Heang Tan

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.

Heang started her career as a community health worker and has nearly 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 health disparities in Connecticut.

In addition to serving on the USAging board, Heang serves on several boards and Commissions focused on improving the lives of older residents, including the Governor's Oversight Committee of Long Term Care and the Maryland Association of Area Agencies on Agencies. She also serves as the Treasurer for the Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum. In 2020, Heang was recognized as a Top 100 Women in Maryland and is part of The Greater Baltimore Leadership class.

Heang lives in Baltimore City with her husband and two young children.

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