Central Office Staff
E. Michael Reyes, MD, MPH
E. 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, Hawai’i, 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 approximately $5 million annually. His grant portfolio has also included projects with the CA State Office of AIDS and several private foundations. As the founding Principal Investigator of UCSF’s Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (CoE), Dr. Reyes continues to oversee a variety of the COE’s projects and assures contract compliance on a variety of grants, including collaborations with UCSF’s Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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 technical assistance and capacity building activities. I-TECH currently is working in 15 countries and the Caribbean region. Dr. Reyes holds a Professor faculty appointment in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, UCSF.
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.
PAETC Unit Manager and I-TECH Project Manager
Tom Foster has more than 30 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 Health, and other grant projects) 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 for Health (I-TECH). Tom supports the I-TECH’s education, technical assistance, and curriculum development projects in Africa, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean.
Nancy Warren, MPH
Director of Evaluation
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
Alice Chin joined PAETC in July, 2012. She provides financial support to the group, including financial monitoring of the 15 Local Performing Sites. She manages financial records, coordinates subcontracts, arranges and approves expense reimbursements, supervises LPS invoicing and payment activities, consults with LPSs on budget and financial matters, prepares monthly budget reports and ensures expenditure compliance. Prior to joining PAETC, Alice worked in the Division of Hematology/Oncology managing grants and clinical trials.
Program and Communications Coordinator
Michelle Kipper joined PAETC in September, 2005. She works on federally-funded and state funded projects, managing communications, website, in-person and distance-based faculty development events, as well as ad hoc projects for PAETC. Prior to joining PAETC, Michelle was a Program Specialist for a national organization, Futures wihtout Violence (formerly known as The Family Violence Prevention Fund), creating policies to protect victims of domestic violence.
Dennis Fleming, MA
Dennis Fleming has been working in the field of HIV/AIDS for the last 14 years. He began his career as a case manager for the Ryan White Part A program at Mercy Hospital in Miami, FL. He later accepted a position with the Behavioral Science Research Corp. as Case Management Trainer and Quality Improvement Coordinator for the Miami-Dade County Ryan White Part A program. In 2008, Dennis left Miami to become HIV Prevention Intervention Specialist for the California Department of Public Health/Office of AIDS in Sacramento, CA and was later assigned to coordinate the Sate’s Partner Services (PS) program. Dennis joined the PAETC in 2013 as Program Manager. He is the main liaison between the Central Office and the 13 funded Local Performance Sites around the region regarding programmatic issues. Dennis earned a Bachelor of Social Welfare (BSW) from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, and later received an MA in Higher Education Administration/College Student Development from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH.
Gladys Tam joined PAETC in January, 2005. Gladys provides administrative support to the PAETC Principal Investigator on international and domestic projects. Additionally, Gladys provides administrative support to PAETC staff and faculty. Before joining PAETC, Gladys worked for AT & T for twenty years.
Chas brings more than 30 years of hands-on IT and management experience to PAETC. He has worked in the for and not-for-profit sectors including health care, manufacturing, entertainment, regulatory compliance and law. He has had postings in ten countries around the world. Since June of 2011, Chas has been managing software development, producing training materials and managing and reporting data submitted by the PAETC Local Performance Sites into an online database. Chas is an avid airplane pilot and cycles frequently to make up for his carbon footprint.