Wayne Ho

Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
Chief Program and Policy Officer
Contact: who@fpwa.org

Key Topics: Asian Pacific American communities, Immigrant rights, Racial justice, Education reform, Health and human services, Non-profit sector.

Bio: Wayne Ho is the Chief Program & Policy Officer of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA), a 90-year-old network of over 200 community and faith-based organizations aiming to promote the social and economic well-being of vulnerable New Yorkers. He is responsible for expanding the policy advocacy, community organizing, and capacity building initiatives to achieve FPWA’s Economic Equity Agenda.

Previously, Wayne was the Executive Director of the Coalition for Asian American Children & Families (CACF), the nation’s only pan-Asian children’s advocacy organization. During his tenure, CACF collaborated with other organizations to successfully pass policies to improve language access, reduce bias-based harassment in schools, baseline funding for community-based child abuse prevention programs, and increase discretionary funding for the Asian Pacific American community. He serves on the board of directors of Coro New York Leadership Center, New York Foundation, and Partnership for After School Education. Wayne has been recognized by New York State and City officials, academic institutes, and community organizations for his leadership.

He received his Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley and his Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Selected Speaking Experience

  • CUNY Asian/Asian American Research Institute Annual Conference.
  • CYFAR Grantees Annual Conference.
  • Head Start National Conference, Advocacy Institute.
  • National Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans in Community Development Annual Convention.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Annual REACH US Conference.