The PAN Foundation welcomes Kim Baich as Chief Diversity and Health Equity Officer
The PAN Foundation is pleased to announce that Kim Baich has joined its leadership team as Chief Diversity and Health Equity Officer.
Baich brings over two decades of professional experience leading large-scale initiatives aimed at addressing social drivers of health and implementing diversity and inclusion programs. As PAN’s Chief Diversity and Health Equity Officer, she will be responsible for the development, stewardship, and advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at the organization.
“We are excited to welcome Kim to our team and have her leading our efforts around our commitment to advancing health equity,” said President and CEO Kevin L. Hagan. “With her extensive experience spearheading initiatives to increase equitable outcomes both within organizations and for communities that have been underrepresented, Kim is positioned to accelerate our commitment and our impact.”
Most recently at GDIT, as part of the Healthcare Integrated General Ledger Accounting System (HIGLAS) program in support of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), she focused on federal Section 508 compliance requirements to ensure accessibility of all HIGLAS applications and tools for users with differing abilities.
As vice president of Public Affairs & Community Relations at Giant Food of Landover, MD, Baich collaborated cross-functionally to launch several equity focused initiatives. She leveraged expertise of in-house nutritionists to design and implement health education and awareness programs for children in food deserts and forged local partnerships to address nutrition and wellness challenges in children within predominately urban communities.
Baich also served as vice president of Diversity, Communications & Corporate Responsibility at U.S. Foodservice, where she established diversity as a business imperative and created an organization-wide diversity program for over 26,000 employees. Baich has managed diversity communications and development for the United States Postal Service, among other prior roles.
“I am thrilled to join PAN in this role as the organization looks to deepen its commitment to health equity,” said Baich. “Not only is this role critical to the internal operations of PAN, but for far too many underserved communities, access to healthcare remains out of reach. I look forward to working alongside the entire team at PAN to make equitable access to healthcare a reality.”
About the PAN Foundation
The PAN Foundation is an independent, national 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to helping federally and commercially insured people living with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases with the out-of-pocket costs for their prescribed medications.
Since 2004, we have provided more than 1 million underinsured patients with $4 billion in financial assistance. Partnering with generous donors, healthcare providers, and pharmacies, we provide the underinsured population access to the healthcare treatments they need to best manage their conditions and focus on improving their quality of life. Learn more at panfoundation.org.
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