Sarah Kim-Lee

Sarah Kim-Lee

Western Regional Representative

Sarah Kim-Lee serves as volunteer for KAWS western region.  Sarah has worked for various AAPI community organizations prior to joining the federal government.  She is currently a regional public affairs specialist with the federal government in San Francisco Bay Area.  Sarah’s past work experience includes:

  • Senior Services Outreach and Enrollment Manager, On Lok Lifeway in San Francisco, CA
  • Social Services Coordinator & Assistant Manager, Westlake Christian Terrace Center, Oakland, CA
  • Founder and Director, Westlake Christian Terrace Center for Citizenship and Immigration, Oakland, CA
  • Language Consultant & Certified Cultural Competency Trainer, National Asian Women’s Health Organization, San Francisco, CA, and
  • Korean Community Health Outreach Coordinator, Asian Health Services, Oakland, CA

Since 1997, Sarah has been producing and hosting a monthly Korean Journal, a Korean language public service television program addressing a wide range of issues and concerns affecting the local Korean community.

Sarah volunteers at the University of California, Berkeley Campus for the Department of East Asian Language where she is an advocate for preserving the Korean language classes. She is well known in the Bay Area Korean community as an advocate for immigrants’ rights and has an extensive knowledge of the Korean immigrant community of Northern California.  Sarah also serves as Commissioner of the Alameda County Advisory Commission on Aging.

Sarah’s recognition awards include:

  • 2014 Federal Employee of the Year Award
  • 2009 State of California Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Award, Excellence in Public Service,
  • 2000 Community Leadership Award from the Korean Community Center of the East Bay,
  • 1999 Champion for Asian Women and Families by the National Asian Women’s Health Organization, and
  • Numerous community service awards and citations.