Category Archive for: ‘Volunteer Spotlight’

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    Volunteer Spotlight: Caroline Dunlap

    When Caroline Dunlap said “volunteering at AHP is the highlight of my week,” that was no small statement of support. After a full week of committed work as the conservation program coordinator for the Student Conservation Association in Oakland, Caroline spends her Saturdays at AHP. …

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    Where Are They Now? Antonio’s Update!

    The story of Antonio Aguilar-Karaiyanni, who we introduced to you in November 2013, deserves a follow-up. After living in the fog of depression all his life, Antonio emerged with the help of AHP. When Connections last chatted with him, Antonio was studying counseling and psychology …

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    Volunteer Spotlight: James Bacchi

    James Bacchi seemed surprised when asked what led him to become a volunteer for Art for AIDS. “Volunteer? I’ve never felt like a volunteer,” he said. “I have always felt such ownership and such inclusion.” Bacchi’s confusion says as much about him as it says …

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    Volunteer Spotlight: Judy Ahrens

    Judy Ahrens has seen it all. Currently the vice-chair of AHP’s Community Advisory Board (CAB), Judy is a long-standing volunteer at AHP. From the first time she came to Art for AIDS Judy knew she wanted to be involved with AHP. She had suffered a …

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    Volunteer Spotlight: Eric Lee

    Working as an administrative intern at AHP can be a life-changing experience—just ask Eric Lee. In 2010-11, the Vancouver native served as a post-baccalaureate administrative intern at AHP. “Once I got a taste of mental health services as a part of the ASAP (AIDS and Substance …

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    Doctor With a Big Heart

    “I was 33 years old when I started medical school,” says George Harrison, MD, AHP’s Medical Director, when asked why he chose psychiatry as a profession. “Part of my story is the experience of struggling as a queer teenager. I did not even realize how …

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