Jane Pan has been the Executive Director of HBI-DC since 2009. 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, C, and HIV through public-private partnerships. 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 HBV, HCV, and HIV education, screening, and HBV vaccination among the high-risk groups through culturally appropriate messages. Through her leadership, HBI-DC has provided education to over 32,500 individuals, screened over 18,000, and identified over 5,000 individuals vulnerable to infection in need of hepatitis B vaccination in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, thus winning the recognition of the US Department of Health and Human Services for its work in screening patients for viral hepatitis. Mrs. Pan fluently speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and a Shanghai dialect.
Hai Le has been working with HBI-DC since June 2017. Mr. Le is one of HBI-DC’s Project Coordinators and is responsible for the operations of the mobile unit, including driving the unit. He is also responsible for the management of HBI-DC’s HIPPA compliant database and reports. Mr. Le fluently speaks English and Vietnamese.
Thao-Linh Angeline Nguyen, R.N. has been working with HBI-DC since February 2017. 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 begins 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. Mrs. Nguyen fluently speaks English and Vietnamese.
Chooson Byambaa has been working for HBI-DC as a Project Coordinator focusing on outreach and education since March 2017. She coordinates and administers health screening events, including event set-up; designs and posts flyers and health messages on social media (i.e. Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram). She also provides linguistically and culturally tailored outreach and educational information about hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV; interprets at hospitals or over-the-phone for Mongolian-speaking patients; assist with filling out medical registration forms; and follows-up with next patient appointments and receipt of medications. Mrs. Byambaa fluently speaks English, Mongolian, and Russian.
Janet Afoakwah, MPH, has been working for HBI-DC as a Project Coordinator-Outreach since May 2018. Mrs. Afoakwah works with the African community providing public health education and screening events programs. Mrs. Afoakwah speaks both English and Twi fluently.
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. Dr. Trang fluently speaks English and Vietnamese; she is proficient in Mandarin, Cantonese, and French.