The Hepatitis Education Project (HEP) Board of Directors has announced that Apoorva Mallya will be their next Executive Director. Liz Swanson, who served as Interim Executive Director for the last 18 months will be handing over leadership responsibilities and staying on as a consultant to assist with the transition.
In response, Board President, Maria Corcorran, has said,
As we move forward under Apoorva’s leadership, HEP will continue its mission to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with viral hepatitis. Apoorva brings a tremendous passion for public health service delivery and a strong commitment to serving those who are most vulnerable. We are thrilled to have him at the helm as HEP celebrates 30 years of providing care for underserved communities disproportionately impacted by viral hepatitis.
Apoorva’s passion for giving vulnerable populations access to quality healthcare is going to align well with HEP’s mission to support and educate people living with chronic hepatitis.
Apoorva spent over 15 years at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a Senior Program Officer delivering much-needed health services. In this role he was incredibly active in the ongoing effort to reduce polio through bringing lifesaving vaccines to children across war torn regions. Prior to that, he was a Senior Consultant with ECG Management Consultants in Seattle.
Most recently, he has begun serving on the board for the Collateral Repair Project, an organization offering support to war refugees in Jordan. He is also currently an advisor to Eco-Shelter, a nonprofit seeking to solve the problem of homelessness, as well as an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington, teaching classes on global health initiatives.
Apoorva has a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Finance & Strategy from Washington University in St. Louis.
HEP is a Seattle-based nonprofit that provides support and education to those living with chronic hepatitis. Their goal is to reduce the rates of hepatitis contraction as well as the death rate from viral hepatitis through offering low-barrier healthcare services.
They provide programs to people using drugs, people experiencing homelessness, and other marginalized communities that are disproportionately affected by hepatitis at no cost to the public. HEP provides free hepatitis C and hepatitis B screenings as well as hepatitis A/B vaccines to the uninsured. They aim to identify people living with hepatitis C and connect them with medical care and treatment to improve their medical outcomes. Additionally, along with their partnering organizations they are able to offer clinics, needle exchanges, substance abuse treatment, shelters, transitional housing programs, and overdose prevention to the community.
Valtas Group works as Interim Executive Directors, supporting organizations in times of transition and helps organizations navigate uncertainty during leadership change. We lead the search process in partnership with the board and staff leadership, as consultants for recruiting and search to support organizations identify the ideal Executive Director or leader. We also partner with board members and senior nonprofit leaders on a variety of strategic consulting assignments, offering comprehensive resources to guide your transition needs. Contact us to learn about our executive interim and placement services.
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