Central Office Staff
E. Michael Reyes, MD, MPH
Edward Michael Reyes, MD, MPH, has held major leadership roles with both the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (PAETC), and its predecessor, the Western AIDS Education and Training Center, since 1989. His current position as PAETC Principal Investigator includes developing a variety of innovative HIV clinical training programs for health care providers in the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, and the six United States–affiliated Pacific jurisdictions. Dr. Reyes’s role has also been to develop and direct 15 to 20 subcontracts with health professions schools and community-based organizations in the region. During that time, the funding for the project has grown from approximately $1.9 million annually to more than $5 million annually.
In April 2002, in collaboration with the lead institute, University of Washington, Dr. Reyes co-founded the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH), now serving as I-TECH’s Senior Director, and as the Principal Investigator for the UCSF component of I-TECH’s clinical activities. I-TECH currently is working in 12 countries and the Caribbean region. Dr. Reyes holds a Professor Faculty appointment in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, UCSF. As the Principal Investigator of the National Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (CoE), Dr. Reyes also oversees the project and assures contract compliance on a variety of grants, including collaborations with UCSF’s Center for AIDS Prevention Studies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Mona Bernstein, MPH
Mona first joined the PAETC staff in May 2001 as PAETC’s Assistant Director. In 2008 she became the Program Director, providing leadership and oversight for the 15 local performance sites throughout the four-state region. Her current focus on quality improvement projects are designed to enhance the overall management, administration, and capacity support aspects of the PAETC, leading to more focused outcomes and broadening the scope of work. Mona works closely with other AETC regional directors, is a member of the advisory board of the AETC National Resource Center, is a member of the Program Committee of the National Alliance for HIV Education and Workforce Development (formerly the National Association of AETCs), and serves on many national planning committees and work groups. Before joining the PAETC, Mona was a Program Manager with the F.J. Curry National Tuberculosis Center at UCSF, a CDC-funded model of TB excellence. She previously developed and managed occupational and environmental health and safety programs for 12 years at community health centers and the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. She started her public health work in 1976 at a women’s health collective. Mona has her MPH degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
JoAnne Keatley, MSW
Director, Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
JoAnne Keatley, MSW, joined PAETC in January, 2007. As PAETC Minority Programs Manager JoAnne oversees the Minority AIDS Initiative funded portfolio of projects that focus on capacity building for HIV Health Care providers serving communities of color in our region. Originally from Mexico, JoAnne became a citizen of the U.S. in 1986 and is bilingual in Spanish and English. Ms. Keatley received her Master of Social Welfare degree from the University of California, Berkeley. At UCSF JoAnne has directed various NIH, SAMHSA and CDC transgender projects. JoAnne has consulted on transgender health at the NIH, CDC, HRSA, and SAMHSA. She is currently Vice Chair of the Board for SalvaSIDA, and has previously served on the Boards of Out and Equal and New Leaf. JoAnne received the UCSF CAPS International Women’s Day Award in 2000, the UCSF Chancellor’s Award for LGBT Leadership in 2001, the American Immigration Law Foundation Community Service Award in 2004, a GLMA Achievement Award in 2007, the LA Children’s Hospital Community Leader Angel Award in 2008 and in January 2009 received the UCSF Martin Luther King Jr. Staff Award for advancing cultural diversity and social justice on campus.
PAETC Unit Manager and I-TECH Project Manager
Tom Foster has more than 29 years in non-profit and healthcare planning and administration. Before joining the PAETC, he most recently worked in pediatric HIV/AIDS clinical research and prevention education at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. As PAETC Unit Manager, he is responsible for maintaining the PAETC Central Office’s (including the Center of Excellence for Transgender HIV Prevention) administrative and financial infrastructure, ensuring internal quality controls, fiscal accountability and regional and international project support. He is also PAETC’s liaison with the Department of Family & Community Medicine and UCSF. As Project Manager for I-TECH, he is the liaison with the University of Washington’s International Training and Education Center on HIV (I-TECH). Tom supports the I-TECH’s education, technical assistance, and curriculum development work in Africa, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean, and the Positive Prevention project in Mozambique.
Nancy Warren, MPH
Nancy joined PAETC in January, 2009. She has over 15 years experience working in applied research and evaluation, including many years working specifically with HIV/AIDS programs in California and New York, as well as Mozambique. Nancy has also performed research, evaluation and strategic planning with groups around health and environmental issues. These settings have ranged from national programs to city programs to specific sites such as clinics and jails. In addition, she has managed programs and taught at the university level.
Alice Chin, MBA
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Michelle Kipper joined PAETC in September, 2005 as the Program Coordinator. Michelle works on federally funded and state funded projects within PAETC. Prior to joining PAETC, Michelle was a Program Specialist for a national organization, The Family Violence Prevention Fund, creating policies to protect victims of domestic violence.
Dennis Fleming, MA
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Gladys Tam joined PAETC in January, 2005. She assists the Financial Coordinator on domestic and international grants. Additionally, Gladys provides administrative support to PAETC staff and faculty. Before joining PAETC, Gladys worked for AT & T for twenty years.
Brian S. King joined PAETC/I-TECH in September, 2010. Brian provides administrative support to the PAETC Principal Investigator on international and domestic projects. Brian also assists the Principal Investigator for the Prevention with Positives project. He is a San Francisco native and has worked for UCSF for 11 years. Prior to working at PAETC, Brian worked for the Family and Community Medicine Telemedicine unit which provided care for HIV patients in the prison system and has also worked for the Department of General Internal Medicine.