We would like to congratulate Janet Liang, Executive Sponsor of KPAA, in her promotion as the President of the Northern California Region at Kaiser Permanente.
Janet Liang, currently Chief Operating Officer for the Northern California Region, has been promoted to President of our Northern California Region. Janet is currently responsible for advancing the organizational strategy and performance of health plan and hospital operations, providing high-quality and affordable care and coverage for the region’s nearly four million members. She has oversight of the region’s 21 hospitals and campuses and regional functions, including Human Resources, Continuum of Care, Quality and Regulatory Services, and Information Technology. Janet was appointed Chief Operating Officer in June 2014. Her current responsibilities will be folded into her expanded role.
A native San Franciscan, Janet has 25 years of experience in the health care industry. Previously, she was the Regional President of Kaiser Permanente Hawaii for seven years and held executive roles during her 15-year career at Group Health Cooperative in Washington State.
Janet is an active community steward. She has served on numerous community boards in Hawaii and Washington State, supporting education and socio-economic development. She is on the Board of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, chair for the American Heart Association’s Heart of Gold Campaign and a Board of Governor for Chaminade University. In 2015, she was honored by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the most influential women in Bay Area Business. Janet holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Boston University and a master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Washington.