San Francisco AIDS Foundation announced today that Bob Rybicki will join the agency as Vice President for Programs and Services. Rybicki will oversee HIV-prevention programs and client support services at San Francisco AIDS Foundation and serve as a member of the senior leadership team.
Rybicki brings with him extensive leadership experience in the nonprofit sector, particularly with organizations that provide client services for HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and mental health. Most recently, he served as CEO of Westside Community Services in San Francisco. His previous positions include CEO of Youth and Family Enrichment Services in San Carlos and CEO of Shanti in San Francisco.
“For more than 15 years, Bob Rybicki has been at the forefront of providing essential client services to marginalized communities in the Bay Area,” said Mark Cloutier, CEO of San Francisco AIDS Foundation. “Bob’s leadership skills will greatly advance our five-year strategic plan to dramatically reduce HIV infections in San Francisco and ensure that all HIV-positive city residents receive appropriate care and treatment.”
In his new role, Rybicki will be responsible for the agency’s full portfolio of client programs and services. They include Magnet, a community health center in the Castro; Stonewall Project, which provides counseling for gay and bisexual men who use crystal methamphetamine; Black Brothers Esteem and El Grupo, peer support programs for African Americans and Latinos; and the HIV Prevention Project, one of the oldest and largest needle exchange programs in the country. The agency also provides benefits counseling and housing services for over 385 San Franciscans living with HIV/AIDS.
“I’m honored to be joining San Francisco AIDS Foundation, home to some of the most innovative client service programs for HIV/AIDS in the country,” said Rybicki. “The agency’s evidence-based strategy combined with its client-focused approach has reassured its position as a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the 21st century. ”
Rybicki earned a Master of Arts degree from the University of Illinois, a Master of Divinity from St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Loyola University.
About San Francisco AIDS Foundation: San Francisco AIDS Foundation provides leadership to prevent new HIV infections. Linking community experience with science, the Foundation develops groundbreaking prevention programs and bold policy initiatives to promote health and create sustainable progress against HIV. Established in 1982, the Foundation refuses to accept that HIV transmission is inevitable.
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