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HIV / AIDS & Mental Health

Our Team

Staff

Jamie Jobe serves as the Research and Product Development Associate for the HIV/AIDS & Mental Health Training Resource Center. Prior to EDC, Ms. Jobe was a mental health counselor at a women’s HIV social service agency and for the HIV Branch at San Diego County. Ms. Jobe has a passion for research in the intersecting fields of sexual and mental health, trauma, and substance use and is committed to reducing health disparities and promoting mental and behavioral health services into an integrated healthcare system. Ms. Jobe holds Master’s...
Julia McGuirk serves as a Project Coordinator at Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) and provides the HIV/AIDS & Mental Health Training Resource Center with project management, webinar, and data coordination support. Ms. McGuirk holds a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an MBA from UMass Boston. Prior to joining EDC, Ms. McGuirk worked in private sector publishing.
Lydia O’Donnell, EdD, serves as the Technical Advisor for the HIV/AIDS & Mental Health Training Resource Center and is a Senior Vice President at Education Development Center, Inc. She is a public health expert and behavioral scientist who has published extensive research to inform and improve prevention and treatment services for youth and adults. In the mid-1980’s, Dr. O’Donnell conducted some of the first research with health care providers to address AIDS stigma and improve the quality of health services. Since then, with funding from...
Erin Smith serves as the Project Director for the HIV/AIDS & Mental Health Training Resource Center at Education Development Center, Inc. She brings more than 10 years of experience in public health intervention design and implementation, using innovative strategies to deliver high impact programs to the field both online and in person. Across her many roles, her work continuously addresses the intersecting issues of sexual and reproductive health, mental health, violence, and substance use across the lifespan. She received her...
Geoffrey Tam serves as a Project Assistant at EDC and provides the HIV/AIDS & Mental Health Training Resource Center with website management, communications, travel coordination, and webinar support. Mr. Tam studied sustainable agriculture at Cornell University and volunteered in various roles post-graduation exploring issues of human health, the environment and poverty. Prior to joining EDC, Mr. Tam served as an AmeriCorps Fellow with the New Sector Alliance focusing on affordable housing in Boston.
Jim Vetter serves as Instructional Design Consultant for the HIV/AIDS & Mental Health Training Resource Center and is Associate Director of Health and Technology at Education Development Center, Inc. Mr. Vetter has over 20 years of experience supporting diverse communities domestically and globally in promoting social and emotional health and well-being. Mr. Vetter has expertise in designing and implementing online and in-person training and coaching. Mr. Vetter’s projects have included topics on HIV/AIDS, mental health promotion and...

Partners

David P. DeVito is the Director of the American Psychological Association’s HIV Professional Development Initiative where he is responsible for implementing professional development and training for psychologists in HIV, HIV prevention, substance use and abuse, and mental health. David has more than 25 years of nonprofit management and administration experience from myriad staff positions at national membership organizations. He received his Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management from The George...
Dr. Tristan Gorrindo is the Director of the Division of Education at the American Psychiatric Association (APA), overseeing undergraduate medical education (UME), graduate medical education (GME), continuing medical education (CME), and maintenance of certification (MOC). His passion is innovative education and he has authored numerous publications examining the efficacy of novel educational tools and methods, the power of technology in medical education, and the role of technology in the patient-physician relationship. Dr. Gorrindo completed...
Chimaraoke Iko manages the Office of HIV Psychiatry in the Division of Education at the American Psychiatric Association. In this role, she manages HIV-related programs, promotes the importance of HIV training to psychiatrists and other mental health professionals and oversees APA policy related to HIV. Ms. Iko also provides staffing support to the HIV Steering Committee and contributes to position statements and practice guidelines put out by the APA and creates new engaging learning content related to HIV and sexual health.
Evelyn P. Tomaszewski is a senior policy advisor at the National Association of Social Work (NASW) and serves as Project Director to NASW’s HIV/AIDS Spectrum Project in collaboration with the HIV/AIDS & Mental Health Training and Resource Center. She is a trainer, facilitator, and author of numerous curricula and policy briefs. Ms. Tomaszewski also works to promote the social work profession through collaborations and partnerships with organizations, agencies, and allied provider associations. She is an appointed member of the Forum on...

