|Lily Krutel is a Social Worker and Behavioral Health Clinician with the San Francisco Department of Public Health. In her role, she provides individual psychotherapy, clinical case management, and support group facilitation for people living with HIV as well as Transgender and Gender Nonconforming community members in both mental health and primary care settings. Over the past 10 years, she has worked in various community mental health and nonprofit organizations serving survivors of interpersonal trauma, LGBTQ communities, drug users, and people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic health conditions.|
|Helen Lin, LCSW|
Social Work Supervisor
UCSF Positive Health Program at ZSFG
Helen has been doing HIV prevention and social work in San Francisco since 1997 with a focus on quality care and services for LGBT, communities of color, and those affected by mental health, substance use, homelessness and incarceration. She is a graduate of UCLA and SF State University.
|Juba has worked in HIV related community health services since moving to the in the San Francisco Bay Area in January 1999, beginning as a chaperone for youth events with Sexual Minority Alliance of Alameda County drop-in center (SMAAAC) in Oakland. He concurrently worked as outreach staff and a publication design consultant for AIDS Project of the East Bay (APEB), later serving to a program assistant for Our Love at Stop AIDS Project in 2002, and receiving at Creating Change Award from the National LGBTQ Task Force in 2005 for his work in queer music community. He spent eight years as a test counselor and outreach worker at AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Magic Johnson Clinics before joining the HIV Services team at St. James Infirmary (SJI) in 2015, and was among 40 artists and advocates to attend the White House Bisexual Community Policy Briefing that same year. He currently serves as Assistant Manager for Linkage to Care Services at SJI and serves on the boards of BiNetUSA, sex worker advocacy org Desiree Alliance and Bay Area rideshare service Homobiles. Juba earned a BA in Art, Secondary Education from Chicago State University in 1993 and an MFA in Poetics from New College of California in 2006.|
|Thomas Knoble, MSW, is the Testing Program Manager with the Community Health Equity and Promotion Branch of the 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 started with Shanti as emotional support volunteer where is supported people with HIV in with the dying process. Many alone due all their friends had passed or family had disowned them. In 1993 he became HIV test counselor test and has many hours of support people with complicated issues impacting their lives. In this work he has support many people in a most vulnerable moment of learning they are living with HIV. 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. Over the years Thomas has worked all with all DPH funded testing programs including the jails and homeless encampments. The landscape is changing, PrEP, U=U, syringe services, and support people with retention are critical to our future efforts. Thomas roles is to support community based organization assure these critical actives are assessable to clients.|