Executive Search

After 13 years of exemplary service, FCAA Executive Director John Barnes is stepping down from his leadership position in the second quarter of 2022. FCAA has retained the search firm of McCormack+Kristel to help identify his successor.


Founded in 1987, FCAA’s mission is to inform, connect and support philanthropy to mobilize resources to end the global HIV pandemic and build the social, political and economic commitments necessary to attain health, human rights, and justice for all.

With a budget of roughly $700k, a staff of 3.5 FTEs, FCAA is governed by a diverse group of 16 board members spread across the U.S., Europe, Africa and Asia. Approximately half of the organization’s budget comes from its more than 40 philanthropic member foundations and half from major corporate donors.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and supervises the Director of Operations, who supervises the Research and Program Manager, who supervises the Research and Administrative Assistant.  The organization is seeking a visionary and inclusive CEO who will bring transformational leadership to FCAA’s work in ending the HIV pandemic by addressing the systemic injustice that has fueled it.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10-15 years of experience in HIV/AIDS philanthropy and/or advocacy, research and human services. Key characteristics include: strong leadership experience, with a clear vision for the organization and passion for the work; experience managing an alliance and/or building coalitions; experience in philanthropy as well as  the global and U.S. domestic HIV epidemics; deep involvement in social justice issues; strong familiarity within the social justice philanthropic sector.

If you would like to learn more, or If you can suggest a qualified candidate, please contact the search firm McCormack+Kristel at:

[email protected]
(212) 531-5003