About Healthcare Liaison
and Founder Joanna Smith
Healthcare Liaison, Inc. assists people of all ages in navigating an increasingly complex healthcare system, reducing their stress and giving them the tools to make informed healthcare choices. We also provide consultation and training for Healthcare Advocates, consumers and Corporate entities. Healthcare Liaison, Inc. is designed on a social entrepreneurship model, and a percentage of the profits are donated to organizations providing microeconomic loans in developing countries.
Joanna Smith LCSW, MPH, CHA
Healthcare Liaison, Inc.
2625 Alcatraz Ave. Suite 194
Berkeley, CA 94705
Advocacy Consultation, and Training in Healthcare Advocacy
Healthcare Liaison, Inc. includes a resource team of talented Affiliate Advocates from the fields of physician's services, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy and medical social work. These Affiliates assist us in offering you comprehensive, professional services in a timely manner.
Kas Allen, MPT, OCS, CHA
Serving Los Angeles, California
Sima Kahn, MD, CHA
Based in the Puget Sound Region, Serving Patients throughout Washington State
Darlene Ryno, RN, BSN, CPHQ, PHN, CHA
Primarily serving the San Diego, California Area
Joanna Smith, LCSW, MPH is the CEO of Healthcare Liaison, Inc. She has 25 years experience in the fields of health, public health and mental health. She has worked as a medical social worker and hospital discharge planner in healthcare systems throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Previous experience also includes work in home health and community-based agencies. She has a thorough knowledge of both public and private sector healthcare systems and a special interest in cross-cultural issues in healthcare.
Joanna received her Masters in Social Work from Tulane University in 1978 and her Masters in Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from the University of California, Berkeley in 1985. She is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of California - LCSW #9586. She also holds a credential as a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. Joanna is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, The Hastings Center, and is Founder of the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants.
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