The Team

Below you can find more information on the FCAA Staff and Board of Directors, as well as a current list of FCAA’s 2017 member-supporters.

Staff

John Barnes, Executive Director

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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

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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.

Contact: caterina@fcaaids.org

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.

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.

Julia Greenberg, Secretary

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Julia Greenberg has been working in public health grant-making, advocacy and community development for over a decade and is currently the Director of Governance and Financing 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.

Tam Ho

Funders Concerned About AIDS

As Executive Director of U.S. Programs at the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund (MAF), Tam directs $10 million annually to programs in the U.S. serving people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Tam also leads operations for MAF, and works on corporate inclusion initiatives. In her time at MAF, Tam has also directed the Fund’s work in Canada and Asia Pacific. Her background includes work in domestic hunger-relief and housing, as well as corporate partnerships and development. Tam has served on the Board of Trustees of AIDS United, the Advisory Committee of the New York City AIDS Fund at the New York Community Trust, and the Board of Directors of the Food Bank For New York City. She holds an MPA from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University and a BBA in Finance and Management/Human Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tam was voted to the Board of Directors in May 2018.

Kate Harrison

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Kate Harrison is head of programme funding at Avert. Kate has over 20 years’ experience in health, HIV and international development, including work in Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, India and Cambodia. Kate has several years’ experience in funding international health and HIV, with particular expertise in community-based approaches to support maternal and child health, including HIV and sexual and reproductive health. Prior to Avert, Kate led the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation’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.

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.

Amelia Korangy

Funders Concerned About AIDS

Amelia Korangy is a Senior Manager in External Affairs at ViiV Healthcare, where she leads the company’s community giving in the US and Positive Action Programs.  Prior to joining ViiV Healthcare, Amelia worked as a Senior Consultant at TCC Group, where she partnered with foundations, companies, and nonprofits to design and implement a range of philanthropic, capacity building and corporate citizenship programs.  At TCC Group, Amelia led multi-year capacity building initiatives and philanthropic portfolios in issue areas from the arts to youth homelessness alongside Target, the James Irvine Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and other family foundations.

Prior to joining TCC Group, Korangy worked to design a national grantmaking strategy to end child sexual abuse as part of a partnered initiative between the Ms. Foundation for Women and the NoVo Foundation. She’s a trained social worker, and has provided direct services to LGBTQ, HIV+, and homeless young people with organizations including the Hetrick-Martin Institute and Young Ladies of Tomorrow.  Korangy began her career launching FAIR Girls, a nonprofit social enterprise that supports girls who have been trafficked and sexually exploited with economic empowerment and art therapy programs.

Amelia graduated from the University of Maryland in College Park as a CIVICUS Associate with a bachelor’s degree in Government and Politics, and Rhetoric.  She received a Master’s degree in Social Enterprise from Columbia University’s School of Social Work, where she focused on strategic philanthropy. Amelia was voted to the Board in March of 2017. 

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.

Tommy Lobben

Funders Concerned About AIDS

Tommy Lobben has managed Johnson & Johnson’s Global Community Impact’s philanthropic HIV partnerships since 2016, and has more recently taken on responsibility in the group’s long term strategic planning. Prior to that, Tommy spent 7 years in Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa, working for Grassroot Soccer, a sport-for-development NGO focused on HIV among adolescents. During his years at GRS, Tommy gained invaluable experience in working with peer educators to tailor programming to community needs, connect with local Health and Education systems for sustainable impact, and build enduring relationships across the donor-implementer landscape. Tommy spearheaded the organization’s shift from solely HIV education, to include tangible linkages to care and expansion into counselling & testing services, as well the drive to unify the organization’s metrics of impact and success. Tommy graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in Biology and is still an avid soccer player and youth coach. Tommy was voted to the Board of Directors in April 2018.

