ICAD’s Board of Directors consists of nine members, four of whom serve on the Executive Committee (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer). Two of the positions on the Board are reserved for persons living with HIV or AIDS.
Get to Know Our 2018-19 Board of Directors
Muluba Habanyama (Ontario)
As a young woman who was born with HIV, Muluba has firsthand knowledge of being a patient of clinicians, participating in research and has strong connections to her community. Muluba is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Journalism program and York University’s Community Based Research program. Muluba has taken on numerous leadership roles to enhance people living with HIV’s well-being and quality of life. Including with YouthCO, Toronto Public Health, Peel HIV/AIDS Network, and more. Currently she serves on the boards of The Teresa Group, OHTN, CPPN, and San Francisco based organization, Youth Tech Health. She has often written about living with HIV and has been published in MTV, FLARE, and ICAD’s HuffPost Blog. In each of the roles Muluba has taken on, she has deepened her knowledge of approaches to HIV prevention, treatment and care, and the unique needs of the communities most impacted by HIV and she is committed to Canada’s ongoing goal of reaching the 90-90-90.
Christian Hui, MSW, RSW, is a queer Asian settler immigrant living with HIV and an AIDS activist who champions for health equity. For the past 9 years, he has worked at ACAS and CAAT serving the racialized newcomer PLHIV communities in various functions including capacity-building, research, community engagement, case management and serving in the role of acting executive director. Christian is a co-founder of two positive people networks, Ontario Positive Asians (OPA+) and the Canadian Positive People Network (CPPN). He is currently a CANOC Research Collaborative Community Investigator and an International Steering Committee Member of the Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) Campaign. Christian represented civil society on the Canadian Delegation at the UN High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS in 2016 and was honoured with the Ontario AIDS Network PHA Leadership Award in 2017. Between 2014 to 2016, Christian served as the PLHIV director and later the Vice-Chair on ICAD’s board.
Laura Keegan, HIV Edmonton (Alberta)
Laura holds a Masters in International Social Work from the University of Calgary, and has lived and worked overseas in both Panama and Papua New Guinea. In 2010 she was awarded Avenue Magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40” for her commitment to HIV and humanitarianism and more recently awarded the Canada 150 Pin in 2017 for her community work in diversity and anti-discriminatory practice. She is currently employed at HIV Edmonton as the Director of Public Engagement working to end HIV related stigma and creating understanding and empathy. As a member of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) for the Canadian Red Cross she responded to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone using skills she learned from HIV advocacy and education as seeing stigma and isolation pervasive in both the response and when survivors returned home. She also volunteers with the Red Cross as a Detention Monitor and International Humanitarian Law trainer.
Guy Mian (Ontario)
Originally from Côte d’Ivoire, Guy Mian is a Pediatrician and Health Clinic Associate Director, working closely with international NGOs and government institutions to meet the needs of children living with HIV. Since arriving in Canada in 2011, he has complemented this experience with knowledge of the Canadian International Development sector by completing an International Development post-graduate certificate. Guy is currently Program Officer in the HIV program at Centre Francophone Toronto, a Community Health Centre in Toronto. This role includes coordination of care plans for Francophone living with HIV as well as the implementation of the program strategic plan objectives. In this regard, he is involved in networks of HIV agencies to support initiatives to achieve the sector targets. From 2011 to 2012, he worked at Action Positive, a community-based Francophone organization where he coordinated the HIV and Aging program. He is a consensus builder with strong commitments to principles of diversity, inclusion and non-discrimination.
Judy Mill (Alberta)
Judy Mill has more than 20 years research, practice and teaching experience in HIV prevention and AIDS care, particularly with vulnerable populations. Her recent research projects have been located in both Canadian and international settings and have focused on: the influence of stigma on access to health services by persons with HIV; the involvement of nurses in HIV policy development in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean; and a mentorship intervention for nurses practicing HIV care. Judy has extensive public health nursing experience in Canada and has worked for 8 years on international health projects in Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. She was a member of the board of ICAD (2005 to 2009) and HIV Edmonton (2009 to 2014). In addition, Judy has been a member of various advisory committees related to HIV research in Canada and the United States, including CIHR’s HIV/AIDS Community Based Research Committee.
Arthur Dave Miller (Nova Scotia)
Arthur ‘Dave’ Miller is a 41-year-old Mi’kmaq HIV+ activist. After living many lives doing many different things in many different parts of Canada, he lives and works from Halifax, NS and supports many AIDS service organizations across Canada (paid and volunteer). Enduring Board positions in various national AIDS organizations as well as working collectively with others living with HIV, Dave’s work as an HIV activist keeps him busy. Dave is a Community Health Educator and works in Atlantic First Nation Communities with Healing Our Nations. In his past positions he coordinated 4 national projects including a CAAN project about gender inclusivity and transgender experiences; he was also Co-Coordinator for the 6th International Indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV/AIDS in Durban, SA with IIWGHA. Dave is a fun, free-spirited guy who serves his communities in whatever way he can – he is a community builder. He is most proud of his 2014 Atlantic Canada Volunteer of the Year Award and 2016 Halifax Regional Municipality Volunteer Award.
Judith is currently pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. She is also actively engaged with Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment (CAAT) in the design and implementation of HIV interventions focusing on improving the health of Newcomers from the diverse ethno-racial communities. She is also a research associate at McMaster University working on HIV/AIDS projects and currently a member of the Board of Directors for HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario (HALCO). Judith is also a member of the Advisory Committee on Newcomer, Migrant and Refugee Health Project currently being rolled out by ICAD.
Judith is trained and worked in the field of Organizational Psychology and international development for over 8 years and has a range of experiences working in multi-sectoral arenas designing and implementing development projects. She has worked with UNICEF, Action Aids, and various Community Based Organizations designing, and facilitating implementation of HIV/AIDS interventions in Africa. Judith continues to utilize her multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral experience to identify competency gaps influencing successful HIV/AIDS interventions especially within the African, Caribbean, and Black communities. Her research areas include Community Based Research, Social Determinants of Health, HIV and Immigration, and Organizational Development.
Daniel Townsend is a former President and board member of ICAD. He is a recent graduate of Imperial College London where he was a reader in Health Policy and Economics. Having just concluded a year with Cancer Care Ontario as a senior policy analyst for planning and reporting, he returns to ICAD as a consultant working on issues related to key populations affected by HIV and community-based action and advocacy to global health issues.
Patti Wheatley is a young lawyer with a strong interest in HIV and development. She holds a B.A. from St. Thomas University (Human Rights and Sociology) and a law degree from the University of New Brunswick. Patti has been involved with HIV organizations for over ten years. Among other projects, she conducted her own research in South Africa examining the effectiveness of development policy related to HIV prevention. Patti also worked for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Swaziland. Patti finished her term as Vice-Chair of the Board of AIDS PEI earlier this year, and previously acted as Lawyer Supervisor for AIDS New Brunswick. Patti continues to act on boards with a focus on health policy and law, and is serving a government appointment to the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women. Patti considers her legal knowledge and background in HIV as strengths in all of her board work.