ACE TA Center: Advisory Council

Council Activities

The ACE TA Center Advisory Council (AAC) supports and informs project activities based on real-world experiences at the intersection of HIV service delivery and health care access. The AAC consists of 10 members who reflect diverse communities most affected by HIV, and are representatives from state health departments and community-based organizations (CBOs) across the country, as well as national and regional policy organizations. The AAC includes two subgroups: the Strategy and Policy subgroup and the RWHAP Front Line Experience subgroup. 

Strategy and Policy

The Strategy and Policy subgroup includes leaders from HIV organizations who are active at the state and/or national level. Subgroup members share their broader perspectives, and make recommendations to inform the ACE TA Center’s overall project strategy.

RWHAP Front Line Experience

The RWHAP Front Line Experience subgroup includes HIV front line staff and program managers. Subgroup members provide a frontline perspective based on their experiences and interactions supporting people with HIV. 

Meet the AAC

Jimmy Borders
ADAP Operations Manager, Arizona Department of Health Services

Raniyah Copeland
President and CEO, Black AIDS Institute

Linda M. Dixon, Esq.
Health Law Director, Mississippi Center for Justice

Dr. Bambi W. Gaddist
Executive Director, South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council

George Henry Hastie
Senior Manager, BRIDGE/IDDAP
Outreach, Training, and Quality Strategist, Community Research Initiative

Julie Hope
Healthcare Navigator, The Right Place for Housing & Support

Lisa McAuliffe
Program Coordinator, CARE Assist (Oregon ADAP)

John Peller
President and CEO, AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Katt Ross
Ryan White Part A Program Coordinator, Howard Brown Health Center

Glory Ruiz
Senior Manager, Center for Infectious Disease and Public Health Programs, Boston Medical Center