Heang Tan is the Deputy Commissioner of Aging and CARE Services at the Baltimore City Health Department. As a long-time public health and community advocate, she leads the City’s efforts to improve the lives and well-being of older adults.
Ms. Tan started her career as a community health worker; and has twenty years of progressive public health experience focused on serving the most vulnerable communities, mitigating disparities, and promoting health equity. Before joining the Baltimore City Health Department, she was with the Society for New Communications Research and led statewide efforts to reduce disparities in health in Connecticut.
Throughout her career, she has developed a reputation as an innovator and collaborator with a deep commitment to community empowerment. Leadership for her has been focused on how she can contribute to improving her community.
In addition to serving on the Health Forum’s board, Ms. Tan serves on several boards and Commissions focused on improving the lives older residents, including the Governor’s Oversight Committee of Long Term Care, the USAging Board as its Second Vice President, and the Maryland Association of Area Agencies on Agencies.
Ms. Tan lives in Baltimore City with her husband, two young children, and her four-legged son, who doesn’t think he’s a dog.