Our Board of Directors

Donna E. Sweet, MD, AAHIVS, MACP

Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita
Chair

 

Donna Sweet, MD is a Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. She is a Master in the American College of Physicians and is a past Chair of the American College of Physicians Foundation Board as well as Chair Emeritus of the American College of Physicians Board of Regents. Dr. Sweet is also an AMA delegate for the ACP and is the Chair of the Council on Medical Service of the AMA.

 

Dr. Sweet is certified as an HIV specialist by the Academy of HIV Medicine of which she is the immediate past Chair. She is a past Co-Chair of the CDC HRSA AIDS Advisory Council (CHAC) and is the current national Chair of the Health HIV Board where she is leading a national effort with Health HIV to address the U.S. HIV medical workforce shortage.

 

She has an HIV program in her clinic with Ryan White Parts B, C and D and is also the Principal Investigator and Director of the Kansas AIDS Education and Training Center as well as Director of the Kansas Care Through Housing, a “Housing for People With AIDS” (HOPWA) grant funded project.

 

Dr. Sweet cares for approximately 1,200 patients with HIV in her clinic in Wichita and in three outreach clinics in rural Kansas in addition to a large general medicine practice of over 3,000 patients. She accomplishes this with the help of a team of experienced social workers, nurses and mid-level providers who not only provide medical care, but also provide case management services for patients and families living with HIV infection.

 

Dr. Sweet has travelled extensively nationally and internationally educating physicians about HIV care and treatment. For the past seven years, she has travelled twice a year to provide HIV education in the Russian Far East to physicians and other healthcare workers.

Andrea Weddle, MSW

Executive Director of the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)
Vice Chair

 

Andrea Weddle, MSW is the executive director of the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), an organization representing frontline HIV medical providers and researchers. Previously, she served as the associate director of the association. She devotes much of her time to advancing HIVMA’s public policy and advocacy priorities with a focus on healthcare access and financing issues. She co-chairs the HIV Health Care Access Working Group and is a member of the Federal AIDS Policy Partnership Convening Group. Prior to joining HIVMA, she conducted policy research on Medicaid managed care programs as a research associate for the Center for HIV Quality Care and served as the staff director for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. Ms. Weddle has a Master’s in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley.

Michael Mugavero, MD, MHSc

Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
 

Michael Mugavero, MD, MHSc is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Co-Director of the UAB Center for AIDS Research. His research is focused on clinical, behavioral and epidemiological aspects across the continuum of HIV care, with particular emphasis on engagement in care. He served as interventions section chair for recently published Guidelines for Improving Entry into and Retention in Care and Antiretroviral Adherence for Persons with HIV. Dr. Mugavero is a medical provider at the UAB 1917 HIV/AIDS Clinic.

Murray Penner, BSW

Executive Director, North America, Prevention Access Campaign

Murray Penner, BSW, is a long-time and well-known public health advocate with a wealth of experience working in the HIV and hepatitis fields. Mr. Penner currently serves as Executive Director, North America, at the Prevention Access Campaign, leading the “undetectable equals untransmittable,” or U=U Campaign in the U.S. and Canada. Prior to his current role, Mr. Penner served as the Executive Director at the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), following several other positions with NASTAD over the past 18 years.  He has strong expertise and experience working with patient access to healthcare and medications, healthcare systems, HIV and hepatitis treatments, as well as drug pricing.

Mr. Penner's background also includes service as the planning coordinator for the Fort Worth, Texas Ryan White CARE Act Parts A and B planning bodies for nearly five years. Prior to that, he served as an administrator with the Fort Worth Metropolitan and Greater Oklahoma City YMCAs. Mr. Penner has extensive volunteer service with various HIV and hepatitis coalitions and organizations, currently serving as President of the Board of the AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition (ATAC), and having previously served as the founding Board Chair of HarborPath and the Community-Elected Co-Chair of the North Texas HIV Community Planning Group.

 

Mr. Penner has authored numerous publications and has presented at local, state and national conferences on a variety of topics related to HIV/AIDS care and prevention services. He has a strong personal interest in helping to ensure adequate treatment and care services for persons living with HIV. Mr. Penner received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work with a Minor in Psychology from Bethel College in North Newton, KS, and has completed some coursework toward his M.P.H. from The George Washington University.  He is also the proud father of two adult children, Chance Parrish, and Bailey Penner.  

Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, FACP

Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

 

Dr. Marrazzo is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is internationally recognized for her research and education efforts in the field of sexually transmitted infections, especially as they affect women’s health. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Dr. Marrazzo has chaired the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Council and the ABIM Infectious Disease Specialty Board. She is board certified in Infectious Disease.

