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Ana Oliveira
(? - living) U.S.A.

Ana Oliveira

AIDS activist

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Ana is the Executive director of Gay Men's Health Crisis, the nation's first AIDS service organization. Ana is the first woman, the first Latina, and the first lesbian to head the Gay Men's Health Crisis, a non-profit AIDS organization in New York. Named Executive Director in November, 1999, Ana is responsible for programs and services reaching more than 14,000 men, women and children annually. She is also responsible for the agency's national and international education and advocacy efforts.

She has been working in the health and human services field for nearly 20 years, developing programs that have focused on the needs of substance abusers, prisoners, women, and other poor and vulnerable populations. She has consulted with many organizations and has served on the New York City HIV Planning Council as Chair of its Planning and Evaluation Committee.

Ana joined the staff of GMHC in 1996 as the Director of Women's Educational Services where she developed the first department targeting prevention, education and early intervention services for women at-risk and affected by HIV. She oversaw the Lesbian AIDS Project and implemented programs for women of color. Ana later served as Managing Director for Program Services, a position in which she managed the integration of the GMHC's client services and educational programs.

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