Public Policy & Program Manager
Hepatitis B Foundation
Rhea Racho is the Public Policy and Program Manager for the Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF). Rhea coordinated the initial launch of the #justB storytelling campaign and continues to manage HBF’s ongoing storytelling program activities including: disseminating and promoting the #justB video stories, developing campaign materials and related resources, maintaining relationships with the storytellers and engaging them in advocacy and leadership opportunities, planning events and workshops, coordinating story screenings and speaking engagements, conducting program evaluation, and recruiting additional storytellers. Rhea also supports HBF’s policy and advocacy initiatives aimed at improving hepatitis B prevention and linkage to care, increasing funding for hepatitis B programs and research, and addressing health disparities, among other issues. In this role, she helps develop and manage relationships with coalition partners, policymakers, government agencies, and other patient/community advocacy groups. Rhea has a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas and a B.A. in International Studies from Baylor University.
Wednesday, July 10
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM