Bich Ha Pham

Ms. Pham is the Director of the Policy, Advocacy and Research. She has fourteen years of experience conducting policy analysis, research and advocacy in New York City and State.

Ms. Pham has co-authored a number of research and policy publications including, “The State of NY's Social Safety Net for Today's Hard Times, ” “Improving TANF in New York State: New TANF Regulations and Opportunities for State and Local Advocacy,” “Job Creation and Housing Capital Programs,” “Lack of Skills and Education in the Empire State: Low-Income New Yorkers Need Increased Access to Education and Vocational Training Programs,” and “Assessing the Effectiveness of Welfare-to-Work Programs in New York State: A Survey of the Performance of New York State’s Welfare-to-Work Programs According to Its Participants.”

She has extensive media experience and has been interviewed by The New York Times, NY1 News, Associated Press, Reuters, In These Times, The Village Voice, NY Non-Profit Press, City Limits, upstate media outlets, the German media Der Spiegel International and various radio stations.

Ms. Pham was invited to testify at the U.S. House of Representatives Human Resources Subcommittee hearing on the reauthorization of the federal welfare law and has delivered numerous testimonies on the city and state levels. She is also on the Steering Committee of the Economic Justice and Social Welfare Network and the Coordinating Committee of the Empire State Economic Security (ES2) Campaign. She received her Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law.