Board of Directors

Governance of the Black AIDS Institute is provided by a Board of Directors that meets quarterly. Monthly oversight is provided by an Executive committee comprised of the Board chair, the two vice-chairs, the treasurer, the secretary, and the President and CEO.  In addition to the executive committee, the board has three (3) standing subcommittees: finance committee, strategic planning committee, and medical services.
In addition, the Institute has a number of community advisory committees comprised of a diverse group of science, medical, community, public policy, political, media, and entertainment experts committed to the organization and its mission.
The Institute also maintains a Black Hollywood Task Force on AIDS comprised of Ambassadors from the Black Entertainment community.


Executive Committee

Grazell R. Howard, J.D.

Board Chair
President, King & Kairos, Ltd.

Vanessa Williams, 1st Vice Chair

1st Vice Chair AIDS Activist, Actress

Rep. Laura Hall

Board Treasurer Member, Alabama House of Representatives, 19th District

Jesse Milan, Jr., J.D.

President and CEO

AIDS United

Peter Brownlie

2nd Vice Chair

Former President/ CEO of Planned Parenthood of Kansas & Mid-Missouri

Board Members

Marc Meachem

Director, External Affairs North America ViiV Healthcare

Gina Brown

Community Organizer, Southern AIDS Coalition

Donna Christensen, MD

Member of Congress 1997 to 2015

David M. Cook, MD

Sr. Vice President of Population Health and Value-Based Care, Novant Health

Marlene McNeese

Assistant Director for the Division of Disease Prevention & Control

Houston Department of Health

David Ernesto Munar

President and CEO

Howard Brown Health Center

Emeritus Members

Chris Cathcart

Dorothy Davis

Danny Glover

Judge Marilyn Mackel

Cornelius Baker

Board Chair Emeritus

Adjunct Lecturer, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Rev. Edwin C. Sanders, II

Senior Servant, Metropolitan Interdenominational Church