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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.