Board

Keith Fox, Chairman

Keith Fox is CEO of Phaidon Press and Artspace. Previously, he served as president of BusinessWeek and McGraw-Hill Professional.

Christopher Tepper, Co-Founder

Chris is currently a Senior Project Manager at the Hudson Companies. He previously worked at Jamestown, the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation and the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

John Tantillo, Treasurer

John is a partner at PricewaterhouseCooper responsible for driving internal audit and non-audit services in the financial services sector. He has a broad base of experience in the financial services sector, including banking, asset management, insurance and capital markets. John serves on the Executive Board and is Treasurer of PFLAG National.

Richard Burns

Richard D. Burns is a non-profit management consultant who has served as Interim Executive Director of the North Star Fund, PENCIL, The Funding Exchange, Funders for LGBTQ Issues and the Stonewall Community Foundation.

He was previously the Chief Operating Officer of the Arcus Foundation and was Executive Director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City from 1986 to 2009.

Richard serves on the boards of directors of the Proteus Fund, the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee and is a member of the Selection Committee of the New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for HIV Law & Policy.

John Carlin

John Carlin started his career in the NY art world as a curator, writer and college professor in the 1980s where he worked with and helped support artists who later became well known like Keith Haring, Art Spiegelman and David Wojnoarowicz. He then became an entertainment lawyer at a large NY firm where he produced one of the first major AIDS benefits, Red Hot + Blue. He left the firm to run Red Hot, eventually producing over 20 projects and giving away millions to help fight HIV/AIDS around the world. At the same time he started one of the first digital design companies in New York, Funny Garbage, which created some of the most important early media websites for Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, VH-1 and many others. The cornerstone of the company’s work was pioneering the idea of sites as destinations to spend time watching content, playing games and joining communities. Because of that work the company became a production studio and branched out into broadcast animation, notably Crank Yankers for Comedy Central, several shows for Adult Swim and pilots for Disney, MTV and ABC Family. John is currently reinventing Red Hot for the digital era and developing several new technology platforms.

Guillermo Chacón

Guillermo is president of the Latino Commission on AIDS. In January 2013, Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed Guillermo to the New York State AIDS Advisory Council. The Council develops recommendations regarding policy and programs, publishes reports and provides leadership on issues relating to HIV/AIDS. Guillermo pioneered the First National Latino/Hispanic AIDS Leadership Summit in 2008. He played a key role in launching the National Latino AIDS Awareness Day in 2003.

Eric Cruzen

Eric is an emergency physician and director of the new full-service emergency department at the Lenox Hill HealthPlex (in the completely renovated and restored O’Toole building adjacent to the Memorial). Eric also serves as president and medical director of a national non-profit organization that provides education, harm reduction, and first aid to at-risk LGBT populations.

Debra Fraser-Howze

Debra serves as the Senior Vice President for Government/External Affairs at OraSure Technologies, Inc. Previously, she was the President/CEO of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS. Debra has been widely recognized for more than two decades of global leadership to communities of color regarding teenage pregnancy, social welfare, and HIV and AIDS. She advised two U.S. Presidents while serving on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS from 1995-2001.

Ethan Geto

Ethan is a Principal of the public affairs consulting firm Geto & de Milly, Inc. He advises Fortune 500 companies, real estate development organizations, issue advocacy coalitions, hospitals, universities and industry associations on government affairs, crisis management, media relations and community relations. Ethan also has served at high levels in city, state and federal government.

Richard Grossman

With more than three decades of real estate experience in New York City, Richard is well-known as an innovative, effective and strategic leader in both the residential and commercial fields. As President of Halstead Property, Richard handles the day to day operations of running Halstead’s Village and Soho offices, overseeing the directors of the firm and together with the Chief Executive Officer, form the Executive Committee of Halstead Property.

Fraser D. Mooney

Fraser is a non-profit management and fundraising professional with more than twenty years of experience in a wide range of social justice, health and cultural causes and organizations. His recent experience has included leading the international development unit at ICTJ, a human rights organization headquartered in Brussels and New York, and as head of development at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, a pioneering public-private partnership operating in 23 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. He has been an AIDS activist since the earliest days of the epidemic as a member of ACT-UP, and he was a co-founding board member of Visual AIDS. He is currently also a board member of Triple Canopy, the online cultural magazine.

Wesley Powell

Wes Powell is a Partner in Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where he practices litigation and competition law and co-chairs the firm’s pro bono practice. He currently serves on the board of the Hetrick Martin Institute and the Board of Visitors of the College of Arts & Science at Vanderbilt University, and he is Chair of the Antitrust Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Susan Rodriguez

Susan is the founding director of Sisterhood Mobilized for AIDS/HIV Research & Treatment (SMART). Diagnosed in 1995 with HIV, she has been an activist and advocate for women and youth living with HIV/AIDS since 1997 and co-founded SMART in 1998. She received the Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leader Award in 2010; SMART’s Mobile Cooking Classroom won a 2013 community vote to bring healthy cooking classes to East Harlem & South Bronx. She is a mother of 3 and grandmother of 2 boys.

Eric Sawyer

Eric is currently the Civil Society Partnership Advisor at the UNAIDS New York U.N. Headquarters Liaison Office. He is a co-founder of ACT UP, Housing Works, Inc. and Health GAP, Inc. He is a Director on the Fire Island Pines Property Owners’ Association (FIPPOA) and serves on FIPPOA’s Charitable Foundation.

Kendall Thomas

Kendall is the Nash Professor of Law and co-founder and director of the Center for the Study of Law and Culture at Columbia University. He is also a visiting professor at Stanford Law School and a visiting professor in American Studies and Afro-American Studies at Princeton University. Kendall was a founding member of the Majority Action Caucus of ACT UP, Sex Panic! and the AIDS Prevention Action League. He is a former member and vice-chair of the Board of Directors of GMHC.

Janet Weinberg (April 3, 1955 – September 1, 2018)

Janet was a nonprofit consultant providing creative management solutions to social service and healthcare agencies. She was a recognized leader in the health, social justice and fundraising fields for over 35 years. She served as Co-Chair on the board of the New York City Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender Community Center, secretary of the iHealth Board of Directors and numerous other Boards throughout her career.

Doug Wingo

Doug is the Principal of Wingo NYC, a hands-on consulting firm that specializes in both fundraising and donor communication, with a signature six-month program called the Wingo Intervention. Founded in 1996, Wingo NYC has worked with over 250 non-profit organizations focused on social justice and cultural change. He is a coach and mentor to board and staff members and a frequent trainer. A graduate of both William and Mary and Harvard Divinity School, Doug is also a board member of Lifetime Arts.