HIV Health Services Planning Council, Metro St. Louis

Details about the HIV Health Services Planning Council, Metro St. Louis


The Metro St. Louis HIV Health Services Planning Council shall plan for and design present and future system of care for persons with HIV that is comprehensive, culturally sensitive and reflective of Metro STL HIV TGA community.

The Mayor of the City of St. Louis shall appoint 31-37 members according to the Planning Council By-laws, although the number of members may be modified so long as, at all times, the number is sufficient to fulfill and satisfy the requirements of the Ryan White Act.

Apply to Serve (7 openings) View board website
Openings include appointments labeled "Serving Beyond Term."

Board Members

Showing 30 active board members (maximum 37)
Name Role End Date
Joshua Alexander Member 09/30/2024
Julius Allen Member 09/30/2024
Wendy Bradley Member 09/30/2024
Tawnya Brown Member 09/30/2024
Meghan Goudy Member 09/30/2024
Tazia Hampton Member 09/30/2024
Bertha Houston Member 09/30/2024
Lawrence Hudson-Lewis Member 09/30/2024
Lauren Karpman Member 09/30/2024
Genevieve Love Member 09/30/2024
Arlice McElroy-Thompson Member 09/30/2024
Katie Simpson Member 09/30/2024
Randy Watkins Member 09/30/2024
Jeremy Beshears Member 04/30/2024
Leigh (Leon Jordan) Braxton Member 04/30/2024
Melissa Brown Member 04/30/2024
Laurie Gilden Member 04/30/2024
Barbara Jackson Member 04/30/2024
Claudia Jones Member 04/30/2024
Patrick Kojima Member 04/30/2024
Tina Markovich Member 04/30/2024
Erise Williams Jr. Member 04/30/2024
Milton Butler Member 09/30/2023
Johnnie Jones Jr. Member 09/30/2023
Jeffery Maras Member 09/30/2023
Lawrence (Larry) Mayhew Member 09/30/2023
Joshua Brewster Member 04/30/2023
Anna Crusoe Member 04/30/2023
Randy Rafter Member 04/30/2023
Armeldra Simpson Member 04/30/2023

Authorizing Legislation

42 U.S.C. section 2602- 300ff--12. Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act (1990); reauthorized in 1996 and 2000; reauthorized as Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act (2006); reauthorized as Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act (2009).

Board Duties and Purpose


(a) ELIGIBLE AREAS.—The Secretary, acting through the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, shall, subject to subsections

(b) through

(c), make grants in accordance with section 2603 for the purpose of assisting in the provision of the services specified in section 2604 in any metropolitan area for which there has been reported to and confirmed by the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention a cumulative total of more than 2,000 cases of AIDS during the most recent period of 5 calendar years for which such data are available.

(b) CONTINUED STATUS AS ELIGIBLE AREA.—Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, a metropolitan area that is an eligible area for a fiscal year continues to be an eligible area until the metropolitan area fails, for three (3) consecutive fiscal years—

(1) to meet the requirements of subsection (a); and

(2) to have a cumulative total of 3,000 or more living cases of AIDS (reported to and confirmed by the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) as of December 31st of the most recent calendar year for which such data is available.

(c) BOUNDARIES.—For purposes of determining eligibility under this subpart—

(1) with respect to a metropolitan area that received funding under this subpart in fiscal year 2006, the boundaries of such metropolitan area shall be the boundaries that were in effect for such area for fiscal year 1994; or

(2) with respect to a metropolitan area that becomes eligible to receive funding under this subpart in any fiscal year after fiscal year 2006, the boundaries of such metropolitan area shall be the boundaries that are in effect for such area when such area initially receives funding under this subpart.



(1) IN GENERAL.—Assistance made available under grants awarded under this subpart shall be directed to the chief elected official of the city or urban county that administers the public health agency that provides outpatient and ambulatory services to the greatest number of individuals with AIDS, as reported to and confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the eligible area that is awarded such a grant.


(A) IN GENERAL.—To receive assistance under section 2601(a), the chief elected official of the eligible area involved

(i) establish, through intergovernmental agreements with the chief elected officials of the political subdivisions described in subparagraph (B), an administrative mechanism to allocate funds and services based on—

(I) the number of AIDS cases in such subdivisions;

(II) the severity of need for outpatient and ambulatory care services in such subdivisions; and

(III) the health and support services personnel needs of such subdivisions; and

(ii) establish an HIV health services planning council in accordance with subsection (b).

(B) LOCAL POLITICAL SUBDIVISION.—The political subdivisions referred to in subparagraph (A) are those political
subdivisions in the eligible area—

(i) that provide HIV-related health services; and

(ii) for which the number of cases reported for purposes of section 2601(a) constitutes not less than 10 percent of the number of such cases reported for the eligible area.

See also Metro St. Louis HIV Health Services Planning Council By-Laws.

Member Requirements

(2) REPRESENTATION.—The HIV health services planning council shall include representatives of—

(A) health care providers, including federally qualified health centers;

(B) community-based organizations serving affected populations and AIDS service organizations;

(C) social service providers, including providers of housing and homeless services;

(D) mental health and substance abuse providers;

(E) local public health agencies;

(F) hospital planning agencies or health care planning agencies;

(G) affected communities, including people with HIV/AIDS, members of a Federally recognized Indian tribe as represented in the population, individuals co-infected with hepatitis B or C and historically underserved groups and subpopulations;

(H) nonelected community leaders;

(I) State government (including the State medicaid agency and the agency administering the program under part B);

(J) grantees under subpart II of part C;

(K) grantees under section 2671, or, if none are operating in the area, representatives of organizations with a history of serving children, youth, women, and families living with HIV and operating in the area;

(L) grantees under other Federal HIV programs, including but not limited to providers of HIV prevention services;

(M) representatives of individuals who formerly were Federal, State, or local prisoners, were released from the custody of the penal system during the preceding 3 years, and had HIV/AIDS as of the date on which the individuals were so released.


(A) IN GENERAL.—In providing for a council for purposes of paragraph (1), a chief elected official receiving a grant under section 2601(a) may establish the council directly or designate an existing entity to serve as the council, subject to subparagraph (B).

(B) CONSIDERATION REGARDING DESIGNATION OF COUNCIL.—In making a determination of whether to establish or designate a council under subparagraph (A), a chief elected official receiving a grant under section 2601(a) shall give priority to the designation of an existing entity that has demonstrated experience in planning for the HIV health care service needs within the eligible area and in the implementation of such plans in addressing those needs. Any existing entity so designated shall be expanded to include a broad representation of the full range of entities that provide such services within the geographic area to be served.

See also Metro St. Louis HIV Health Services Planning Council By-laws

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Michele Knox
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(314) 622-4304
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