Our Mission

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


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Council Members

San Francisco EMA HIV Community Planning Council

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

Margot Antonetty
Richard BargettoRichard Bargetto
Richard Bargetto
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
Billie J. CooperMiss 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 Menís Chorus.

Zachary Davenport
Michael DiscepolaMichael Discepola
Michael Discepola
Cicily EmersonCicily EmersonCicily Emerson
Marin Department of Health and Human Services

Cicily Emerson
Charles FannElaine FloresElaine Flores

Elaine Flores
Wade FloresWade Flores
Wade Flores
Timothy FosterTimothy Foster
Timothy Foster
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
Jose Luis GuzmanJose Luis Guzman
I am honored to be considered for Government Co-chair of the HIV Community Planning Council. I have over fifteen years of experience working with substance users, communities of color, gay and bisexual men, transgender community, and injection drug using populations. In addition, I have over 10 years of experience in community planning and have served as Co-chair of both local and national HIV prevention community groups. Currently I have an active leadership role in the training and implementation of point of care HIV and HCV testing in non-clinical settings, providing trainings to non-clinical staff around PrEP and support syringe access and disposal efforts. I look forward to continuing with the Council in a new role as Government Co-chair of our merged Council. We have great opportunities in this new era of joint planning.

Jose Luis Guzman
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
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 LampkinDarryl Lampkin
Darryl Lampkin
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
Darpun SachdevDarpun Sachdev
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
Mick RobinsonMick Robinson
A long-term survivor of HIV/AIDS for some 30 years, Mick is very active in several San Francisco communities. Currently a student studying mental health counseling, he hopes to work as a peer offering community services. Specific interests and efforts are directed in mental health, HIV & Aging, substance abuse and associated issues - reforms, stigma, program funding, advocacy. He also works towards improving conditions in the Tenderloin

Mick Robinson
Darpun SachdevDarpun Sachdev
Darpun Sachdev
Stacia ScherichStacia Sherich
Stacia Scherich
Mike ShriverMike Shriver
Mike Shriver
Charles SironCharles Siron
Charles Siron
Gwen SmithGwen 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
HIV Services Manager
Shanti Project

Eric has been a Peer Advocate for Shanti since 2002. Eric has nearly ten years experience in HIV care and prevention and is eager to continue to work to ensure that all San Franciscans living with HIV receive the advocacy and support they deserve.

Eric Sutter
Laura ThomasLaura 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