Funding Partners & Members

The AFC's governing body is comprised of representatives appointed by the funding partner organizations, along with community-at-large members and representatives of designated community organizations that do not contribute funds to the AFC's pooled resources but have expertise regarding HIV/AIDS and/or funding of HIV/AIDS programs and services. All representatives have an equal vote in AFC's decision-making. Current funding partners, required by the AFC's bylaws to contribute at least $50,000 to AFC's pooled resources, are: Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County, The City of Cleveland, The Cleveland Foundation, Cuyahoga County, The George Gund Foundation, Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, and United Way of Greater Cleveland. The AIDS Clinical Trials Unit/Center for AIDS Research Clinical Core at Case Western Reserve University participates in the AFC as a designated organization. There are three community-at-large members currently serving on the AFC.  The AFC's fiscal agent, The Center for Community Solutions, also has representatives on the AIDS Funding Collaborative. 

Representatives: Each funding partner organization has two voting representatives on the AFC, one from its staff and one representing its Board of Directors. Community-at-large members each have one vote and each designated organization has one representative who votes on the AFC. The Center for Community Solutions has two non-voting representatives, one from its staff and one member of its Board of Directors. Below is a list of current AFC members and their affiliations:

Jill Paulsen, Chair
The George Gund Foundation

Valeria Harper, Vice-Chair
Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County

Jan Briggs
Community-at-Large Member 

Bob Bucklew
AIDS Clinical Trials Unit/Center for AIDS Research at Case Western Reserve University

Eugenia Cash Kirkland
ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County

Daniel Cohn
Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation

Councilman Brian Cummins
City of Cleveland

Danielle Doza
The Cleveland Foundation

Anthony Forbes
Cuyahoga County

Shelly Galvin
Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation

Leah Hudnall
The George Gund Foundation

Tammie Jones
City of Cleveland

Rick A. Kemm
Community-at-Large Member

Janet McGrath
Community-at-Large Member

Benjamin Miladin
United Way of Greater Cleveland

Kimalon Meriweather
The Cleveland Foundation

Sabrina Roberts
Cuyahoga County Department of Health and Human Services

Steve Schreiber
United Way of Greater Cleveland

Zulma Zabala
The Center for Community Solutions

(Non-Voting Member--fiscal sponsor representative)