Activism, Leadership & Health Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Peter Staley was diagnosed with AIDS-related complex in 1985 while working as a bond trader at JP Morgan on Wall Street. He joined ACT UP New York shortly after its founding in 1987, and chaired its fundraising committee for three years. In 1988, he left his Wall Street job to become a full-time AIDS activist, joining ACT UP’s Treatment & Data Committee (T&D). In 1989, Staley led ACT UP’s campaign to force … Continue reading “Peter Staley, AIDS and LGBT rights activist; founder of the Treatment Action Group and AIDSmeds.com”
Lois Gibbs, Executive Director of the Center for Health, Environment and Justice, a leader in the grassroots environmental health movement, spoke on The Love Canal Story of Leadership, and her journey to becoming an “accidental leader.”
Gabriel Jaramillo, who lead the broad transformation of The Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, discusses critical aspects of organizational change from his expertise in banking and how he transferred those skills to global health. This session is entitled “If It Works – Fix It: Leading Transformation at The Global Fund.”
Ron Pollack spoke on developing leadership in consumer health care, discussing the politics of the ACA and other critical health care legislation, social and distributive justice, and critical skills for careers in advocacy.
In this thoughtful discussion, Dr. Fineberg shares reflections on recognizing one’s own bias in decision making and the importance of understanding others’ perspectives while leading.