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John William Chin is the new CHOP Cares Community Advisory Board Chair. Photo Courtesy of CHOP.
John William Chin is the new CHOP Cares Community Advisory Board Chair. Photo Courtesy of CHOP.

John William Chin is the new CHOP Cares Community Advisory Board Chair

The executive director of PCDC now adds a new responsibility of promoting health and well-being for children and families.

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John William Chin is the new Board Chair for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Cares Community Advisory.

Chin steps into this role having served on the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Cares Community Advisory Board for the past three years.

He is filling the position as Board Chair after the inaugural CHOP Cares Community Advisory Board Chair David Rosenberg stepped down from his role after nine years of service.

In a statement announcing the news, CHOP expressed it is very grateful to all of Rosenberg's years of service.

"David's leadership was vital to the sustainability and growth of the program. We are forever grateful for his many years of service. We are left with the reassurance that he continues to be a strong advocate for CHOP," the organization said.

CHOP has high praises for its new board chair, Chin, as well, who is the executive director of the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC), a role he has filled since 2000.

The PCDC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, protect and promote Chinatown as a viable, ethnic, residential and business community. 

"Chin is passionate about equitable development for people regardless of income, race, ethnicity, self-identity and ability," the press release reads

He also serves on the board of numerous other organizations, such as PHLDiversity, the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), and he also chairs the Mayor's Commission on Asian American Affairs and serves on the board of The Trust for Public Land.

A native of Chinatown and born-and-raised Philadelphian, Chin has developed a deep passion for giving back to the city and local communities.

 “Over two decades of serving a grassroots organization have deepened my commitment to advocating for equitable access,” Chin said.

With the PCDC, Chin ensures he focuses on planning, advocacy, affordable housing and related services, economic development, neighborhood beautification, real estate development and Chinatown family support services. 

His mission is to ensure developmental opportunities are equal for people of all incomes, races, ethnicities and neighborhoods, an endeavor that will likely come in handy given his new board chair role. 

“I am thrilled and honored to join the CHOP Cares Community Advisory Board as the Board Chair. I look forward to working with our partners to create sustainable, long-lasting impacts on the health and wellness of children across the city," he said.

CHOP will continue recruiting new board members. All are welcome to apply to join the Community Advisory Board, for which recruiting is done periodically. 

Complete your CAB Member Application here.

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