The AHP Management Team develops, nurtures, and executes the agency’s goals and directions, provides a forum for discussion of program development and management issues, and provides advice and support to the Executive Committee. Chaired by the Executive Director, the Management Team is comprised of the Deputy Director and the managers of: Community Psychiatry and Substance Abuse Services, Psychosocial Support Services and the REACH Program; HIV Counseling and Testing Services; Publications and Training; Research; and Fiscal and Administrative Services.
James W. Dilley, MD
James W. Dilley, MD, helped to author AHP’s first grant in 1984 and has been AHP’s Executive Director since the early summer of 1984. He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco. He was the first psychiatrist involved with treating AIDS at San Francisco General Hospital, one of the pioneering and leading hospitals for HIV-related care. Dr. Dilley is the author or editor of several key articles and anthologies on HIV-related counseling and mental health issues, and he has played a role in developing innovative HIV mental health interventions. His research interests have included studies of the neuropsychological impact of HIV disease (funded by the National Institutes on Drug Abuse) and a cognitive-behavioral counseling approach designed to help HIV-negative gay and bisexual men reduce their HIV-related sexual risk (funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health). Most recently, Dr. Dilley received a five-year National Institutes of Mental Health grant to study the effectiveness of a similar intervention among HIV-positive gay and bisexual men.
Lori Thoemmes became Deputy Director in 2007 and Director in 2008. She joined AHP in 1995, became manager of Psychosocial Support Services in 1999, and manager of Risk Evaluation and Counseling for Health in 2005. She has a master's degree in psychology from New College Of California, San Francisco and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. As Deputy Director, she is involved with every aspect of program planning, contract development and negotiation, and contract monitoring.
Barbara Adler, MFT
Manager of HIV Counseling and Testing
Barbara Adler, MFT has served as the Manager of the HIV/STD Counseling and Testing Program since 1994. Ms. Adler began working at AHP in 1989 as an HIV prevention test counselor. She has since worked with the Support Groups Program, the Volunteer Therapist Program, the Training Program, and the Clinical Services Program. Ms. Adler served two terms as a member of the San Francisco Department of Public Health's HIV Prevention Planning council between 1998 and 2004 and has represented AHP on various other community boards and planning bodies. She has provided HIV counseling and testing trainings to various local agencies as well as national agencies and corporations. Ms. Adler has a master's degree in clinical psychology from John F. Kennedy University and is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist.
Manager, Fiscal and Administrative Operations
Froylan Fernandes has worked at UCSF since 2006 and has been at AHP as Manager of Fiscal and Administrative Operations since 2012. He has a BS from Hawai’i Pacific University in Information Systems.
Emily Leavitt, LCSW
Manager of Community Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services
Emily Leavitt began working at AHP in 1990 and has served as the Manager of the Community Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services Unit since 1999. She has a master’s degree in social science administration from Case Western Reserve University and is a licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Manager, Publications and Training
Robert Marks has worked at AHP since 1988, primarily as the Publications Manager. He ran the Publications and Training Unit from 1997 to 2001 and resumed that job in 2005. He has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, is the Editor of FOCUS: A Guide to AIDS Research and Counseling, and has co-edited several of AHP’s HIV counseling and mental health books.
Ramón Matos, LMFT
Manager, AIDS and Substance Abuse Program
Counseling and Case Management
Ramón Matos joined AHP in 2002 and became Program Manager for the AIDS and
Substance Abuse Program Counseling and Case Management team in 2010. Ramón has a master’s degree in psychology from New College of California and is a licensed marriage and family therapist.
Stephan Ouellette, LCSW
Manager, Psychosocial Support Services and
Risk Evaluation and Counseling for Health
Stephan Ouellette began working at AHP in 1999 and became manager of the Psychosocial Support Services and the Risk Evaluation and Counseling for Health Program in July of 2007. He has a master's degree in social work from the University of Illinois, Chicago and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Matthew Skinta, PhD
Manager, Research Program
Matthew Skinta began work at AHP in 2008 as Research Manager. Dr. Skinta has worked in a number of clinical settings focusing on the impact that HIV has on individuals, and recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in HIV Behavioral Medicine at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. His past research has focused on gay men's experiences with internalized homophobia, and his dissertation explored the impact of bullying on young gay men. He has a doctorate in clinical psychology from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.