Region X Administrator
US Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau
Betty and her team serve the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, advocating for working women by surfacing issues and solutions to help them be successful in their jobs/careers and maintain balance between work and family life. Betty’s has expertise in managing social service and workforce development programs at the national, regional and local levels for over 25 years. This included: managing the grants to research and demonstrate the One-Stop Career Center system in Region 10’s four states; developing polices and the training curriculum for the roll-out of the Workforce Investment Act; and, managing employment and training programs for specific population groups such as employers, refugees, farm workers, veterans, Unemployment Insurance recipients, youth, women, and homeless individuals and families. Betty completed an 18-month Excellence in Leadership Program at Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor and was selected for leadership training while working at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Native American Programs. She also has private sector experience as a successful small business owner of an art gallery, photography retail store, and real estate development company.
In addition, Betty has been a board member on community-based organizations in the Seattle area, including the Organization of Chinese Americans, Seattle Chapter, and the Chinese Information and Referral Service. She received a BA in philosophy from the University of Washington.