Project Inform has a small and mighty group of staff — seven in total — who develop and implement our programs in three areas: research advocacy, education and public policy. Anne Donnelly has served as our Director of Health Care Policy for 10 years, leading our work to assure that the nation’s public health care payers — including Medicare, Medicaid and the Ryan White Program — fully meet the needs of people with and at risk for HIV. Anne works extensively in California, as well, to assure that the state’s health care systems do their job and that the state’s budget and body of law are fully supportive of ending the HIV epidemic.
We are thrilled to announce that two of our long-time program team members now join Anne as Program Directors. The first is David Evans, who becomes our new Director of HIV Programs, working with Alan McCord, Director of Education and Charlie Romero, our PrEP Navigator. In this role, which adds to his leadership of PI’s research advocacy, David will provide additional vision and supervision of our entire body of work in HIV. He will also expand our work into new areas, with a focus on programs to address the needs of people aging with HIV, and programs to assure the retention of people with HIV in care and treatment.
Emalie Huriaux now becomes our Director of Hepatitis Policy & Programs, building on her role developing the federal and California responses to viral hepatitis, with an emphasis on hepatitis C testing and access to care. Emalie will work with Andrew Reynolds, PI’s Manager of Hepatitis Education, to provide vision and supervision of our entire body of work in viral hepatitis. She will also expand our work in drug user health and harm reduction, and in particular, the intersection of the opioid crisis, HIV and hepatitis C.
Thank you to Emalie and David for taking on these new leadership roles, and for assuring that Project Inform’s work meets emerging needs in HIV and viral hepatitis, and that it positions the agency for the future.