We are pleased to announce that PRIM&R board member A. Cornelius Baker will join 23 other new members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA).
Composed of a diverse group of researchers, service providers, and community leaders from around the country, including people living with HIV, this council provides advice, information, and recommendations to President Obama on domestic and global HIV/AIDS policy issues.
PACHA also serves to further the policy goals of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), and will play an important role in providing input for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.
Since 2003, Mr. Baker has been a member of PRIM&R’s Board of Directors. He has served as the chair of PRIM&R’s Governance Committee since 2006.
Mr. Baker also is a national policy advisor for the National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition in Washington, D.C. He also serves as a Senior Communications Advisor at the Center on AIDS and Community Health of the Academy for Educational Development. For the past two decades, Mr. Baker has worked in the local and federal government, in local and national community-based advocacy and service delivery organizations, and on a variety of workgroups to advance the nation’s response to the HIV epidemic.