David Barr began working on HIV/AIDS issues in 1985. The scope of David’s work has included treatment access and clinical research, addressing stigma and discrimination, HIV prevention policy, HIV funding structures, drug policy, strategic planning, facilitation and program evaluation.
In 2003, David coordinated the creation of the HIV Collaborative Fund, a partnership of the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) and Tides Foundation, which provides small grants for community-based HIV treatment awareness, literacy, community mobilization and advocacy projects.
Dr. Doug Bruce’s interests reside at the intersection of substance abuse/dependence and infectious diseases, particularly HIV and Hepatitis C. He serves as lead harm reduction consultant at Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation where his work focuses on the development of comprehensive treatment programs for injection drug users to reduce the spread of HIV. Doug is an assistant professor at Yale University's School of Medicine and the Yale School of Public Health.
Doug has worked clinically in the treatment of HIV and Hepatitis C in drug treatment settings, jail/prison, and in mobile healthcare settings. He has assisted in the development and implementation of buprenorphine in each of these clinical environments. Finally, he has worked over the last several years training medical providers on evidenced based treatments for addiction and HIV.
As Senior Advisor for Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation, Thomas Cai advises on the delivery of Pangaea projects and programs in China. Thomas is the founder of AIDS Care China, a well-known NGO that represents the rights and needs of people living with HIV/AIDS in China.
Founded in Guangzhou in 2002 as a counseling service for people living with HIV/AIDS, AIDS Care China now serves over 20,000 HIV positive people through its care centers located in hospitals and clinics in Guangdong, Yunnan, Guangxi and Hubei provinces. In 2006, the United Nations in China presented AIDS Care China with the inaugural Red Ribbon Award for the organization’s community-based approach in combating HIV/AIDS
Sheryl Walton serves as Project Coordinator for the Oakland Late Diagnosis Project for Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation where she brings over 15 years of public health experience implementing Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) in communities of color. With the Oakland Late Diagnosis Project, she provides support and coordination with research partners on utilizing CBPR methods to engage key stakeholders in Oakland to develop community driven solutions to late diagnosis of HIV/AIDS. She participates and supports the implementation of project activities linked to specific aims such as: data collection activities with clients and popular opinion leaders, advisory group meetings, and developing appropriate tolls/presentations.