Board of Directors
William Arroyo, M.D. | Chair of the Board
William Arroyo, M.D., is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Keck USC School of Medicine. He has served on AHF Board of Directors for more than twenty-five years. He was formerly an associate medical director of Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. He currently serves as an advisor to various organizations, including the California Department of Healthcare Services regarding the state’s Medi-Cal plan, the CA Medical Association, and the National Latino Behavioral Health Association. He serves on a state prison Commission, CA Rehabilitation Oversight Board representing the Speaker of the CA State Assembly; he was formerly a member of the CA Juvenile Justice Commission. He serves on a state prison Commission, CA Rehabilitation Oversight Board representing the Speaker of the CA State Assembly; was formerly a member of CA Juvenile Justice Commission. He has previously served as a member of First 5 LA Commission (Alternate), board of County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California; SAMHSA Task Force on Eliminating Mental Health Disparities. He previously served on an advisory panel to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in regard to family detention facilities. He has been honored for his advocacy work in health and mental health by local, state, and national organizations.
Cynthia Davis | Domestic Vice Chair
Cynthia Davis has a Master’s degree in public health from the School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is an Assistant Professor and Program Director in the College of Medicine and College of Science and Health at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Davis was instrumental in the development of the first dedicated mobile HIV testing project in Los Angeles County in 1991.
She joined AHF’s board of directors in 1988, served as an advocate for the development of the first women’s HIV treatment clinic in South Los Angeles, and helped develop and operate Agape House, a residential care facility for HIV positive women and their dependent children. She also initiated the nationally and internationally recognized Dolls of Hope Project, which makes and distributes handmade cloth dolls for HIV/AIDS orphans. She is passionate about her work and has been tireless in her efforts to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS on a local, national and international level.
Angelina C. Wapakabulo | Vice Global Chair
Mrs. Angelina C. Wapakabulo is the High Commissioner. In February 2009, the President of the Republic of Uganda, H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, appointed Wapakabulo Uganda’s Ambassador to the Republic of Kenya as well as Uganda Permanent Representative to the United Nations Environment Program and UN-HABITAT. Wapakabulo has been associated with AHF since 2001 and served as the bureau advisor for the East/West Africa Bureau for three years.
Rodney L. Wright, M.D.
Rodney L. Wright, MD, MS, has been actively involved in research, treatment, and education aimed at combating HIV/AIDS since the 1980s. Dr. Wright is currently the Director of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Montefiore Medical Center – Wakefield Campus and an Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, NY. Dr. Wright received his MD degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and is a maternal fetal medicine specialist focusing on the needs of HIV+ women. He has conducted research as an investigator with the Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) and the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG).
Dr. Wright was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to the NY State AIDS Advisory Council and was co-chair of the Care Committee for the Governors Task Force to End the AIDS Epidemic in NY State. He is also co-chair of the New York State Perinatal HIV Guidelines Committee. In addition to his work domestically, Dr. Wright frequently works in Sub-Saharan Africa and is actively involved with the Human Resources for Health Program, which provides medical education and training in Rwanda.
Condessa Curley, M.D. | Secretary
Dr. Condessa Curley, a graduate of the University of California, Davis (UCD) School of Medicine, completed her residency training and fellowship at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine/California Hospital Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program and obtained her Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Public Health. She is a board-certified Family Physician with specialties in Maternal and Children’s Health and Public Health.
Dr. Curley is an Area Medical Director for one of the nation’s largest public health departments. She is an active board member of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and co-chair of the AHF Black AIDS Crisis Task force (ABACT)- Faith committee. Dr. Curley is the recipient of numerous awards and acknowledgments for her work in the United States, Haiti, and Africa. She is the co-founder of Project Africa Global Inc, a 501 C, a 100% volunteer organization providing medical care, education, and training in low-income countries and the United States.
Her passion for ensuring the health and wellbeing in communities of color as well as marginalized populations, both locally, nationally, and internationally through the development of sustainable community partnerships and collaborations, continues to be the fuel that drives her.
Curley Bonds, M.D. | Board Member
Dr. Curley Bonds is a professor and former chair of psychiatry at the Charles Drew University School of Medicine and Science. He holds a dual appointment as a health sciences clinical professor in psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
He is the Chief Deputy Director for Clinical Operations for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. He is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.
Diana Hoorzuk is a councilor in the local government structure of eThekwini Municipality based in Durban, South Africa.
Hoorzuk is also employed as an admin manageress in a company dealing with people search and as a council member of the Mangosuthu University of Technology.
Steve Carlton | Treasurer
Steve Carlton is Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary for the insurance subsidiaries of Universal American Corp. He also serves and Chief Privacy Officer for all of Universal American Corp.’s business units. Prior to his current position, he was Senior Regulatory Counsel for the Georgia Department of Insurance. He received his J.D. from the University of Georgia and his B.A. in Economics from Emory University, magna cum laude. Steve currently resides in Orlando, Florida.
Scott Galvin | Board Member
Scott Galvin is the longest-serving Councilman in North Miami’s history. First elected in 1999, May 2019 began his sixth consecutive term as District 1 Councilman. A graduate of North Miami Senior High School and Florida International University, he also serves on the board of directors for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, a global non-profit organization with a budget of $1.7 billion, providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to more than 1 million people in 44 countries.
Professionally, Galvin is the Executive Director of Safe Schools South Florida, a non-profit focused on eliminating bullying of LGBTQ youth.
During his tenure, Councilman Galvin has sponsored legislation creating the Arch Creek East Environmental Preserve. He has advocated for parks and open spaces, as well as founded the Arch Creek East Neighborhood Association and the North Miami Historical Society.
As the City of North Miami’s first openly gay elected official, Galvin is also the longest-serving LGBTQ legislator in the state of Florida.
