Geraldine “Geri” Sanchez Aglipay serves as Vice President of the board for the Asian American Action Fund of Greater Chicago.  She is the Midwest Outreach Manager at Small Business Majority.  She manages the strategic outreach, partnership, and advocacy program efforts in the Greater Chicagoland area and Midwest region affecting small business owners, their workforce, and the self-employed.  Geri builds and maintains relationships between small business owners, stakeholders, legislators, and organizations to strengthen small business owners’ representation and participation on issues such as health care, retirement security, access to capital and predatory lending, paid sick leave, workplace discrimination, and minimum wage.  Prior to joining Small Business Majority, Geri worked with Asian Health Coalition, the MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice, and American College of Surgeons on accreditation, workforce programs, public health systems research and health coverage policies, including conducting national and state assessments with federal, state, and regional health departments.  During her tenure at ASPPH in Washington, DC for six years upon its inception, she managed the national network of US HHS/HRSA Public Health Training Centers directing the program toward its goal to strengthen the readiness of the country’s public health workforce.  Geri has extensive professional service and volunteer experience on national and regional boards and panels such as Board Member and Program Chair, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of the American Public Health Association; World Health Organization Advisory Panel on Injury Control; Co-chair of Filipino Civil Rights Advocates, DC Chapter; Midwest Chair, Filipinos for Obama; Chicago APAs for Obama; and, managed the Asian Americans for Governor Quinn for Illinois main office.  Geri attended Bradley University earning a Bachelors of Science, Communications with a concentration in health sciences.  She is a current resident of Skokie, Illinois.