About Healthcare Liaison, Inc. 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.
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 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.
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 California Society for Clinical Social Work,
the Society for Social Work Leaders in Healthcare, the Northern
California Human Resources Association and The Hastings Center.
Healthcare Liaison, Inc. includes a resource team of talented Associate Advocates from the fields of physician's services, nursing,
pharmacy, and medical social work. These Associates assist us in
offering you comprehensive, professional services in a timely manner.
Joanna Smith LCSW, MPH, CHA
Healthcare Liaison, Inc.
3030 Ashby Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705