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To create the ideal health care system for people living with HIV/AIDS.


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Council Members!

San Francisco HIV Community Planning Council

Charles AdamsCharles Adams
Charles Adams
Ed ChittyOrin Allen
Orin Allen
Margot AntonettyMargot Antonetty
Director of Programs
Housing and Urban Health, SF Department of Public Health

Margot Antonetty
Bill BlumBill Blum
Bill Blum
Jack BowmanJack Bowman
Jack Bowman
Ben CabangunBen Cabangun
Ben Cabangun
Cesar CadabesCesar Cadabes
UCSF-Gladstone Center for AIDS Research
Center Events and Communications

Cesar has worked in HIV for over 25 years within a diversity of institutions including; public health departments, academic and research institutions, and nonprofit community-based organizations in both clinical and non-clinical settings In San Francisco, Los Angeles and Hawaii. He tested HIV positive in 1989.

Cesar Cadabes
Ed ChittyEd Chitty
Ed Chitty
Mike ShriverMiss Billie J. Cooper

Miss Billie Cooper is the first African American Transgender to be elected on the C.A.R.E. Council. She also worked with the community in the Tenderlion & Bayview Hunter Point and with the AIDS Foundation.

Billie J. Cooper
Zachary DavenportZachary Davenport
Zachary is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Behavioral Health Clinician with the San Francisco Department of Public Health. Zachary works in both HIV care and prevention, providing psychotherapy and clinical case management to clients in need of mental health and substance use services. Zachary is also a faculty lecturer in the Graduate Department of Counseling at San Francisco State University. Zachary has ridden twice in the AIDS/LifeCycle, is a former performing volunteer with CHEER San Francisco, and a former member of the SF Gay Men’s Chorus.

Zachary Davenport
Michael DiscepolaMichael Discepola
Michael Discepola
Michael DiscepolaMike ShriverCicily Emerson
Marin Department of Health and Human Services

Cicily Emerson
Charles FannMike ShriverElaine Flores

Elaine Flores
Wade FloresWade Flores
Wade Flores
Matt GeltmakerMatt Geltmaker, LCSW
STD/HIV Program Director
San Mateo County Health Department

Matt has worked as a social worker in HIV since 1996. He currently oversees HIV prevention and care services for San Mateo County, as well as the STD Control unit. He is a strong harm reduction advocate and strives to create a system in San Mateo County that provides non-judgmental and comprehensive STD/HIV services

Matt Geltmaker
David GonzalezDavid Gonzalez
David Gonzalez
Dean GoodwinDean Goodwin
Dean Goodwin
Liz HallLiz Hall
Liz is a Health Program Specialist with the California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS. She serves as a State Co-Chair for the California Planning Group and as the program lead for the Ryan White Part B Minority AIDS Initiative. In this capacity, Liz is involved in the statewide planning process and provides program support and expertise to Ryan White Part B contractors. Liz holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.

Liz Hall
Paul HarkinPaul Harkin
Paul Harkin
Ron HernandezRon Hernandez
Ron Hernandez
Bruce ItoBruce Ito

Bruce Ito has been a member of the HCPC since 2013. He works for the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, concentrating on services and housing options for persons with HIV. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley, USC and USF.

Bruce Ito
Lee JewellR. Lee Jewell, MA, MFTI

Co-chair since 2010 and Member since 2008. Board Member and PLWH Caucus Chair of CAEAR Coalition, Co-Chair of UCSF CAPS CAB, Co-facilitator of PLUS. Lee tested HIV Positive in 1986. "My desire is to preserve the SF system of care, remove barriers to care and remove HIV stigma in our community."

Lee Jewell
Darryl LampkinDominique Johnson
Dominique Johnson
Thomas KnobleThomas Knoble, MSW
Testing Program Manager, Community Liaison
San Francisco Department of Public Health

He has been doing HIV/STD/HVC testing work in San Francisco since 1991 with a focus on gay and bisexual men, transgender women and with people who inject drugs. Thomas is one of a handful of California HIV State Certified Trainers charged with training/certifying all new test counselors. In his work with the DPH he is still in an active HIV/HCV/STD Counselors with many of the sites funded by the DPH. The landscape is changing, PrEP, U=U, syringe services, people living with HIV being impacted by aging related issues and support people with retention are critical to our future efforts.

