Team

  • David Alexander

    David Alexander

    Senior Editor

    Mr. Alexander has been with CHI for 10 years and has more than 25 years’ writing and copyediting experience. Mr. Alexander is responsible for ensuring that the medical, scientific, and policy materials produced for the CHI websites convey clear and accurate information and comply with organizational policy, guidelines, and style.

  • Debra Summers

    Debra Summers

    Project Manager

    Ms. Summers brings more than 20 years' experience in health and science publishing for both lay and clinical audiences. She manages the Veterans Health Administration hepatitis and HIV websites, serving as the primary liaison between VA staff and UCSF CHI’s in-house team of content experts, editors, designers, and web production experts.

  • Frank Fernandez

    Finance Manager

    Frank Fernandez has worked in non-profit financial management for 26 years and at UCSF for 10 years. He supports CHI's projects and the UCSF-Gladstone Center for AIDS Research.

  • Josh Dreier

    Josh Dreier

    User Experience Designer

    Josh Dreier has been creating digital products since 1995, when he studied at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program. He has led development teams at numerous marketing agencies for Fortune 500 clients such as IBM, AT&T, and Cisco. Josh focuses on frontend web design and technology, user experience, and accessibility. He enjoys snowboarding and body surfing, and his favorite color is yellow.  

  • Mark McCormick

    Mark McCormick

    Program Associate

    Mr. McCormick assists with website management across multiple sites. He is well versed in website technology, and routinely works in a variety of content management systems to maintain these sites. In addition, he supports CHI in administrative and purchasing functions. Mark is often the point person with external partners, and he represents HRSA's Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program's TARGET Center website at USCA and Ryan White conferences. 

  • Web Producer

    Mark Templo

    Web Producer

    Mr. Templo has more than 10 years’ experience as Web Developer. He is responsible for hand-coding data storage pages using existing Extensible Markup Language (XML) templates to create new pages, and maintains the functionality of existing content. He edits Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) style sheets, and prepares content for posting (design, markup, graphic, validation, metadata, Section 508 compliance, and format conversion). He collaborates to develop fully functional, cross-browser-compatible websites on the Drupal platform. He enjoys being physically active through martial arts and team games. He likes listening to music.

     

    • Mary Salome

      Mary Salome

      Production Manager

      Ms. Salome has 20+ years in Web development and multimedia production. She has a Masters in Communication from Stanford University, and a certificate in Technical Writing from UC Berkeley Extension. At the UCSF Center for HIV Information she supervises the production team; manages the overall timelines, strategies, and production staffing across all CHI sites; tends to servers, domain registration, and site performance; and produces content for delivery in multiple formats.

      Outside of the Center for HIV Information she produces radio, occasional videos, and volunteers to consult with non-profits about approaches to web development. Her cross-genre writing has been published in various publications.

    • Nicolé Mandel

      Nicolé Mandel

      Deputy Director

      Ms. Mandel has more than twenty years of experience working in online publishing, and HIV care and prevention. She directs an experienced, multidisciplinary team of professionals in defining, implementing, and maintaining technology projects related to public health issues including HIV, viral hepatitis, and health disparities.

      She enjoys helping technologists and public health professionals collaborate and deliver messages and resources in innovative and useful formats and feels fortunate to collaborate with and learn from diverse partners. Ms. Mandel likes that there's always something new to learn in technology, and is encouraged by the recent pace of progress in HIV and hepatitis C prevention and care.

      Her current work includes project management for HIV InSite, the HRSA AIDS Education and Training Center National Resource Center, HRSA's Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program's TARGET Center, the UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, and other projects. 

    • Paul Volberding, MD

      Paul Volberding, MD

      Director

      Dr. Volberding is widely considered one of the world's leading AIDS experts. He cofounded one of the first AIDS-designated clinics in the world in the early 1980s at San Francisco General Hospital which has since evolved into the top-rated medical care facility for AIDS in the country. He has served on numerous key national strategic planning, policy, and clinical committees over the course of the epidemic. He is currently director of the UCSF AIDS Research Institute, co-director of the UCSF-Gladstone Center for AIDS Research, and director of the Center for HIV Information, which manages one of the most heavily trafficked websites for HIV information, HIV InSite. He maintains an active HIV outpatient practice at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, seeing a panel of patients he has treated for many years. In 1999, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and he maintains editorial roles on multiple leading medical journals.

    • Rena Fox, MD

      Professor of Clinical Medicine

      Dr. Fox is both a primary care internist and a hepatitis expert at UCSF. She sees patients in the UCSF Viral Hepatitis clinic and General Medicine practice. She is a panel member/coauthor of the VA Hepatitis C Treatment Considerations. She works with the UCSF Hepatitis C ECHO program, the End HepC SF executive committee, the SFCAN and UCSF Liver Cancer Task Force, and the CDC/University of Washington’s curriculum, Hepatitis C Online. She has worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Hepatitis C program since 2002 and as Medical Editor of the VA Hepatitis Website since 2006. In this capacity, she writes, edits and organizes informational content for patients and for providers, from cutting edge data on pharmaceuticals to easy-to-read patient handouts and graphics. She aims to keep the website a top resource on hepatitis and liver-related health for VA providers, patients and the general public. Read More >

    • Susa Coffey, MD

      Susa Coffey, MD

      Clinical Professor

      Susa Coffey, MD, HS Clinical Professor, is an attending physician at the UCSF Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine at SFGH, Education Director of the Division of HIV, ID and Global Medicine, and Co-Director of the RAPID program at SFGH. She also is Editor-in-Chief, UCSF Center for HIV Information and HIV InSite, and Medical Editor, AIDS Education Training Center National Resource Center.

      Academic Focus: Dr. Coffey is the Editor-in-Chief at the UCSF Center for HIV Information and HIV InSite. She develops HIV-related educational and training materials for domestic and international use, using web-based as well as print formats. These resources include clinical manuals, training modules, training slide sets, curricula, and clinical support tools. She also is involved in training medical residents and medical students in the care persons with HIV infection. Her interests include antiretroviral therapy, primary care of persons with HIV/AIDS, and underserved populations.

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