Community Collaboration Board

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.

David Ernesto Munar (Co-Chair)
Chief Executive Officer
Howard Brown Health

Héctor Torres (Co-Chair)
Chief Program Officer
Center on Halsted

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

Yaa Simpson
Community Epidemiologist
The Association of Clinical Trial Service

Simone Koehlinger
Senior Vice President of Programs
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Maurice Chapman
South Suburban HIV/AIDS Regional Clinics

Cathy Christeller
Executive Director
Chicago Women’s AIDS Project

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

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

Modesto Valle
Chief Executive Officer
Center on Halsted

Kim L. Hunt
Executive Director
Pride Action Tank – AFC

Anne Statton
Executive Director
Mother and Child Alliance

Andie Baker
Vice President of Education, Advocacy, and Research
Howard Brown Health