The New Jersey AIDS Partnership

The NJ AIDS Partnership is the collaborative effort - image of logoAbout New Jersey AIDS Partnership

Grantees 2011–2012

Funders 2011–2012

Steering Committee

The New Jersey AIDS Partnership is the collaborative effort of private and corporate foundation leaders, public health officials, service providers, people living with HIV/AIDS and other community leaders who believe that HIV/AIDS is fought most effectively at the community level. While there are many charitable giving foundations and organizations, the New Jersey AIDS Partnership is unique. The Partnership is the only charitable giving fund in New Jersey that is solely committed to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Our mission is to seek and support excellence in three strategic areas:

  • The leveraging of funds and resources in support of effective interventions;
  • The development of community leadership and advocacy; and
  • The fostering of community innovation.


A core strength of the Partnership lies in our Steering Committee. This group of knowledgeable and committed individuals provides expertise and insight into the problem within New Jersey. The Committee determines the operating policies of the Partnership and the funding priorities for each year, assists in reviewing grant requests, makes site visits to potential grantees, and decides which programs will be funded by the Partnership each year.

Two Co-convening Organizations, the Hyacinth AIDS Foundation and the Community Foundation of New Jersey, manage the Partnership. We operate as a designated fund of the Community Foundation and share their 501(c)(3) number. Hyacinth provides office space, legal and financial oversight.

One part-time employee, the project Director, staffs the Partnership. The responsibilities of the Director include: serve as project officer to all grantees; execute the request for proposals; fundraising and grant writing; coordination of the Steering Committee, including grant proposal review and awards; and she provides technical assistance and capacity building to grantees.

Grantees 2011–2012

All about Hope, Inc., Voorhees
Taking Charge Youth Program

Camden Area Health Education Center, Camden
LifeWorks Syringe Access Program

Jersey City Connections, Jersey City
YouthConnect Prevention Program

New Jersey Women and AIDS Network (NJWAN), New Brunswick
Safer Sex Boot Camp Prevention Program

North Jersey AIDS Alliance, Newark
Project Access Syringe

Robert Wood Johnson AIDS Project, New Brunswick
Risky Business Formative Development Project

St. James Social Services Corporation, Newark
HIV/AIDS Community Outreach Program

South Jersey Against AIDS, Atlantic City
It’s a RAPP Program

Funders 2011–2012

AIDS United
Becton Dickinson
Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
Individual Funders

Steering Committee

Ms. Virginia Allread, M.P.H.
Program Manager
François-Xavier Bagnoud Center, UMDNJ

Ms. Lisa Block, MPA
Senior Program Officer
The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey

Mr. Adam Bucon
Program Coordinator, Treatment Services Unit
New Jersey State Department of Human Services
Division of Addiction Services

Mr. Michael J. Bzdak, Co-Chair
Director, Corporate Contributions
Johnson & Johnson

Mr. Hans Dekker, Co-Convener
Community Foundation of New Jersey

Ms. Jennifer Farrington
Director of Social Investing
Becton, Dickinson and Company

Ms. Termerra Flournoy
Program Coordinator
Div. of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Mr. Laurence E. Ganges
Deputy Commissioner
NJ State Department of Health & Senior Services
Division of HIV/AIDS Services

Dr. Kathryn Greene
Associate Professor
Dept. of Communication
School of Communication & Information (SC&I)
Rutgers University

Ms. Lourdez Hernandez
Program Supervisor
New Jersey Association on Correction

Dr. Rachel Jones, RN
Associate Professor
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
College of Nursing

Rev. Dr. Stanley Justice
Mt. Zion AME Church

Ms. Kathy O’Brien, Co-Convener
Executive Director
Hyacinth AIDS Foundation

Mr. Dwight Peavy
Executive Director
Newark EMA HIV Health Service Planning Council

Ms. Elena M. Perez
Retired HIV Community Provider

Dr. Pamela Rothpletz-Puglia, EdD, RD
Director of Nutrition and Wellness
François-Xavier Bagnoud Center
School of Nursing

Ms. Paula Toynton, M.Ed., NJAP Director
Senior Director
Education, Prevention and Treatment
Hyacinth AIDS Foundation

Ms. Karen Walker
Director of HIV Services
Paterson Counseling Center

Mr. David L. Williams
Deployment Manager, AT&T