ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+)

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ABOUT US

The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+®) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in the District of Columbia to promote and enhance the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) and improve access to care for persons living with HIV/AIDS. aaa+® works with advocates, community, health care, government, patients, pharmaceutical companies and other stakeholders to raise awareness, offer patient educational program, and foster greater community collaboration.

The following value statements are the foundational ideals under which aaa+® operates:

  • That the organization consistently strives to achieve them, while encouraging its supporters to do the same.
  • That the voice of persons living with HIV/AIDS shall always be at the table and the center of the discussion.
  • That HIV/AIDS advocates should welcome the opportunity to join the skills, experience and voices with others on issues of disability and access to adequate healthcare for all Americans.
  • That advocacy efforts targeted to our federal government shall always carry the needed messages applicable at the state and local level.
  • That messages and information shall be in accessible formats understandable to - and also deliverable by - grassroots advocates in any setting.

Governance

aaa+® is governed by a dedicated, diverse volunteer Board of Directors. The organization now benefits from the combined experience of seven HIV-positive members, three ADAP recipients (plus two former ADAP recipients), one physician, one pharmacist, eight influential AIDS community activists and leaders, and two lifelong disability rights champions.

Learn more about our Board of Directors.

Management & Administration

Prior to filing its Article of Incorporation, aaa+® was managed by an "Organizing Committee" of seven to nine (7-9) individuals with proven skills in administration, advocacy, fundraising, medicine, and/or ADAP recipient - including Gary Rose (Jersey City, NJ 07302), John D. Kemp, Esq. (Washington, DC 20005), Joyce Turner Keller (Baton Rouge, LA 70814), Keita Simmons (Stuart, FL 34997), Philip A. Haddad, MD (Shreveport, LA 71104), Rani G. Whitfield, MD (Baton Rouge, LA 70809) and William E. Arnold (Washington, DC 20009). This Organizing Committee eventually was seated as the first Board of Directors after the organization was fully established on July 6, 2007. It meets monthly, or as deemed appropriate, usually by conference call.

All management functions are provided by The Macsata-Kornegay Group, Inc. The Organizing Committee engaged Brandon M. Macsata, Managing Partner as the CEO of the organization charged with all facets of its administration, funding, management and marketing. Macsata previously served as Executive Director & CEO of the American Congress of Community Support & Employment Services, prior to going into private consulting. Macsata has also been living with HIV/AIDS since March 2002 and is a former ADAP recipient.

The Macsata-Kornegay Group, Inc. is a professional consulting firm specializing in governmental and public affairs - including organizational grassroots development, communications and marketing. In addition, they offer proven results in planning successful events and fundraising for political campaigns - including individual candidates, political action committees, trade associations and non-profits.

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Disclaimer: The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+®) has used the federal program's name, the "AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)" but has no connection to the federal program other than the use of its name, and our purpose to educate individuals about the availability of the federally funded program.