The Team

Staff

John Barnes, Executive Director

Funders Concerned About AIDS

John Barnes joined FCAA as Executive Director in November 2009. For nearly 30 years, John Barnes has held positions of increasing responsibility in government, non-profit and corporate settings. He has established new programs and managed federally funded programs within state government, founded and directed a range of non-profit organizations and associations and managed philanthropic programs of a Fortune 100 company. John began his career working for the State of Delaware on child welfare issues. He went on to develop and implement a state-wide HIV/AIDS case management program for the Division of Public Health, where he also managed the first federal funds for HIV related services. It was in this position that John served as the Founding Board Chair of the Delaware HIV CARE Consortium, a state-wide planning body focused on HIV care and prevention.

John’s non-profit management experience includes running a variety of community-based organizations serving people with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses, both as an Executive Director and senior manager. Most recently, as Deputy Executive Director of Food & Friends in Washington, DC, John was responsible for leading a team of development professionals in raising the organization’s $8 million annual budget – as well as overseeing communications and program functions, including the recruitment, training and retention of 12,000+ volunteers annually and the preparation and delivery of 1 million meals per year to thousands of clients over the 5,500 mile DC metro region.

As Manager of Contributions at Altria Group, Inc., John was responsible for the company’s philanthropic programming in the areas of Hunger and Domestic Violence prevention, awarding grants nation-wide totaling over $12 million annually. Additionally, he managed the company’s $10 million disaster response fund following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. John’s responsibilities at Altria also included serving as the Contributions Liaison to Government Affairs staff; advising and consulting with contributions professionals within the Altria family of companies, including Miller Brewing, Kraft Foods, Philip Morris International and Philip Morris USA; and facilitating employee involvement in the work of non-profit organizations in communities across the country and around the world.

John served on the Board of Directors of FCAA from 2005-2009. John also serves on the Board of Trustees of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Contact: john@fcaaids.org

Sarah Hamilton, Director of Operations

Funders Concerned About AIDS

Sarah Hamilton comes to FCAA with more than four years of private sector consulting experience, with an emphasis in stakeholder relations, corporate communications and issues management. Currently, Sarah manages FCAA’s integrated approach to programming, communications and development. She was last a Senior Associate at Rabin Strategic Partners (now Rabin Martin), a leading international health public affairs firm, where she worked for both non-profit and for-private clients including Columbia University, Johnson & Johnson and the Tibotec Global Access Program.  Sarah currently lives in Spokane, Washington where she serves on the Board of Directors for the Spokane AIDS Network.

Contact: sarah@fcaaids.org

Caterina Gironda, Research & Communications Associate

Funders Concerned About AIDS

Caterina (Cat) Gironda joined FCAA as the Research & Communications Associate, where she will manage the resource tracking initiative. Most recently Cat was a Research and Teaching Assistant at North Carolina State University, where her research focused on modes of activism in online spaces, while her teaching highlighted concerns around gender, sexual identity, sexuality, and racial inequities in STEM fields. Her previous work in the nonprofit field includes stretches at Girl Rising and the Third Wave Fund, as well as early work in HIV/STI prevention education. Cat received her Master’s degree in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2013, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies from Brooklyn College. In addition to her passion for effective research that informs cause-based work, she also enjoys reading fiction, writing poetry, editing articles, color-coding Excel spreadsheets, baking pies, and practicing yoga.

Board of Directors

Lisa Bohmer

Funders Concerned About AIDS

Lisa Bohmer is Senior Program Officer of International Programs at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Bohmer leads the Foundation’s Children Affected by HIV and AIDS Strategic Initiative. Her grant making focuses on integration of early childhood development as part of a holistic package of services for young children and families in East and Southern Africa. Bohmer is a public health professional with over 25 years of experience with programs, research and grant making in the areas of pediatric HIV/AIDS, OVC, maternal and child health, reproductive rights and the empowerment of women and girls. Prior to joining the Foundation, Bohmer was Director of Program Partnerships with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation where she led efforts to engage private donors and other NGOs towards the elimination of pediatric HIV. Past positions include HIV/AIDS Director for UNICEF in Ethiopia where she initiated services with partners to prevent mother to child HIV transmission. Bohmer has held other senior positions with Nike Foundation, the Pacific Institute for Women’s Health and Ipas (where she was regional representative for East and Southern Africa in the 1990s). Her background includes five years living and working in Ethiopia and consultancies with numerous organizations including UNFPA, International Center for Research on Women and EngenderHealth. Bohmer has a Master’s Degree in Public Health from UCLA and a Bachlor’s Degree from the University of Michigan.Bohmer was voted to the Board of Directors in December 2014.

