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Amida Care Applauds the Appointment of Douglas M. Brooks, Msw, as Director of the White House Office of National Aids Policy

March 24, 2014

Amida Care welcomes Douglas M. Brooks as the new Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP). Mr. Brooks’ appointment was announced by President Barack Obama on March 24, 2014. As the new leader of ONAP, Douglas Brooks will coordinate the ongoing implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the HIV Care Continuum initiative. Along with his responsibilities to propel policies that improve HIV treatment and reduce the number of infections in the United States, Mr. Brooks will also work with our national security agencies and international bodies to coordinate America’s response to the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. Douglas Brooks is a national leader in HIV/AIDS prevention, a policy expert and person living with HIV. He most recently served as the Senior Vice President for Community, Health and Public Policy at the Justice Resource Institute in Boston. In 2010, Brooks was appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) and served as its liaison to the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee. He also served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of AIDS United, a national policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ending AIDS as an epidemic in the United States. Throughout his career, Mr. Brooks has a long history of managing federally funded HIV/AIDS programs and meeting or exceeding performance goals. He will be a welcome addition to the Obama Administration.