Thomas Knoble
Kevin LeeKevin Lee
Senior Program Coordinator
County of Marin, Department of Health & Human Services

Kevin works in the HIV/AIDS Services Program where he manages federal and state contracts and budgets, engages in community planning, and conducts evaluation and quality assurance of HIV programs. Prior to the County of Marin, Kevin worked in the East Bay at Asian Health Services implementing community-level interventions and prevention strategies, and at the Berkeley Free Clinic as an HIV test counselor.

Kevin Lee
T.J. LeeT.J. Lee

Mr. Lee is currently the San Francisco AIDS Foundation's Program Manager for Positive Force a Prevention With Positives (PWP) program. Prior to that he was the Program Manager of the San Francisco HIV Health Services Planning Council for five and a half years and served on staff of Shanti Project. Mr. Lee was appointed by Mayor Lee as a council member to the San Francisco HIV health Services Planning Council and currently is the Membership Committee Co-Chair. Mr. Lee also does extensive work in the field of Cancer Support Services through support groups, LGBT cultural trainings and CDC funded projects.

T.J. Lee
Jessie MurphyJessie Murphy
Jessie Murphy, MPH, is the Clinical Operations Coordinator at the UCSF Alliance Health Project (AHP). She has over 12 years of experience working in HIV research, provider training, and prevention services. She is a California-Certified HIV Test Counselor and a Capacity Building Assistance Specialist in the UCSF collaboration between AHP, the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, and the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health.

Jessie Murphy
Mike ShriverIrma Parada
Irma Parada
Kenneth PearceKen Pearce
Ken is a long term survivor and SF resident, who both moved to the city and was infected in 1982. He holds a BA from UNC -Chapel Hill, a Masters in Health Adm/Planning from UW - Seattle and a Post Masters certificate from UW's School of Social Work in Mental Health Administration. During his career, Ken was the CEO at various Psychiatric Hospitals throughout the Bay Area. Ken has volunteered over the years, or is currently serving, with various SF nonprofits in roles as board member, counselor and/or clerk with AHP, AEF, PI, HICAP, SFAF and ALRP. Additionally, he served 9 terms of appointments (1999-2016) on the SF EMA's Ryan White Care Council during which time he also served 5 joint terms on the SF HIV Prevention Planning Council. Ken is a founding member of SF's HIV Community Planning Council which joined these two councils and was sworn in mid June of 2016. He currently serves as a co-chair of membership and a representative on the steering committee.

Kenneth Pearce
Cassandra RobertsCassandra Roberts
Cassandra was born in Martinez, CA in 1958, and later moved to East Palo Alto permanently. She became an employee at ACRC-AIDS Research Consortium in 1993, working as a peer counselor in the community to get others to come in and check for people that were at high risk. Testing and counseling clients after their test results made her want to do more. In 1999, she became a board members on the Community AIDS Board of San Mateo County, and in 2018 she joined the San Francisco HIV Community Planning Council.

Cassandra Roberts
Mike ShriverDarpun Sachdev
Darpun Sachdev
Mike ShriverMike Shriver
Mike Shriver
Charles SironCharles Siron
Charles Siron
Mike ShriverGwen Smith
Gwen Smith
John Paul SotoJohn Paul Soto
Program Manager-Money Management
Lutheran Social Services of Northern California

John Paul has been an advocate and provider of CARE services for over 10 years in the City and County of San Francisco. He currently provides Money Management and Representative Payee services to local Ryan White Part A eligible individuals with the goals of housing stabilization and better health outcomes. He is a member of the SF HIV/AIDS Provider Network and sits on the Executive Committee of that group. He enjoys rodeos, fundraising, and any activity that promotes a better tomorrow for folks experiencing a rough time in their life.

John Paul Soto
Eric SutterEric Sutter
Director of HIV Programs
Shanti Project

Eric is the Director of HIV Programs at Shanti, where he oversees programming providing Medical Case Management and Psychosocial support to San Franciscans living with HIV. Eric is deeply committed to ensuring San Francisco’s exceptional continuum of HIV prevention and care remains accessible to all that need it, and is proud to have been a member of the Council since 2010.

Eric Sutter
Mike ShriverLaura Thomas
Laura Thomas
Linda WalubengoLinda Walubengo
I was born and raised in Kenya, a highly impoverished country with at least 1,000,000 orphans due to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Growing up I watched my close family members struggle with AIDS in the midst of a lack of resources to live a longer, healthier life. I learnt so much from those that had the courage to speak about this disease in a culture that highly stigmatizes infection. Their struggles, resiliency and courage with dealing with this disease made me want to fight alongside them. Although I didn't grow up with much, the little that I have attained so far is all primarily dedicated to advocating and supporting communities disadvantaged by HIV/AIDS.

Linda Walubengo