CHICAGO — Last week, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) announced that Nadeen Israel as their new vice president of policy.
In an email announcement, the AFC said that Israel started at the organization in 2018 as the director of policy. In her new role as VP of policy and advocacy, she will provide guidance to help AFC create a policy strategy that supports the HIV community and advances health equity.
“I’m humbled to have this opportunity and energized to work with my AFC colleagues and our partners to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV,” said Israel in the announcement.
Prior to AFC, Israel served as the director of policy and advocacy at EverThrive Illinois where she led the organization’s policy development and implementation efforts on issues ranging from Medicaid and the ACA to maternal and infant mortality and morbidity.
“Her deep knowledge of health policy and the social determinants of health, such as housing, will help AFC move the needle on our major initiatives, including the Getting to Zero Illinois plan, which aims to end the HIV epidemic by 2030,” said AFC’s President/CEO John Peller. “I am proud to appoint a strong, smart, compassionate woman of color to this role and look forward to continuing to work with Nadeen.”