Honorees Yong Liu, MD and Nancy Cline
This year’s annual Celebration of Women hosted by the Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation has changed its physical venue to a virtual one. The Foundation is planning a video rollout for the virtual event on its website, www.svhfoundation.com, on Thursday, May 14.
Honoring the 2020 Pulse Award Recipients, Yong Liu, MD and Nancy Cline (pictured above), the Celebration of Women event is also an important annual fundraiser for Women’s Health and Wellness services at Sonoma Valley Hospital. Proceeds raised during the virtual event will be applied to the purchase of a specialized diagnostic coil that is used in MRI breast imaging, as well as supporting the ongoing Project Pink program that provides free mammograms for women who are uninsured or underinsured.
About the 2020 Honorees:
Nancy Cline and her husband Fred moved to Sonoma in 1989. They raised their seven children on the family ranch in southern Sonoma which now is best known as Cline Cellars Winery, Jacuzzi Family Vineyards and The Olive Press. Nancy is President of The John Christopher Bunting Foundation and has been active in supporting numerous nonprofits in Sonoma Valley as well as Sonoma County, including Sonoma Valley Hospital, Vintage House, Mentoring Alliance, Sonoma Sister Cities, Vintners & Growers Alliance, Boys & Girls Club, YWCA, Northbay Learning Foundation, Sonoma Community Center, The Fund for American Studies, and Historical Society.
Nancy’s passion is history, and she actively renovates and brings back to life historic structures and artifacts. Some of her projects include The Mizpah Hotel, The Belvada Hotel, The Mission Museum in Sonoma and, most recently, The Bergstrom OPUS66 organ. This artifact spent 121 years in Sonoma’s First Congregational Church, and is currently renovated and on display at The Jacuzzi Family Winery. Nancy enjoys riding her quarter horses competitively and takes great pride in contributing positively to the community of Sonoma.
Yong Liu, MD immigrated to US in 1984 after graduating from medical school in Shanghai, China. She then earned a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of California, San Francisco. She practiced as a clinical pharmacist for several years at SF General Hospital, but felt she could better serve her patients as a physician. She then completed internal medicine residency at St. Mary’s Medical Center and has practiced as a board-certified internist in Sonoma since 2001.
As a longstanding, caring physician who is loved by her patients, she finds the connections she has built supporting her patients immensely meaningful.
She is well respected by her physician peers and often goes above and beyond to serve her patients. She currently serves on the Sonoma County Medical Association’s board of directors and has served as a volunteer physician for Broadway Under the Stars. She also enjoys cooking, hiking, kayaking, and traveling. She is grateful to have raised two wonderful sons in this community. One is at UCSF medical school and the other works as a computer engineer.