Consultants

Dr. Judith Auerbach is a public sociologist, independent science and policy consultant, and Adjunct Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).   She previously served as Vice President, Research & Evaluation at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Vice President, Public Policy and Program Development, at amfAR, Director of the Behavioral and Social Science Program and HIV Prevention Science Coordinator in the Office of AIDS Research at the NIH, Assistant Director for Social and Behavioral Sciences in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Senior Program Officer at the Institute of Medicine.

Brenda Laribee has been helping to raise money for several nonprofit organizations since 1989, including St. Anthony Foundation, UCSF Benioff Childrenís Hospital, Sierra Club, Shanti Project and Harvard University. Currently she has her own fund development consultancy, working with organizations such as Pangaea Global AIDS, Raphael House, Stanford Jazz Workshop, and Year Up Bay Area.

Past clients include SFJAZZ, Access Institute, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library/Hormel Center, Project Inform, Save the Redwoods League, National AIDS Memorial Grove, and San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Brenda holds an MBA from the Simmons School of Management and a BS from the University of New Hampshire. She is a member of the Civicorps Board of Directors, and has served on the Board of Bread & Roses. She continues to volunteer with Bread & Roses as well as various other nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area.

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.

Lead Harm Reduction Consultant

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 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.

Senior Advisor

As Senior Advisor for Pangaea, 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

37 million People worldwide are living with HIV (amfAR Statistics 2014: Worldwide)

16 million Women living with HIV (United Nations Statistics 2014)

15 million People living with HIV having access to antiretroviral therapy (amfAR Statistics 2014: Worldwide)

5,600 People Contract HIV every day - more than 230 every hour (amfAR Statistics 2014: Worldwide)