Grace Li, MHA
Chief Executive Officer
Grace Li joined On Lok in 2001 with expertise in orchestrating new site openings, managing implementation of software applications, and overseeing multi-site complex systems and health care programs. In 2016, Grace went from being Chief Operating Officer to being named Chief Executive Officer.
Grace is currently working to build a new senior leadership team, helping to create new opportunities to partner with philanthropic communities, and investing in On Lok’s workforce so it upholds its reputation as a leading employer in senior care. Grace’s vision will build on the legacy of On Lok’s success by expanding on existing core programs in order to continue supporting seniors while keeping up with new needs that arise in an ever-changing world.
Building on more than 25 years of healthcare experience and 15 years at On Lok, her experience spans a wide range of healthcare settings. Grace has worked in hospitals and managed physician practices, assisted living facilities and health care consulting.
Grace serves locally on the Eden Housing, Inc. Board of Directors, NICOS Board of Directors and nationally on the National PACE Association (NPA) Board. She also serves locally on a number of advisory committees that help shape the services and care in our communities (i.e., SF Palliative Care, SF Post Acute Care Advisory committee) Grace received her Master of Health Administration from the University of North Carolina and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Florida.
Director of 30th Street Senior Center
As Director of 30th Street Senior Center, Valorie Villela’s mission is to help seniors remain healthy, active and in their community. This idea has motivated her work in the field for over 35 years. She has been the Director of 30th Street Senior Center’s programs since 1987, which include the management and oversight of the four programs: Nutrition Services, the Activities Program, Case Management and the Always Active program.
Prior to On Lok taking over the management of 30th Street Senior Center in 1995, it operated under a variety of different parent organizations, including the California Pacific Medical Center. Valorie first started at the center as a nutritionist, running the food service and staffing for the nutrition program.
Valorie serves on the board of the Coalition of Agencies Serving the Elderly and is a member of the Long Term Care Coordinating Council, as well as the advisory council for UCSF’s Center for Aging in Diverse Communities.
Valorie has taught consumer and Health Education in the Latino Community for over 35 years as a faculty member.
Our diverse and experienced management team embodies the shared goal of the Center and On Lok Lifeways: to help seniors remain in their own homes and the communities they love with the support of a dedicated team of healthcare and social service professionals.