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Background Information

Employment History

President and Chief Executive Officer

AIDS United

Leadership Positions

National Youth Advocacy Coalition

Leadership Positions

Academy for Educational Development

Domestic and International HIV and AIDS Programs As Well As Executive Director

District 202

Affiliations

Advisory Board Member
Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation

Treasurer
Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Member of Window
Ning Inc

Member
Portland Housing Bureau

Price Fellow for HIV Prevention Leadership
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Education

Bachelor of Arts

Child Psychology

Bachelor's of Arts degree

Child Psychology

University of Minnesota

Masters of Arts

Adult Education

University of Minnesota

Web References (199 Total References)


Patient Advocate Michael Kaplan to Lead Melanoma Research Alliance | Business Wire

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Patient Advocate Michael Kaplan to Lead Melanoma Research Alliance

Named head of leading private funder of global melanoma research
May 17, 2016 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), the world's largest private funder of melanoma research, today named Michael Kaplan as its new leader. For the past 20 years, Kaplan has headed various nonprofits and patient advocacy groups, including his most recent position as President and CEO of Washington, DC-based AIDS United. He will assume the role of MRA's president and CEO effective July 5.
"Michael has a proven record as a passionate supporter of health research and policy and as a seasoned nonprofit manager.
...
There is so much work to still be done in this space, and we are excited for Michael to bring his experience to this arena."
"MRA has in its relatively short history established itself as a vital leader in promoting treatments and advancing studies to cure melanoma, a deadly cancer that until only recently has begun to show some progress in its management," said Kaplan. "I am excited and pleased to have this opportunity to join MRA and help advance its critical agenda, particularly at this pivotal time in cancer research."
Prior to joining AIDS United, Kaplan held leadership positions at Cascade AIDS Project in Portland, Ore., and the Academy for Educational Development, Futures Group International and the National Youth Advocacy Coalition in Washington, DC. He has served on the boards of several organizations focusing on health issues from HIV/AIDS to behavioral health.


Patient Advocate Michael Kaplan to Lead Melanoma Research Alliance | Business Wire

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Patient Advocate Michael Kaplan to Lead Melanoma Research Alliance

Named head of leading private funder of global melanoma research
May 17, 2016 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), the world's largest private funder of melanoma research, today named Michael Kaplan as its new leader. For the past 20 years, Kaplan has headed various nonprofits and patient advocacy groups, including his most recent position as President and CEO of Washington, DC-based AIDS United. He will assume the role of MRA's president and CEO effective July 5.
"Michael has a proven record as a passionate supporter of health research and policy and as a seasoned nonprofit manager.
...
There is so much work to still be done in this space, and we are excited for Michael to bring his experience to this arena."
"MRA has in its relatively short history established itself as a vital leader in promoting treatments and advancing studies to cure melanoma, a deadly cancer that until only recently has begun to show some progress in its management," said Kaplan. "I am excited and pleased to have this opportunity to join MRA and help advance its critical agenda, particularly at this pivotal time in cancer research."
Prior to joining AIDS United, Kaplan held leadership positions at Cascade AIDS Project in Portland, Ore., and the Academy for Educational Development, Futures Group International and the National Youth Advocacy Coalition in Washington, DC. He has served on the boards of several organizations focusing on health issues from HIV/AIDS to behavioral health.


PrEP will be part of ending ...

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PrEP will be part of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic-but only if we can implement it widely," said Michael Kaplan, President and CEO of AIDS United.


"There's no question that under the ...

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"There's no question that under the Reagan administration there was a complete failure to deal with this issue," said Michael Kaplan, the president and CEO of AIDS United, a DC-based advocacy organization, in an interview with Mother Jones. But, he pointed out, "people get swept away in the moment. She's there at a fellow first lady's funeral, and grasping for things to say."

Clinton "learns and moves forward," Kaplan said.
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"Hillary was a key part of that," Kaplan said-praising her efforts as Secretary of State to broaden the fight against AIDS, here and abroad.
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Talking about Clinton's role in the struggle against AIDS more generally, Kaplan praised her "clarity, from the global point of view."
"She gets it," he added.


NBJC Expands Health and Wellness Initiatives with New Leadership Role | IMessenger Enterprises

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We look forward to Venton's leadership as AIDS United pursues our mission to end AIDS across the United States," states Michael Kaplan, President and CEO of AIDS United.

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