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Assemblymember Chris Holden announces Woman of the Year for the 41st Assembly District, and will announce a Woman of Distinction from each city.
By News Desk
As part of an annual recognition of Women’s History Month in the State Capitol, Assemblymember Chris Holden announces the City of Pasadena’s Director of Public Health and Health Officer, Dr. Ying Ying Goh as the 41st Assembly District’s Woman of the Year.
“I am thrilled to have Dr. Ying Ying Goh as Woman of the Year for the 41st Assembly District,” said Assemblymember Holden. “Her dedication in the face of overwhelming pressure is admirable and deserves to be acknowledged. Dr. Goh has worked tirelessly to get resources to the City of Pasadena and to its residents.”
Woman of the Year
Dr. Goh is responsible for the overall planning, administration and operation of the Pasadena Public Health Department. She serves as the City of Pasadena’s Director of Public Health and Health Officer, and in this dual role, Dr. Goh also provides medical supervision and direction for City health services and programs, and has the authority to declare public health emergencies and quarantines. Prior to appointment as Director of Public Health, Dr. Goh served as the City’s Health Officer/Deputy Director and also as the Department’s Medical Director for Programs and Research, securing new grant funding and managing programs related to diabetes care management and childhood obesity prevention. Dr. Goh earned a bachelor’s degree at Stanford University.
Women of Distinction
In addition to recognizing Dr. Ying Ying Goh as the 41st Assembly District’s Woman of the Year, Assemblymember Holden will recognize a Woman of Distinction from each city in the 41st Assembly District, including
Juanita West-Tillman (Altadena), Cher Ofstedahl (Claremont), Chief Colleen Flores (La Verne), Maritza Flores-Travanti (Monrovia), Elizabeth McSwain, (Rancho Cucamonga), Marilyn Sparks (San Dimas), Bertha Aguirre (Sierra Madre), Cathy Billings (South Pasadena) and Kim Anthony (Upland).
“The 2022 Women of Distinction are dedicated leaders who improve the lives for thousands of individuals and families in the 41st Assembly District and beyond,” said Holden. “They demonstrate the power of giving to others and community empowerment, I am honored to be amongst a high caliber of professionals.”
Edited by Ann Hunnewell
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