BOSTON, June 18 Monique Tula joins AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts (AAC) as Director of Strategic Planning and Public Policy. Working with key stakeholders and focused on priorities to stop the spread of new HIV infections and improving the health of those living with HIV, Tula is responsible for the agency's Strategic Planning, Organizational Development and Change Management and Community Engagement. She also drives AAC's state Public Policy agenda, emphasizing advocacy for increased funding for HIV and hepatitis prevention, screening, and treatment; comprehensive sex education; and housing for people living with AIDS (PWAs) and those at risk.
Most recently Director of Prevention at Cambridge Cares About AIDS, which she joined in 2000, Tula brings 15 years' experience in public health programming to AAC, and has received numerous honors and much recognition for her pace-setting work.
"Monique is a tremendous addition to our outstanding team at AAC," said Rebecca Haag, President and CEO, AAC. "Her arrival coincides with an urgent need for non-profit organizations to work more horizontally and collaboratively across issues and illnesses to more effectively address clients' needs and to erase their barriers to access to care and prevention programs."
Tula holds a B.A. in Community Planning from the University of Massachusetts and is currently applying to the McCormack School's doctoral program in Public Policy with a focus on Organizational Development.
Separately, Denise McWilliams, Esq., who joined AAC in 2004, is named General Counsel and continues to both direct legal advocacy and representation for AAC clients and drive federal public policy involvement for the agency. She represents AAC on DC-based AIDS Action Council's Public Policy Committee.
Both Tula and McWilliams serve on AAC's Senior Management Team.
SOURCE AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, Inc.