Our team & board

We exist to amplify the voices of people living with and vulnerable to HIV until their needs and experiences are embedded in our national consciousness.

Meet the people turning this vision into reality.

Our team

Jesse Milan Jr., JD

President & CEO

Carl Baloney Jr.

Vice President & Chief Advocacy Officer

John E. Roane Jr.

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Nora Darling

Policy Manager

Merilyn Francis

Director of Health Policy and Research

Drew Gibson

Policy Manager

Whitney Thomas

Policy and Communications Associate

Carsen Beckwith

Capacity Building Specialist

Teresa Bedzigui, MPH

Capacity Building Coordinator

Hannah Bryant, MPH

Program Manager

Bianca Carrillo

Program Manager

Alicia Downes, LMSW

Senior Program Manager

Anselmo Fonseca

Program Manager

Julio Fonseca

Senior Program Manager

Zach Ford

Senior Program Manager

Laura Gerson, CHES

Program Associate

Tobeya Ibitayo

Capacity Building Specialist

Jade Lenore LeDuff

Program Manager

Melanie Powers, MPH

Senior Program Manager

Joseph Stango

Program Manager

Kelly Stevens

Senior Program Manager

Marvell L Terry II

Program Manager

Bryan Thompson

Program Associate

Kimberly Valmores

Program Assistant

Dwyane Williams Jr.

Program Manager

Shannon Wyss

Senior Grants Manager

R. Warren Gill III, M.Div. M.A.

Director of Communication

Helen Parshall, MSJ

Communication Manager

Rock Schuler

Senior Development Consultant

Jessica Fernandez

Payroll & Human Resource Accountant

Judith May

Senior Administrative Assistant

Jovita Valentines

MBA Senior Accountant

Our board

Robert “Bobby” Hilliard Jr., M.D.

Board Chair
Chief Medical Officer Altus ACE Managed Care Practice
Houston, TX

Glen Pietrandoni, R.Ph. AAHIVP

Board Vice Chair
Vice President of Industry Relations Avita Pharmacy
Plano, TX

Katy Caldwell

Board Treasurer
Executive Director Legacy Community Health Services, Inc.
Houston, TX

Jamie Nesbitt, Ph.D.

Board Secretary
Senior Patent Agent
Alector LLC
Bend, OR and Austin, TX

Duane Cramer

Founder and Creative Director
Duane Cramer Creative

Cecilia Chung

Senior Director of Strategic Projects
Transgender Law Center
San Francisco, CA

Eric Dube, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer
Travere Therapeutics

June Gipson, Ph.D.

My Brother’s Keeper, Inc.
Ridgeland, MS

David Holtgrave, Ph.D.

Dean of the School of Public Health
University at Albany-SUNY
Albany, NY

Bill Keeton

Vice President and Chief Advocacy Officer
Vivent Health

Naina Khanna

Executive Director
Positive Women’s Network – USA
Oakland, CA

Amelia Korangy, M.S.W.

Senior Manager
ViiV Healthcare
Washington, D.C.

Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, Ph.D.

17th National President of The Links, Incorporated

Edgar Mendez

Manager of Clinical Health Services
Cascade AIDS Project
Portland, OR

Louis Tharp

Executive Director
Global Healthy Living Foundation (GHLF)

Craig Thompson

Executive Director
AIDS Project Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Board Policy Principles