Health & Wellness Specialty Committee

ANAC has redesigned the HIV+ Nurse Committee into a Health and Wellness Committee.


  • To enhance a culture of wellness among nurses and other members of the healthcare team
  • To provide support, education & advocate for nurses and other health care team members living with HIV, Hepatitis, or TB.
  • To reduce diagnosis related stigma within our own professions
  • To act as professional peer support from one HIV-positive nurse to another.


  • Provide information, education and support usually on a one-on-one basis (not intended to serve as or replace legal counsel). 
  • Support for the integration of wellness and holistic strategies and approaches into HIV and related care.
  • Promote the integration of wellness and holistic strategies into self care for nurses and other healthcare team members.

Frequently asked questions for HIV-positive nursing students  

Time commitment

The committee meets quarterly by phone and as needed by email.

Co-Chairs: Daisy Arrillaga

Members: Deborah Bowers, Julie Gumowski, Michelle Kohler, Jonah Pierce, Angelo Seda and David Sterkin

Board liaison: Donna Roberson, David Vance

Administrative forms

Quarterly Report
Committee Annual Report


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