Jean Yamamoto has been an active volunteer with APANO for several years, specifically supporting and chairing the Health Equity and Reform Team (HEART).  She most recently worked at SEIU Local 503 advocating for and organizing long term care workers who provide services for seniors and people with disabilities, making it possible for them to live with dignity and self-determination.  She is a third generation Japanese American who was born in Hawaii but now considers Oregon her home.