Alice Lin Fabiano, Vice Chair

Funders Concerned About AIDS

Alice Lin Fabiano is a Director of Worldwide Corporate Contributions at Johnson & Johnson. She is responsible for its strategic philanthropy portfolios in digital health and HIV/AIDs.  Ms. Lin Fabiano is also part of the team responsible for fostering Johnson & Johnson’s partnerships with governmental, nongovernmental and academic organizations.

As the daughter of immigrant parents, Ms. Lin Fabiano is deeply committed to achieving health equity, no matter where you are born.  Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Ms. Lin Fabiano was a strategy consultant at The Bridgespan Group where she worked with leaders and organizations to accelerate social change through providing education to women.  Before joining Bridgespan, Ms. Lin Fabiano worked at Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). She began her career at Morgan Stanley where she was part of the team that helped launch the firm’s Social Finance and Microfinance Institutions Group and raised more than $100 million for women entrepreneurs around the globe.

Ms. Lin Fabiano’s areas of expertise include strategic philanthropy and social innovation. Ms. Lin Fabiano holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University. She is a proud board member of Prakti Design, a social enterprise that designs cook stoves for the world’s poor. She can be found on Twitter: @ALinFabs. Additional information about Ms. Lin Fabiano can be found here. Ms. Lin Fabiano was voted to the Board of Directors in December 2014.

Melissa Federman

Funders Concerned About AIDS

 Melissa joined the The Center for Community Solutions in 2008 and serves as the Treuhaft Chair for Health Planning and Director of the AIDS Funding Collaborative (AFC). In these roles she oversees the organization’s adolescent reproductive health projects, the Better Birth Control NEO initiative, and grantmaking, advocacy and convening work of the AFC. Melissa began her career as an HIV research associate at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Before relocating to Cleveland, Melissa trained with the Maryland State Department of Health WIC program and at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Reproductive Health Division. Melissa has also served as a Health Promotion Consultant at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield where she implemented health promotion programs for Northeast Ohio Medicaid beneficiaries. Melissa holds a bachelors degree from Colby College (1999) and a Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University (2005).  She serves on the board of First Year Cleveland and the health investment committee of United Way of Greater Cleveland. Melissa was voted to the Board of Directors in December 2016.

Andrea Flynn

Funders Concerned About AIDS

Andrea Flynn is Vice President of the M.A.C AIDS Fund (MAF), the charitable foundation affiliated with MAC Cosmetics. Andrea joined MAF in 2007 and plays a key role in the Fund’s senior leadership team supporting the Senior Vice President in the development and execution of its global grant-making and communications strategy and management of the Fund’s operations. Currently, the Fund gives away over $30 million annually particularly in the 72 countries in which the company has affiliate businesses. In addition, Andrea serves as co-chair of the resource mobilization working group of the Global Steering Group for the Global Plan to Eliminate New HIV infections.  She also serves on the Board of Directors of Funders Concerned about AIDS and the Steering Committee of the Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group.

Andrea received her Master’s in Business Administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business with concentrations in strategy and multinational business management.  She also obtained her Master’s in Clinical Social Work from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from The College of the Holy Cross. Prior to joining MAF, Andrea directed global health programs for the Advisory Board Foundation in Washington DC overseeing the Foundation’s partnerships in the U.S., the Philippines, Russia and South Africa.  Andrea was voted to the Board of Directors in November 2011.

John Edmiston, Secretary

Funders Concerned About AIDS

John Edmiston has been with Kaiser Permanente since 1997 and is currently the National Manager, Community Engagement in Oakland, California.  He develops and maintains national partnerships with volunteer health organizations to promote a broad, comprehensive definition of community health.  He works with regional community relations leaders to align community benefit investments around Kaiser Permanente’s focus on eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health and four work streams: Care & Coverage for Vulnerable Populations, Community Health Initiatives, Partnering with Safety Net organizations, and Developing and Disseminating Health Knowledge.

