Patrick Kwan, Senior Director, Advocacy and Communications

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Patrick Kwan (he/him/his) is Senior Director of Advocacy and Communications for the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC), a national nonprofit organization and a U.S. Treasury-certified community development financial institution dedicated to building and strengthening the nation’s primary care infrastructure. At PCDC, he combines his passion for advocacy with his background in public health and community development to help build healthier, more equitable communities. Patrick leads PCDC’s policy and communications team to advocate for expanding and increasing primary care access and investments to build health equity, improve health outcomes, and lower health care costs. Prior to joining PCDC, he expanded smoke-free housing and other model tobacco control policies as Director of NYC Smoke-Free at Public Health Solutions. A Chinatown NYC native, Patrick led award-winning media campaigns for the historic neighborhood on behalf of The September 11th Fund, NYC & Company, and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation as well as served as Communications & Development Director for the Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation. He also worked in animal protection as the national Director of Grassroots Organizing and New York State Director for The Humane Society of the United States and in human rights and corporate accountability as a Field Organizer for Amnesty International USA. He currently serves on the New York State Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Advisory Board, Stonewall Community Foundation Quarter Share Leadership Council, and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation Sterling Fellows Network.