Members of the Women's Research Initiative on HIV/AIDS (WRI) are asked to serve a three-year term and are chosen based on their expertise and knowledge. Our members include HIV/AIDS thought leaders in clinical care, HIV research, academia, advocacy, policy, government, the pharmaceutical industry, and women living with HIV.  All WRI members donate their time and expertise to this initiative without compensation. As part of their membership, they commit to taking what they’ve learned at the annual meetings back to their institutions, thereby exponentially expanding the reach of the information shared and created at these meetings.

Gina Brown, an obstetrician and gynecologist, joined the NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR) as a medical officer to manage microbicides and women's and girl's research issues.

Gina Brown, MSW, is a regional organizer with the Southern AIDS Coalition. She has worked in the field of HIV for 14 years and has been living with HIV for 22 years.

Dr. Jen Kates is Vice President and Director of Global Health & HIV Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation

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). 

Kathleen Squires is the W. Paul and Ida H. Havens Professor of Infectious Diseases and director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.

Krista Heitzman Martel joined The Well Project in 2009 and has overseen the expansion of The Well Project's online resources including the web portal, social media initiatives, the A Girl Like Me blog, and its mobile application.

Linda Scruggs is the founding director of Ribbon Consulting Group, where along with their members, they provide organizational consulting services to community based organizations, heath departments and hospitals to increase their ability to support and promote healthy communities.

Lisa Fitzpatrick is a board-certified infectious diseases physician and CDC-trained medical epidemiologist. She is medical director of the Infectious Diseases Care Center at United Medical Center in Washington, DC and is also a professorial lecturer at the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health.

Naina Khanna is executive director for Positive Women's Network-USA, a national organization that prepares and supports women living with HIV to be involved in all levels of policy and decision-making by: eliminating stigma, building leadership, mobilizing advocates, and changing policy.

Rowena Johnston is vice president and director of research at amfAR, responsible for overseeing the Foundation's pioneering research program.

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