June 05, 2019

About Us

Consistent with the American Bar Association's mission to be "the national representative of the legal profession, serving the public and the profession by promoting justice, professional excellence and respect for the law," the AIDS Coordinating Committee stands as the core of the Association's response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, developing HIV/AIDS-related policy recommendations for adoption by the ABA House of Delegates and, upon their adoption, advancing those policies through ABA-sponsored programs and projects.

Richard A. Wilson, Chair

Dawn Siler-Nixon, Immediate Past Chair

Hon. Richard T. Andrias, Liaison to Criminal Justice Section

Joshua Bachrach, Liaison from Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section

Margaret Drew, Liaison from Commission on Domestic Violence

Charles G. Byrd, Jr., Liaison from Washington Bar Association

Eva J. Klain, Liaison from Center on Children and the Law

Helaine J. Knickerbocker, Liaison from Family Law Section

David LaBahn, Liaison from Association of Prosecuting Attorneys

Hon. Jodi B. Levine, Liaison from Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice

Andrew Novak, Liaison from Section of Labor and Employment Law



Special Counsels

Iris McCollum Green, Special Counsel for Civil Rights

William McColl, Special Counsel for Legislation

Terrance Moore, Special Counsel for State Policy

Allison Nichol, Special Counsel for Federal Policy

Evelyn Tomaszewski, Special Counsel for Social Policy and Case Work

Virginia A. Caine, M.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine
Dr. Caine serves as Director of the Marion County Health Department and is Chief of the Infectious Diseases Section of the National Medical Association. She also serves on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Managed Care Working Group and on the Institute of Medicine Committee on the Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

David R. Holtgrave, Ph.D.
Chair, Health, Behavior and Society Department, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dr. Holtgrave's research has focused on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a variety of HIV prevention interventions, and the relationship of the findings of these studies to HIV prevention policy making. He has served on an Institute of Medicine panel charged with recommending methods to improve the public financing and delivery of HIV care in the United States. He also has investigated the relationship between social capital measures, infectious disease rates, and risk behavior prevalence. He has worked extensively on HIV prevention community planning, and has served as a member of the Wisconsin HIV Prevention Community Planning group.

Marjorie J. Hill, Ph.D.
CEO, Gay Men’s Health Crisis
A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Hill is Chief Executive Officer of Gay Men’s Health Crisis, a not-for-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based organization in New York City committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS. Prior to joining GMHC, she was Assistant Commissioner for HIV/AIDS Services at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where she was instrumental in developing and implementing innovative programs to confront some of the complexities/challenges of the city's HIV/AIDS epidemic, including successful implementation of a community planning model linking HIV prevention, treatment and housing coordination.

Anthony J. Japour, M.D.

Anthony Japour and Associates Medical and Scientific Consulting, Inc.
Dr. Japour was an infectious diseases physician-scientist in the 1980’s through 2002, researching the HIV/AIDS virus at Harvard Medical School and developing HIV/AIDS medications at Abbott Laboratories. Today he develops strategic planning, public health policy, education, and research for preventive medicine and emerging infectious diseases. He is a volunteer infectious disease consultant at Veterans Hospital in Miami, Florida; serves as a Voluntary Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; and is Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the Florida International University Herbert Werthheim College of Medicine.

AIDS Coordination Project
American Bar Association
1050 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Tel.: 202/662-1025
Fax: 202/662-1031
E-mail: aidsproject@americanbar.org

Michael L. Pates
Director, AIDS Coordination Project
Michael.Pates@americanbar.org