Staff transitions at Project Inform

Thank you, Emalie Huriaux!

For four great years, Emalie Huriaux served as Project Inform’s Director of Federal & State Affairs and Director of Hepatitis C Policy & Programs. During that time, she was a powerful advocate for a more robust federal response to hepatitis C, and the driving force behind many significant gains in California’s efforts to end the epidemic.

Emalie helped to secure millions of dollars in funding for expanded hepatitis C testing, and helped to eliminate restrictions placed on access to hepatitis C treatment for low income people and drug users. Emalie pressed for a greater focus on drug user health, helping to increase funding for syringe exchange programs in California and, recently, leading an important summit to address the intersection of hepatitis C and the HIV and hepatitis C epidemics. She also served on the Steering Committee of San Francisco’s End HepC SF coalition, which is implementing a strategy to make the city the first in the nation to stop its epidemic. But this is just a short list of her contributions.

Emalie’s incredible depth of knowledge, and clear-headed and persuasive advocacy skills make her a highly respected leader in hepatitis C and drug user health. She is also a highly collaborative, supportive and fun colleague. We were so honored and fortunate to have her work with us, and are in awe of what she accomplished.

Emalie is now moving to Olympia, Washington and taking a great position with the state leading viral hepatitis and STI programs. We know she will continue to do brilliant work in this new role.  Congratulations and thanks a million, Emalie!!

Welcome Joanne Kay

Project Inform is thrilled to be bringing Joanne Kay in the newly created position of Administrative & Program Manager. Joanne comes to us from the great Lamplighters Music Theatre where she served as operations manager for many years. In her new role, she will be managing Project Inform’s office and supporting our finance activities on a half-time basis. The other half of her position is funded through a generous grant from the Hellman Family Foundation to provide administrative and program support to the End HepC SF coalition, discussed in our announcement about Emalie Huriaux above.

We are thrilled to have Joanne’s capable support. Her arrival also makes it possible for exceptional staff member Emily Mariko-Sanders to spend additional time helping our Program Team to carry accomplish its long list of goals.  We look forward to this next chapter!