Farewell to Niki Bannister! NYC Hep B Coalition Community Chair, and Hep B Advocate extraordinaire Nicole Bannister, MPH, Hepatitis B Program Associate at Charles B Wang Community Health Center, has accepted a position as the Behavioral Health Program Coordinator in Multnomah County Health Department in Oregon. Though we will miss her, we wish her well on her new pathway in life and career!

The NYC Hep B Coalition is currently accepting nominations for a new Community Chair.

  • See below for qualifications.
  • Please include an explanation of why they are qualified for the position.
  • This is a volunteer position.


Community Chair Responsibilities and Qualifications


  • Serve as the liaison between DOHMH and community in NYC
  • Reach out to and manage communications with current and potential partners
  • Work with DOHMH organizer to conduct general meetings: Collaborate on the planning and reporting for meetings; Secure the meeting location; Develop the meeting agenda; Distribute the meeting invitation; Develop the meeting highlight; Co-facilitate Meetings; Welcome participants; Conduct welcome and introductions; Introduce presenters; Facilitate & manage discussions; Close the meeting
  • Represent the Hep Free NYC Network at Local, State and National meetings, events, or activities
  • Serve on the NYC Hep B Coalition Advisory Board


  • Nominee must have the full support of their organization to participate in this role
  • Nominee must be interested in and authorized by their organization to engage in direct communication and advocacy with local, state and federal elected officials
  • Nominee must reside in New York City and be able to address coalition activities and partners in all five boroughs of NYC
  • Nominee must be familiar with or willing to learn to use communications platforms: Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Mailchimp and WordPress.

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