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.
Nike Blue, MPH is a public health professional who serves as the Chief Program Officer with AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. (AFH) the oldest AIDS service organization in Texas, established in 1982. She has over fourteen years of experience in the non-profit sector including strategic planning, program development, and management, board development, implementation of evidence-based practices and public health strategies, non-profit management, research, evaluation, and coaching. Nike’s leadership and expertise include housing, community planning and mobilization, federal grant oversight, grant writing, public health research, change management, program development, compliance, and oversight. She has been a member of the Houston Community Planning Group since 2007, Texas Community Planning Group since 2006 and a member of UCHAPS (Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services) since 2012. In each of these roles she has served in various positions of leadership and as a community advocate.
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.