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Your State-By-State Guide to the 2013 POZ 100
Your State-By-State Guide to the 2013 POZ 100
This year's POZ 100 is made up of 100 HIV-positive unsung heroes from around the country who are committed to ending the epidemic.
From people who volunteer for AIDS service organizations or work as policy advocates, to those who act as educators to promote prevention
and treatment, the POZ 100 represents an incredibly diverse spectrum of people living with HIV who are making a difference on the front lines.
Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Delaware Maryland New Hampshire New Jersey Massachusetts Connecticut D.C. West Virginia Vermont Rhode Island Puerto Rico POZ 100 Map of USA


State Name* Title Organization City Positive Since
Alabama Ruth DeRamus Peer Educator/Advocate UAB 1917 Clinic/AIDS Alabama Birmingham 2006
Cynthia Rodgers Linkage and Retention Coordinator UAB Family Clinic Birmingham 1998
Alaska Richard McMahan Board Member Interior AIDS Association Fairbanks 1998
Arizona Isadore Boni Survivor/Educator/Advocate San Carlos Apache Tribe HIV/AIDS Coalition Phoenix 2002
Vera Bowlby Peer Counseling Coordinator Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation Tucson 1999
Donald 'Bud' Sadler IT and Facilities Manager Northland Cares Prescott 1994
Arkansas Kari Farmer-Coffman Women's Outreach The Living Affected Corporation Barling 2010
Shennod Moore Community Outreach Worker and In-Person Assister The Living Affected Corporation Little Rock 2004
California Marco Benjamin Condom Nation Program Manager AIDS Healthcare Foundation Los Angeles 2008
Jorge Diaz Mental Health Therapist/Director Bienestar Los Angeles 2001
Michael Siever Independent Agent Social Justice Activism San Francisco 1991
Jason Villalobos Advocate Greater Than AIDS Campaign Lompoc 2005
Colorado Craig Chapin Prevention Services Manager Colorado AIDS Project Fort Collins 2002
Penny DeNoble Founder and Director The Issue of Blood Denver 1986
Connecticut N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
D.C. (Washington) Gina Brown Regional Organizer AIDS United Washingon, D.C. 1994
Justin Goforth Director of Community Relations Whitman-Walker Health Washingon, D.C. 1992
Vanessa Johnson Director Ribbon Consulting Group Washingon, D.C. 1990
Murray Penner Deputy Executive Director NASTAD Washingon, D.C. 1986
Delaware Joe Scarborough Ambassador of Hope Dab the AIDS Bear Project Wilmington 1992
Florida Jeff Allen President Positive Champions Speakers Bureau Ormond Beach 1985
Anthony Johnson Volunteer The PALS Project Fort Lauderdale 1995
Doug Landreth Prevention Coordinator OASIS Fort Walton Beach 2001
Georgia Ed Doolittle Development Officer and Website Operations AID Atlanta Inc. Atlanta 2004
Daniel Driffin Project Manager Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention Atlanta 2008
Jeremy Hobbs Founder and President The Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation Inc. Columbus 2003
Freda Jones Peer Educator AbsoluteCARE Medical Center & Pharmacy Atlanta 2002
Hawaii Kekoa Yap Partner Services Coordinator Maui AIDS Foundation Maui 1994
Idaho Kerry Thomas Board Member The Sero Project Boise 1983
Illinois Rob Garofalo, PhD, MPH Division Chief, Adolescent Medicine Center for Sexuality, Gender and HIV Prevention at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital Chicago 2010
Tom Menard Vice President of Operations AIDS Foundation of Chicago Chicago 1982
Scott Schoettes HIV Project Director Lambda Legal Chicago 1999
Indiana N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Iowa Tami Haught Community Organizer Community HIV/Hepatitis Advocates of Iowa Network (CHAIN) Nashua 1993
Kansas Rob Land Client Services Volunteer Douglas County AIDS Project Lawrence 1993
Kentucky Robert Westwood Volunteer House of Ruth Inc. Louisville 1998
Louisiana Dorian-Gray Alexander Intern CHANGE Coalition New Orleans 2006
Millicent Foster Advocate Baton Rouge AIDS Society Baton Rouge 2002
Cassandra Whitty CEO Hope and Mercy Resource Center Baton Rouge 2000
Maine Robert Knight LGBTQ Youth Prevention Educator Out! As I Want To Be Lewiston 1997
Jimmy Lucibello Volunteer Fundraiser Frannie Peabody Center Portland 1989
Sharon Paul HIV/AIDS Educator Penobscot Community Health Care/Eastern Maine AIDS Network Bangor 2003
Maryland Justin B. Terry-Smith Author and Blogger Justin's HIV Journal Laurel 2006
Massachusetts Alfredo Hernandez Chavez Senior Training and Technical Assistance Associate Education Development Center Waltham 1993
Luis Montanez Peer Advocate AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts Boston 1991
Jeff Webb Peer Leader Boston Living Center Boston 2004
Mark Zatyrka Trustee AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts Springfield 1982
Michigan Hank Millbourne Chief Program Officer AIDS Partnership Michigan Detroit 1996
Nicole Seguin Director National HIV/AIDS Disability Project Hamtramck 2005
