Heang Tan is the Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Aging and CARE Services. As a long time public health and community advocate, she leads the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD)’s efforts to improve the lives of seniors. The Division’s mission is to act as the primary public agency responsible for advocating for, and delivering services to older adults, their family and caregivers in the City of Baltimore.
Ms. Tan has more than a decade of progressive public health leadership experience focused on serving the most vulnerable communities and focused toward mitigating disparities and promoting health equity. Prior to joining BCHD, she served as the director of Health Justice CT where she led a state wide initiative to address health disparities in Connecticut and applied her deep content knowledge of the social determinants of health, healthcare reform policies, and chronic disease prevention.
Over the course of 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. It is about the relationship and connections a person has with those around her; and making sure everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed. Ms. Tan is a member of several professional associations and has served on the Boards of the National Association of Asian American Professionals, Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services and Junior League of Hartford. While her husband grew up in the area, Ms. Tan is a new resident to the City of Baltimore. She has a two year old son and a furry, four legged one who doesn’t know he’s a dog.