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Ambrose Lane, Jr. is a known long-time activist and community builder in the District of Columbia with over 35 years of leadership experience as an effective organizer and executive. In late 2013, Mr. Lane founded and is the current Chairman of the Health Alliance Network, DC’s largest community health advocacy group, to advocate for the issues of health equity, population health policy and chronic disease prevention strategies. In 2019, Mr. Lane was selected by DC Mayor Muriel Bowser to serve a second term as a Commissioner for the DC Commission on Health Equity. He is currently a certified Master Trainer for both of Stanford University’s Diabetes and Chronic Disease Management Programs.

He has assisted in the writing of past DC Council health legislation including legislation on Health Impact Assessments (HIA’s). He recently became 1 st Vice President and Health Committee Chair for the DC Democratic Black Caucus, is a past Chairman of the DC Department of Health’s (DOH) Chronic Disease City-wide Collaborative, and is involved in the Healthy Youth and Schools Commission and the recently formed Birth to 3 Coalition, working directly with youth, elected officials, community leaders and businesses. He is an institution builder and specialist on organizational development, including board development, infrastructure analysis and organization, program assessment and strengthening, entrepreneurship strategies, and development. 

He is the original author of legislation creating the DC Youth Advisory Council, was instrumental in creating the youth non-voting position on the school boards of Washington, DC and Howard County, MD, is the founder and creator of DC’s largest youth advocacy organization, the DC Alliance of Youth Advocates. Mr. Lane is a former COO of the Marshall Heights Community Development Organization, and in 2014, was the Campaign Manager for the DC Council At-large candidate Rev. Graylan Hagler. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Mr. Lane attended Howard University, is a Ward 7 resident, is the father of four children, and is married to Dr. Nura Green Lane.