Grace Cheng Braun, MSPH
President and CEO of WISE & Healthy Aging
Grace Cheng Braun, MSPH, is president and CEO of WISE & Healthy Aging, a community-based, social services organization serving seniors and caregivers in Los Angeles. The nonprofit organization, certified as a “Great Place to Work,” provides a range of programs that include the City & County of Los Angeles Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and elder abuse prevention services, as well as adult day care programming, congregate meals, transportation, case management, peer counseling, and senior recreational programming. She is also a member of the adjunct faculty at USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy where she teaches graduate-level business and leadership courses in the International Public Policy and Management Program.
Prior to joining WISE & Healthy Aging, Ms. Cheng Braun has held a number of executive-level positions in health care, including a six-year term as Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations at Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles. She also served as Associate Director of Business and Organizational Development at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. While at Santa Monica Hospital, her areas of responsibility were rated as best practice departments and earned the highest score of any areas in the organization for overall satisfaction in a management survey.
Ms. Cheng Braun also works as an executive business coach assisting individuals in setting measurable goals that lead to improved attitudes and behaviors and stronger business and communication skills. She has volunteered her training and development expertise with several organizations, including LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics), a nonprofit organization established to enhance and develop community and corporate leadership skills in the Asian Pacific community. Through LEAP, she has conducted workshops for Microsoft, Xerox and Corning.