Hien-Thao Phan

Hien-Thao Phan, MSW, ICHS Behaviorial Health Specialist. Seattle-International DistrictLocation:

Seattle – International District

Language:

English

Year Joined ICHS:

7/2016

Degree:

Masters of Social Work

Why I Work at ICHS:

I’ve known about ICHS for a long time and I’m glad to finally be working here. I like that ICHS works and engages the API community in various ways. The vision and mission of ICHS also aligned with what I want for the community, so it’s a wonderful opportunity to work here.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Patient centered, strength based, and mindful of patient’s experiences, culture, and background.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I love to garden and see the results of my hard work. I’m into organic gardening, native plants, and ways to keep the native bee population thriving. In my down time, I watch Korean drama, swim, and play ping-pong.

Joanne Lam

Work Location(s):

Shoreline

languages:

English, Cantonese, Toishanese

Degree:

Master of Social Work; Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Education:

MSW from University of Washington; BA from University of Washington

Certification:

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW); Certified DSHS Language Interpreter in Cantonese, Social Services

Why I Work at ICHS:

I enjoy working with people of all ethnic and socio-economic background; ICHS enables me to serve these populations who are typically underserved in our community.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I like to empower patients with skills and knowledge so they can take an active role in their wellness, and to provide resources where needed to enable them to care for themselves and their family.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I enjoy travelling, hiking, and gardening.  In my quiet time, I like to listen to music with a good cup of coffee.

Randon Aea

Randon Aea, ICHS Behaviorial Health Manager. International DistrictLocation:

Seattle – International District

language:

English

Degree:

Master’s in Psychology, Bachelor’s in Sociology

Education:

Seattle University (Master’s Degree), University of Washington (Bachelor’s Degree)

Certification:

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Why I Work at ICHS:

As a Native Hawaiian with roots in the International District, working at ICHS feels like returning home to give back to my community.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I believe it is important to be driven by our values. I value patient care as the highest priority. Everything we do should ultimately benefit the patient. The patient is the “expert” and I am privileged to help. I provide services from a strength’s based perspective and meet the patient where they are at.

Interesting Note About Myself:  

I have been a board member of the Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF), which is a community based, non-profit organization that trains and supports the leadership and civic engagement of Asian Pacific Islanders, for almost five years, including serving as board president in 2017.

Yuan Bai

Yuan Bai, ICHS Behaviorial Health Specialist. Seattle World SchoolLocation:

Seattle World School/NOVA High School Clinic

Languages:

English, Mandarin

Year Joined ICHS:

2012

Degree:

Master of Education (M.Ed)

Education: 

Ohio University

Certifications:

LMHC, LPC

Interesting Note About Myself:

Born and raised in Beijing, China, I have always had a desire to see the world, to understand and to improve. In 2007, I graduated from Ohio University with a Master of Education in community counseling with a focus in school counseling. Soon after, I decided to take on the career path as a mental health therapist. In the past few years, I have grown tremendously and was also very humbled by this experience. I am truly excited about this opportunity with ICHS and the Seattle World School. I have always been part of the international community during my years in the United States and it is an honor for me to be able to serve this community.

Note:

ICHS has bilingual behavioral health specialists to assist patients. A patient’s primary care provider can help arrange a meeting with a specialist.

Jeshmin Bhaju

Jeshmin Bhaju, PhD, ICHS Psychologist. BellevueLocation:

Seattle – Holly Park

Languages:

English, Nepali, Hindi

Year Joined ICHS:

2011

Degree:

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.)

Education: 

Auburn University

Residency:

Emory Univesity, Postdoctoral Fellowship

Certifications:

Primary Care Behavioral Health Psychology

Why I Work at ICHS:

I am inspired by ICHS’ dedication to providing holistic care to an underserved population.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I believe in person-centered care with an emphasis on improving the quality of life.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I’m from Kathmandu, Nepal. I hope to someday make it to at least the base camp of Mount Everest.

Note:

ICHS has bilingual behavioral health specialists and psychologists to assist patients. A patient’s primary care provider can help arrange a meeting with a specialist.

Ellen Ngo

Ellen Ngo, MSW, ICHS Behavioral Health Specialist, Holly ParkLocation:

Seattle – Holly Park

Languages:

English, Vietnamese

Year Joined ICHS:

2013

Degree:

Masters of Social Work

Education:

University of Washington

Certification:

MSW

Why I Work at ICHS:

I truly believe in ICHS’s vision and mission. There is no other organization in the state like ICHS. I enjoy being part of a great, multicultural health care team. I feel honored and passionate to serve a diverse and growing patient population.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Listening, educating, motivating, and empowering; helping the patient where they are at and helping them achieve their goals.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I enjoy having an active life. I love traveling, french coffee, good music, good books, meditating and working out.