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Board & Staff

Board Executive Committee
Chair - Jesus Aguais
Vice Chair - Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, Ph.D.
Secretary - George Fesser, LMSW
Treasurer - Angelica Ramirez, MPA
Board Members

Jesus Aguais
Founder/Executive Director

Isabel Bello de Navarro
Casa Mexico

Yvette Calderon, M.D, M.S.
Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Ernesto Loperena
Independent Consultant

Susana R. Morales, M.D.
Associate Program Director
Weill Cornell Internal Medicine Associates

Claudia L. Moreno, PhD., MSW
Director, Social Work Program
Dominican College of Blauvelt

Nilsa Olivero, PhD
Professor, Boricua College

Angelica Ramirez,MPA
State/Territorial Liaison
Capacity Building Center for States

Vanessa Ramos, Esq
Director of Training and Development
New York City Commission on Human Rights

Adriene Rosell, CNHA, FACHA, MHA
Vice President of Operations
Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center

Justin Toro, LMSW
Program Manager
Montefiore Hospital/The Oval Center


Dennis deLeon, President Emeritus (1994-2009)

Executive Staff
Guillermo Chacón, President-
Luis Scaccabarrozzi, MPH, Vice-President & Director of Health Policy & Advocacy-
Leandro Rodriguez, MBA, Director of Programs -
Martha Acero, Director of Finance & Administration -
Natasha Quirch, Director of Community Development -

Finance Department & Administration
Martha Acero, Director of Finance & Administration -
Paula Robinson, Finance Supervisor -
Omari Thompson, Accounts Payable Clerk -
José Tineo, Program Assistance -

Development & Community Partnerships
Natasha Quirch, Director of Community Development -
Zeena Hazuri, Development Specialist -

Graphics and Website Development
Daniel Ravelo, Graphics and Website Manager -


Policy, Advocacy, Community Mobilization and Awareness Program

Rossy Mota, Director of Community Health Education -
Guillermo Chacón, President, Setting the Agenda Initiatives -
Luis Scaccabarrozzi, Vice-President and Director of Health Policy-

→ Reunion Latina Training Institute
Luciano Reberte, Program Director -

→ National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day (NHHAD)
Luis Mares, LMSW, National Community Mobilization Director -

→ National Latino AIDS Awareness Day - NLAAD
Luis Mares, LMSW, National Community Mobilization Director -


Capacity Building

→ Hands United/Manos Unidas
Bolivar Nieto, MA, Co-Director of Hands United Capacity Building Assistance Director, CBA Operations -
Gabriela Santana Betancourt, MA, MPH, DrPH (abd), Co-Director of Hands United Capacity Building Assistance Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning-
Carlos Fernandez, Hands United Coordinator -
Shawn Torres, M.Div., CBA Specialist, Deep South -
José Romero, CBA Specialist, South Region -
Jose Javier, TA Specialist, South Region -

→ TransPower, CBA for Trans led organizations in NYC
Daniela Simba, Trans CBA Coordinator -

→ Latinos in the South Program
Judith Montenegro, Program Director -
Joaquín Carcaño, Director of Community Organizing -
José Romero, Director of Encuentro -

→ NYS Latino Gay/Bi Men's Initiatives
Luciano Reberte, Program Director -
Julio Rolon-Mendez, DrPHc, MBA, Program Manager-



→ Institute for Latinx Health Equity


Prevention/Health Promotion and Social Support

→ Latino Religious Leadership Program
Daniel Leyva, Program Director -
Maria Luisa Miranda, Senior Health Educator -
Luis Nava, Community Health Educator -

→ Tratamiento Ahora/Treatment Now
Carlos Maldonado, Program Director -

→ Poder Latino/Latino Empowerment
Aracelis Quiñones, Coordinator -


Oasis, Latino LGBTS Wellness Center

Leandro Rodriguez, MBA, Director -
Gustavo Morales, Deputy Director -
Elizabeth Marie Rivera, Data Manager -

→ HIV Prevention
Nelson Silvero, Core Group Coordinator -
Frank Julca, OASIS Brooklyn Office Director -
Abdier Benitez, M-Group Coordinator -
Levy Rosado, HIV Counseling and Testing Specialist -
Alberto Medina, Oasis Navigation Coordinator -

→ MujerT
Estefania Amparo, MBA, Program Director -
Vil Suárez, OASIS Brooklyn Navigation Specialist -

→ NYS LEAD Program
Levy Rosado, Program Manager -

→ P4 (PrEP/PEP)
Denovan Mejia, Program Coordinator -

→ Vida Positiva/Positive Life Workshops
Gerardo Pineda, Peer Specialist -
Aracelis Quiñones, Peer Specialist -
Wilmer Diaz, Peer Specialist -

→ Project Inspire
Gustavo Morales, Deputy Director -
Jose Roman, Case Manager -
Elizabeth Marie Rivera, Data Manager -
Eduardo Ildefonso, Outreach Specialist -


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Quick Link to Programs
HIV Testing at the Commission HIV Testing (EIS)
Free, Confidential HIV Rapid Testing. Results obtained in minutes. Pre and post test counseling session.
Hands United - Manos Unidas: Assisting community-based organizations in developing prevention programs Hands United
Assisting community-based organizations in targeting, developing and sustaining HIV prevention programs for vulnerable populations.
Mpowerment Project: A peer and network based intervention targeting gay and bisexual men in NYC. Oasis Wellness Center
OASIS aims to reduce new infections, increase access to care and promote health equity in our communities.
NLAAD - National Latino AIDS Awareness Day NLAAD
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day promotes HIV testing and prevention education nationwide.
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