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Sam Avrett has worked as an HIV program consultant for more than ten years, working for organizations such as Elton John AIDS Foundation, Ford Foundation, the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis, M·A·C AIDS Fund, Open Society Institute (OSI), Tides Foundation, UNAIDS and UNDP.  Prior to becoming a consultant, Sam was a co-founder and first Executive Director of the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC) and before that worked with Gay Men’s Health Crisis, New York Blood Center, and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI).  Sam volunteers with the AVAC Board of Directors and international committees of AIDS Fonds Netherlands and Sidaction.

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Julia Greenberg has been working on HIV/AIDS, human rights, and community development for over a decade. She currently works with The Fremont Center, a consulting partnership providing services for a range of organizations and foundations engaged in advancing a progressive response to the global AIDS crisis. As the Associate Director of AIDS-Free World, she spearheaded advocacy and strategic litigation efforts to combat the homophobia and discriminatory laws fueling the epidemic in Jamaica and led a successful campaign to demand that the UN establish a new international agency for women. As the Director of the Grants Department at American Jewish World Service, she developed a program that provided small grants to 350 community organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She is the currently the Co-Chair of the Board of the CHAMP-the Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization project, a national network building a community-based movement bridging HIV/AIDS, human rights, and struggles for social, racial, and economic justice in the United States. She is also a member of the Program Committee of WJFF Radio, a community-run, hydro-powered radio station in Sullivan County, New York. She has extensive experience in grant-making, advocacy strategy development, and organizational development processes.

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David Barr began working on HIV/AIDS issues in 1985. The scope of David’s work has included treatment access and clinical research, addressing stigma and discrimination, HIV prevention policy, HIV funding structures, drug policy, strategic planning, facilitation and program evaluation.  In 2003, David coordinated the creation of the HIV Collaborative Fund, a partnership of the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) and Tides Foundation, which to date has supported more than 1,000 organizations in over 70 countries with small grants and capacity-building for HIV treatment awareness, literacy, community mobilization and advocacy.  Since 1987, David has served in senior policy  positions at Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Gay Men’s Health Crisis the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research at the George Washington University School of Public Health, and the Drug Policy Alliance. David as served in a number of capacities, including as a member of the AIDS Roundtable of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria Technical Evaluation Review Group (TERG), the US Public Health Service Panel to Set Guidelines for the Use Anti-Retroviral Drugs, and the Executive Committee of the US NIH AIDS Clinical Trial Group (ACTG). David was a founding member of the Treatment Action Group and the ACT UP Treatment and Data Group.  Consulting clients have included the Ford Foundation, New York City Department of Health, New York State AIDS Institute, Open Society Institute, UNAIDS and UNDP. He is a native New Yorker.

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