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Joe Zuniga Joins Vestry
Posted by WayneFloyd
January 14th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized
On behalf of the Rector, the Rev. Dr. Nancy Lee Jose, the Wardens, and the entire Vestry
of St. Thomas' Parish, I am thrilled to announce that Joe Zuniga
has accepted the appointment to fulfill the remaining term of the irreplaceable Mike Bell.
has participated in his
meeting and has already contributed valuable insight and expertise to St. Thomas' Parish leadership.
Joe's name will be put forward for a full Vestry
term in March, 2011.
Please join me in thanking Joe
for his willingness to serve in the important ministry of parish leadership. - John Johnson
Prior to IAPAC, Joe served as Director of Communications at the AIDS Action Council in Washington, DC, from 1995 to 1997, following four years in the U.S. Army, including tours of duty in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Since becoming IAPAC
President and CEO, the association's membership has grown to more than 13,000 members in over 100 countries, and its geographic reach has expanded in Europe, the US, and Africa.
Since December 1999, IAPAC
has hosted 27 regional and national conferences ranging from clinical management to public policy.
The association launched its peer-review clinical journal, JIAPAC
, in 2001, which is edited by Joe
and indexed in the National Library of Medicine's Index Medicus
Joe has immediate past experience serving on the Board of Directors for the capital campaign that led to the construction of Chicago's Center on Halsted, the most comprehensive LGBT community center in the Midwest.
Joe serves on a number of advisory bodies, including the IAPAC Board of Trustees; the Humanitas Foundation Board of Directors; the JIAPAC Editorial Advisory Board; and the Secure the Future Technical Advisory Board.
And he is a technical consultant for various public policy institutes, including the Collaborative Institute of Virology and the Jonathan Mann Institute on Health and Human Rights.
also routinely advises intergovernmental agencies, including the Pan American Health Organization
(PAHO), the World Health Organization
(WHO), and the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
In addition to this HIV/AIDS-related work, Joe
has been active in efforts to repeal the 17-year-old Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.
Joe served in the US Army for four years, including in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm with the 1st Cavalry Division, where he earned the Combat Medical Badge and numerous other distinctions.
was named 6th US Army Soldier of the Year in 1992, and came out at the 1993 March on Washington as a highly decorate gay soldier in an effort to provide then President Bill Clinton with further ammunition to dispel notions that gay and lesbian service members should not serve in the US military.
Zuniga has written and spoken extensively about DADT, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Servicemember's Legal Defense Network (SLDN).
resides in Washington, DC, with his husband, Mr. John Charles.