Isha Weerasinghe

FundED Strategies

Isha Weerasinghe works for the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) as a senior policy analyst. She focuses on mental and behavioral health impacts on communities living with low incomes, particularly for people of color. Isha previously worked as the Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Association for Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), where she focused on the intersections of how Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AA&NHPIs) can better access care that is culturally and linguistically appropriate. She led a few local and national coalitions and provided state and national policy guidance for AA&NHPI-serving organizations in health access and equity, and on how hepatitis B has impacted immigrant populations in the United States. Isha has a bachelor’s in arts degree in biology from Bryn Mawr College, and a master’s in science degree in health policy and demography from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Isha has lived in Washington, D.C. for about a decade. She plays the piano, loves to bake, and is almost always happy to hear a good (or bad) joke.

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