In 2011, John lead the development of Kaiser Permanente’s Program-wide HIV/AIDS Strategy, including $2 million in grants over three years, focused on reducing incidences of new  HIV infections, increased testing, and linkage to and maintenance in care. Over the last five years, John has led over 350 Kaiser Permanente physicians and employees on week-long volunteer projects in Louisiana and Mississippi following hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast. John was voted to the Board in December 2012.

Kate Harrison

Funders Concerned About AIDS

Kate Harrison is a manager in the ‘Survive and Thrive’ team at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). She leads CIFF’s HIV work, including managing partnerships with the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM). Before joining CIFF in June 2015, Kate was a Senior Manager in the International Grants Team at Comic Relief for seven years, with oversight for Health and HIV. She led the development of Comic Relief’s first health strategy, and a revision to the HIV strategy to include a greater focus on the leadership of people living with HIV. Kate was Senior Technical Advisor for Children at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance for seven years. She led the development of guidance on community-based approaches to support children affected by HIV and AIDS, including the interactive online resource www.ovcsupport.net, a set of guidance notes for community workers called ‘Building Blocks’ which was adapted and translated into six languages, and a book published by Macmillan publishers: ‘Building Hope’. She is a co-founder of the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS www.ccaba.org, a member of the Private Foundations Constituency of the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria, and was on the Steering Committee for the Global Plan for Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission. Kate was voted to the Board of Directors in December 2016.

Shane Jenkins

Funders Concerned About AIDS

Shane Jenkins serves in the dual capacity of both Director of HIV/AIDS Initiative and Director of Social Efforts at the Magic Johnson Foundation, where she has an impressive 11 year professional history of program management.

In the capacity of the Director of HIV/AIDS Initiative, Shane is responsible for leading the program which launched the Magic Johnson Foundation in 1991.  She is responsible for all operational aspects of programming which includes grant making to HIV/AIDS organization, managing partnerships with AIDS Healthcare Foundation, community based organizations, volunteers and corporate partners such as Aetna, Abbott Laboratories and GlaxoSmithKline.  Shane also is responsible for managing the national “I Stand with Magic” campaign which resulted in 111 million media impressions. Additionally, grassroots efforts reached more than 600,00 individuals and 80,000 HIV tests were administered.

Shane’s true passion for helping others has proven to be the key ingredient for success in her duties as Director of Social Efforts.  In this capacity she works as a champion to provide socially and economically disadvantaged youth access to entertainment and social activities that would not otherwise be available.  For 11 of 14 years, Shane has been responsible for coordinating the Kid’s Mardi Gras Gala which provides inner city youth free access to a fun filled day of food, fun, entertainment, games and prizes in a carnival setting.  Additionally she is responsible for coordinating the Annual Holiday Party which brings holiday cheer to families in need.  Shane’s social program efforts have made a positive contribution to the lives of over 25,000 thousand youth. Shane was voted to the Board of Directors in November 2011.

Michael N. Joyner

Funders Concerned About AIDS

Michael N. Joyner is Director, Positive Action, the global HIV and AIDS programme supported by ViiV Healthcare. The Positive Action programme initiatives are community-based and focus on the key populations most vulnerable to HIV disease, including girls and women, commercial sex workers, injecting drug users, the incarcerated, MSM, transgender and gay men.

Support from the Positive Action programme is based on one or more of the following criteria: delivering greater and meaningful involvement of people living with HIV, building capacity in grassroots communities, preventing HIV, tackling stigma and discrimination, and testing innovations in education, care and treatment. Michael works with partners around the globe and provides technical assistance and funding to help them meet project deliverables and milestones.

In 2009 Michael led the transition of the Positive Action programme from GlaxoSmithKline to ViiV Healthcare: the new joint venture between GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer. In addition, he was a member of the internal team that created the founding principles for the newly established £50 million Positive Action for Children Fund.  His work at ViiV Healthcare includes collaborations with the ViiV corporate team and local operating companies to provide leadership and understanding of HIV and AIDS issues and share best practices of community engagement and support.

Prior to directing the Positive Action programme, Michael served as the architect of the HIV treatment advocacy programme for GlaxoSmithKline in the U.S.  During this tenure, he created the nationally recognized Summer Summit on HIV, which facilitated an exchange of scientific information about advances in HIV treatment between company scientists, external experts, and HIV community advocates, including treatment educators and thought leaders from US-based AIDS Service Organizations. Michael graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Biology.  He has served as an Advisory Board Member for CDC’s Business Responds to AIDS/Labor Responds to AIDS Programme. Michael was voted to the Board in December 2010.

