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

Carl Baloney Jr.

Vice President & Chief Advocacy Officer

Carsen Beckwith

Capacity Building Manager

Teresa Bedzigui, MPH

Capacity Building Coordinator

Bianca Carrillo

Program Manager

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Athena Cross

Vice President & Chief Programs Officer

Nora Darling

Policy Manager

Alicia Downes, LMSW

Interim Program Director

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Jessica Fernandez

Payroll & Human Resource Accountant

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Mackenzie Flynn

Policy Assistant

Anselmo Fonseca

Program Manager

Julio Fonseca

Senior Program Manager

Merilyn Francis

Director of Health Policy and Research

Laura Gerson, CHES

Program Associate

Drew Gibson

Senior Policy Manager

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

Director of Communication

Jacobi Hunter-Wright, M.A.

Senior Program Manager

Judith May

Senior Administrative Assistant

Jesse Milan Jr., J.D.

President & CEO

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Masill Miranda

Program Manager

Helen Parshall, MJ

Communication Manager

John E. Roane Jr.

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Christine Rodriguez

Senior Program Manager

Rock Schuler

Senior Development Consultant

Joseph Stango

Senior Program Manager

Marvell L Terry II

Senior Program Manager

Whitney Thomas

Policy and Communications Associate

Bryan Thompson

Program Associate

Our board

Glen Pietrandoni, R.Ph. AAHIVP

Board Chair
Vice President of Industry Relations Avita Pharmacy

Eugene McCray

Board Vice Chair and Chair-elect
Retired, Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

June Gipson, Ph.D.

Board Treasurer
My Brother’s Keeper, Inc.

Jamie Nesbitt, Ph.D.

Board Secretary
Senior Patent Agent
Alector LLC

Cecilia Chung

Senior Director of Strategic Projects
Transgender Law Center

Duane Cramer

Founder and Creative Director
Duane Cramer Creative

Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, Ph.D.

17th National President
The Links, Incorporated

Bill Keeton

Vice President and Chief Advocacy Officer
Vivent Health

Naina Khanna

Executive Director
Positive Women’s Network — USA

Amelia Korangy, M.S.W.

Senior Manager
ViiV Healthcare

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Aryah Lester

Deputy Director
Transgender Strategy Center

Louis Tharp

Executive Director
Global Healthy Living Foundation

Craig Thompson

Executive Director
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Marcus Wilson

Please note, with the exception of those who serve on the board of trustees as representatives from AIDS United’s Public Policy Council, trustees represent themselves and the listed organizational affiliation is for informational purposes only.

Board Policy Principles