She conducts research on the human microbiome, specifically as it relates to female reproductive tract infections and hormonal contraception. Her other research interests include prevention of HIV infection using biomedical interventions, including PrEP and microbicides. Other research interests include pathogenesis and management of bacterial vaginosis, sexually transmitted diseases in HIV-infected persons, and management of antibiotic resistance in gonorrhea.

Dr. Marrazzo obtained her undergraduate degree from Harvard and Radcliffe College and medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. She completed residency training and chief residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She obtained a master’s degree in public health degree in epidemiology at the University of Washington in 1994, where she also completed a fellowship in infectious diseases.

 

Corey Booker, MD

Founder/CEO of OnPulse

 

 Dr. Booker is maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Duke University Hospital and Founder/CEO of OnPulse, a service that improves patient health through advocacy, care coordination, communication and increased patient health literacy.

 

Dr. Booker was raised in Annapolis Maryland, he attended Medical School at Creighton University where he served as a Washington Health Policy Fellow at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).  He completed his residency at Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical School and went on to complete a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at UNC.  While in fellowship, he received a master’s degree in Clinical informatics from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Sandy Moulton, JD, MPH

Principal of The Xenia Group, Inc.

 

Sandy Moulton, JD, MPH served as Interim Associate Dean for the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health and is now an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Public Health Leadership Program at the School. Ms. Moulton is a Principal at The Xenia Group Inc., a healthcare consulting organization, and is Executive Director of RxMatters Foundation, Inc. Previously, she worked for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for over 20 years, most recently as the Executive Director of the GSK Patient Access Programs Foundation. In that position, she designed and administered programs that provided medicines valued at over half a billion dollars annually to uninsured and underinsured patients. She also served as Director of Policy Development and Director of Strategic Operations at GSK. Prior to joining GSK, she held a number of positions in North Carolina state government, including serving as legal counsel to the North Carolina House of Representatives health and human service committees and heading the state’s Certificate of Need program. She is a past president of the Public Health Foundation Board of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and previous member of the UNC Board of Visitors. Volunteer activities include serving as Vice President of the North Carolina AIDS Action Network, as well as an officer of the AIDS Service Agency of Orange County Board and as a founding member and officer of the Board of the Alliance of AIDS Services Carolina. She has three degrees from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: BA in history, JD from the law school and MPH in health policy and administration.

Ken Trogdon
President of HarborPath, Inc.

 

Ken Trogdon is the president of HarborPath, Inc., a non-profit organization serving qualified low-income, uninsured individuals throughout the United States. HarborPath answers the overwhelming need for a seamless solution to delivering therapeutic medication through a simplified one-stop-shopping process. HarborPath enables those providing medical care in the areas of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C to fill the medication gap for the uninsured. Through HarborPath’s partnerships with pharmaceutical industry leaders, the organization directly affects the lives of the uninsured at the community and national levels.

 

Previously, Mr. Trogdon was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Welvista, a South Carolina-based non-profit mail-order pharmacy that provides access to medications for the uninsured with chronic illnesses. As CEO, Mr. Trogdon played a key role in the success of Welvista, and in delivering proven programs to help bridge gaps in healthcare. Mr. Trogdon is a graduate of the Liberty Fellowship Program Class of 2007, a statewide leadership effort sponsored by South Carolina philanthropist Hayne Hipp. In 2006, he received The Order of Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor, for exceptional and dedicated service to the Palmetto State. He often speaks for conferences and organizations serving the medically uninsured throughout the United States. Mr. Trogdon is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.

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Emeritus Board Member

An independent Board of Directors leads the strategic direction of HarborPath. These individuals, all of whom hold leadership positions, are noted experts in their professional careers. Their guidance and unwavering dedication advances the mission of HarborPath and provides the foundation for continued success and overall sustainability of the organization.

Susanna Naggie, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center (DUMC)

 

Susanna Naggie, MD MHS is an Associate Professor of Medicine and currently holds appointments at DUMC, at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI, Director of ID Research), and at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center (DVAMC). She currently leads two multidisciplinary HIV and viral hepatitis clinics, providing patient care to mono-infected and co-infected persons and developing research protocols relevant to the clinical care of this population. Dr. Naggie is a member of the AASLD/IDSA HCV Guidance Committee, the AIDS Clinical Trials Group Viral Hepatitis Transformative Science Group Committee, and the CDC/NIH/IDSA-HIVMA Opportunistic Infections Guideline Committee. She completed her medical education at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and her internal medicine training at Duke University Medical Center (DUMC). She completed her Infectious Diseases (ID) fellowship training at Duke in July 2009 and then joined the faculty in the Division of ID.

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