Foundation Founder & President Joe & Emmy Liu

Joe & Emmy Liu

Founder & President

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.

Our Advisors

Foundation Chairman of Medical Advisory Committee​​ CP Chang

C.P. Chang, MD, PhD

Chairman of Medical Advisory Committee​

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.

Foundation Chairman of Medical Advisory Committee​ Alison Wu

Allison Wu, MPH

Chairwoman of Public Health Committee

Allison is volunteering as Liu Foundation’s Chairwoman of Public Health Committee. She is a Consultant for the World Health Organization, working primarily in health systems research for the Middle East and North Africa. She holds a Master of Public Health in Health Management from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from New York University.

Foundation Director of Youth Program Sophia Chen

Sophia Chen, PhD

Director of Youth Program

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.

Foundation Chairman of Medical Advisory Committee​​ Jacque Lin

Jacque Lin

Chairwoman of Business Development Committee

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.

Foundation Media Relation Art Sesnovich

Art Sesnovich

Media Relation

Arthur Sesnovich is a principal and co-founder of Bulldog Communications. He has an extensive background in public relations, journalism, and marketing communications. He has won numerous industry awards for his work, in both client and agency settings. Before creating Bulldog, Art was the owner and founder of AGS Public Relations, a full-service public relations firm with a focus on healthcare.

Foundation Media Relations Director Dennis Lo

Dennis Lo

Technology Advisory & Executive Producer​

Foundation Technology Advisory Committee​​ Dennis Sheu

Dennis Sheu

Technology Advisory Committee​

Our Teams

Ray Kuo Headshot

Ray Kuo

Program Director

Ray manages the implementation and execution of programs at Liu Foundation. He is experienced in product management and business development. He holds a B.S. degree with honors in Business Administration, Management Information Systems from San Jose State University.

Foundation Program Manager Yumei

Yumei Huang

Program Manager​

Yumei is responsible for content production, marketing strategies and supporting the organization’s objectives. She holds a B.A. degree in International Relations and minors in Chinese and Technology Management from the University of California, Davis.​ 

Foundation Program Staff Larry

Larry Aung (Swan)

Program Staff

Swan Aung manages social media content, marketing strategy for the organization and supports administrative activities. He is experienced in entrepreneurship and marketing. He holds a B.S degree in Business Marketing from the San Francisco State University.

Foundation Media Relations Director Jiayu Jeng

Jiayu Jeng

Media Relations Director

Jiayu is an experienced media Producer, anchor, TV host, Radio host, program coordinator, and reporter. 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」). She holds a Bachelor’s in Radio/Television from National Chengchi University in Taiwan and Masters degree in Mass Communication/Journalism from San Jose State University.

Foundation Media & Public Health​​ Erin Stair

Erin Stair, MD, MPH​

Media & Public Health​

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.

Kevin Lei

Foundation Intern

We sincerely welcome your participation and partnership.