Board of Directors
Jennifer S. Lee, MD: Chair
Dr. Jennifer Lee is the Board Chair of the Hepatitis B Initiative of Washington DC. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University with a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy. Read more
Julie C. Ost, M.P.H.: Vice-Chair
Julie C. Ost, MPH, is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at the Hepatitis B Initiative of Washington D.C. Inc. (HBI-DC). Ms. Ost's interests to improve the life-saving work of HBI-DC is of technical assistance for health education, improved evaluation measures and support for expansion of ethnic and racial groups in order to provide Hepatitis B screening, education, vaccination and linkages to care for those within communities with high burdens of disease. Read more
Padma Shah, J.D.: Secretary
Padma Shah, JD is the HBI-DC Secretary. He is a Public Health Analyst with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Previously, Mr. Shah was an attorney at Arent Fox PLLC and two boutique firms. Mr. Shah graduated from the George Mason University Law School in 2003. Read More
Carolyn D.J. Wong, Director
Carolyn D.J. Wong is a volunteer Director of the Hepatitis B Initiative of Washington D.C. (HBI-DC). Under Ms. Wong’s leadership as HBI-DC’s Chair, Board of Directors, from June 2006 to October 2008, the organization incorporated, obtained nonprofit status, registered with Dun&Bradstreet, hired a highly qualified Executive Director, recruited three Board members, recruited volunteers, obtained pro bono legal, accounting, and Webmaster services, coordinated development of HBI-DC’s research article published in the Journal of Community Health 2007, applied for government grants, and arranged liability insurance and new offices. Read More
Wai Ping Chan is a volunteer director who provides legal expertise to the Hepatitis B Initiative of Washington D.C., Inc. and serves as its authorized representative. Mr. Chan has been working in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Office of Civil Rights since 1998. Read More
Echo Zhang, CFP®, CRC® a Certified Financial Planner™ and Certified Retirement Counselor®, is the volunteer HBI-DC webmaster and Board member. She is the founder of Echo Retirement & Insurance Planning. Read More
Jane Pan, Executive Director
Jane Pan is the Executive Director of Hepatitis B Initiative of Washington D.C., Inc. (HBI-DC). During the two years, she worked closely with the Chair of the HBI-DC Board of Directors and the principal investigator to prepare grant proposals. Ms. Pan developed the proposed budgets plus all the staffing and work plans that would make the project successful. During this short period of time, Ms. Pan promoted the hepatitis B prevention project to prospective sponsors and supporters. She engaged key leaders of external organizations as components in an integrated clinical, allied health, and administrative network. Ms. Pan outreached to the target community to identify their needs, clarify their demands, and reinforced the importance of hepatitis B education and prevention in the high-risk groups. She also solicited partnerships for collaboration with other important resources to enhance public access to health services. She has a double duty as the Project Manager for all the projects being held since last July of 2009. Ms. Pan is bilingual with fluency in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghai Chinese. She is fully prepared to lead the innovative and highly motivated team of HBI-DC, a group that is dedicated to community service and focuses on a systems approach to solving major community health issues.
Ms. Pan has a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology and had worked at St. Vincent hospital in New York and Arlington Hospital in Virginia. She then forged a career as an entrepreneur, and her past experiences have broadened her knowledge of and honed her skills in project management, event planning/coordination, budgeting, purchasing, personnel management, community relations, and marketing strategy. She is able to advance causes that she has strong convictions in. This has been demonstrated in the success of the variety of projects she has endeavored to be involved in.
Ms. Pan is very active in community service. She is the President of the Organization of Chinese American Women – Virginia Chapter, and managed numerous fundraising events with them.