ANAC is proud to have a diverse group of people as members and we want to celebrate their contributions to the HIV/AIDS community. Each month, we celebrate various meaningful awareness days and heritage months by highlighting current members who work to end stigma, train future HIV/AIDS healthcare providers, pursuing research opportunities, advocating for people living with HIV and so much more. 


2023 Spotlights


Black History Month and National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (Feb 7): Martez Smith


Women's Month and National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10): Veronica Brady PhD, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDCES and Chen Zhang PhD, MPH 

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 20): Theo Fletcher  

Certified Nurses Day (March 19): Rachelle Woods, ACRN 


National Transgender HIV Testing Day (April 18): Kimberly June Skeete


National Nurses Week (May 8-12)

National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (May 19): Angelo James F. Esperanzate, RN


National HIV Testing Day (June 27): Cheryl Netherly, BSW, LPN, ACLPN


Zero HIV Stigma Day (July 21),  Dr. William (Bill) Holzemer, PhD, RN, FAAN


Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (Aug. 20) Nina Sublette, PhD, FNP, AACRN, SANE-P (She/Her)


National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (Sept. 18), Veronica Brady, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDCES, FADCES (she/her)

National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (Sept 27),  LaRon E. Nelson, PhD, RN, FNP, FNAP, FNYAM, FAAN (he/him, they/them)

Hispanic Heritage Month and National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (Sept - Oct), Johanna Castillo, PharmD, AAHIVP, CSP (she/her/ella)


World AIDS Day (Dec 1), Dr. Maureen Akolo, PhD, MPH, RN, FHEA (She/Her) and Peter John Oates, RN, MSN, NP-C (He/Him)


Check out our member spotlights from 2022!

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