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Staff Bios:

Ryan Clary, Executive Director
As Executive Director, Ryan directs NVHR’s viral hepatitis public policy, advocacy, communications, and education programs. Ryan served as NVHR’s Director of Public Policy from September, 2012 until March, 2014, where he developed and implemented the organization’s federal policy agenda, including leadership of  the successful campaign to secure U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations calling for those at risk and those born between 1945 through 1965 to be tested for hepatitis C infection. Prior to his tenure at NVHR, Ryan worked at Project Inform for 17 years, advocating for increased access to health care and treatment for people with HIV and hepatitis C. He is a founding member of the San Francisco Hepatitis C Task Force and has served on the Board of Directors of the Communities Advocating Emergency AIDS Relief (CAEAR) Coalition and the National Hepatitis B Task Force: Focus on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.


Tina Broder, MSW, MPH, Senior Program Manager
Tina Broder joined NVHR in November 2013 as Program Manager and develops and leads NVHR's program work. Tina previously worked at Kaiser Permanente Northern California as a Project Coordinator with the Drug and Alcohol Research Team at the Division of Research. She completed her Masters in Social Work and Masters in Public Health degrees at UC Berkeley. Before graduate school, Tina worked as a Housing Case Manager and HIV Prevention Project Coordinator at a drop-in center for homeless women and children. Tina earned a Bachelors degree in Political Science and International Studies at Northwestern University.


Christine Rodriguez, MPH, Senior Policy Manager
Christine Rodriguez joined NVHR in June 2014. Based in Washington, DC, Christine advances NVHR's viral hepatitis legislative and appropriations priorities.

Christine's main career goal is to improve community health as a tool to advance social justice, and is excited to work toward that goal with NVHR and its many dedicated and talented member organizations. She most recently worked in the national advocacy and organizing program at Housing Works, a New York-based organization seeking to end the dual epidemics of HIV/AIDS and homelessness. She also sits on the Board of HIPS, which promotes the health, rights, and dignity of individuals and communities in the District of Columbia impacted by sexual exchange and/or drug use due to choice, coercion, or circumstance. Christine – being a Californian at heart – earned a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Health and Social Behavior from U.C. Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies focused in Sociology from Pomona College. Outside of work, Christine digs reading a good novel; thinking about exercising; getting out of the city; and anything involving food, friends, or family.  

Emily Stets, Program and Policy Associate
Emily Stets joined NVHR in February 2016. Based in Washington, DC, Emily provides support for NVHR's policy and program initiatives through research, advocacy, communications, and strategic support.

With a background in HIV education, positive youth development, and youth hepatitis C testing and linkage to care, Emily brings a passion for harm reduction and an unwavering desire to eliminate hepatitis B and C through legislative and appropriations priorities. After receiving an undergraduate degree in Public Mental Health from St. Olaf College, Emily went to work as the Youth Education and Outreach Coordinator at the Hepatitis Education Project in Seattle, WA. She is passionate about the intersection between harm reduction, drug decriminalization, and hepatitis C. 

When she is not thinking about viral hepatitis, Emily enjoys running, baking cookies, writing, and spending time with her nuclear and extended family in Minnesota.