API Summit 2023 Speakers

Julia Liou, MPH

Chief Executive Officer, Asian Health Services

Julia Liou, MPH, the Chief Executive Officer of Asian Health Services (AHS) is an accomplished, mission-driven executive leader with 20+ years of experience in the healthcare industry. AHS is a community health center that provides medical, dental, and behavioral health services to 50,000 patients in 14 languages. Ms. Liou has led strategic fund development initiatives, pioneered patient and community advocacy campaigns, and has spearheaded key partnerships regionally and statewide in the Oakland Chinatown and Asian community, including the Revive Chinatown Project, and the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative. She has led the charge in strategic planning, development, the AHS Business Council, communications, advocacy and fundraising campaigns, and cornerstone relationships. Whether forging coalitions or calling attention to neglected needs, fundraising for civic engagement, or lifting up patient voices to change policies, she continues to champion health equity and language access for vulnerable communities at local, state, and national levels.

During her tenure with Asian Health Services, Ms. Liou catapulted AHS’ development successes in donor gifts, capital campaign fundraising, events, and grants from government and foundations. She also led state policy initiatives that resulted in the passage of key legislation at the state level. During the COVID pandemic, she collaborated with health centers throughout the nation through the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) to successfully advocate for a federal funding stream that seeds innovation and technology for community health centers nationwide.

Ms. Liou earned her Bachelor of Arts from Wellesley, and Masters in Public Health from UCLA. She sits on numerous boards including Kaiser Permanente National Research Board, California Primary Care Association, and co-chairs NACHC’s Innovation Advisory Council.