Mary Anne Foo
Mary Anne is the executive director and founder of the Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA). OCAPICA is a nonprofit organization with over 100 staff who speak 26 languages and programs that serve more than 40,000 community members a year. The agency provides mental health, policy and civic engagement, youth leadership, education, and workforce development. All services are free and offered throughout Orange County to all populations.
Mary Anne has been working for more than 30 years in California and at a national level on issues impacting underserved populations. She has received numerous honors including the TCWF Sabbatical Award, Orange County Human Relations Legacy Award, Woman of the Year from the California State Legislature, SOPHE Health Educator of the Year, and Unsung Heroine from PBS. Mary Anne has served as Principal Investigator or co-PI to numerous community based participatory research programs in California. She also serves as a trustee on several boards including a local hospital and foundation.
Mary Anne received her Bachelor of Science from the UC Davis and her Master in Public Health from UCLA. She is a fourth generation Californian and loves to spend time fishing and watching baseball with her family.