Project Inform executive director Dana Van Gorder is departing after more than a decade of helming the organization, according to a Project Inform press release. He will formally leave the post June 30. The board of directors has appointed David Evans as interim executive director.
“The board and staff are deeply indebted to Dana for his thoughtful choices about areas in which the agency could bring unique leadership to the effort to end HIV and hepatitis C, for hard work to sustain the agency during years when funding of HIV and hepatitis C has been volatile, and for perpetuating the great regard that is held for Project Inform in the community,” said Glen Lubbert, president of the board of directors, in the press release.
Based in California, the 33-year-old organization fights the HIV and hepatitis C epidemics by advocating for treatments, research, education and quality health care.
Under Van Gorder’s leadership, Project Inform was instrumental in the launch of San Francisco’s Getting to Zero plan (meaning zero HIV infections, zero AIDS deaths and zero stigma by 2020); the organization also worked on the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy under President Obama.
Evans, the interim leader, has more than 25 years of experience working on HIV advocacy, policy and education in San Francisco and New York. He is also a former POZ staffer and blogger.
To learn more about Project Inform, visit https://www.poz.com/article/project-inform-leader-hiv-hepatitis-c-advocacy-likely-close