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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, Program Director
Tina Broder joined NVHR in November 2013 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.

Elizabeth Paukstis, MA, JD, Public Policy Director
Elizabeth joined NVHR in October 2016 as the Public Policy Director. Prior to joining NVHR, Elizabeth worked at the ACLU National Prison Project to improve access to medical and mental health care for inmates. Elizabeth’s background includes extensive experience in health and civil rights policy and research, including directing the Women’s Health Caucus at the Texas State Legislature and authoring a research paper on hepatitis C treatment access in prisons. Elizabeth has also worked in the Office of Senator Richard Durbin, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, and the American Foundation for AIDS Research. At NVHR, Elizabeth leads the development and implementation of NVHR’s policy and advocacy agenda at the federal level, including federal funding through appropriations, treatment access initiatives, and hepatitis B and C testing implementation. Elizabeth earned her JD from Georgetown University Law Center and her BA from New York University.

Bekeela Davila, MPH, Program Coordinator
Bekeela joined NHVR in February 2017 as the Program Coordinator. She graduated from the University of Illinois in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism degree. She began her career in 2007 at the University of Illinois as an Office Support Specialist.  She then earned a Master of Public Health degree and a Graduate Certificate in Community Health Education from University of Illinois in 2008. In 2010, she worked at the University of Illinois as a Graduate Education Coordinator.  She went on to the Arthritis Foundation, National Office in 2012 and served in the role of Information and Referral Coordinator.  In 2014, Bekeela joined Emory University as a Senior Public Health Program Associate. She became the Program and Research Manager for Emory’s Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute in 2015. As NVHR’s Program Coordinator, Bekeela works to support and help expand NVHR’s programmatic activities.