Commission on HIV-AIDS

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The Commission advises City Council in the formulation and implementation of public policy on the treatment of AIDS and prevention of the spread of HIV, promotes citizen participation in the formulation of such policy, provides Council and the public with current information regarding AIDS and HIV, and promotes educational programs on AIDS/HIV awareness, treatment & prevention. The Commission meets on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Approximately three hours per month are required of Commission members.

Number of Members:



  • 2 Members from and representing the Alexandria Hospital (One of whom shall be from the Hospital's Dept. of Pastoral Services)
  • 1 Member from and representing:
    • Whitman-Walker Clinic Hospice of Northern Virginia
    • An HIV/AIDS service organization which provides services in the city to the minority community
    • Alexandria Chapter, American Red Cross
    • Alexandria Gay and Lesbian Community Association
    • Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry
    • City of Alexandria Public Schools Commission
    • Alexandria Community Services Board
    • Alexandria Human Rights Commission
    • Alexandria Youth Policy Commission
    • Alexandria Commission for Women 
    • The Sheriff or the Sheriff's Designee
  • 1 Member Who is a Practicing Physician
  • 1 Student Who Currently Attends Any High School in the City of Alexandria
  • 11 Citizens-at-Large

Term of Service:

3-year term

City Staff Contact:

Nechelle Terrell, Alexandria Health Dept., 703.746.4933

List of Members:

  • Ralph Cagle
  • Michelle Carroll
  • Travis Foster
  • Jennifer Gillyard
  • Mary Harper
  • Bruce Hightower
  • Alison Lesht
  • Tameka Macon
  • Manya Magnus
  • Christopher O'Connell
  • Gerald Padmore
  • Cedric Pulliam
  • Scott Schwartz
  • Eugene Stammeyer
  • Charles Sumpter, Chair
  • Gayle Terry
  • Andrew Torre
  • Eaton Tyson
  • Shelbert Williams

For further information about the responsibilities of this board or commission, or to apply to serve on this board or commission, contact  Jackie Henderson in the City Clerk's Office at 703 746-4550.