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From the American Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pasifika Affinity Group

Lio Saephanh, Nursing Supervisor with King County Jail Health Services, came to the U.S. as a child after spending a year in a refugee camp. She is Mien, an ethnic minority in Southeast Asia and the second largest Hill Tribal group in northern Laos and Thailand, after the Hmong people.

Lio has provided direct health services in King County for the past 33 years. In her role, she supervises teams of dedicated nurses providing critical health care and making sure scheduled services are fully staffed and operational. Read her story here.

More about the American Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pasifika Affinity Group

The next American Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pasifika (AANHP) virtual gathering will take place on Wednesday, March 29 from 1 to 2:30 pm via Teams.

If you are interested in getting connected to the AANHP community at King County, reach out to the co-Chairs, Helen Potter ( and Guru Dorje (

Learn more about King County Affinity groups at