Brook Kelly-Green

Funders Concerned About AIDS

Brook Kelly-Green works on the Ford Foundation’s Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice team. Her grant making supports the rights of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in the United States and globally, with a particular focus on supporting and increasing the strategic advocacy of communities most marginalized by race, gender, sexuality, economics, and geography.

Before joining the Ford Foundation in 2013, Brook worked as a human rights and policy advocacy attorney with the U.S. Positive Women’s Network, and later with the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS and AIDS United. With a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights and women living with HIV, she has worked on the forefront ofHIV-related legal and policy advocacy, public education, media communications and grassroots organizing. Throughout her career, Brook has been a key leader in advancing policy developments related to HIV/AIDS, such as the implementation of the U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the Patient and Affordable Care Act and the work of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law.

After completing a clerkship in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Brook began her legal advocacy career as a Ford Foundation Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow. She earned a juris doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Brook was voted to the board in December 2013.

Julia Greenberg

Funders Concerned About AIDS

Julia Greenberg has been working in public health grant-making, advocacy and community development for over a decade and is currently the Director of Global Financing and Support to the Field in the Open Society Foundations’ Public Health Program. In this role she serves as a member of the Board constituency of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and as a Board member of Funders Concerned About AIDS. As a founding partner in The Fremont Center (2008-2015), she advised a diverse group of clients, including the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria, the Ford Foundation, and the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition, on the development of program, advocacy, and fundraising strategies. As the Director of the Grants Department at American Jewish World Service (AJWS), she developed a program that provided grants and technical assistance to 350 community organizations across Africa, Asia and Latin America working at the intersection of development, public health and human rights. In that role she guided the development of policies that positioned AJWS as a leading grantmaker in the areas of sexual health and rights (with a focus on LGBT and sex worker rights) and natural resource rights. As the Associate Director of AIDS-Free World, she led a successful campaign leading to the establishment of a new international agency for women (UN Women) and spearheaded advocacy and strategic litigation efforts to combat the homophobia and discriminatory laws fueling the epidemic in Jamaica. She has extensive experience in grant-making, advocacy strategy development and organizational development processes. Julia was voted to the board in Spring 2016.

Daniel Lee

Funders Concerned About AIDS

Daniel Lee is Executive Director of the Levi Strauss Foundation.

He Joined Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&CO.), and the Levi Strauss Foundation in 2003 as a 
Community Affairs Manager for the Asia Pacific Division in Singapore, where he managed and implemented corporate social responsibility programs, employee volunteerism and grantmaking in three global giving areas — HIV/AIDS, worker rights, and asset building. Subsequently, he relocated to San Francisco and assumed the role of Director of Global Grantmaking Programs. Daniel has extensive experience with international non-governmental organizations in the fields of human rights, HIV/AIDS and social justice.

Before joining LS&Co., he served as Senior Program Officer for Asia and Pacific at the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) and on the founding board of the Massachusetts Asian AIDS Prevention Project. In addition to FCAA, Daniel currently serves on the International Advisory Board of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and the Asia-Oceania advisory panel of the Global Fund for Women. He received an AB in Religion and History from Princeton University and a Master of Divinity from Harvard University. Daniel was voted to the Board in November of 2008.

