Jane Pan has been with Hepatitis B Initiative of Washington D.C., Inc . (HBI-DC) since 2009, serving in the capacity of a hands -on Executive Director. She has engaged key community leaders to work with health clinics, pro bono physicians, university researchers, and advocates to promote the understanding of hepatitis B and C through a public-private partnership. Mrs. Pan actively explores additional potential partnerships with other community-based organizations, institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and government (local, state, and federal agencies).
Mrs. Pan has been working with at-risk communities to identify their needs; clarify their demands; and reinforce the importance of hepatitis B and C education, screening, and HBV vaccination among the high-risk groups through culturally appropriate messages. Through her leadership, HBI-DC has provided education to over 20,000 individuals, screened over 14,000, and identified over 5,000 individuals vulnerable to infection in need of hepatitis B vaccination in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. HBI-DC has won the recognition of the US Department of Health and Human Services for its work in screening patients for viral hepatitis and was honored at the White House in 2016.
Hai Le is a detail-oriented professional with 15 years of experience in marketing and merchandising. He is adept to launching initiatives to hit weekly goals. Mr. Le has outstanding interpersonal skills, customer service, and organizational skills that allow him to thrive within a detail-oriented, and deadline-driven environment. His previous work experience has allowed him to be an effective Project Coordinator who assists with community outreach, education, and screening activities. Since June 2016, Mr. Le has served as a Project Coordinator for HBI-DC. He assists the Project Manager in outreach to different communities to set-up for education, screening, and vaccination events. He transports medical supplies and other relevant project equipment and materials; sets-up and breaks-down registration and screening booths. He also assists with office administrative work; preparing multi-language educational materials; entering, managing data (to send out results via mail), and email after each screening event. Mr. Le has been responsible for the mobile unit operations, including driving the unit.
Thao-Linh Angeline Nguyen, R.N. has been working with HBI-DC since April 2016. With her background in nursing and experience working with doctors for over 10 years, Mrs. Nguyen has been an effective and efficient Project Coordinator specializing in linkage to care services for patients infected with HBV and/or HCV.
In her position, she notifies infected patients of their status and begin working with them to link them with providers and follows up with them if they have financial difficulties accessing medication. Mrs. Nguyen helps patients apply for Patient Assistance Programs. Her effective communication skills have helped patients and providers have a pleasant experience through the process. In addition, Mrs. Nguyen worked on a special project funded by the DC Department of Health HAHSTA as the lead Project Coordinator for the behavioral study data collection project.
Janet Afoakwah, MPH, is an accomplished, motivated, and self-driven professional with more than ten combined years of experience in public health advocacy, research, community education, graphic design, customer service, and administrative process. She has been a recipient of several awards. Janet has been working for HBI-DC as a part-time Project Coordinator since May 2018, assisting other team members at outreach, education, and screening events.
Dr. Amy Trang, Ph.D., M.Ed., has been the Program Development Consultant for HBI-DC since 2013. She is the founder and CEO of Social Capital Solutions, a management and consulting firm that works with nonprofit organizations to help them leverage resources by connecting them to necessary resources and services. Dr. Trang has worked in both public and private sectors and has over 20 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations, providing them with strategic planning, board development, organization policies and procedure manuals, organization capacity building plans, program development and management, curriculum design, community outreach, program evaluation as well as fund development and management.