Funders Concerned About AIDS Welcomes Four New Board Members
Washington, D.C., January 26, 2023 – Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA), the leading voice on philanthropic resources allocated to the global HIV epidemic, today announced the election of four new members to its Board of Directors.
“These individuals have a wealth of philanthropic experience and offer new and diverse perspectives on key issues that intersect with the global response to HIV,” said new FCAA Board Chair Jesse Milan Jr., President & CEO of AIDS United. “Their understanding of the underlying social drivers that continue to fuel the epidemic will strengthen our Board in the years ahead.”
FCAA will welcome the following four new Board Members:
- Kimberly Almeida joined the Levi Strauss Foundation in 2012 and leads the Foundation’s programs team, including its HIV/AIDS, Worker Rights and Well-being and Social Justice portfolios. A corporate philanthropy and international development professional, Almeida previously served as Global Research Manager at UL Responsible Sourcing.
- Alli Jernow is Vice President of the Arcus Foundation’s Social Justice Program. She has more than 20 years of experience in grantmaking, civil rights, lawyering, and international human rights. She previously served as the program director of the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression Program at Wellspring Philanthropic Fund. Jernow’s appointment marks the first time that the Arcus Foundation has been represented on FCAA’s Board.
- Mukami Marete is the Co-Executive Director of UHAI – the East Africa Sexual Health and Rights Initiative (UHAI-EASHRI). She has 18 years of experience working at the intersection of organizational development, human rights, and social justice. Her career has focused largely on resource organizing for and by LGBTIQ persons and sex workers.
- Jane Stafford is Executive Director of Public Affairs at Gilead Sciences. She has over 25 years of executive, program, and development experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. For much of her career, she served as the Managing Director for the Community Clinics Initiative, a unique set of partnerships with philanthropy that supports safety net providers throughout California.
The Board provides leadership and guidance on the direction of FCAA’s mission and operations. It also plays a key role in stewarding the organization’s efforts to help private HIV-informed funders maximize the impact of their resources while partnering with broader philanthropy to address root causes of the epidemic.
In addition to Milan, the Board’s executive leadership now includes Mark Vermeulen, Executive Director of Aidsfonds (Vice Chair), Paul-Gilbert Colletaz, Coordinator of the Red Umbrella Fund (Secretary), and Kiyomi Fujikawa, Co-Director of the Third Wave Fund (Treasurer).
“I’m eager to work with each of our Board members to inform and mobilize an intersectional philanthropic response to end AIDS,” said FCAA’s Executive Director, Masen Davis. “These new members represent a diversity of organizations in terms of funder types, approaches, and geographies, which will be instrumental in helping us meet our goals.”
For a complete list of FCAA’s current board members visit fcaaids.org.
Founded in 1987, Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) is the leading voice on philanthropic resources allocated to the global HIV epidemic. It provides funders with the necessary data to make informed decisions related to allocating increased, focused resources. Learn more about FCAA at: www.fcaaids.org