Gregorio Millett

Funders Concerned About AIDS

Gregorio Millett is Vice President and Director, Public Policy, at amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. He is a well-published and nationally recognized epidemiologist/researcher with significant experience working at the highest levels of federal HIV policy development at both the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Millett served as a detailee in the White House Office of National AIDS Policy as a Senior Policy Advisor. In this role, he coordinated the Office’s policy and research activities, including HIV prevention policy and the federal-level inter-agency process to develop the National AIDS Strategy. Gregorio Millett is one of three principal writers of President Obama’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy. He served on the organizing committee for the Washington, DC, Conference, and was the federal lead in organizing the U.S. government and White House activities around the 2012 International AIDS Conference. Mr. Millett also worked on a diverse array of policy issues during his tenure at the White House, including the elimination of the HIV entry ban that prohibited HIV-positive persons from travelling to or seeking residency in the United States; the temporary suspension of the ban prohibiting federal funding for domestic or global needle exchange programs; and the reallocation of HIV prevention resources by CDC to adopt a new funding formula for state and local health departments that better aligns funding with current disease burden. Prior to joining amfAR in May 2014, Mr. Millett served as the HHS/CDC Liaison to the White House Office of National AIDS Policy. Mr. Millett has been credited with changing the underlying assumptions among researchers of observed HIV infection disparities among black men who have sex with men (MsM) and is widely recognized as one of the first researchers to show no protective effect associated with male circumcision for MSM. Highlighting these accomplishments, Mr. Millett was honored with a scientific profile in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet in 2012 and he published two well-cited studies in The Lancet that same year. Mr. Millett has published over 40 peer-reviewed research papers in leading, health policy and public health journals such as Journal of the American Medical AssociationAIDS,American Psychology, and Health Affairs. He also co-authored a health policy paper with Dr. Anthony Fauci, former Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Regina Benjamin, CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden and the Assistant Secretary of Health Dr. Howard Koh. Mr. Millett’s research has been covered in major media outlets such as Time magazine, The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Millett was voted to the Board of Directors in December 2014.

Kathy Palumbo

Funders Concerned About AIDS

Kathy is the Director of Programs for The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. In this position, Kathy is responsible for the management and oversight of the Foundation’s Common Good Funds, AIDS Partnership and Fund, Managing for Excellence Award, scholarships and other grant-making programs. She also works closely with the Philanthropic Services and Finance departments to develop strategies for achieving community impact through donor engagement and support, and she also manages community leadership activities. She is a member of United Way’s Emergency Food and Shelter Board, the policy committee for the Georgia Grant-makers Alliance, a board member of The Georgia Forum, the Advisory Board for the School of Social Work at Georgia State University and the Editorial Board of The Foundation Review.

Palumbo came to the Foundation in 2006 with a wealth of experience in community-building, leadership, legislative advocacy, management and public policy, most recently from an18-year tenure at the Atlanta Community Food Bank where she served as Community Services Director. At the Food Bank Kathy provided leadership, training and technical assistance to an anti-hunger network of 800 nonprofit social service and faith-based organizations in northern Georgia. She was instrumental in the founding of the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia and the Valdosta Food Bank. In addition, she provided leadership to a variety of statewide anti-hunger/anti-poverty legislative issues, including the passage and implementation of the State Nutrition Assistance program and the passage and establishment of graduation coach positions in public schools designed to increase graduation rates throughout the state. Prior to joining the Food Bank, she held several positions in the nonprofit and academic arenas including past appointments as an adjunct instructor of sociology at Agnes Scott College, a social worker at North Fulton Child Development Center and community organizer for the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (OH).

Kathy holds a Ph.D. from Emory University and a Masters of Social Work from Case Western Reserve University. She earned her undergraduate degree from the College of Wooster in Ohio. She and her partner, Karen, live in DeKalb County and are the overly zealous aunts of four nieces and five nephews. Kathy was voted to the Board of Directors in Spring 2013.

Shari Turitz

Funders Concerned About AIDS

Shari Turitz is the Vice President for International Programs at American Jewish World Service (AJWS), leading the International Programs Division and overseeing AJWS’s grant making and its international strategy. She brings with her more than 20 years of experience in human rights grantmaking, capacity building and advocacy, and 15 years of senior management and program development experience.

Shari began her career as a human rights activist working to end U.S. intervention in the Salvadoran and Guatemalan civil wars. Shari worked for The Synergos Institute for more than a decade, where she led its largest global program to develop leadership networks of civil society professionals in Asia, Africa and the Americas. Before joining AJWS in 2013, Shari served as director of programs for the Open Society Foundation’s Public Health Program, co-leading a 55-person global team of international grant makers and advocates. Shari holds a B.A. in political science and Latin American studies from Tufts University and an M.A. from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. Shari was voted to the Board of Directors in November 2011.

J. Channing Wickham, Chair

Funders Concerned About AIDS

J. Channing Wickham is Executive Director of the Washington AIDS Partnership.

Since 1994, Channing Wickham has managed all aspects of the Washington AIDS Partnership including fundraising, grantmaking, grants management, program planning, and technical assistance. Channing has extensive experience in nonprofit management and HIV/AIDS, including as a trainer/consultant to both nonprofit agencies and corporations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. Channing has served on the Mayor’s AIDS Advisory Committee, has chaired the District’s HIV Prevention Planning Group, has served as both Treasurer and Vice Chair of the National AIDS Fund, and founded and facilitates the Syringe Access Working Group. Channing completed his undergraduate work at Carleton College, and his graduate work at Johns Hopkins University. Channing was voted to the Board in November of 2009.