Erwin Willhite HIV Prevention Specialist CARES of Southwest Michigan Kalamazoo 2012
Minnesota Kevin Maloney Founder RiseUpToHIV.org Minneapolis 2010
Robert Menk Volunteer Minnesota AIDS Project Eden Prairie 2011
Jane Valencia Volunteer Indigenous Peoples Task Force Bemidji 1994
Mississippi Sheila Dillon Volunteer South Mississippi AIDS Task Force Biloxi 2003
Cedric Sturdevant Project Coordinator My Brother's Keeper Jackson 2005
Robin Webb Executive Director A Brave New Day Cleveland 1988
Missouri Aaron Laxton Case Manager Release to Rent Veterans Program St. Louis 2011
Leon Mann III Peer Advocate BEACON Project/Saint Louis Effort for AIDS St. Louis 1985
Raquel Sapien Leadership Committee Member National Latino AIDS Action Network Joplin 1992
Montana Rick Holman Executive Director Butte AIDS Support Services Butte 1998
D Gregory Smith Licensed Mental Health Counselor Yellowstone AIDS Project/AIDS Outreach Bozeman 2007
Nebraska Tommy Dennis Speaking Volunteer Nebraska AIDS Project Omaha 2010
Nevada Joshua Montgomery HIV Prevention Director The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada Las Vegas 1997
New Hampshire Elizabeth Harrington Volunteer Southern New Hampshire HIV/AIDS Task Force Nashua 1993
New Jersey Deloris Dockrey Director of Community Organizing Hyacinth AIDS Foundation New Brunswick 1994
Stephen A. Puibello Founder Bipolarbear.us Cliffside Park 1996
New Mexico James "JR" Rude Quality Management Specialist Southwest CARE Center Santa Fe 1989
Nestor Vanegas-Charry Financial Specialist Southwest CARE Center Santa Fe 2010
New York Daniel Leyva Senior Director of Prevention and Education The Latino Commission on AIDS New York 1998
Jeffrey Newman Founder PositivelyJeffrey.com New York 2001
Jeffrey Padilla Health Educator Iris House Inc. New York 2004
Osvaldo Perdomo Board Member and Volunteer Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) New York 2004
Ronald Regins Alumni ASCNYC Bronx 1987
Wayne Starks Board Member VOCAL-NY New York 1986
Reed Vreeland Communications Coordinator The Sero Project New York 1986
North Carolina Arthur Jackson Bridge Counselor/Care Coordinator Southern Regional Area Health Education Center Fayetteville 1990
North Dakota N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ohio Bryan Jones National Steering Committee Member/Advocate Campaign to End AIDS Cleveland 1984
Naimah O'Neal Medical Social Worker AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland Cleveland 1992
Lawrence Stallworth II Youth Services Coordinator AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland Euclid 2009
Oklahoma N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Oregon Benjamin Gerritz Prevention with Positives Coordinator Cascade AIDS Project Portland 2008
Bob Skinner President/CEO Valley AIDS Information Network Inc. Corvallis 2000
Pennsylvania Jaci Adams Volunteer Coordinator AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania Philadelphia 1983
Teresa Sullivan Project TEACH Instructor and Peer Support Specialist Philadelphia FIGHT Philadelphia 1997
Coleman Terrell Program Administrator Philadelphia Department of Public Health Philadelphia 1987
Puerto Rico José F. Colón López Founder Pacientes de Sida Pro Politica Sana San Juan 1995
Ángel Luis Hernández HIV Community Educator National Minority AIDS Council TEAM Navigators Orocovis 2003
Rhode Island Anthony Maselli Volunteer and Advocate AIDS Project Rhode Island Providence 2012
South Carolina Brandon Allen Community Health Specialist/Peer Navigator South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council Columbia 2010
Michael Luciano Peer Educator Lowcountry AIDS Services North Charleston 1992
Timothy Pitts Founder and Life Coach L.E.A.D Center Spartanburg 1998
South Dakota N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tennessee Bryant Bergeron Medical Case Manager Nashville CARES Nashville 2001
Tony Carlew Medical Case Manager Nashville CARES Nashville 2005
Josh Robbins Activist and Blogger Imstilljosh.com Nashville 2012
Texas Marisol Calderon Board Member and Client Advocate Valley AIDS Council Harlingen 2011
Joe McAdams Prevention Program Coordinator AIDS Services of Austin Austin 1987
Jaime Rebeles, LVN Licensed Vocational Staff Nurse Valley AIDS Council/Westbrook Clinic Harlingen 2011
Utah Mike Weight Volunteer Utah AIDS Foundation Salt Lake City 2004
Vermont N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Virginia Doris Plant-Hill Volunteer AIDS/HIV Services Group Charlottesville 1989
Ruth Royster Fordham Community Educator Access AIDS Care Norfolk 1988
Washington Mark Garrett Client Advocate Spokane AIDS Network Spokane 1988
Kelly Hill Peer Advocate BABES Network-YWCA Seattle 2000
West Virginia N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Wisconsin Danielle Wasko Volunteer AIDS Network Madison 2006
Wyoming N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A


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