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.

Héctor Torres, PsyD 
Colibrí Counseling and Consulting

Chris Balthazar, MA
TaskForce Chicago

Jeff Berry, BA
The Reunion Project

Keith Green, PhD, MSW
Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus

Kim Hunt, MUPP, MPP
Pride Action Tank,
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Simone Koehlinger, PsyD
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Judy Perloff, LCSW
Chicago House

Sista Yaa Simpson, MPH
The Association of Clinical Trials Service

Anne Statton, BA
Mother and Child Alliance