Founder & President
Joe & Emmy Liu

Joe Liu is a Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur, who started the Liu Foundation with a vision to benefit humanity with his entrepreneurial and technical expertise. Liu started his first company Techlink Co. in 1984. He then co-founded Oplink Communications in 1995, lead the IPO in 2000, and acquisition by Molex/Koch Industries in 2014. Liu angel invested in numerous high-tech companies, guided them to successful exits, and contributed tremendously to the growth of IT industry.

Program Director
Ray Kuo

Ray is responsible for leading and executing programs at the Liu Foundation. He is experienced in product management, business strategy and operations. He holds a B.S. degree with honors in Business Administration, Management Information Systems from San Jose State University.

Product & Marketing Manager
Max Itow

Max is responsible for communicating with the audience and product management at the Liu Foundation. He is experienced in digital marketing, writing, and managing social media platforms. He holds a B.S. degree in Marketing from San Jose State University.

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Public Health & Media Relations Advisor
Erin Stair, MD, MPH

Erin Stair, MD, MPH, is the founder of, creator of ZENBands, host of the Causes or Cures podcast and author of Manic Kingdom: A True Story of Breakdown and Breakthrough. After completing her Bachelors of Science, Chemistry at the United States Military Academy at West Point, she went on to obtain a Master of Public Health at New York University.

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Medical Advisor
C.P. Chang, MD, PhD

Dr. Ching-Pin Chang is volunteering as Liu Foundation’s Medical Advisory Committee Chairman. He spent more than 20 years at Stanford University on cardiovascular health research with over 39 publications. Dr. Chang is certified by American Board of Internal Medicine for Cardiovascular Disease.

Medical Advisor
Xin Wang, MD

Dr. Xin Wang, MD, is a volunteer with The Liu Foundation. He grew up in Shandong, China, and is a general practitioner specializing in preventing and treating chronic diseases and rehabilitating sports injuries. He has a strong interest in working with chronic disease and rehabilitation. He enjoys working with chronic disease prevention and treatment, like hypertension and diabetes, because it is a condition where good medical care and patient education can make a big difference in people’s lives, especially in chronic diseases.

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Media Relations Advisor
Jiayu Jeng

Jiayu is volunteering as Liu Foundation’s Media Relations Director. She has over 25 years of experience as a media Producer, anchor, TV host, Radio host, program coordinator, and reporter. She was the Producer/Host of “Talk Tonight” on KTSF Channel 26. She is the Producer and Host of “Bay Area Good Voice” for Bay Area Chinese Radio (灣區中文電台「灣區好聲音」).

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Business Development Advisor
Jacque Lin

Jacque is volunteering as Liu Foundation’s Chairwoman of Business Development Committee. She served as the President of TamKang University Association of Northern California in 2019 and as the CFO of many startups. She holds a Masters in Accounting and MBA in Management Information Systems.

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Youth Program Advisor
Sophia Chen, PhD

Dr. Sophia Chen is volunteering as Liu Foundation’s Director of Youth Program. She served as a research associate in Department of Mathematics and Department of Health and Research Policy at Stanford University. Her research topic and academic publications focus on statistical models in bioinformatics.

Be The Change

Together, Let's Build A Healthier Society

Join us in making a difference! The Joe & Emmy Liu Foundation is seeking responsible and enthusiastic volunteers who love helping others and are eager to learn.

If you’re up for a challenge and want to give back to your community, apply to be a volunteer today. This is a unique opportunity to develop your leadership skills, build on your strengths, and gain new abilities while positively impacting lives in your community.