About Us

MAHA Leaders

Executive Director - Hong Liu, Ph.D.Hong Liu, Ph.D - Executive Director
Dr. Liu is the Executive Director of the Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA). She came to the U.S. in 1988 and received a Master’s degree in Political Science in 1989 and a Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis in 1994 from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In the past 20 years, Dr. Liu has been working diligently toward improving health and quality of life for Asian populations. She is well recognized as an advocate and community leader locally and nationally in the public health and community health field. Dr. Liu is a member of several boards and advisory councils , including the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) Council appointed by the Governor of Illinois, and the Chicago Community Development Advisory Council appointed by the Mayor of Chicago. She has received numerous awards for her dedication to public health, a few of which include the Public Health Advocacy Award from the Illinois Public Health Association; the Excellent Professional Award from Illinois Secretary of State, Jesse White; and the Community Service Excellence Award from the Asian Coalition of Chicago and the Chinese American Association of Greater Chicago.


Board of Directors

President - Jeongling Liu
Vice President - Kelvin Qin, M.D.
Treasurer - Pingting Lau
Secretary – Ruby Haughton-Pitts
Board Member – Sean Koppe, M.D.
Board Member – Chunkit So
Board Member – Anna Shaw 
Member – Johnny Zhen Board
Member – Dr. Airica Steed

Medical Advisor

Sean Koppe, M.D.
Salina Lee, M.D.
Sheila Wang, Pharm D.
Juliana Chen, Pharm D. 

Advisory Board

Darren Liu
Steve Smith
Hong Deng, RN
James Yao, M.D.
Yin Kean
Steve Hugh
Alice Shen
Page Gu
Sujie Man

Youth Advisory Board

Chair: Kyle Shrader
Edward Huang
William Huang
Andy Tao
William Tang
Jeffrey Hong


Executive Director – Hong Liu, Ph.D.
Chief Financial Officer - Eugene Chen, Ph.D.
Director of Programs - Allison Precht, LPC, CADC  
Mental Health Clinical Manager- Melissa Wee, M. Ed, LCPC  
Mental Health Clinical Supervisor - Jonas Ginsburg, LCPC
Clinical Psychiatrist -  Dr. Nina Liu
Contractual Evaluator - Susan Ryerson Espino, PhD
Mental Health Receptionist - Katherine Wong
Hepatitis B Program Manager – Jessica Szafron, MPH, MBA
Navigator Program Supervisor – Kelley Mui  
Community Health Center Manager – Cuihua Yang 
Smart Match Employment Program Specialist – Ricky Lam
Smart Match Employment Program Specialist – Sherry Moore
IT Specialist – Sean Li, M.S.  
EHR System Specialist – Saul Zhang  
Suicide Prevention Project Coordinator - Ailin Chang, M.S.W.
Substance Abuse Prevention Program Coordinator – Lina Xie, M.A.  
Immunization Project Coordinator – Arista Wang
Navigator/Project Assistant-Justin Huang
Navigator/Social Media Specialist – Frank Li, M.S.
Grants Coordinator/Financial Assistant– Christine Tao
Mental Health Program Consultant- Hrishikesh Shetty, M.S.W.
Project/Administrative Assistant – Karen (Mujiao) Zeng  
Mental Health Program Care Coordinator – Katherine Wong  
Project and Administrative Assistant – Xiaomei Zhang
Project and Administrative Assistant – David Lee
Project and Administrative Assistant – Jiehua Li
Project and Administrative Assistant – Jianxi Chen
Administrative Assistant – Weiwei Lin