Kazue Shibata has been in the community health care field for two decades. She is one of the founders and the first chief executive officer of Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc., a federally fundedcommunity health center in east Hollywood that provides primary health care and health education services to Thai, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Japanese, Pillion, Chinese, Indonesian, Bangladeshi, andSpanish-speaking immigrants. Born and reared in Japan, Ms. Shibata immigrated to the United States. She has a bachelor's degree from Humboldt State University and has studied Asian American Studies atUCLA, where she taught a course, "Public Health Issues in the Asian Pacific Communities," for three years. In 1996, Ms. Shibata was selected as a Eureka Program fellow and in 1997 as one of the tenincredible women in Los Angeles by the YWCA and the mayor's office. She was also cited by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as one of the ten leaders in the nation who overcame substantial obstacles todeliver quality health care to underserved communities. She is a fellow of the Johnson and Johnson/Bureau of Primary Care Program Executive Management Program at the Anderson School ofManagement, UCLA. Ms. Shibata has served on many policy and advocacy boards, task forces, and committees, both locally and nationally. She is currently on the boards of the Community ClinicAssociation of Los Angeles County, California Primary Care Association, and the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations.