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People’s Caucus (PC)

The People's Caucus is residents of the TGA that are infected and affected consumers of HIV services. The PC is formally recognized as affiliated with the Planning Council for the purpose of strengthening full and effective participation of people with HIV and to provide feedback on Planning Council activities and regular input into Planning Council processes.

Responsibilities

Additional information and role of the PC is:

  • The PC is led by two (2) co-chairs: One (1) shall be elected by the PC members, and may or may not be a member of the Planning Council and One (1) shall be appointed by the Planning Council Co-chairs, who must be a Planning Council Members. The PC core responsibilities include:

  • Assuring that efforts will be made in a culturally sensitive manner to address the needs of the traditionally under served and/or hard-to-reach populations; 

  • Conducting ongoing education for consumers; 

  • Creating liaisons and/or relationships within the traditionally under served and hard-to-reach populations; and 

  • Performing other duties as may be required or as assigned by the Planning Council. 

Members

Name
Job Title
Member Since
Term End Date
Angela Warren
Planning Council Member
2024
February 2026
Daniel Pineda
Planning Council Member
2023
February 2025
Joseph "T" Leitch A.K.A. Tara Bentley Leitch
Planning Council Member
February 2026
Beverly Johnson
Planning Council Member
2024
February 2026
Barbara Jardine
Planning Council Member
2023
February 2025
Laura Gonzalez
Planning Council Member
2023
February 2025
Thomas Evans
Planning Council Member
2024
February 2026
Jesus Esparza
Planning Council Member
2023
February 2025
Robby Castaneda
Planning Council Member
2024
February 2026
Vacant
Planning Council Member
Mikela Villareal
Planning Council Member
2021
February 2027
Ronique Pleasant
Chair, MNE Committee Planning Council Member
2019
February 2025
Vacant
Planning Council Member
Korie Smith
Co-Chair Planning Council Member
2021
February 2027
Vacant
Planning Council Member
Joe "Jase" Clower
Co-Chair Planning Council Member
2021
February 2027

Membership and participation at the People’s Caucus is limited to infected and affected consumers of HIV Services.

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