After almost a decade of leading AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC)’s case management system, Bashirat Olayanju has been promoted to a new role on AFC’s Senior Leadership Team: Vice President of Care.
“I am super excited and honored to be part of a dedicated team tasked with strategically leading the organization to a place of strength,” said Bashirat. “AFC’s commitment to being a bold voice for change, as well as its commitment to serving priority populations, which includes people who look like me, motivates me daily and fuels my passion.”
Bashirat has worked with AIDS Foundation Chicago for 9 years and oversees a budget of over $10 million that funds HIV care programs including lifesaving direct client services like case management, medical care, dental services, behavioral health, and supportive services like medical transportation and food. Some of Bashirat’s recent successes include leading a request for proposal process with a health equity framework that resulted in HIV funding across multiple agencies in Chicago and collar counties, including the addition of 7 new partners.
“I’m excited to have Bashirat as a member of AFC’s Senior Leadership Team,” said John Peller, AFC President/CEO. “I appreciate so many things about Bash, and one of them is her deep knowledge of the needs of people living with HIV and the HIV service delivery system. As the leader of the AFC’s Ryan White HIV program — one of the largest programs at AFC — it’s fitting that Bash join the agency’s leadership.”
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