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HIV Law Project Young Professional Advisory Board

HIV Law Project was the first and, today, remains the only legal agency providing comprehensive services exclusively to low income people living with HIV/AIDS in New York City.

The Young Professional Advisory Board (YPAB) is an all-volunteer network of talented men and women who work toward improving the lives of low-income people living with HIV/AIDS. The members raise awareness about HIV Law Project’s mission among their peers as well as raise funds to help support its work. Members also gain valuable leadership skills while playing a vital role in bringing about social justice for underserved people living with HIV/AIDS.

 Executive Membership

Corey E. Delaney (Secretary)
DLA Piper
Dirk Manhin
?What If! US Ltd.
Ethan Dennison
Farmer & Company LLC
Abigail L. Marks
Ogilvy & Mather
John Harroff (Co-Chair)
Riverside Partners, LLC
Sharon Sandell
Mayer Brown
Mitali Nagrecha
Brennan Center for Justice
NYU School of Law
Saul Waller (Co-Chair)
UVA Darden

 General Membership

Kelley Delaney
Columbia University
Nurse Practitioner
Josh Wellman
Stephen Hunter
Make Up For Ever
Taylor Yunis
Metropolitan Equities
Ariana Ornelas
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Executive vrs. General Membership

Executive YPAB Members have full voting rights and are eligible for nomination to HIV Law Project’s Board of Directors. Executive Members are eligible to attend HIV Law Project’s annual retreat and may be invited, from time to time, to observe HIV Law Project’s Board meetings. The General Membership shall have fewer responsibilities with limited voting rights.

General YPAB Members are not eligible for nomination to HIV Law Project’s Board of Directors nor shall they be invited to attend the organization’s annual retreat or meetings of its Board of Directors. The hope is that some YPAB members will join through at the General Membership level and eventually move into the Executive Membership level.

YPAB provides all members with the opportunity to gain experience as the member of a Board and to gain insight into the function of a non-profit organization, with the goal of developing potential board members for both HIV Law Project and other organizations throughout the community. Other benefits include: networking with peers from other professional sectors; concrete skills-building on nonprofit board governance; gaining knowledge about HIV and domestic HIV/AIDS policies; having an opportunity to participate in public policy processes impacting people with HIV; and having an opportunity to network with a wide-range of seasoned professionals through Board and cultivation events.