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About Us

Welcome to the American Liver Foundation Northern California Division. ALF’s mission is to facilitate, advocate, and promote education, support, and research for the prevention, treatment, and cure of liver disease.

Thirty million Americans, or 1 in 10, are personally affected by nearly 100 types of liver disease. You can inherit liver disease or develop it later on in life. It does not discriminate; it affects individuals without any consideration of age, gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic background. A diagnosis of liver disease can be overwhelming and frightening, but we can help. We have a wide variety of information and educational programs to support you, your family, and your community.

We also have a wide variety of events and programs that happen throughout the year where you can get involved and contribute financially to the growth of our programs. Our fundraising events include but are not limited to:

  • Liver Life Walk—Form a team with your family, friends, and coworkers, and join us at one of our many Walk events. It’s a family-friendly event that brings awareness and raises important funds to support our programs.
  • Salute to Excellence Gala—This business attire event salutes those who have made an outstanding contribution to biotechnology and medical innovation. The Salute has been held annually in San Francisco since 1999 and to date has raised nearly $4.8 million dollars to benefit the American Liver Foundation.

Your support of our division will help the American Liver Foundation provide:

  • Support for vital research that will expand knowledge of the liver and its diseases and secure more effective measures to prevent, treat, and cure them
  • Support groups for patients and families affected by liver diseases
  • Organ donor awareness campaigns Administration for a transplant fund assisting individuals who are raising funds and managing their money with the goal of saving for a liver transplant
  • Information for patients and their families, physicians and other healthcare professionals, and the general public Information to legislators about the urgent need for more research and education
  • Up-to-date information for physicians about diagnosing and treating liver diseases

Veronica LaBeau
Executive Director

Simon Pan
Events Manager

Eddie Cheung, MA, FACG
Children’s Hospital and UCSF Medical Center

Bill Young, CEO

Thomas Cho
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical

Mercedez Azcarate, Field Rep

Theresa Hughes, President
HHCD Wings of Life

Martin Yan
Celebrity Chef

John Rosin, Senior Analyst
UCSF Medical Center

Dave Hinman

Peter Cullen, Owner/President

Carol Brosgart, MD

Barry Rose, Multicultural Business Development Manager
Entercom Communications, SF


Mercedes Azcarate
Gilead Pharmaceuticals

Carol Brosgart
Retired from UCSF

Eddie C. Cheung, MD, FACG
Children’s Hospital and UCSF Medical Center

Thomas Cho

Stuart Connelly

Peter Cullen

Anton Geuth

Dave Hinman
D. Hinman Group

Allan Hitchcock
Wells Fargo

Theresa Hughes
HHCD – Wings of Life

Mike Nelson

Barry Rose
Bonneville Communications

John Rosin
UCSF Medical Center

Debra Strichartz
Stanford Children’s Health

Martin Yan
Yan Can Cook, MY China Restaurant

Bill Young

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