August 24, 2017 – Shanti is excited to announce new board positions and members as we commence a year-long 30-year celebration of serving the Orange County HIV/AIDS community. Our all-volunteer board is distinguished by individuals committed to their community with a passion for giving and fulfilling the mission of Shanti Orange County, the caring heart of our community.

Serving as Board Chair, Trisha Burke will replace Charles Cannon. Trisha’s industry experience, leadership, and energy that will help guide Shanti through the excitement of our 30 Year Celebration, and as we face a changing landscape of medical service reimbursements. We are deeply grateful and will miss our friend and outgoing chair Charles Cannon and his humor, guidance, and passion. We wish Charles well as he journeys to UC Berkeley with Professor Erwin Chemerinsky.

We also welcome Wayne J. Fields, longtime supporter and activist, who re-joins Shanti board as Vice Chair. Also stepping up to serve as Vice Chair is Kathryn Montoya-Andrews. We bid farewell to Vice Chair Gerard Curtin, and wish him success in his professional endeavors and gratitude for his support.

Also joining Shanti’s board as Treasurer is David C. Carnevale. David’s deep roles in the arts community and the education community further deepens Shanti’s ties with the community.

Ruth Weaver, who has served on Shanti’s board since 2010, will serve as Secretary.

We are grateful to Tom Ray, Laura Salazar, Kent Rhodes, and Ehsan Gharadjedaghi, for their continued service and commitment to Shanti and the Orange County community.

Shanti OC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that began as a grassroots organization in 1987 in response to the HIV/AIDS crisis and has supported the local HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ community ever since. Today, over 7,200 persons live with HIV in Orange County.

Shanti Orange County
23461 South Pointe Drive, Suite 100, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Contact: Sarah Kasman
Tel: 949-452-0888

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