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

Tobeya Ibitayo

Capacity Building Specialist

Jade Lenore LeDuff

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, MSJ

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

Kelly Stevens

Interim Program Director

Marvell L Terry II

Senior Program Manager

Whitney Thomas

Policy and Communications Associate

Bryan Thompson

Program Associate

Jovita Valentines, MBA

Senior Accountant

Dwyane Williams Jr.

Senior Program Manager

Shannon Wyss

Senior Grants Manager

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

Cecilia Chung

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

Duane Cramer

Trustee
Founder and Creative Director
Duane Cramer Creative

Eric Dube, Ph.D.

Trustee
President and Chief Executive Officer
Travere Therapeutics

June Gipson, Ph.D.

President/CEO
My Brother’s Keeper, Inc.
Ridgeland, MS

Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, Ph.D.

17th National President of The Links, Incorporated

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.

Aryah Lester

Deputy Director
Transgender Strategy Center
Washington, D.C.

Eugene McCray

Retired, Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

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