MICHAEL KAPLAN, Vice President for International AIDS Programs and Deputy Director
Michael Kaplan has over 14 years of experience with organizational development (including academic and applied), 12 years of experience working in the HIV/AIDS field, and seven years of international development experience.
Currently, he is the Vice President for International AIDS Programs and Deputy Director of the AED Center on AIDS & Community Health.
In this role, he
oversees the implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care and support programs across multiple countries, including projects in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.
Mr. Kaplan serves as a point person for international HIV/AIDS activities across AED's 27 Centers of Excellence at AED and provides both technical and managerial leadership for COACH.
Shortly after testing HIV positive in 1992, he
began running a support group for HIV-positive youth in Minnesota.
From 1992 to 1997, he served as the founding Executive Director of District 202, a youth center by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
From 1995 to 1997, he
served as the Minnesota State Co-Chair for the State's HIV Prevention Community Planning Process.
In 1997, he
was selected as one of three fellows nationally to serve in the CDC
Price Fellowship for HIV Prevention in Atlanta.
Also in 1997, he began serving as the Deputy Director for the National Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC) in Washington, D.C., after having served for more than six years (between 1995 and 2005) on the NYAC Board of Directors.
Mr. Kaplan joined the staff of AED in 1999, where he first began work on domestic health projects including efforts to address public health in correctional settings, HIV prevention with positives, and community responses to prevention and treatment of Tuberculosis.
Mr. Kaplan remained with AED for five years where his portfolio grew to also include international HIV/AIDS programs.
From 2004 to 2006, he served as Deputy Director of the Constella Futures Group Center for HIV/AIDS, where he provided managerial leadership and administrative support for U.S. government and other donor-funded cooperative agreements and contracts, and technical guidance in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support, and social sector programs, including the USAID-funded ENHANSE Project in Nigeria and the USAID-funded POLICY Project in South Africa.
Mr. Kaplan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Child Psychology, a Masters of Arts in Adult Education from the University of Minnesota, and has completed substantial coursework in non-profit management.