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Janet Liang

Hawaii president, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan

Last update: September 6, 2013



Janet Liang joined Kaiser Permanente Hawaii as president in March 2007. Kaiser Permanente’s program is the second largest health plan in Hawaii, serving 222,000 members and employing more than 4,400 staff and clinicians for its 278-bed hospital and 17 clinics. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Liang had a 14-year career with Group Health Cooperative, a health maintenance organization in Washington state. She served in numerous roles, including executive vice president and board chair for its insurance subsidiary, KPS Health Plans, Inc. Liang specializes in strategy and leadership in times of significant change.

In Washington, Liang was an active supporter of children services and at-risk youth programs and served on a number of boards for social service agencies. Liang is a member of the Hawaii Business Roundtable and a Board Director for Kaiser Permanente Insurance Company, Inc.

Liang strives to live the Kaiser Permanente brand. She thrives in life by enjoying distance running and outdoor activities with her husband and two young daughters. She can be spotted in running events around the islands throughout the year.

Liang holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Boston University and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Washington.