Penn Mental Health AIDS Research Center (PMHARC) Community Advisory Board (CAB)

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Community Advisory Board (CAB) of the Penn Mental Health AIDS Research Center (PMHARC) is to promote the mental health of people living with HIV infection and AIDS through research, evidence based treatments, and education.  The CAB will foster communications and partnerships among affected individuals, advocacy and provider organizations and researchers, and will help guide the PMHARC research agenda.

CAB Board Members and Affiliations

Name Affiliations
Nicholas Wood (Chair) Chestnut Hill College & Kensington Hospital
John Cella AIDS Activities Coordinating Office (AACO) - Retired
Andre Ford Penn Center For AIDS Research (CFAR) CAB & Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) CAB
John Green Mazzoni Center
Michael Hassler (Vice-Chair) COMHAR
Stephanie Josephson Temple University
Shelley Leaphart-Williams American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) & Lifesavers University
Omar Martinez Temple University
Lynette Medley COLOURS Organization
Carol Rogers Healthy Philadelphia
Lana Watkins Consortium Inc.
David Young Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP)

Strategic Plan

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Connecting the Dots:
Understanding the Intersection of HIV and Mental Health
A Symposium for Front Line workers in Behavioral Health Care

Sponsored by
Penn Mental Health AIDS Research Center
Hosted by
Community Behavioral Health
September 30th 2016
8:30 AM — 3:30 PM
Community Behavioral Health
801 Market Street, 11th Floor, Room 1154 A
Philadelphia, PA 19107

For information including slide presentations from the conference please visit:


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