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Jesse Milan, Jr., JD

Jesse Milan, Jr., JD 
President & CEO

Jesse Milan, Jr., a tireless community advocate and nationally recognized expert on HIV/AIDS policies and programs, joined AIDS United in June 2016 as interim president and CEO and assumed the permanent position on November 28, 2016.

A person living with HIV for over three decades, Milan is a recognized leader in the HIV community. He brings 30-years of experience in executive roles in the public and private sectors and has directed multi-million dollar budgets and staff for federal, state, local and global public health agencies. Notably, beginning in 2002 he served a five-year appointment as co-chair of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Advisory Committee on HIV and STD Prevention and Treatment (CHAC) and in 2007 was designated a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Global HIV/AIDS.

Most recently, Milan has been working as both a leadership development consultant with the Dorrier Underwood firm, and as a subject matter expert consultant for clients including the CDC, NMAC, HRSA and the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health. Further, he currently serves as Chair Emeritus on the Black AIDS Institute board of directors, on the Scientific Advisory Board for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

A lawyer by background, Milan has received numerous honors including the 2015 Public Service Award from the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) and was awarded the HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau Administrator’s Award for his leadership in the global fight against HIV.

He has addressed millions on television and radio, has given hundreds of presentations and workshops, and represented the U.S. State Department on three international speaking tours to seven African nations. He has been an inspiring keynote speaker at national and regional conferences and events including at the White House.

“I love working with people and groups devoted to changing the trajectory of HIV/AIDS,” said Milan. “I have admired AIDS United since its founding and believe in the pivotal role it plays in our nation’s response to the HIV epidemic.”

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