April Alvarez

Strategic Partnerships Manager at Google

April grew up in California’s Central Valley and was the first to attend college in her family.  April graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Mass Communications. After graduating, she joined Teach For America and taught thirty-two third grade students in New York City, while also completing her master’s degree in education. She returned to the west coast and continued to work in education at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto, CA.  April launched the Alumni Services Program at Eastside, leading a team providing college and career support to first-generation college students. As the Student Experience Program Manager for Google’s Code Next, April worked on the design of the program, focusing on the cultural, curricular and social dynamics of the learning experience.

As the Strategic Partnerships Manager for Google’s Code Next Program, April is now taking on the challenge of bridging the tech opportunity gap for Black and Latino communities in major cities across the U.S. by sharing the Code Next experience and making tech accessible by all.

April is also an active member of HOLA, Google’s Latino Googler Network and Co-Chair of the Latinos in Tech Giving Circle. She is also passionate about civic engagement and a fellow with the HOPE Leadership Institute.

Janet A. Liang

President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals, Kaiser Permanente Northern California

Janet Liang is the president of the Northern California Region of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals. In this role, she directs Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Region, providing high-quality and affordable care and coverage for the region’s over 4.1 million members and operating 21 hospitals and a large network of medical offices, continuum care and ancillary services locations across the region.

Liang was appointed chief operating officer in June 2014 where she was responsible for advancing the organizational strategy and performance of health plan and hospital operations and regional functions including Human Resources, Continuum of Care, Quality and Regulatory Services and Information Technology.

Liang is a native San Franciscan, with 24 years of experience in the health care industry. Prior to returning to Northern California, she was the president of Kaiser Permanente Hawaii for seven years, and held executive roles over a 15-year career at Group Health Cooperative in Washington State.

Liang is an active community steward. She has served on numerous community boards supporting education and socio-economic development. She is currently a member of the board of trustees for the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, Board of Governors for Chaminade University, chair for the American Heart Association’s 2016 Heart of Gold Campaign and the executive sponsor for Kaiser Permanente Asian Association.

In 2009, she was named one of the “30 Working Mothers of the Year” by Working Mothers national women’s magazine. In 2015, she was honored by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the most influential women in Bay Area Business. She is a sought-after speaker on the topics of leadership, business transformation and the value of integrated health care.

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.