The Community Collaboration Board (CCB) is comprised of local leaders who bring critical expertise to the CFAR’s efforts to halt the spread of HIV in Chicago and beyond. The CCB increases the CFAR’s integration with other citywide HIV-related initiatives and creates a strategic scientific partnership between multiple health care providers and community organizations, the Chicago Department of Public Health, Northwestern University, and the University of Chicago.

There is a long history of community involvement within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) CFAR program. Each CCB is a unique body with its own practices for helping to make the CFAR’s work relevant to communities’ needs for more effective HIV interventions.

Founding Members of the TC-CFAR Community Collaboration Board:

Modesto Valle (CCB Co-Chair)
CEO, Center on Halsted

David Munar (CCB Co-Chair)
CEO, Howard Brown Health

Peter McLoyd
Consumer Development and Advocacy Coordinator
Ruth M. Rothstein Core Center

Yaa Simpson
Community Epidemiologist
Chicago Department of Public Health
The Association of Clinical Trial Service

Keith Green
Chairman
Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus

Erik Glenn
Executive Director
Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus

Simone Koehlinger
Senior Vice President of Programs
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Cathy Christeller
Executive Director
Chicago Women’s AIDS Project

Maurice Chapman
Director
South Suburban HIV/AIDS Regional Clinics

Jeff Berry
Director of Publications
Editor, Positively Aware
Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)

Judy Perloff
Chief Program Officer
Chicago House (Trans Life Center)

Kim L. Hunt
Executive Director
Affinity Community Services

Anne Statton
Executive Director
Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative (PACPI)