Community Action Board


The UW Center for AIDS and STD (CFAS) and the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Community Action Board (CAB) is a group of key stakeholders in the community who serve in an advisory capacity, providing a community perspective on important issues in HIV/AIDS research.

Mission Statement

The CFAS/CFAR Community Action Board mission is to encourage communication and build trustworthy collaborations between UW CFAS/CFAR researchers and community members and community-based organizations to enhance local, national, and international prevention, treatment, and education activities.

Specific goals of the CAB are to:

  • Make HIV/STD research more transparent and useful by engaging CAB members to help develop improved and targeted information dissemination to the community.
  • Use CAB activities to help CFAS/CFAR affiliates and researchers learn about local community organizations, concerns, activities and opportunities for collaboration.
  • Prioritize CFAS/CFAR services to communities and identify important research topics to ensure community relevancy and collaboration.


The CAB is comprised of a group of committed individuals, including representatives from HIV-affected groups and organizations.  The CAB Steering Committee is listed below.  Working Groups include steering committee members and a broader membership from the communities they serve.

The UW/FHCRC CFAR CAB Steering Committee meets every 4th Monday of the month, 9:30-11am. Please contact Joanna Bove if you are interested in joining us (bovej at


Research Consultation with the CAB

Community-based Organization (CBO) needs assessment Working Group

Young Black MSM Working Group (YBMSM) (click here for access to google docs for meeting notes and resources)

Disparities Working Group (retired)

Stigma Working Group (click here for access to google docs for meeting notes and resources)


Community Action Board Steering Committee members

Member Organization
Co-Chair: Amelia Vader UW Department of Global Health
Co-Chair:  Erick Seelbach
US Department of Health and Human Services
Michele Andrasik UW/FHCRC CFAR SPRC
Mary Diggs-Hobson AARTH (African American Reach and Teach Health Ministry)
TBA Madison Clinic, Harborview Medical Center
Ace Robinson, Todd Hull
Lifelong AIDS Alliance
Steve Goodreau University of Washington
Marcos Martinez Entre Hermanos
Project Handle, Seattle Counseling Service
Kim Louis
HIV Vaccine Trials Unit
Kyon Saucier
People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN)
Joanna Bove (CAB Manager)
Solomon Tsegeselassie, Austin Anderson, Vanessa Grandberry
Center for MultiCultural Health
Michael Louella AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU)
Steve Wakefield HIV Vaccine Trials Network, Legacy Project


Joanna Bove, CAB Manager
bovej at
phone: (206) 543-6247
fax: (206) 744-3693