ICAD's Board of Directors consists of nine members, four of whom serve on the Executive Committee (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer). One of the positions on the Board is reserved for a person living with HIV or AIDS.
Daniel Townsend, President (Ontario)
I have been involved in the HIV and AIDS response for the last eight years as consultant, advocate and front line worker. Having worked extensively with youth and MSM populations response within this context, my expertise includes but is not limited to the social determinants of health for men who sex men, sexual and reproductive of young people including maternal mortality, stigma and discrimination, poverty, gender and human rights of sexual minorities. Currently, I am graduate student at the University of Toronto, pursuing a degree in Global Studies with a thesis on the cultural determinants of health for men who have sex with in the Caribbean. I am also the co-chair for the MSM Global Forum and a member of the Global Youth Coalition on HIV and AIDS. I am committed to continue working with ICAD not only I believe in the mandate and work of the organization but also because of the vital role that ICAD continues to the Canadian HIV/AIDS response.
Marnie Davidson, Vice-President (Ontario) CARE Canada
For nearly a decade Marnie Davidson has been working in the field of HIV/AIDS and development and is currently working at CARE Canada as the Program Manager, Africa-Health.. She brings strong public health, resource development, programming and organizational strengthening skills to the ICAD Board. Marnie has extensive knowledge of global HIV/AIDS having worked in over 10 low income countries and partnered with numerous NGOs, bilateral and multilateral organizations. Domestically, Marnie is active in several HIV/AIDS advisory bodies and recently completed work on public health preparedness for new HIV prevention technologies. Her related research interests include health equity and determinants of HIV.
Anne Garder, Treasurer (Ontario) Bracelet of Hope
Anne has been working in the field of international development since 1980, including a total of 15 years managing community development programmes in Africa, where high prevalence rates are a critical element of the environment. Since returning to Canada, she spent seven years as National Director of Programmes for Crossroads International where AIDS was one of three areas of programme focus, particularly the relationship with women's rights. She is currently Executive Director of Bracelet of Hope, a Guelph-based grassroots organisation that engages Canadians in the fight against AIDS in Lesotho. She has 25 years experience as a senior manager and leader within civil society and is a strong supporter of civil society organisations working together to achieve common goals.
Tricia Smith, Secretary (Ontario)
Tricia Smith has been involved organizations working in HIV, both nationally and internationally, for the past twelve years. Currently Tricia is a community based research consultant, coordinating projects in Soweto, South Africa and in Vancouver, BC.
In the past, Tricia has worked as a research associate with REPSSI in Zimbabwe and as a Program Manager for national NGO in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Through her work internationally, Tricia brought the tool of Body Mapping to CATIE and to AIDS Service Organizations here in Canada. In 2011, Tricia wrapped up 5.5 years as a CATIE Educator and returned to graduate studies at Queen's University in Kingston where she is working towards an MSc in Health Promotion. Tricia continues to work as a community based research consultant, focusing particularly on projects that involve the use of arts-based, participatory and qualitative research methodologies.
Scott Gould (Saskatchewan)
In July 2012 I completed an internship with ICAD that had placed me in Jamaica for 4 months. I worked under the umbrella of the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition with an organization called Jamaica AIDS Support for Life. Working with NGO's like ICAD has further developed my knowledge surrounding the epidemic and I want to continue to make positive change for those living with or affected by HIV. I bring a young, refreshing point of view to the board. I'm very excited to move forward with ICAD.
Debra Jakubec (Alberta)
Debra Jakubec has a degree in Anthropology, began working at HIV Edmonton in 2000 and became Executive Director in 2006. Her work has included facilitating a peer-driven harm reduction program, community development, and coordinating HIV Edmonton's twinning work with Canadian Crossroads International and four AIDS organizations in Suriname. She was co-chair of the International Action Committee for the Alberta Community Council (ACCH) on HIV for two years and was on the Board of Directors for three years. In a volunteer capacity, she has trained international volunteers for Edzimkulu, an AIDS organization in South Africa and Edmonton focusing on AIDS orphans.
Rosemary Jolly (Ontario)
I do research for development in areas where systemic violence, racism, colonialism, sexism and heterosexism produce complex challenges for HIV prevention, treatment and care. Since 2003, I have been working in rural South Africa and Canada on connections between HIV and gender-based (including heterosexist) violence.
In addition, I bring strategic planning skills, facilitation and financial management skills to the team. I am particularly interested in the challenges faced by Indigenous communities and migrants affected by HIV; and understanding the interaction between HIV and other planes of vulnerability as we move into an era in which funding for HIV is reduced.
Tracey Prentice (Ontario)
Tracey is a Health Research & Evaluation Consultant and a CIHR and OHTN-funded PhD Candidate in Population Health. She has been engaged in the national and international response to HIV and AIDS for 10 years, working primarily for and with Indigenous Peoples on issues of importance to women and youth. Tracey would bring to the ICAD Board a unique blend of community, academic and policy experience that is grounded in her commitment to social justice and a passion for social change. Internationally, Tracey has worked with Indigenous women in India, the International Affairs Division of Health Canada, and continues to work with the International Indigenous Working Group on HIV and AIDS. Domestically, she works closely with Canadian Aboriginal groups and various government departments to conduct community-based and participatory research and also to guide and develop policy on HIV CBR.
Trevor Stratton (Ontario)
- 46 year old two-spirit father
- Aboriginal Person living with HIV since 1990
- Aboriginal AIDS Activist since 1999
- Citizen of Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation
- Member of the Ontario First Nations HIV/AIDS Education Circle (OFNHAEC)
- Currently International Indigenous Working Group on HIV and AIDS (IIWGHA) Coordinator and Liason for Aboriginal People living with HIV/AIDS (APHA Liason) for the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network
- 2008 – 2011 – CAAN Harm Reduction Project Coordinator
- 2009 - Present - Aboriginal At-large Board Director (Vice-chair) – Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE)
- 2011 - Present – Board member of the Inter-agency Coalition on AIDS & Development
- 2001 – 2005 former Treasurer, Board of Directors – Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network
- 2001 – 2005 former President, Board of Directors - 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations
- 2001 – 2004 former President, Board of Directors – Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy (OAHAS)