Agapito Diaz | Board Member
Agapito Diaz has dedicated a lifetime of service to public transit/transportation at the local and state levels. He served as the director of revenue for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and completed a dedicated 12-year tenure of service for the New York City Department of Transportation. Diaz graduated from Harvard University with a master’s degree in public administration and received a master’s in education from Rutgers University.
Lawrence Peters | Board Member- Emeritus
Lawrence Peters is a weaver of fine textiles and is the owner of Bewoven Studio. He also is a marketing, sales, media, and nonprofit consultant/advisor. He has held various management positions with Bonnier Corporation, Hachette Filipacchi Media (now part of the Hearst Corporation), Wenner Media, the Hearst Corporation, and Ziff-Davis Publishing Company. He was instrumental in the launch of POZ Magazine. Peters has served on the board of directors of AIDS Treatment Registry, Multitasking Systems of New York, and Village Care of New York. Peters joined AHF’s board of directors in 2001.
He has also volunteered for numerous nonprofit organizations. He is the past chair of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) Marketing Council and a past member of the DMA, the DMA Catalog Council, the New England Mail Order Association, the New York New Media Association, and Out Professionals. He has a master’s degree in nonprofit management from New School University, and he received the Professional Decision Report Award. He has a Bachelor’s in English from Georgetown University, from which he graduated magna cum laude.
Anita Williams | Board Member
Anita Williams has worked in the field of HIV/AIDS and Public Health for 30 years, and has been an advocate for affected & infected individuals. She is the co-founder, and Senior VP of Project Africa Global, Inc, a non-profit with an emphasis on education, orphans, and medical and humanitarian services in both the USA & Africa. She is the Vice President of a non-profit The Economic Development Fund Foundation and was awarded the African Diamond Award by African Vibe Magazine for creating sustainable health solutions within African communities”.
She is a long time Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in foster care, as well as a volunteer and benefactor for Whitney Young Continuation High School, Los Angeles. She is an advisory member for both The ZONDLE Boys Home & Orphanage, and McCorkindale’s Children Village & Farm in Manzini, Swaziland. She served as the Principal investigator “Prospective study on the risk of HIV transmission in neonatal blood and blood product transfusion recipients early in the HIV epidemic. Anita received her BSN from Florida A & M University in Tallahassee, Florida.
Albert Ruiz | Board Member
Albert Ruiz has been an advocate for AIDS Healthcare Foundation since its inception in 1987. He was instrumental in the development of the “WEHO Lounge” — AHF’s flagship HIV testing site/coffeehouse.
Confronting his own HIV status head-on, Albert became a certified HIV testing counselor. He began testing at “Out of the Closet” stores and AHF Wellness Centers. Ultimately, Albert advanced into Program Management in the AHF Public Health Division. In his 15 years of service, Albert oversaw the development and implementation of AHF’s Wellness Center programs across the United States.
A believer in lifelong learning, Albert has attended East Los Angeles College, California State University Los Angeles, and the Southern California School of Culinary Arts. Albert looks forward to advancing the mission of the Foundation.
Gabriel Maldonado | Board Member
Gabriel Maldonado, MBA is the Founder and CEO of TruEvolution — an LGBT justice and HIV/AIDS advocacy organization in Riverside, CA. Gabriel leads with human rights as an approach to public health, concentrating his efforts on addressing key issues impacting LGBTQ youth of color.
Originally from Compton, CA, Gabriel has been a community organizer for 10 years and now serves as Vice-Chair for the Ryan White Planning Council in San Bernardino and Riverside county. He was also appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS by the U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services. Most recently, Gabriel was voted as the now youngest member on the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Board of Directors.
Rev. Kelvin Sauls | Board Member
Rev. Kelvin Sauls, born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, is an ordained Elder in the California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Throughout the United Methodist connection, he is a mentor, coach, and advocate in the areas of transformational spiritual leadership, social justice ministries of equality and dignity, economic equity, and multi-ethnic congregational development for community upliftment and empowerment.
A former executive and congregational strategist with two General Boards and the Annual Conference, Rev. Sauls is a passionate bridge-builder for cross-cultural and multi-ethnic congregational development in racially diverse communities.
As the Senior Pastor of Holman United Methodist Church, Rev. Sauls is committed to leveraging Holman’s legacy to engage in relevant multi-generational and vibrant multi-cultural ministries of hope and healing, compassion and restoration towards a more just and fair beloved community and world house. Through his catalytic and collaborative leadership, Holman continues to re-emerge as a hub of hope and healing, and a center of wellness and wholeness for the greater Los Angeles region.
His collaborative leadership has him involved in the following community justice initiatives in Los Angeles, California and throughout the United States:
- City Commissioner on the Los Angeles Homeless Services Commission
- Co-Founder of the South Los Angeles Transition Age Youth Foster Care & Homeless Collaborative, he now serves as the President of the Board of Directors
- Co-Convener of the Justice Not Jails Initiative of Progressive Christians United
- Co-founder of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, he now serves as President of the Board of Directors
- Co-Founder of the Priority Africa Network, he now serves on the Board of Directors
- Board of Directors, The KOSHLAND Fund (San Francisco Foundation)
- Board of Directors, The Faith & Money Network
Within the United Methodist Church, Rev. Sauls provides leadership in the following areas:
- New Ministries Essential Ministries Team in the California Pacific Conference
- Board of Directors, National Justice for Our Neighbors (The United Methodist Committee on Relief/UMCOR)
- Convocation of Pastors of Black Churches (United Methodist Publishing House).
A published writer, poet and percussionist, and one who is passionate about fully exploring the depth, diverse and dynamic intersections of life, Rev. Sauls is married to Rev. Judi Wortham-Sauls, an ordained Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.