About AFC

AFC Board

The Board of Directors at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago oversees the work and leadership of the organization. Read Board members' biographies here.


Board Chair

Geoffrey Brown*, Illinois CPA Society

Vice Chair

Nanette Silva*, Community Memorial Foundation

Treasurer and Finance Chair

Janet Lin*, MD, MPH, MBA, University of Illinois at Chicago


Cecil Dearborne*, Pariveda

Past Chair 

Dr. Terri Friel*, Venture Connects

Policy & Advocacy


Mary Pounder*, Comer Family Foundation

Fund Development


Lori Kaufman*



Yusef Garcia*, Forefront

Center for Housing and Health


Kuliva N. Wilburn, MPH, Wilburn Strategic Solutions

Strategic Planning


Tom Sondergeld McKinsey



Nanette Silva*, Community Memorial Foundation

Racial Equity Action Plan

Board Co-Chair

Tanya Lopez*, MS, American Medical Association

Staff Co-Chair

Brandi Calvert, Staff


Board of Directors

Adwoa Antwi-Barfi, McDonald's

Anthony Bruck, Eckhart Trading Company

Caprice Carthans, South Side Help Center

Chad Thompson, Lyceum Leadership Consulting

Derrick Kimbrough, Chicago Public Schools

Joseph Stokes, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

JP Valadez, Kivvit

Julie Scott, CARS.com

Keith McQueen, Powerhouse Global Network

Kuliva Wilburn

Liu Montsho, 360 HR Solutions 

Markus Pitchford, Glenhouse Strategies

Nnenna Okeke, Homeward

Patrick Strieck, BMO

Rina Shah, Walgreens

Roy A. Ferguson

Sean Radford, Aon

Terri Wilkerson, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois


* Executive Committee member