Nancy Mahon, the executive director of the MAC AIDS Fund, was appointed to chair the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), according to a Health and Human Services (HHS) statement. PACHA is charged with proposing policies that would strengthen the U.S. government's fight against HIV/AIDS. As leader of the council, Mahon will report to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius with proposals on how to improve U.S. HIV prevention, research and treatment.

To read the HHS statement, click here.