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 2019 member-supporters.


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.


Sarah Hamilton, Director of Operations

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Sarah oversees FCAA’s programming, communications, and development. Over the past decade, she has helped to devise and implement significant initiatives related to research, peer collaboration, and convenings. She has played an integral role in growing FCAA’s resource tracking initiative, working to enable funders to identify where their resources would best be utilized. By launching and rolling out an ongoing series of data visualizations, she has also helped make these analyses easily accessible to a variety of stakeholder audiences.

Her efforts to plan FCAA’s annual AIDS Philanthropy Summit, along with several smaller virtual and in person events throughout the year, have helped to measurably increase member attendance and engagement. She conducted a comprehensive overhaul of the organization’s website, and helped to manage collaborations with various peer organizations, such as FRE, Human Rights Funders Network, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, and Planned Parenthood, among others. In addition, she has demonstrably increased FCAA’s blog content, earned media coverage, and social media engagement.

Prior to FCAA, Sarah was a Senior Associate at Rabin Strategic Partners (now Rabin Martin), a leading international health public affairs firm. There, she worked for both non-profit and for-private clients including Columbia University and Johnson & Johnson.

Sarah recently moved to Omaha, NE and still serves as Interim Board Chair of the Spokane AIDS Network.


Caterina Gironda, Research & Program Manager

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Research and Program Manager Caterina (Cat) Gironda joined FCAA in 2016. As part of a small team, she supports her colleagues on programming and communications for the organization, while her main role is to manage FCAA’s resource tracking project, wherein she collects and codes grants for their annual report, tracking the landscape of philanthropic support to address HIV/AIDS. Cat currently serves as a Steering Committee member for the DC chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP). In a previous life, Cat worked in higher education at North Carolina State University in Gender & Sexuality studies, where her research focused on feminism and activism in online spaces and her teaching highlighted gender and racial inequities in STEM fields. Her prior 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, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies from Brooklyn College.


Aimé Césaire Atchom, Research and Administrative Assistant

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As Research and Administrative Assistant, Aimé Césaire Atchom contributes to FCAA’s mission and objectives by providing research, technical and administrative support in our Washington D.C. office. He has experience providing management and consulting services to various organizations across continents. He is competent in executing grant writing assignments including coding, analyses and reviews as well as executing systems and procedures for reporting, monitoring and evaluation. His expertise also includes program management and coordination, project management, research for development and knowledge production, and translation services. Aimé Césaire’s experience spans across various areas, from women’s human rights to global health issues, from international peace processes to local initiatives including labor dispute and access to education.


Board of Directors

Taryn Barker

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Taryn Barker oversees the HIV portfolio at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, where she focuses on adolescent HIV services. Prior to CIFF, she was the Director of Viral Hepatitis at the Clinton Health Access Initiative, where she worked to set up HCV and HBV treatment programmes in LMIC, including micro-elimination programmes for HIV/HCV co-infection programmes. She has a decade of experience in managing health programmmes in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, primarily focused on access to medicines, devices and diagnostics for infectious diseases, family planning and maternal and neonatal health, as well as on health financing. Taryn holds an MSc in Health Economics from the London School of Economics and a degree in business. Taryn was voted to the Board in the Summer of 2018.

Lisa Bohmer

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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.

Dr. Stellah Bosire

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Dr. Stellah Bosire is the Co-Executive Director of UHAI-EASHRI Africa’s first indigenous activist fund for and by sex workers, LGBTI people which supports civil society organizing across 7 East and Central African states and pan-African organizing addressing; poverty, violence, ensuring that education, employment, housing, and healthcare are accessible to all, without prejudice while fighting oppression and injustice daily through changing legislation, landscapes, and lives. Her expertise both locally and internationally is in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights focusing on vulnerable populations- sex workers, people who inject drugs, LGBTIQ and people living with HIV/AIDS influencing laws, policies and programs beyond Kenya. Dr. Stellah was voted to the Board in January 2020.

