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Lighten the Load:
A Conversation on Mental Health and Well-being 

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Event Details:

Date: Monday, May 24, 2021

Time:12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Venue: Zoom Meeting

Admission: Free


Mental health has become a top concern since the beginning of the pandemic. According to a national survey, even as more Americans sought mental health services in the past year, only less than 10% of Asians did so. Part of this is our Asian background and upbringing, where stigma exists for mental health services. The month of May is not only Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month; it’s also Mental Health Awareness month.
Join us for a conversation on how we as a community can lighten the load, increase our awareness of mental well-being, while continuing to embrace and celebrate our Asian heritage.


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Judy Chan

Director, Advisory – Transformation Delivery


Judy Chan is a Director in KPMG’s Transformation Delivery Advisory Service practice focusing in Project, Program and Portfolio Management. She has been with KPMG for over 13 years. Her experience includes Portfolio and Program management for spend analytics program, Merger & Acquisition, Merger Integration, Application rationalization, Strategic Planning and PMO Setup and deployment of products into the market.
Judy also serves as a Lead for the Asian Pacific Islander BRG. Judy is a graduate from the University of Texas at Arlington and currently lives in Plano with her husband and daughter. In her free time, she enjoys arts and crafts, watching a little KDrama, cooking, traveling and planting orchids.

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Kulsoom Hasan

Vice President, Commercial Bank

J.P. Morgan & Chase

Kulsoom Hasan is a Treasury Management Officer in the Commercial Bank at J.P. Morgan & Chase. Alongside her work with large corporations, she dedicates her time towards Mental Health Awareness while helping to drive the firm’s continuous efforts towards Diversity and Inclusion. Kulsoom loves to hike, go bike riding and spend time with her family. Fun Fact – she owns more than 100 pairs of shoes.

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Dr. Samuel Y. Kim

Assistant Professor, Texas Woman’s University

Denton, TX

Dr. Samuel Y. Kim is an assistant professor at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Emory University and his Ph.D. from Georgia State University. In addition to being a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology in Texas, he has worked in a variety of settings such as schools, community mental health clinics, and university clinics in Georgia, Michigan, Kentucky, and Texas and provided a range of psychological services, including counseling, assessment, and consultation. His research interests include positive psychology, psychological measurement, bullying, and Korean American mental health.


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Anila Jivanji

Sr. Specialist Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging


Anila is currently a Sr. Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (DIB) Specialist at Bell where she is involved with projects that align the DIB strategy with the company goals. She also leads the ERG/BRG relationships for Ascend North Texas.  Previously she was at American Airlines, where she gained diverse experience in human resources, global sales strategy and analytics, account management, and customer experience training. In her last role at American, Anila was the Inclusion & Diversity, Senior Specialist responsible for developing and growing external partnerships, EBRG coordination, diversity advisory council lead and I&D programing and project management. She was awarded the American Airlines Chairman Award of Excellence in 2016 for her exemplary commitment and dedication in advancing the inclusion and diversity narrative at American Airlines and supporting the vision and company imperatives. Anila continues to serve under-represented groups thru affiliations with organizations like North Texas Disability:IN; Advisory Board of Elevate, Spectrum Knowledge; and Global Champions for Out & Equal. We are excited to have a dynamic DIB subject matter expert in delivering innovative strategies to promote accountability and create a culture of belonging through driving employee engagement and building key partnerships.

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