CO-PRESIDENT | Kevin Perkins
Kevin Perkins is the Founding Executive Director of CAP AIDS.
His interest in creating CAP AIDS goes back to his days as a Senior Program Manager for a Canadian charity that implements integrated community development programs in
hile serving as program manager, Kevin
witnessed the terrible unfolding of the AIDS pandemic.
Kevin left CPAR in 1997 in order to work on local economic development initiatives in his own community of Riverdale,
Toronto . Yet, the terrible reality of the AIDS crisis in
Africa was never far from his
mind, and Kevin
felt that he
had to devote his
time, energy, skills and knowledge to doing his
small part to help.
The illness and death of several friends from AIDS - in
Africa - heightened Kevin's desire to dedicate himself to fighting the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Kevin brought together a group of his friends and colleagues, and together they decided to establish CAP AIDS.
On December 1, 2002 , the first meeting of the founding group launched this new NGO.
Kevin left his job at Riverdale in January 2004, and became the founding Executive Director of CAP AIDS on a part-time basis.
In the spring of 2006, Kevin became the Executive Director of the Developing Countries Farm Radio Network, and adopted a new role at CAP AIDS Ð President of the Board and Chair of the Program Committee.