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A. Cornelius Baker


is the Chief Policy Advisor in the Officer of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State. He was previously the Senior Technical Advisor at FHI360, Executive Director of the Whiteman-Walker Clinic, and Executive Director of the National Association of People with AIDS. 

Jamil A. Fletcher


is the Founder/Publisher of SWERV Magazine, the nation's most widely distributed publication for the Black LGBT community. Prior to SWERV, he served as  a professional fund raiser for the Children's National Medical Center, the Whitman Walker Clinic, and United Negro College Fund, and the National Minority AIDS Council. 

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Toni Miles-Maloney, Ph.D



is retired.  She served as the  Director of Community and Public Affairs for CBS Radio Washington, DC; a Commissioner for the DC Commission for Women; and the Executive Secretary of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.


James Hadley, M.A.

is retired. He was the Director of the National Outreach Network at the National Cancer Institute and formerly the Public Liason Officer for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. 


Preston James, M.B.P.A.

 is a Quality Assurance & Training Consultant providing services to include program design & development, staff development/training and organizational development.

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John Gordon, Jr

is the Director of Communications and Marketing at the University of the District of Columbia. He is an award-winning journalist who has held previous positions as  a television Community Affairs Director; radio news announcer for the North Carolina News Network, Raleigh, NC; and municipal public information officer.   He is a former board member of the National Broadcast Association for Community Affairs (NBACA); Metrolina AIDS Project, Charlotte, NC; and a member of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc.   


Venton Hill-Jones, MSHCAD

is the Principal at Hill-Jones Consulting, LLC and a founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Southern Black Policy and Advocacy Network. He previously served as Senior Program Manager of the Center for Coordinating Technical Assistance (CCTA) for Evidence-Informed Interventions.

Edward M. Jones

is the director of programs at ABFE - A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Community. Prior to joining ABFE, he was the director of conference programming at the Council on Foundations.  He is a founding member of Black Benefactors, a Social Investment Club/Giving Circle.

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