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+® consistently strives to
achieve them, while encouraging its supporters to do the same.
That the voice of persons living with HIV/AIDS shall always be at the table
and the center of the discussion.
That HIV/AIDS advocates should welcome the opportunity to join the skills,
experience and voices with others on issues of disability and access to adequate
healthcare for all Americans.
That advocacy efforts targeted to our federal government shall always carry
the needed messages applicable at the state and local level.
That messages and information shall be in accessible formats understandable
to - and also deliverable by - grassroots advocates in any setting.
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
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aaa+® Board Members.
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
Group, Inc. 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
The The Macsata-Kornegay
Group, Inc. is a professional consulting firm specializing in
governmental and public affairs - including organizational grassroots
development, communications and marketing. In addition, they offer proven
results in planning successful events and fundraising for political campaigns
- including individual candidates, political action committees, trade
associations and non-profits.
Disclaimer: The ADAP Advocacy Association
(aaa+®) has used the federal
program's name, the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) but has no connection
to the federal program other than the use of its name, and our purpose to
educate individuals about the availability of the federally funded