Crystal Crawford

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Crystal D. Crawford is a program director at The California Wellness Foundation where she currently manages grantmaking related to diversity in the health professions; women of color at risk for, or living with, HIV, AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections; and employment for women who have been incarcerated. Her responsibilities include reviewing letters of interest, requesting and evaluating grant proposals, conducting site visits, making funding recommendations and monitoring active grants. Prior to joining Cal Wellness in August 2012, Crawford was CEO of the California Black Women’s Health Project (CABWHP), the only statewide organization solely devoted to improving the health of California’s black women and girls through policy, advocacy, education and outreach. Prior to her role as CEO, she was CABWHP’s director of public policy. Before working in the nonprofit, public interest sector, Crawford was a litigation associate with nationally renowned corporate law firms in Los Angeles, Boston and New York, as well as a public school teacher. Crawford is actively involved in the leadership of numerous civic and community organizations. She serves as a Commissioner of the Los Angeles County Public Health Commission and as a member of the Women’s Health Policy Council for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Office of Women’s Health. She served on the executive committee of the Women’s Health Council of the statewide Office of Women’s Health (OWH) until its elimination in July 2012. She serves on the board of the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth, which provides students with public policy and leadership development, academic instruction, training opportunities and internships. She is also an officer of her church in Inglewood, where she directs the provision of $50,000 annually in college scholarships to youth and young adults in South Los Angeles. In 1997, she founded and continues to direct College Conquerors, her church’s undergraduate pipeline program that provides youth with college preparation and counseling services. She previously served on the boards of the Tucker Foundation at Dartmouth College, Health Access California and SisterSong and on the advisory council for the California Breast Cancer Research Program. Crawford is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2009 Advocates’ Award from the Western Center on Law and Poverty and the 2012 PowerPAC Award from the Los Angeles African American Women’s Political Action Committee. Originally from Harlem, New York, Crawford earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Dartmouth College and law degree from New York University School of Law. She is admitted to the bar in California, New York and New Jersey. Crawford was voted to the Board in January of 2020.

Kiyomi Fujikawa

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Kiyomi Fujikawa is a Seattle-based, mixed-race queer trans femme who has been involved with movements to end gender- and state-based violence since 2001. Her political home is with queer and trans communities of color and organizing to prevent and respond to intimate partner violence. Kiyomi is currently on the board of Groundswell Fund and is a Grantmakers United for Trans Communities (GUTC) Leadership Development Fellow. She was most recently a Senior Program Associate at the Fund for Trans Generations at Borealis Philanthropy, and the Queer Network Program Coordinator at API Chaya. She is also an avid lover of speculative fiction, noodles, astrology (Saj Sun, Cancer-rising, Libra Moon), feelings, and do-it-yourself scavenger hunts. Kiyomi  was voted to the Board of Directors in December 2018.

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.

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, 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, 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.

Tam Ho

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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.

Kali Lindsey

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Kali Lindsey is the Portfolio Lead for US and Global LGBT programs at the Elton John AIDS Foundation.  Lindsey is driven by two things in his professional career: his belief in the inherent potential of human compassion and ingenuity throughout the world and his passion for improved quality of life for all people living with HIV and human rights for all gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender men and women. He held leadership roles with the former National Association of People with AIDS, Harlem United, NMAC and amfAR where his work focused on driving resources and technology to networks of people living with HIV and civil society to drive demand in global AIDS efforts. Lindsey has also had the privilege of working alongside brilliant and fearless advocates on local and federal policy committees and boards of directors for non-government organizations.  After more than a decade in public policy, Lindsey shifted his work to supporting civil society in achieving their goals through grantmaking with amfAR and ViiV Healthcare. Lindsey is from Detroit, Michigan and received his bachelor degree from Eastern Michigan University. Lindsey was voted to the Board in January 2020.

Amelia Korangy

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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. 

Jesse Milan Jr. (Treasurer)

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Mark Vermeulen

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Mark Vermeulen is the new director of Aidsfonds – Soa Aids Nederland, since November 27th, 2018. Mark started his career at the Dutch NGO Evert Vermeer Foundation and worked as part of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Mark brings with him 10 years of experience in the (international) fight against AIDS and STDs.  Having lived with HIV since 2007, Mark has a strong personal commitment to the movement that aims to put an end to AIDS. Over the years, he has openly discussed his HIV status, with the intention of reducing stigma and contributing to a better understanding of HIV in the Netherlands. Mark has held several positions at Aidsfonds – Soa Aids Nederland. Starting as a lobbyist, he played a key role in keeping HIV and AIDS on the Dutch development agenda in 2010. Later on, he contributed to the rollout of Aidsfonds’ international sex work programme.  As Programme Manager, he had a leading role in the international human rights programme Bridging the Gaps. As from 2015, this is the largest programme worldwide committed to improving the health and rights of key populations in the fight against AIDS.  In his new role as director, Mark Vermeulen is responsible for the ambitious strategic repositioning of Aidsfonds – Soa Aids Nederland. Mark has an MBA from Erasmus University; the Rotterdam School of Management. In addition, he holds a Master in Political Science and American Studies at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).  Mark was voted to the FCAA Board of Directors in February 2018.

J. Channing Wickham, Chair

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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.

Stan Wong

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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.

Korab Zuka

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Korab Zuka, Vice President, 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.



The following organizations are current 2020 member-supporters. For a list of our 2018 members, please read the FCAA 2019 Annual Report

  • Aidsfonds
  • AIDS Funding Collaborative/Center for Community Solutions
  • AIDS United
  • American Jewish World Service
  • amfAR: The Foundation for AIDS Research
  • Avert
  • California Wellness Foundation
  • Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Elton John AIDS Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Ittleson Foundation
  • Levi Strauss Foundation
  • M.A.C Viva Glam Fund
  • Open Society Foundations
  • Sidaction
  • Third Wave Fund
  • ViiV Healthcare
  • Washington AIDS Partnership