Our Staff

Pride Action Tank

Kim L. Hunt

Executive Director

Kim L. Hunt is the executive director of the Pride Action Tank (PAT), a project of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC), where she also serves as the senior director of Policy & Advocacy Operations. Ms. Hunt’s career spans the public, private, and nonprofit sectors with a focus on advocacy, community and organizational development, and leadership. She is the former executive director of Affinity Community Services, a social justice organization that works with and on behalf of Black LGBTQ people and queer youth. Prior to Affinity she co-founded and served as managing partner of O-H Community Partners, a management and strategy consulting firm. The early part of Ms. Hunt’s career was focused on urban planning, with emphasis on public transportation.


Ms. Hunt is the receipt of numerous honors and awards, including induction into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame. Her civic activities have included co-chairing the Equality, Equity and Opportunities Committee for the Pritzker/Stratton gubernatorial transition and being a member of the search committee for the Chief Administrator for Civilian Office of Police Accountability in Chicago. She is currently on the planning committee for the OUT at Chicago History Museum program series and the advisory council for Willie’s Warriors, a leadership development program for Black women, named after civil rights icon Rev. Willie Barrow and is the co-host of OUTSpoken LGBTQ Storytelling, a monthly show in the Lakeview neighborhoodof Chicago. Ms. Hunt has a bachelor’s degree in journalism, from Iowa State University, a master’s degree in urban planning and policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master’s degree in public policy studies from the University of Chicago.

Contact Kim L. Hunt – khunt@aidschicago.org.

Jackie Thaney

Project Coordinator 

Jackie has over 20 years’ experience working in the nonprofit community as an administrator and event planner.  She managed the vendor fair at the 2006 Gay Games in Chicago, and was the volunteer bus coordinator for the 2013 March on Springfield for Marriage Equality.

Contact Jackie Thaney – jthaney@aidschicago.org