|91. Tracy Swan As hepatitis/HIV project director at Treatment Action Group, Swan is a long-term activist who has served in the direct-care trenches for decades. She knows prevention, counseling, testing, treatment education and how to help people access care, pills and syringes. Regulators, researchers and pharmaceutical reps rely on her. We do too.
|92. Donna Sweet, MACP As principal investigator and director of the Kansas AIDS Education and Training Center and the cochair of CHAC, Sweet takes the pulse of HIV in the heartland-and across the nation.
|93. John Tedstrom The president and CEO of the Global Business Coalition to Fight TB, Malaria and AIDS, Tedstrom has convinced big business around the world to get some skin in the AIDS game. A born leader and a diplomat, Tedstrom is a hard person to say no to.
|94. Adam Tenner As executive director of Metro Teen AIDS, Tenner fights for the rights of young people with HIV and tries to protect others from joining the club.
|95. Ed Tepporn The HIV program director for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) helps strengthen policies, programs and research to improve the health and well-being of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. He helps bridge the gaps between evidence-based and culturally appropriate interventions-and understands you need good data to do much good.
|96. Lance Toma The executive director of the Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center caters to the needs of his oft-underserved community. He has received national attention for bringing awareness to the lack of focus on APIs with AIDS.
|97. Nelson Vergel Treatment guru Vergel founded the Program for Wellness Restoration in Houston. His online mailing list reaches people all over the nation looking for treatment updates and insights.
|98. Tom Viola The executive director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS leverages the wattage of the Great White Way to raise money and awareness for HIV/AIDS. When the curtain drops, his show starts. To date, Broadway Cares has raised more than $51 million from its audiences.
|99. Mitchell Warren The bio of the executive director of AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC) says he “uses public education, policy analysis, advocacy and community mobilization to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of AIDS vaccines and other HIV prevention options” (such as microbicides). We couldn’t say it better ourselves. So we didn’t try.
|100. Phill Wilson As president, CEO and founder of The Black AIDS Institute, Wilson leads a nimble army of specialists on AIDS among black Americans. Tapping deep into his African-American heritage, the PACHA member created GreaterThan.org, a website and campaign that is about the power of individuals acting together to achieve a greater goal. Sounds like a mighty powerful idea.