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Carl Baloney

Vice President & Chief Advocacy Officer

A longtime advocate for vulnerable populations, Carl Baloney has focused his career on developing innovative policy solutions that benefit disenfranchised communities across the country, with a particular focus on the rural south.

Before joining the staff of then U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon, (D-LA) where he worked through the 111th Congress, Carl began his career working on numerous state and federal candidate and issue-specific campaigns.

Later, Carl served as senior legislative assistant to Rep. Melancon. In this role, Carl advanced policy related to Agriculture and Fisheries, Social Security, the Federal Budget, Appropriations, and a host of other issue areas. Most recently, Carl served as a senior member of Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s legislative affairs team, where he worked to advance the reproductive health and rights of women and families in the United States.

Over the course of his career, Carl has continued to support grass-roots advocacy and political engagement by taking leave to aid several political and advocacy campaigns across the country, developing volunteer recruitment programs, and Get Out The Vote efforts. Carl attended the University of Richmond where he studied Political Science and International Relations.

Carl brings enthusiasm and over eight years of federal legislative policy and political experience to AIDS United.  

“From the implementation of the ACA, to Treatment as Prevention, to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)—We have so many great tools to treat and prevent HIV,” said Baloney. “I’m excited to further policy that brings these new advances to people who stand to benefit the most.”

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