MALDEN – Representative Steven Ultrino (D-Malden) and his office celebrates Diana Jeong as she is named one of Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s (MCSW) Commonwealth Heroine for 2022. The team is proud to have nominated Ms. Jeong for this honor as she continues to dedicate her time and efforts to help improve the community of Malden.
The Commonwealth Heroines are women who strive to make a difference and improve the lives of others within their community. They are leaders, mentors, volunteers, and innovators who dedicate their time and efforts to protect and represent the interests of those in need.
Jeong has been in a pillar in the Malden community and has co-founded key Asian-based non-profit organizations including Malden Asian Pacific American Coalition, Asian Spectrum, and Greater Malden Asian American Community Coalition (GMAACC). As a lifelong Malden resident, Jeong has worked tirelessly drive civic engagement and volunteered in organizations supporting local arts and culture, education, language access, and healthcare – particularly for Malden’s Asian American community for many years. After retiring from her position as Finance Director for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. She has given her time, expertise, and passion to the boards of many other organizations, including the Asian American Civic Association and Malden YWCA. She currently serves as the Vice President of GMAACC.
“Diana’s work over the years can only be described as selfless and truly impactful,” says Representative Ultrino, “She has brought the Malden community closer and strived to uplift the voices of underrepresented individuals – particularly within our Asian American community. I would like to congratulate Ms. Jeong on this wonderful accomplishment and we are very fortunate to have heroines like her who are committed to making Malden a better and more inclusive community for everyone.”
In celebration of the new Commonwealth Heroines Class of 2022, the MCSW hosted a Zoom event featuring opening remarks by MCSW Chairwoman Denella Clark and a special recognition presentation of the newest class. This year, an in-person event was held on Wednesday, June 22nd at The Venezia Hotel in Boston. The program book with short biographies of each Commonwealth Heroine is available for public viewing here. A recording of the event can be found on MCSW’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MassCSW/videos.