Liane Wong, Dr.P.H. is a program officer in the Children, Families, and Communities (CFC) Program and the Health program team. Her broad grantmaking portfolio focuses on advancing the Foundation’s goals of ensuring all children and families have access to health insurance and quality health care appropriate to their needs at the local, state and federal levels. Since 2007, Liane has been leading the Insuring America’s Children: Getting to the Finish Line project, and in the four years since the project’s launch more than 1.3 million children have enrolled in coverage programs where Finish Line grantees are working. Most recently, she launched a communications and social media project to provide multi-issue nonprofit organizations with the tools and expertise to engage multiple social network platforms to accelerate their work and pioneer new metrics for the sector.
For nearly two decades, Liane has provided leadership, policy analysis, strategic communications and technical assistance to states and localities on health insurance coverage expansions, health access and health innovation. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was the director at the Institute for Health Policy Solutions California and the Child and Family Coverage Technical Assistance Center, and founded California’s Innovation in Coverage and Access Forum (ICAF) that highlighted local and state innovations in expanding coverage to vulnerable populations. Earlier she held positions as an evaluator for the California Health Care Foundation, as a senior health policy analyst for the 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 form the University of California at Los Angeles.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, and is founder and co-chair of the Silicon Valley chapter. She is a member of Grantmakers in Health, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, and the Impact Investing Forum.