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Board of Directors

 

Diane Hazen

Board Member

Diane is a licensed clinical social worker and has worked most recently as Director of Community Partnerships and Care Transitions for PeaceHealth. She was Director of Medical Social Work at Sacred Heart Medical Center for eleven years. She also worked on policy and legislative issues while serving on PeaceHealth’s Government Relations Task Force.   Diane is Past President and has served on the Board of South Lane Family Relief Nursery for nineteen years. She is Past President of the Oregon Society for Social Work Leadership in Healthcare and was the recipient of the organization’s award, “Social Work Administrator of the Year”, for the state of Oregon. Her community memberships include serving on the Healthy Start Advisory Board, Lane County Harm Reduction Coalition and Latino Medical Access Coalition. She is currently President of the Board of Our Children’s Trust, a nonprofit focused on protecting earth’s natural systems for current and future generations. Diane has presented nationally on topics addressing how to create collaborative community forums to effect change and improve health care across the continuum.

 

Megan Livermore

 Megan Livermore, a native of Eugene, has a civil litigation, business and real estate practice with the firm Hutchinson Cox.  Prior to joining the firm, Megan was a law clerk for the Honorable Darryl Larson of the Lane County Circuit Court.  Before going to law school, Megan worked in both the public and private sector.  She worked in the Director’s Office at the Oregon Department of Corrections and then helped launch Digimarc, a successful Portland high-tech company where she spent seven years helping it grow from start up to its Initial Public Offering and beyond.   Megan is the immediate past-president of Oregon Women Lawyers, President of the Lane County Bar Association and is on the board of OGALLA the LGBT Bar Association of Oregon.  Megan received her juris doctor in 2005 from the Willamette University College of Law where she served as the Symposium Editor for the Willamette Law Review. She has her undergraduate degree in speech communications from Oregon State University.

 

 

Vacant

Board Treasurer

 

HIV Alliance is in need of a Board Treasurer with an understanding of financial accounting for nonprofit organizations. Our current budget is $3.5 million and we are steadily growing. The Board Treasurer is responsible for working with the Finance Director and Executive Directors to: monitor funds, investments, tax filings, and quarterly review of compliance; develop and recommend fiscal policies to ensure financial integrity and sustainability of organization; develop long-term financial strategies through goal setting and business planning; assist in reviewing and presenting financial reports and annual budget to Board.

The Board Treasurer serves as Chair of the Finance Committee, a Director, and member of the Executive Committee. The Board meets monthly on the fourth Thursday from 5:30-7:00pm. Executive and Finance committees meet on the second Thursday of each month from 2:45-5:30pm. Meetings are held in Eugene. May conference call from outside counties.

For more information about what we do, visit http://hivalliance.org/

Please contact our Finance Director with any interest or questions:

Jennifer Salvatore, Finance Director
jsalvatore@hivalliance.org
(541) 342-5088 ext 127

 

Dane Zahner

Board Member, Interim Treasurer

Dane is a Retail Store Manager for Kmart part of the Sears Holding Company. He has been in retail since 1989 after he graduated from Central Michigan University. He was a lifelong resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan until he proceeded west after college. He has resided in Oregon since 1996, with his last ten years being in Douglas County. He is active in his community where he resides and is involved as director of his local Water District, Leader in Mixed Company, Douglas County Gay Archives and every other organization he can assist in attaining its goal. Dane has been a successful recovering alcoholic for over 11 years now. He firmly believes in talking about Alcohol and Drug addiction and being a resource for those still struggling. He loves being a part of the area he lives in and giving back to it in any way he can. He enjoys traveling, camping, gardening and maintaining his 16 acres of property. His family, past partners and friends and especially his boyfriend Kris, and two dogs mean everything to him.

David McCallum

Board Member

David McCallum is a native Oregonian and works at the University of Oregon in web design and development and other media development. He has earned degrees in Broadcasting at Lane Community College and Visual Design at the University of Oregon. A long-time volunteer with the Eugene/Springfield Pride Festival, his free time is spent with travel, cinema, and good conversation.

Ben Farber

President

Ben is the Director of Nursing at Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District.  Ben is a Registered Nurse and holds a Doctorate in Nursing.  Ben is also certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Clinical Nurse Leader.  Ben and his partner are new to Lane County having relocated here in November, 2014.  Previously, Ben served as the Sr. Director of Patient Care Services at Mercy Hospital SW in Bakersfield, CA.

