Meeting Organizers


The mission of the Greater New York chapter of ANAC is to promote the individual and collective development of those involved in the delivery of health care to persons infected or affected by HIV and to promote the health and welfare of all HIV infected persons by:
  • Creating an effective network among nurses in AIDS care
  • Studying, researching, and exchanging of information, experiences, and ideas leading to improved care for persons living with HIV/AIDS
  • Providing leadership to the nursing community in matters related to HIV/AIDS
  • Advocating for person s with HIV
  • Promoting social awareness concerning issues related to HIV
Inherent in these goals is the abiding commitment to the prevention of further HIV infection.


CAI uses the transformative power of education and research to foster a more aware, healthy, compassionate and equitable world. Working in numerous health and social service areas, CAI tackles the toughest health and social issues that confront low-income communities and underserved populations. We work as trusted partners with numerous client agencies to foster and inspire change that improves the health and well-being of vulnerable communities.

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Northeast/Caribbean AETC

The Northeast/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center (NECA AETC) is the regional center for education and training initiatives designed to meet the needs of the HIV/AIDS health care providers in the area. The Center is part of a network of 11 regional and 5 national centers that conduct targeted, multi-disciplinary education and training programs for health care providers treating persons living with HIV/AIDS.

Under the direction of the HIV Center, Dept. of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, the NECA AETC offers a variety of training programs, supports 14 Local Performance Sites and 4 Regional Resource Centers. These sites serve health care providers in their local communities by providing HIV education and training sessions. These sessions offer health care providers access to the most current research and treatment for HIV/AIDS and are designed to assist providers in the provision of optimum quality services and sensitive care to HIV positive persons.

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Planning Committee

  • Deborah Batson, RN, MA
  • Katy Bernock, FNP
  • Laurene Clark, RN, BSN, ACRN
  • Carol Cohen, RN, BS, ACRN
  • Mary Crymes, RN-C, ACRN
  • Leslie Herman, MSPH
  • Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, MPH, ANP-BC, ACRN
  • Melanie Steilen, RN, BSN, ACRN
  • Remal Valentine-Miles, BSN
  • Andrea Vinet, RN