Meet AFC's new Associate Board members

August 16, 2022

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC)’s Associate Board includes emerging leaders who are passionate in the fight for HIV/AIDS services and prevention in the Chicagoland area. Members of the Associate Board act as ambassadors for AFC by taking part in fundraising, community service and advocacy activities that create health equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV and other related chronic conditions. Learn more about their newest members here.

Michael Andry is an experienced Litigator – involved in dozens of jury trials as either first or second chair; hundreds of motions; and federal, state, and specialty court experience. Michael is trained in corporate legal practice and in business-oriented legal analysis across privacy, compliance, fraud, and risk assessment areas of responsibility. He is efficiency and innovation focused, creating business solutions to reduce litigation and company-wide compliance policies and systems. We are thrilled to have Michael join the team and utilize his skill set to drive equitable change for people living with HIV (PLWH) in Chicagoland.



James Drake is currently a clinical therapist that specializes in working with people living with chronic pain and illness. His primary work is in the mental health field, where he supports and encourages adults to take an active role in the management of their chronic pain and illness, as well as their mental health symptoms. James has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, James enjoys traveling, meditation, walking along the lake, and camping. He is excited to work alongside other people who are deeply passionate about raising awareness of the HIV epidemic, improving people’s lives living with HIV, removing barriers and increasing access to healthcare/housing, and help eliminate HIV stigma.



Kalob Gossett is an HIV educator and advocate, with his work on HIV initiatives spanning over 8 years. Currently, he is a Regional Project and Research Coordinator at the Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center. Kalob's goal is to bring awareness and create a passion for HIV as the older, queer generations once did. He strives to meet people where they are, mentally and physically, to empower our communities to join the fight against HIV.



Sergio Rodriguez is a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Global Employer Services (GES) practice with over 10 years of experience in Talent Mobility and Tax. He is leading Deloitte's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion market efforts within his Tax practice (GES) to drive broader societal and economic change within organizations, the marketplace, and society. His work in this space was recently recognized by the Illinois CPA Society with the Lester H. McKeever Jr. Emerging Leader in Advancing Diversity in the Accounting Profession Award. Sergio has also worked closely with AFC for the last 8 years, helping fundraise over $40,000 during this time. Outside of work, you can find him skiing the slopes of Lake Tahoe or watching the newest Broadway show to arrive in Chicago.









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