GNP+ is excited to introduce our new Board members! Susan Cole (United Kingdom), Miguel Ángel López (Colombia) and Yuri Yoursky (Estonia), each bringing a wealth of experience and dedication to the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+). Their diverse backgrounds and unwavering commitment to people living with HIV and the HIV movement make them valuable additions to our team.
Susan Cole is a renowned HIV activist, broadcaster, writer, and public speaker with over two decades of advocacy for people living with HIV. She leads community engagement and broadcasting activities at NAM Aidsmap, and her passion for addressing health inequities facing women and people of color living with HIV is inspiring.
Miguel Ángel López leads the NGO MásQueTresLetras in Colombia, focusing on HIV education through innovative means. As a journalist pursuing a master’s in public health, Miguel’s expertise in communication and his commitment to Latin America will be a valuable voice on our board.
Yuri Yoursky, an LGBT Human Rights activist from Ukraine, is the Programs Lead at Eurasian Coalition for Health, Rights, Gender and Sexual Diversity (ECOM). Yuri is dedicated to promoting human rights, tackling stigma and discrimination, and advancing HIV services for gay men and trans people in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
“We are excited to welcome our new board members as we embark on this exciting journey of strengthening our leadership at GNP+. This year has seen the dawn of a new era in the GNP+ leadership, and we are filled with optimism for the future of community leadership in the AIDS response. The dedication and expertise of our new board members strengthen our governance structure firmly securing our important role in shaping the health and rights of all people living with HIV.” – Rodrigo Olin, GNP+ Board Chair.
Susan, Miguel, and Yuri are joining Rodrigo Olin, Valeriia Rachynska, Friedel Dausab and Renatta Langlais, to champion our cause with unwavering commitment to our recently launched GNP+ strategy. Together, this indomitable team is poised to advance the health and rights of all people living with HIV.