Jesse Milan Jr. (Treasurer)

Funders Concerned About AIDS

Mr. Milan is President & CEO of AIDS United a national organization focused on grant-making, policy and capacity building with the mission of ending AIDS in the U.S.  AIDS United has granted over $104 million to local communities during its 30-year history including over $5 million to 150 current grantees spanning 35 states.  A national expert on HIV, Mr. Milan is living with HIV for over 30 years.  He is chair emeritus and long-time board officer of the Black AIDS Institute, a Senior Fellow at Atlas Research, a Fellow at the Altarum Institute, and a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Global HIV.  Over the past three years he has worked as the HIV Subject Matter Expert consultant on federal projects including a CDC study assessing the impact of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and High Impact Prevention on health departments, and for a federal Department of Health and Human Services study assessing the entire federal investment on HIV and Viral Hepatitis for the Black MSM population.  Mr. Milan travels widely giving keynotes, trainings and presentations on HIV topics.  He has done three speaking tours of six African countries as an expert on HIV for the U.S. State Department, and has addressed millions including at the White House. A trusted partner and advisor, Mr. Milan was appointed in 2015 by the U.S. Global AIDS Ambassador to the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board.  In 2015 he was appointed to the Steering Committee of the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) National Coordinating Resource Center, and in 2014 as the HIV Subject Matter Expert on the Advisory Board for the CDC’s National Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) Partners Network Resource Center. He served five years at the appointment of the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services as co-chair of the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV and STD Prevention, Treatment and Care, and chaired the CDC’s External Peer Review of the entire $750 million portfolio of the Division of HIV Prevention. He serves currently on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. An experienced executive, he has managed annual budgets in excess of $20 million and 80-person staffs.  Mr. Milan was AIDS Director for the City of Philadelphia.  He worked fifteen years as a vice president at the Constella Group and at the Altarum Institute, while serving as project director for the seven-year $70 million CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) and Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative. He has chaired five non-profit boards of directors including ActionAIDS in Philadelphia, the National Episcopal AIDS Coalition, the Black AIDS Institute, and the Princeton Class of 1978 Foundation.  He chaired the Philadelphia Ryan White Planning Council, and served on planning committees for the 2012 International AIDS Conference, the 2015 USCA and two CDC National HIV Prevention Conferences.  A leader and lawyer, Mr. Milan served six yeas Chief of Staff to the President of Temple University and was a Philadelphia Deputy City Solicitor.   His numerous honors include from HRSA for “leading the national and international fight against HIV disease,” and the 2015 Public Service Award from the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.   His law degree is from the New York University School of Law and his Bachelor’s in Public and International Affairs is from Princeton University.  Mr. Milan was voted to the FCAA Board of Directors in December 2017.

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.

Florence Thune

Funders Concerned About AIDS

Florence Thune is the Executive Director for Sidaction, a French advocacy and grant-making organization funded in 1994. Its Board of directors is a coalition of scientists (including Pr Françoise Barre-Sinoussi, 2008 Physiology or Medicine Nobel Prize)), care providers, and HIV/aids community-based organizations’ representatives. Through its annual calls for proposals, Sidaction is funding HIV/aids research projects (99 projects in 2016, mainly in the field of basic science) as well as HIV/aids prevention and care projects in France (100 in 2016) and 20 other countries in the world (mostly in West Africa and Easter Europe). In addition, Sidaction provides its partners with technical assistance and capacity building for their local staff, more specifically in the field of HIV/aids paediatrics, access to prevention and care for key-affected populations as well in human and financial resources management. Sidaction is also actively involved in advocacy both in France and at the international level to influence public policy and to come to the support of its partner organizations.

Florence Thune joined Sidaction in 2005, first as Training Programme Officer for community-based organizations within the International Programmes department and five years later became the Head of the Capacity Building Unit. She took the position of Director of the National Programmes Department (for France) in June 2015 and was finally appointed as Sidaction Executive Director in May 2017. As a graduate of a French international business and management school, Florence started to work in the humanitarian field in 1987 with Handicap International, a large French non-governmental organization working on disability issues at an international level. She spent nine years in the field as Head of Humanitarian Missions in Djibouti and Somalia, as well as in Thailand and Pakistan. She then worked for nine years at Handicap International’s headquarters in France, first as a Programmes Desk Officer then as Deputy Director in charge of institutional donor relations. During this time, she directly contributed to Handicap International’s involvement in the field of HIV and disability in several programmes across Africa and Asia. Florence Thune has been living with HIV for 21 years and regularly shares her own experience in the media in order to fight against discrimination and the growing invisibility of people living with HIV.  Florence was voted to the Board of Directors in December 2017.

