Hannah Y. Kim serves in the Biden-Harris Administration at the US Department of Health and Human Services, where she was appointed as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for health care in the Office of Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. She is currently the Strategic Advisor for the COVID Public Education Campaign.
Previously, Hannah was the Chief of Staff/Communications Director to US Congressman Charles Rangel. During her tenure, Hannah drafted and passed five bills (between 2010-2016), chaired the Democratic Communicators Network of more than 500 press aides (2013-15), established the Congressional Yogi Association (2015), headed the Korean American Staff Association, and organized the first-ever TEDxUSCongress (2016).
She is the official ambassadress of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation and founder of Remember727 dedicated to honoring Korean War veterans. She spearheaded the historic passage of federal legislation that created a memorial day for Korean War veterans on July 27, 2009. She has organized an annual commemoration in Washington, DC for more than a decade. From 2017-19, she traveled across six continents to thank and interview more than 200 veterans in 30 countries that participated in the Korean War (1950-53), including North Korea. She completed another voluntary journey to all 50 states and 4 US territories to thank more than 1000 American veterans. For her advocacy, Hannah was honored as the CA29th Senate District’s 2019 Woman of the Year by the California Legislature.
Hannah studied at multiple institutions, including the Seoul National University, George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management, UCLA Anderson School of Management, and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Hannah also published a book and was an entrepreneur in her early 20s. She volunteers on the Board of many nonprofit and community organizations, frequently appears in media outlets, and often speaks or emcees at various events. A proud pastor’s kid, Hannah passionately remains committed to public service, lifetime learning, and fitness.