The Community Advisory Board (CAB) includes persons living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, representatives from the private sector, local and state health departments, community-based organizations (CBOs), AIDS service organizations, educational institutions, and others working or volunteering in the HIV/AIDS field. The CAB serves as one of four advisory bodies to the Center, providing community perspectives on all of its activities.
CAB members are expected to meet with CIRA's Director to provide a community perspective on various activities and functions of the Center. Examples of issues on which the CAB is likely to advise the CIRA Director include:
- Activities of the Center's Cores-to ensure that they remain attentive to community concerns, needs, and priorities.
- Relevance to the community of the social/ behavioral prevention and intervention research supported by the Center.
- Efforts to identify opportunities at CIRA for researchers and staff from race/ethnic minority groups. Center's impact on the "practice" activities of CBOs and its overall relationship with the local community.
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Community Advisory Board Members
- Katrina Clark, M.P.H.
- Christopher Cole, Executive Director, AIDS Project New Haven
- Brian Datcher, Advocate
- Thomas Kidder, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Socal Worker, Circle Care Center
- Nancy Kingwood-Small M.S., Deputy Director, HIV Servces, Greater Bridgeport Area Prevention Program
- Shawn Lang, B.A., Deputy Director, AIDS Connecticut
- Joanne Montgomery, Director of Behavioral Health Services, AIDS Project Danbury
- Ismael Rivera, Director of Prevention Services, JRI Health of the MetroWest and Boston Region
- Kelly Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, Alliance for Living
- Danielle Warren-Dias, Program Coordinator, CT Children's Medical Center/UCONN