Recognizing Two Decades of Partnership Between AFC and Mother and Child Alliance During Women’s History Month

March 6, 2023

Pictured L to R: John Peller, Anne Statton, Mark Ishaug 

On March 2nd, Mother and Child Alliance presented AIDS Foundation Chicago with an award recognizing their 20+ years of partnership helping mothers living with HIV deliver healthy babies.  


Mother and Child Alliance (MACA), formerly known as Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative (PACPI), helps bolster the systems of care in Illinois for mothers and their babies during and after pregnancy to prevent HIV and other infections in newborns. AFC is proud of our partnership and collaboration in getting to zero new HIV diagnoses in Illinois by 2030. 


“I remember when I first came to AIDS Foundation Chicago 18 years ago sitting in the office next to you, Anne, and learning so much about the critical and important needs of moms living with HIV. The impact that MACA has had over the decades has just been incredible,” said John Peller, President and CEO of AFC.  


“I am grateful for the opportunity to partner with AFC over the many years.  I believe we both learned a lot from our partnership and together we have made a tremendous impact on getting to zero in Illinois among women,” said Anne Statton, Executive Director of MACA. 


Mark Ishaug, former President & CEO of AIDS Foundation Chicago, joined Anne and John for the award presentation. Mark was instrumental in deepening the partnership between AFC and MACA as CEO. Mark now leads Thresholds.


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