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.
Terrance Gardet Secretary New York, NY
Terrance Gardet serves at the UCHAPS Steering Committee Government Co-Chair and is the Director of Community Partnerships Group with the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, HIV Prevention Program for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. He provides programmatic and administrative direction to the New York City HIV Planning Group (HPG), along with the Training and Technical Assistance Program (T-TAP) and District Public Health Offices HIV Prevention staff. Terrance has a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Columbia University School of Public Health, a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from Columbia University School of Architecture and Planning, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and Political Science from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.
Kali Lindsey Treasurer Washington, DC
Kali Lindsey serves as Treasurer 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.
Jennifer Chapman Philadelphia, PA
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.
Andre Ford Philadelphia, PA
Dr. Andre Ford 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.
Jay Fournier Oakland, CA
Jay Fournier has over thirty years of professional career working in the HIV and Hepatitis C prevention and care. Jay is an experienced prevention specialist and advocate and has worked as a Medical Social Worker, Case Manager, Prevention Program Director, HIV Program Training Consultant, and National Advocacy Relations Manager for the Western United States. He is currently working for Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy as the Regional Account Manager for Northern California. Jay continues to provide HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C consultations providing curriculum development, professional development and capacity building. Jay has a Masters Degree in Administration and Organizational Behavior and Masters Degree in Social Work.
Sanford E. Gaylord Chicago, IL
Sanford E. Gaylord brings more than 20 years of experience in the field of HIV/AIDS, with specific expertise in social services, bio-medical and behavioral research/interventions, public policy, and implementation of federal programs and initiatives. He currently serves as the Regional Resource Consultant for the Regional Resource Network Program at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Region V (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI). Sanford previously served as the Project Director for Project POWER at the John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Sanford served as a Community Advisory Board member for the Chicago Developmental Center for AIDS Research and is a member of the Black Gay Research Group and the Chicago Area HIV Integrated Services Council.
Alisa Howard Las Vegas, NV
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.
Donald R. Powell New York, NY
Donald Powell is the Senior Administrator for his agency’s CDC-funded initiatives and serves as co-Principal Investigator for a SAMHSA program for HIV-positive and high-risk negative young men who have sex with men and transgender women of color. He began his career in 1992 working with HIV-positive men and women reintegrating into the community after incarceration. He later worked in the prisons as a discharge planner and for over a decade with the nation’s oldest organization for Black Gay Men, where he developed programming and training initiatives that sought to reduce stigma and affirm the lives of the men who sought services within the agency. He is a former member of both the NYS & NYC HIV Prevention Planning Groups. Donald currently works with members of the executive management team to identify resources, secure funding and address technical assistance needs and oversees the development of policy initiatives related to substance use treatment, incarceration and increasing the quality of life of the LGBT community.
Cynthia Tucker Chicago, IL
Cynthia Tucker is the Director of Prevention and Community Partnership s for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. She has worked in various roles in HIV prevention since 1995, serving in non-profit organizations to develop, manage and evaluate HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs and to outreach to marginalized and vulnerable populations with a focus on health improvement. She served as the chair of the Chicago HIV Prevention Planning Group, as a member of the State Prevention Planning Community Group and the Chicago HIV Planning Council, for which she served as a community representative to UCHAPS.