||Gem P. Daus, M.A., is a health policy analyst in the Office of Health Equity at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). In this capacity, Mr. Daus serves as advisor and coordinator for the special needs of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander populations, as well as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender populations. His portfolio includes developing resources and organizational capacity for cultural competence, language access, and health literacy. Mr. Daus has over 20 years’ experience in health policy, health communication, cultural competence, language access and community-based organization development. Prior to joining HRSA, he was Executive Director for the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care. Mr. Daus was honored to receive the National Leadership Award from the Center for the Study of Asian American Health which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to improving Asian American health at the national level. He was also honored as a healthcare hero by the Congressional Black, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian and Pacific American Caucuses. Apart from his role at HRSA, Mr. Daus is an adjunct professor in Asian American Studies at University of Maryland at College Park and has written chapters in two current textbooks on Asian American health.