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Nadeen started at AFC earlier in 2018 as the Director of Policy, bringing her extensive expertise of influencing policies impacting Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, Ryan White Care Act and more.
In her new role as VP of Policy & Advocacy, she will provide guidance to help AFC create a strong policy strategy that supports the HIV community and advances health equity for all Illinoisans.
“I’m humbled to have this opportunity and energized to work with my AFC colleagues and our partners to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV," said Israel.
Prior to AFC, Israel served as the Director of Policy & Advocacy at EverThrive Illinois where she led the organization’s policy development and implementation efforts on issues ranging from Medicaid and the ACA to maternal and infant mortality and morbidity.
“Her deep knowledge of health policy and the social determinants of health, including housing, will help AFC move the needle on our major initiatives, including the Getting to Zero Illinois plan, which aims to end the HIV epidemic by 2030," said AFC’s President/CEO John Peller. "I am proud to appoint a strong, smart, compassionate woman of color to this role."