Staff & Board

Christine Soyong Harley

President & CEO

As a skilled strategist and experienced policy and advocacy leader, Christine Soyong Harley initially came to SIECUS as an interim executive in October 2018 before joining the team permanently in the Spring of 2019.

Chris is the founder of 2020 Consulting, a practice devoted to providing strategic thought partnership, project management, resource development, communications support, and policy and advocacy expertise to progressive philanthropic and social justice organizations. Prior to launching 2020 Consulting, Chris focused on upholding a pillar of our democracy as the Director of 2020 Census Counts, a nonpartisan initiative to support a fair and accurate decennial census in 2020.

Chris also served as Deputy Director of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, working to increase the strategic impact of NCAPA’s role in promoting just policies for vulnerable communities. Prior to joining NCAPA, Chris served as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and has also previously held leadership policy and program roles at the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, and Illinois Department of Human Services. Chris received her B.A. from Oberlin College and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.

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