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.

Louise van Deth

Funders Concerned About AIDS

Louise van Deth is Executive director of Aidsfonds. 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.

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.

Dan Williams

Funders Concerned About AIDS

Dan Williams serves as Program Officer on the Community Intelligence Team at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. He leads the Health and Well Being Impact Area and works across the Foundation, facilitating education and engagement opportunities to help donors meet their philanthropic goals. As the Health and Well Being Impact Area Lead, Dan oversees the investment of Foundation resources in a portfolio of programs and services to ensure a healthy, safe and engaged region, where all residents have access to quality health care and nutritious food. Dan manages the Atlanta AIDS Fund. The Community Foundation is proud to have been an early supporter of HIV/AIDS initiatives, making our first grant to the cause in 1981. Despite tremendous progress since that time, the challenges of HIV/AIDS still remain, particularly in the Atlanta region. The Atlanta AIDS Fund was created in 1991 to support metro Atlanta’s HIV/AIDS advocacy, prevention education and service efforts through funding and leadership.

Dan serves as a member of the Atlanta Homeless Continuum-of-Care Governing Council (AHCoC). The AHCoC serves the needs of vulnerable homeless and potentially homeless populations in the City of Atlanta. The AHCoC sets system-wide policies, develops and implements standards and provides planning oversight to support the goal of ending homelessness. The AHCoC functions as the recognized authority for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Homeless Assistance Continuum-of-Care (CoC) funding for the City of Atlanta. Prior to joining the Foundation, Dan was Chief Strategy Officer for Research Associates (RA), a regional research, grant development, and program evaluation firm. During his 12-year tenure with RA, Dan built the business using an entrepreneurial spirit to create strategic partnerships and secure $73 million in federal, state, and foundation grant funds. Partnerships focused on improving child, youth, and family outcomes and educational achievement through school districts and community-based organizations. He created the company’s marketing and strategic plans and led development of a high-performing team to: develop needs assessments; conduct research and design program models; create program budgets; write grant proposals; support post-award program technical assistance; evaluation, and project management.

Dan has more than 20 years of nonprofit programming and management experience. Dan served on the staff at the United Way of Greater Atlanta from 1992 through 2001. For 10 years prior to joining United Way he was employed in various programming, development and management positions with the American Cancer Society in Atlanta and the state of Georgia and in the cities of Houston and El Paso, Texas. A native Texan, Dan earned a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Texas at El Paso. Dan was voted to the Board of Directors in Fall of 2017.

Stan Wong

Funders Concerned About AIDS

Stan Wong is the senior grants manager for Asia, Middle East and Africa at the Levi Strauss Foundation—an independent, private foundation that conveys the pioneering spirit and enduring values of Levi Strauss & Co.: originality, empathy, integrity, and courage. The Foundation’s mission is to advance the human rights and well-being of underserved people in places where LS&Co. has a business presence. Stan oversees the portfolio of grants awarded to organizations in the region that are driving meaningful change in the areas of HIV/AIDS, social justice, and the rights and well-being of workers in the apparel sector. Prior to joining Levi Strauss in 2007, Stan worked for ten years at the amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, where he helped extend HIV treatment to highly affected communities in the Asia Pacific region. Stan is originally from New York but currently based in Singapore. Stan was voted to the Board of Directors in December 2017.

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 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 2018 member-supporters. For a list of our 2017 members, please read FCAA’s 2017 Annual Report

  • Aidsfonds
  • AIDS Foundation of Chicago
  • AIDS Funding Collaborative
  • AIDS United
  • American Jewish World Service
  • amfAR: The Foundation for AIDS Research
  • Avert
  • Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
  • California Wellness Foundation
  • Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • Gilead Sciences
  • H. van Ameringen Foundation
  • Ittleson Foundation
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Levi Strauss Foundation
  • M.A.C AIDS Fund
  • Magic Johnson Foundation
  • Open Society Foundations
  • Sidaction
  • Third Wave Fund
  • ViiV Healthcare
  • Washington AIDS Partnership