Dr. Tony Sillemon serves as the President of the UCHAPS Board and has worked in social services and HIV/AIDS for the past 13 years. Tony is a co-chair of the Oakland Transitional Grant Area (TGA) Collaborative Community Planning Council (CCPC). He provides personal counseling sessions and peer education mentoring for minority youth on various topics including gangs, violence, and becoming nurturing fathers. Tony also conducts support groups for both heterosexual and gay-identified men residing in Alameda County.
Kali Lindsey serves as Secretary of the UCHAPS Board and has been committed to advancing the domestic and global HIV response since 2003. Kali began as a volunteer providing local HIV prevention services in Detroit, Michigan. He relocated to Washington D.C. in 2006 and began his HIV work at federal level with the former National Association of People with AIDS and his leadership in HIV policy organizing AIDS Watch annually. Kali has also worked to translate federal policy and local priorities working with Harlem United Community AIDS Center in New York City before returningto advance federal policy at the National Minority AIDS Council. In 2014, Lindsey was appointed as deputy director of the public policy office at amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. He has also held appointments to both the New York City Part A Planning council and a CDC appointment to the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases from 2009 to 2014.
Dr. Andre Ford serves as Treasurer of the UCHAPS Board and is an experienced advocate, entrepreneur, and management consultant. He is currently the Chair of University of Pennsylvania Center for AIDS Research Community Advisory Board (UPenn CFAR CAB) and the National CFAR CAB Coalition (NCCC). He has extensive experience in program management, strategic planning, and public health and government relations and has worked with a diverse group of community providers, coalitions, agencies and research initiatives. He continues to provide leadership and management for both non-profit and for-profit organizations and implements new programs.
Jeffrey Campbell, a native of Texas who hails from the small town of Cuero, is a graduate of Texas State University. Currently working as the HIV Program Manager for the City of Houston’s Health Department, Jeffrey has spent the last 16 years working in the field of HIV prevention while also being heavily involved in LGBTQ advocacy in Houston and around the nation.
In the role as HIV Program Manager, Jeffrey provides administrative leadership to the health department’s HIV testing programs, PrEP project and Data to Care project. In addition, Jeffrey gives leadership to the HIV Program’s HEARTS Project, a staff of gay men of color who work as public health educators, providing services in the City’s Sexual Health Clinics and within gay/bi-sexual men of color communities.
Inspired by his elders, Jeffrey’s greatest joy is when he is providing safe spaces for marginalized people to heal and be empowered.
Jennifer Chapman has worked in HIV/STI prevention and treatment adherence research both domestically and internationally for more than 20 years. She currently serves as the Community co-Chair of the City of Philadelphia HIV Prevention Planning Group and has been the Philadelphia delegate to UCHAPS since 2012. Jennifer began her work in HIV/STI prevention in 1995 for the state of Delaware, Division of Public Health as a Disease Intervention Specialist and HIV Counselor & Tester in Wilmington, Delaware and later at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. Since 2000 she has worked at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on a number of domestic and international HIV-related research projects.
Alisa Howard is an HIV advocate and health consultant in Las Vegas, Nevada. Currently, she serves as a member of the Minority Health & Equity Coalition and an advisory board member to THNK, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. She has served on the Southern Nevada HIV Prevention Planning Board along with being highly active with the Southern Nevada HIV Consortium. Alisa served as Director of Ryan White Part B Program, Minority Health Services at the Las Vegas Urban League. She has been recognized for her community dedication.