Louise van Deth

Funders Concerned About AIDS

Louise van Deth is Executive director of STOP AIDS NOW! a Dutch NGO working together with Aids Fonds and Soa Aids Netherlands, with an annual turnover in 2013 of € 42 million and 150 staff. Before that she was director of Stichting Natuur en Milieu for five years and assistant director of the Centraal Bureau Fondsenwerving for seven years. She started her career as an investment banker with Pierson, Heldring & Pierson. After that she made a deliberate switch to the NGO sector. She has served on the board of a variety of charitable organisations. During the past 15 years she has acted as treasurer of Mama Cash, and until 2008, was chair of the climate project HIER, a coalition of 40 beneficiaries of the Dutch Postcode Lottery. Louise received an MBA from Tuck School of Business and a Master’s in English language and literature from the University of Amsterdam. Louise was voted to the board in December 2013.

Rye Young

Funders Concerned About AIDS

Rye Young is the Executive Director of the Third Wave Fund. He began his career as an abortion fund hotline intern when the organization was known as Third Wave Foundation. Rye served in various program roles at Third Wave, and dedicated himself to developing systems for impact measurement and grantmaking, while crafting programs that met the needs of Third Wave’s grassroots, community-based organizations. Rye strives towards a gender justice movement that is strong and interconnected across other social justice movements. He is passionate about expanding opportunities for communities who are most affected by oppression yet remain marginalized in our movements and in philanthropy. Rye currently serves on the Board of Directors of Funders for LGBTQ Issues and the Groundswell Fund and was a past board member of the New York Abortion Access Fund. He was a Grace Paley Organizing Fellow with Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, and he graduated from Bard College in 2008 with a B.A. in Arabic Language, Culture, and Literature. Rye was voted to the Board of Directors in December 2016. 

Korab Zuka

Funders Concerned About AIDS

Korab Zuka, Director, Public Affairs, oversees Gilead’s philanthropic efforts across therapeutic areas working to reduce health disparities, expand access to health services, advance education, and support local communities.

Prior to joining Gilead, Korab spent almost 7 years at Patient Access Network Foundation as Vice President, External Relations and Patient Services where Korab led PAN’s fundraising strategy and patient services. Under Korab’s leadership, the organization grew by 500% in revenue and was able to assist more than 100,000 patients with their out-of-pocket needs. In addition to PAN, Korab also spent 5 years working for the United Nations/OSCE in Kosovo, where he supported several projects focused on promoting education for underserved youth in Kosovo. While at the United Nations/OSCE, Korab also founded and served as Executive Director for the Center for Social Emancipation, a non-profit organization that sought to promote human rights for marginalized communities in Kosovo.

Korab earned his Bachelor’s degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Project Management and Online Business and holds certificates in Advanced Leadership Studies and Management and Process Development. Korab was voted to the board in Spring 2016.

Members

The following organizations are current 2016 member-supporters:

  • Aids Fond/STOP AIDS NOW!
  • AIDS Funding Collaborative
  • AIDS United
  • American Jewish World Service
  • amfAR: The Foundation for AIDS Research
  • Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
  • Campbell Foundation
  • Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project
  • Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
  • Comer Family Foundation
  • Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
  • Cone Health Foundation
  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Consumer Health Foundation
  • Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
  • Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation
  • Elton John AIDS Foundation (US)
  • Elton John AIDS Foundation (UK)
  • Fondation de France (FR)
  • Ford Foundation
  • Gilead
  • Global Fund for Women
  • Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis
  • Hivos
  • Ittleson Foundation
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Keep A Child Alive Foundation
  • Levi Strauss Foundation
  • M.A.C AIDS Fund
  • Merck
  • Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
  • MTV Staying Alive Foundation
  • Open Society Foundations
  • San Francisco AIDS Foundation
  • Southern African AIDS Trust
  • Stephen Lewis Foundation
  • Until There’s a Cure Foundation
  • H. van Ameringen Foundation
  • ViiV Healthcare
  • Washington AIDS Partnership