AIDS Project Snohomish County welcomes board members of all ages, race, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, ability level, and backgrounds. We’re always looking for new members, so please let us know if you’re interested in joining!
Meet Our Board
I started AIDS Work in NYC in 1988 with the Gay Men’s Health Crisis/Community Research Initiative. I set up perhaps the first local community partnership in the Country in 1988 known as the Coalition of AIDS Services in Passaic County, New Jersey. I have also worked for NJ DOH implementing HIV protocols in Methadone Clinics, and left to work for Snohomish Health District as the Manager for HIV Prevention and Care Services.
Working under the wisdom of Dr. Hinds, we were able to implement the Needle Exchange, AIDS Housing, Friend-to-Friend, Women’s services, and other assorted programs. After 18 years there, I took on the challenge of Health Care Manager at the Monroe Correctional Complex for eight years.
With an all-volunteer Board and no staff, we work to be a community voice in prevention and care while adjusting to the changing face of HIV/AIDS Work.
Jeannine has lived a full life with HIV/AIDS, obtaining her MSW in August 1996 and beginning a career as a state social worker that same month. Jeannine has been blessed with two sons, who are now young adults, each HIV negative because of the medication regimen that she adhered to throughout her pregnancies with each. Jeannine believes that her sons are the reason that she was not meant to die in 1996. They are amazing young men.
When not working, Jeannine enjoys walking in North Everett, especially at the Mariana, Grand Avenue, or up Rucker Hill. Jeannine loves to dance to live music at the local casinos or clubs. Reading and Scrabble are other joys. A final passion to note is her love of travel - it's an amazing and beautiful globe with many beautiful cultures and sites to see and experience!
In her day job, Katelen is the Communications and Outreach Manager at Pride Foundation, where she gets to do the two things she loves most—share space with people who are passionate about social justice, and partner with them to tell authentic, engaging, and powerful stories. Katelen brings these same passions to her roles with APSC, as a Community Action Group member of The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway, and to her work with European Dissent, an anti-racist organizing collective through the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond.
When she’s not wearing her professional or volunteer hats, you can find Katelen organizing closets and drawers around her apartment for no reason, cooking, or spending time in the woods, where she feels most herself—likely swinging in a hammock by a river with a book (memoir, preferably) and a strong cup of French press coffee.