Consultants

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Gina Brown is the Comprehensive High Impact Prevention (CHIP) Program Coordinator at the Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies in New Orleans, LA. She has worked in the field of HIV for 14 years and has been living with HIV for 22 years. Gina graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern University at New Orleans in 2011 and received her Master’s degree in 2012. Gina is a member of the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). She has appeared in many magazines and publications, most recently she was featured in Ebony and Jet magazine. Gina...
Lisa Cox is Professor of Social Work and Gerontology in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Stockton University. Dr. Cox has authored books, published extensively on HIV/AIDS clinical trials and medication adherence. She has served as a AIDS clinical trials pioneering social worker and was the founder and coordinator of a National Institute of Health clinical trials research unit’s (the Richmond AIDS Consortium) Community Advisory Board.
David Fawcett is a social worker, sex therapist, and clinical hypnotherapist practicing in Ft. Lauderdale and specializing in gay men’s health. He is the author of Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Man’s Guide to Sex and Recovery -- winner of the POZ "2016 Best Nonfiction Literature" award -- and consults with numerous organizations and presents workshops around the US. He is contributor to TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com, as has been published in Huffington Post and other journals. Dr. Fawcett is a member of the Project Coordinating...
Susan M. Gallego is a part time faculty member at the University of Southern California Graduate School of Social Work and holds multiple positions with the Texas Department of State Health Services serving people at high risk for HIV due to substance use. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience in HIV/AIDS policy, prevention and care, a Certified Master Trainer for the National Institute of Drug Abuse and Co-chair for the NASW HIV/AIDS Social Work Training Spectrum Project.
Dimas Moncada, Jr. is a Clinical Social Work Consultant in California and works with a diverse group of client populations and issues. He is a Senior Faculty and Advisory Committee Member with the NASW HIV/AIDS Spectrum and has provided training and content analysis of mental health, behavioral health care and HIV/AIDS and ethics. Mr. Moncada is from Mexico but has lived in San Francisco, CA for over 35 years. He brings valuable perspective as a bilingual immigrant and is also tri-cultural as part of the U.S., Mexican, and gay cultures.
Jill Sabatine is a licensed clinical social worker and has worked with people living with HIV since 1991. She was instrumental in establishing an adolescent HIV clinic in Rhode Island, as well as the only needle exchange program in that State. Ms. Sabatine is currently a trainer and past Advisory Committee Chair with the NASW HIV/AIDS Spectrum Project, now a part of the SAMHSA funded National HIV/AIDS & Mental Health Training Resource Center. Ms. Sabatine is also Adjunct Faculty at Providence College.
Melissa Sellevaag is Manager of Youth and Family Care Navigation at Whitman-Walker Health. Previously, Ms. Sellevaag was a Project Director at JBS International for Training and Technical Assistance contracts, served as Manager for Special Youth Initiatives at the DC Department of Health, and as the Deputy Director of the Family Ties Project. She has taught as an adjunct faculty member in the MSW program at the Catholic University’s National Catholic School of Social Service and is a licensed clinical social worker in Washington, DC.
Jae Sevelius, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor with the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Sevelius consults and trains with the HIV/AIDS & Mental Health Training Resource Center on transgender health issues, with a special emphasis on HIV, intervention development, and mental health. Dr. Sevelius received their PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Missouri – St. Louis, with a specialization in women’s and...
Terry Tauger has been living with HIV since 1995 and is a consumer advocate of HIV/AIDS services as well as a social worker. Mr. Tauger provides culturally affirmative mental health services in American Sign Language and serves as consultant on issues related to hearing loss. Mr. Tauger has served on the HIV/AIDS Spectrum Project with the National Association of Social Workers as an expert content consultant, trainer, and advisory committee member.