Expert Advisory Committee

Tez Anderson
Founder/Executive Director, Let’s Kick ASS—AIDS Survivor Syndrome
San Francisco, CA
Expertise: Resilience and loss in the LGBT community, HIV long term survivors, living with HIV

Dorcas Baker, RN, BSN, ACRN, MA
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC)
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Co-founder, Older Women Embracing Life (OWEL)
Baltimore, MD
Expertise: HIV and aging in African American Women, care coordination

D. Scott Batey, PhD, MSW, LCSW, PIP
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Expertise: HIV and aging, care coordination, case management, reducing stigma and isolation

Barb Cardell
Chair, Positive Women's Network-U.S.A.
Steering Committee U.S. People Living with HIV Caucus
Boulder, CO
Expertise: Resilience, PLWH empowerment, advocacy, living with HIV

Tara A. Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN
Executive Director, The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
Professor, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
New York, NY
Expertise: Nursing education, health care access for the elderly

Patricia M. D’Antonio, RPh, MS, MBA, BCGP
Vice President, Professional Affairs, The Gerontological Society of America
Washington, DC
Expertise: Pharmacology, gerontology health policy

Mattia J. Gilmartin PhD, RN
Executive Director, Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
New York, NY
Expertise: Nursing education, health systems providing elder care

Ronald Johnson
Public Policy Professional
Retired Vice President Policy & Advocacy, AIDS United
Washington, DC
Expertise: HIV and health policy, health care financing, living with HIV

Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, MPH, ANP-BC
Professor and Associate Dean, Division of Advanced Practice Nursing, Rutgers School of Nursing
Newark, NJ
Expertise: HIV and aging, LGBT health, gerontology, primary HIV care

Melanie A. Reese
Executive Director, Older Women Embracing Life (OWEL)
Baltimore, MD
Expertise: HIV and aging, peer support, health systems navigation, living with HIV

Michael V. Relf, PhD, RN, AACRN, ACNS-BC, CNE, FAAN
Associate Dean for Global and Community Affairs, Duke University School of Nursing
Associate Editor, Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
Co-editor, JANAC Special Edition on HIV & Aging
Durham, NC
Expertise: HIV and aging, Nursing education, preparing NPs in HIV, stigma reduction, LGBT health

Casey R. Shillam, PhD, RN
Interim Dean and Associate Professor, University of Portland School of Nursing
Portland, OR
Expertise: Palliative care, gerontology case management, geriatric quality of life

Daniel W. Tietz, JD
Independent Consultant
Former Executive Director, ACRIA
New York, NY
Expertise: Health policy, housing and supportive services, behavioral research

David E. Vance, Ph.D., MGS
Interim Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing
Co-editor, JANAC Special Edition on HIV & Aging
Birmingham, AL
Expertise: Psychology, HIV and aging, HIV-associated neuro-cognitive deficits

Margaret I. Wallhagen, PhD, GNP-BC, AGSF, FGSA, FAAN
Professor, Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
Director, UCSF John A. Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence
Director at Large NHCGNE
San Francisco, CA
Expertise: Gerontology, neuropathy, hearing impairment, bone health

Allison R. Webel, RN, PhD
Assistant Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
Expertise: HIV and aging, cardiovascular and metabolic syndrome, nutrition and exercise

Julie Womack, RN, FNP, PhD
Associate Professor, Yale School of Nursing
VA Connecticut Health Care System
New Haven, CT
Expertise: HIV and aging, bone health, frailty and falls, women aging with HIV

ANAC Staff
Carole Treston, RN, MPH, ACRN, FAAN

Executive Director

Hina Ahmed, MHA
Program Manager






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