Hepatitis B Initiative of Washington, D.C. (HBI-DC)
Jane Pan has been with 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. Ms. Pan has been working with at-risk communities to identify their needs, clarify demands, and reinforce the importance of hepatitis B and C education, screening, and HBV vaccination through culturally appropriate messages.
In 2013, Ms. Pan won the NVHR Community Advocate Award for her excellent work in Hepatitis B outreach, education, screening, and vaccination among high-risk communities. Through her leadership, HBI-DC has provided education to over 8,000 individuals, conducted over 5,000 screenings, and identified over 1,300 individuals vulnerable to infection and in need of vaccination in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Ms. Pan has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and previously worked at St. Vincent hospital in New York and Arlington Hospital in Virginia. She then forged a career as an entrepreneur prior to joining HBI-DC. Her past experiences have broadened her knowledge and honed her skills in project management, event planning/coordination, budgeting, purchasing, personnel management, community relations, and marketing strategy, all of which has helped HBI-DC make advancements in carrying out its mission.