Kim L. Hunt (she/her/hers) is the Executive Director of Pride Action Tank, a project of AIDS Foundation Chicago. She drives the innovation, collaboration and learning necessary to make Pride Action Tank a
leader in improving the health, safety and progress of individuals and groups within the LGBTQ+ community.
Ms. Hunt is responsible for launching and operating new initiatives under AIDS Foundation Chicago and also serves as the Vice President of Policy and Advocacy Operations & Innovations there. In these roles, she builds relationships among stakeholders and a culture that enables inclusion and innovation by ensuring that all participants can fully participate in co-creating ideas and community.
Operationally, she leads program development, fundraising efforts, staff engagement and development, media relations, and communications to the media, and builds relationships with current and potential collaborators and stakeholders.
Iowa State University, B.S. in Journalism and Mass Communications·
University of Illinois at Chicago, Masters of Urban Planning and Policy
Harris School for Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago, Masters of Public Policy
Recognitions and Awards·
Kim L. Hunt – [email protected].
Jackie Thaney (she/her/hers) is the Pride Action Tank’s Project Coordinator and also serves as the Senior AFC Policy and Advocacy Operations Team Coordinator. She plays a key role in ensuring the success of Pride Action Tank’s operations, identifying opportunities to increase its cost-effectiveness, and building continual improvement into its work to improve the health, safety and progress of individuals and groups within the LGBTQ+ community. Her work enhances both Pride Action Tank’s and the Policy and Advocacy team’s efficiency and effectiveness and helps to ensure that the maximum possible share of revenue goes to programs that support the mission.
Operationally, she supports program planning, board and committee meetings, fundraising, communications, budget tracking, advocacy logistics and events management.
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Iana Amiscaray (she/her) is the Program Manager for the
Connection to Care Collaborative on AFC’s Policy and Advocacy team. She assists with the management and implementation of major initiatives and programs. Her primary responsibility is to the Learning Collaborative, an initiative to increase the capacity of federally qualified health centers to provide culturally responsive HIV treatment and prevention services. Iana also assists in the coordination and development of Pride Action Tank programming, such as OUTAging, the Community Restroom Access Project (CRAP), and other convenings.
Iana is deeply committed to social justice, whole-person approaches, healing as a key part of leadership, and transformative education.
She strives to incorporate these values in all the spaces she engages in, and especially in progressing Pride Action Tank’s mission to improve the health, safety and progress of individuals and groups within the LGBTQ+ community.
• Loyola University Chicago, B.A. in English
• American University, M.Ed. in Education Policy & Leadership
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Gavin Getchius (he/him/his) is the intern for Pride Action
Tank and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago Policy and Advocacy team. He is
currently receiving his Master of Social Work with a specialty in organization and community practice from the University of Illinois at Chicago Jane Addams school of Social Work.
Gavin collaborates with others on the team to push for innovative solutions through legislation that puts the person first. Some of
the other projects he assists with are The Connection to Care Learning
Collaborative (CCLC), OUTAging, the Community Restroom Access Project (CRAP),Advocates for SOGIE Data Collection, and more.
• University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience Psychology
• University of Illinois Chicago Jane Addams School of Social Work, M.S.W.
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