Liane Wong, Dr.P.H. is a program officer in the Children, Families, and Communities (CFC) Program and leads the health subprogram at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Her grantmaking and investment portfolio focuses on advancing the Foundation’s goals of ensuring all children and families have access to health care and coverage appropriate to their needs and more recently, directing the launch of two new strands of work in early child nutrition and at the nexus of early learning and health. She also currently leads CFC initiatives on leadership development, technology and social media, and program related investments in health and education at the Foundation.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Liane was director at the Institute for Health Policy Solutions California and founded California’s Innovation in Coverage and Access Forum (ICAF) that highlighted local and state innovations in expanding access to care for vulnerable populations. Earlier she held senior policy positions at University of California Office of the President and as a senior manager at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. She first began her career in the philanthropic and nonprofit communities at The San Francisco Foundation across the health, economic development and education programs. Liane received her doctorate in health policy and management from the University of California at Berkeley and holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Liane currently serves on the Board of Directors for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, and is a founder of the Silicon Valley chapter. She is a member of Grantmakers in Health, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, and the Aspen Institute’s ThinkXChange.