For Immediate Release
HarborPath Appoints Black AIDS Institute’s Phill Wilson to Board of Directors
Columbia, SC - October 10, 2012 HarborPath, an organization which provides a single point of access for HIV/AIDS medication assistance, has appointed Phill Wilson as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Wilson is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Black AIDS Institute, the nation’s only HIV/AIDS think tank focused on stopping the AIDS pandemic in African American communities. Through its advocacy and educational efforts, the Institute engages and mobilizes African American institutions and individuals to help limit the transmission of the HIV virus.
“HarborPath is honored to welcome Phill to the Board of Directors, as his knowledge of HIV/AIDS and the impact of the disease within the African American community will help us to further meet the medication needs of this community,” said Ken Trogdon, Jr., President of HarborPath. “Phill’s tireless advocacy for better understanding, increased research and access to life-savings medications will be invaluable as we continue to improve the quality of life for individuals living with HIV/AIDS by connecting them with patient assistance programs.”
Prior to founding the Black AIDS Institute, Mr. Wilson served as the AIDS Coordinator for the City of Los Angeles. He also held several positions within Los Angeles focused on HIV/AIDS, including Director of Policy and Planning at AIDS Project Los Angeles, co-chair of the Los Angeles County HIV Health Commission, and appointee to the HRSA AIDS Advisory Committee.
Mr. Wilson is co-founder of the National Black Lesbian & Gay Leadership Forum and the National Task Force on AIDS Prevention. He has been involved in the development of a number of other AIDS-related service and community-based organizations, including the Chris Brownlie Hospice, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the National Minority AIDS Council, the Los Angeles County Gay Men of Color Consortium, and the CAEAR Coalition.
The Ford Foundation named Mr. Wilson one of 20 recipients of the Leadership for a Changing World Award in 2001. He was a member of the U.S. delegation to the 1994 World AIDS Summit in Paris. Mr. Wilson received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University.
HarborPath is a 501(c) (3) organization whose mission is to provide streamlined access to HIV/AIDS medications through patient assistance programs via an online portal. For more information, visit www.harborpath.org.
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Ken Trogdon, Jr.