The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+®) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in the District of Columbia to promote and enhance the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) and improve access to care for persons living with HIV/AIDS. aaa+® works with advocates, community, health care, government, patients, pharmaceutical companies and other stakeholders to raise awareness, offer patient educational program, and foster greater community collaboration.
The following value statements are the foundational ideals under which aaa+® operates:
aaa+® is governed by a dedicated, diverse volunteer Board of Directors. The organization now benefits from the combined experience of seven HIV-positive members, three ADAP recipients (plus two former ADAP recipients), one physician, one pharmacist, eight influential AIDS community activists and leaders, and two lifelong disability rights champions.
Prior to filing its Article of Incorporation, aaa+® was managed by an "Organizing Committee" of seven to nine (7-9) individuals with proven skills in administration, advocacy, fundraising, medicine, and/or ADAP recipient - including Gary Rose (Jersey City, NJ 07302), John D. Kemp, Esq. (Washington, DC 20005), Joyce Turner Keller (Baton Rouge, LA 70814), Keita Simmons (Stuart, FL 34997), Philip A. Haddad, MD (Shreveport, LA 71104), Rani G. Whitfield, MD (Baton Rouge, LA 70809) and William E. Arnold (Washington, DC 20009). This Organizing Committee eventually was seated as the first Board of Directors after the organization was fully established on July 6, 2007. It meets monthly, or as deemed appropriate, usually by conference call.
All management functions are provided by The Macsata-Kornegay Group, Inc. (TMKG). The Organizing Committee engaged Brandon M. Macsata, Managing Partner as the CEO of the organization charged with all facets of its administration, funding, management and marketing. Macsata previously served as Executive Director & CEO of the American Congress of Community Support & Employment Services, prior to going into private consulting. Macsata has also been living with HIV/AIDS since March 2002 and is a former ADAP recipient.
TMKG is nationally known for its consulting services specializing in grassroots campaigns, media messaging, and political fundraising. TMKG provides a wide array of professional consultation on public policy, communication and marketing strategies, media relations, social media, and fundraising.