 

Emily Ann Farrell

President-elect

Emily is presently serving as Associate Director of the Center for Career Planning and Professional Development at the University of Oregon School of Law. She was previously a general legal practitioner, whose specialty areas included assisting people through the aging process with thoughtful estate planning and administration advice, as well as probate assistance. She also specialized in start-up and existing business transactions, and real estate transactions. Emily is equally dedicated to her community. She presently serves as a senior law volunteer attorney for the Lane County Legal Aid and Advocacy Center and has been a volunteer attorney for the University of Oregon Domestic Violence Clinic. Emily’s tenacity is evident also in her choice of hobbies: Emily has been both a roller derby athlete and coach in Eugene, Oregon. Emily graduated from the University of Oregon Law School in 2009 with a focus in business law. While attending law school, Emily was a quarter finalist for the Ruby R. Vale National Corporate Moot Court competition and placed second in the University of Oregon School of Law Corporate Moot Court competition. She also received the Diversity Recognition Award from the Minority Law Students Association and served as the University of Oregon School of Law “Outlaws” Director.

 

Vincent Mays

Board Secretary

 

Vince is a Business Critical Escalation Manager at Veritas in Eugene, OR. Vince graduated from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. In addition to his more than 20 years working in sales, Vince is a HIV positive gay man and a key actor in the Eugene Gay and HIV Community. He is extensively involved in a local group, the Eugene Bears, and organizes monthly “Bar Takeover Events.” Vince oversees the logistics and scheduling of the group and has worked with local bar-owners to ensure a percentage of earnings are donated to HIV Alliance. Prior to his current job at Veritas, Vince had worked a number of positions for Henry Schein in Washington, DC and South Carolina, eventually becoming Director of Support Services. In 2013, Vince and his partner of 19 years moved to Oregon where he worked with the Symantec Corporation CLS team until he was promoted to his current position at Veritas. Vince is passionate about promoting self-acceptance within the LGBTQ+ community. When he is not out with the bears or at work, Vince enjoys mountain bike riding, lifting weights and traveling.

 

Colin Graham

Board Member

Colin is a California native who recently returned to the states after 12 years of living in London. He most recently worked at Skype, for six years in the UK, followed by two in Eugene, where he had transferred in order to adopt children and raise them in close proximity to his family. After Skype’s acquisition by Microsoft he was included in a large downsizing. Suddenly single and unemployed after 2 years of living in Eugene, he discovered that there was an alarming lack of queer spaces in Eugene. 10 months later, on August 28th, 2015, Colin opened The Wayward Lamb, Eugene’s only queer pub and event space. One of Colin’s primary goals for the venue is the enabling of the education and awareness that is naturally derived from social interaction with trusted peers within one’s community. Through partnership and collaboration, he hopes to work with HIV Alliance to identify innovative strategies to pursue this objective.

 

Gary Cornelius

Board Member

Gary has been a long time supporter of HIV Alliance and the work we do. He was a founding member of the Klamath Falls HIV/AIDS Alliance and served as their board secretary. Gary has been on the board of several organizations and served as a HIV/AIDS Community Outreach Worker in South Africa as a Peace Corp volunteer. Gary is also a Master Recycler, a volunteer for Food for Lane County and a member of the Springfield Shelter Rights Alliance. Gary worked for many years at Lane County Health and Human Services and has experience in management, counseling, social work and political advocacy among other areas.

 

Ethan Guillén

Board Member

Ethan Guillén is an independent consultant working to promote access to medicines so that all people are able to live their lives in health and dignity. Ethan currently consults for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, where he worked on creating research tools to speed research on Ebola and other outbreak prone diseases and now leads a program exploring the creation of new diagnostic machines to improve care for patients presenting with fever. Previously, he worked with the policy and advocacy team of the Medicines Patent Pool, an organization dedicated to increasing access to affordable HIV medicines in developing countries. Ethan served as the first Executive Director of UAEM, working with hundreds of dedicated student activists to achieve both tremendous growth for the organization and many policy changes to promote access to affordable medicines. Prior to UAEM he worked on political campaigns around the United States, as both the manager of a political consulting firm and as a campaign member working on strategy and policy. Ethan received his B.A. in Political Science from Yale University, with a focus on United Nations peacekeeping efforts in southern Africa.

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