Gayle Tang is an independent consultant and health equity leader, working with organizations to transform care delivery, achieving the spirit and intent of the Affordable Care Act. Her work has been pivotal to setting industry standards and influencing public policy across the nation.
Gayle is the principal architect of award-winning programs addressing language access, cultural competency, and diversity and inclusion innovations. As former senior executive director at Kaiser Permanente, Gayle led design and execution of the organization’s National CLAS Strategy, Centers of Excellence in Culturally Competent Care Initiative, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Health Equity Initiative, and Demographic Data Collection strategy enterprise-wide.
Gayle serves on the Board of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum. She is a member of the Office of Minority Health’s National Project Advisory Committee on the National Enhanced CLAS Standards. Gayle has won numerous awards and is a well-respected coalition builder.
Gayle completed undergraduate studies in nursing at University of San Francisco and received her master of science with a focus on leadership, diversity management and business at Sonoma State University. She also completed an Executive Leadership Program at Harvard Business School, Harvard University. Gayle has published in business and health care journals, and co-authored the first California Healthcare Interpreter Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. Gayle enjoys teaching and is a part-time faculty at City College of San Francisco.