Executive Team

Joe Hollendoner

Joe Hollendoner, MSW Chief Executive Officer

Joe Hollendoner, MSW, joined San Francisco AIDS Foundation as CEO in May 2016. He is responsible for setting the foundation’s strategic priorities with the Board of Directors and ensuring they are operationalized through day-to-day leadership and management of the foundation. Joe leads the foundation’s Leadership team who oversee all client-facing services, a comprehensive philanthropy and public affairs department, advocacy and community engagement initiatives, finance, human talent and organizational operations. Joe also manages relationships with external stakeholders, public health partners and other community leaders.

Joe has more than 15 years of experience in in the field of HIV, most recently as First Deputy Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, the nation’s third-largest health department. Prior to his work in the public sector, Joe was in executive leadership roles at Chicago’s two largest private HIV services providers: AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Howard Brown Health. At AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Joe served as Senior Vice President, and oversaw the agency’s $15M portfolio of HIV prevention, care, housing, and evaluation programs. During his 11-year tenure at Howard Brown Health, Joe first worked as a health educator and was eventually named Chief Program Officer with the responsibility of overseeing all of the agency’s health promotion and social service programs for LGBTQ youth, adults, and seniors.

Joe has dedicated much of his career to improving direct health service delivery to marginalized populations. In 2004, Joe was the founding director of the Broadway Youth Center, the first of its kind health center for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness—and was later named a 2010 Community Health Leader by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for his leadership in the creation of the Center. He has also served as program director for the first successful adaptation of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention intervention for young transgender women of color, assisted in the development of Nigeria’s first HIV prevention centers for gay and bisexual men, and created new behavioral health programs for childhood survivors of sexual assault, mentally-ill adults being released from jail, and family members of homicide victims.

Hollendoner received his Bachelor and Master degrees in social work from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a focus in community development, public policy, and organizational leadership. He continued his postgraduate education at DePaul University in the field of public health and is a 2016 fellow of the University of Chicago’s Civic Leadership Academy.

Nancy Durlester DuBois

Nancy DuBoisVice President, Talent and Operations

Nancy DuBois is the Vice President of Talent and Operations for San Francisco AIDS Foundation. She is responsible for the oversight and direction of human resources, volunteer services, information technology and office services at the foundation.

Prior to joining San Francisco AIDS Foundation, she was Director of Human Resources and Office Operations at Future US, Inc. in South San Francisco. Nancy has 23 years’ experience overseeing operational functions within both the corporate and non-profit world. She is a graduate of California State University, Chico and earned her PHR in 2008. Nancy is an avid cyclist and has participated in the AIDS/LifeCycle six times.

Dr. Bob Grant

Robert Grant, MD, MPHChief Medical Officer

Robert Grant, MD, MPH, is Chief Medical Officer, with a special focus on advancing the foundation’s work to create the first-ever dedicated home for health and wellness for gay men and bisexual men in San Francisco.

Dr. Grant brings more than 30 years of experience in HIV/AIDS clinical care and research, mostly in the San Francisco Bay Area. He leads the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Initiative (iPrEx), a multinational study in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the United States; the study played a pivotal role in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Truvada for PrEP in 2012. His laboratory at Gladstone/UCSF is leading research on the biological and social implications of PrEP and HIV treatment, and a trial of a long acting injectable medication. He is the medical director of the UCSF Laboratory of Clinical Virology that performs HIV drug resistance testing for all public and free clinics in San Francisco. He was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people for his groundbreaking PrEP research.

Dr. Grant earned bachelor’s degrees in Biological Sciences and Latin American Studies at Stanford University, a Master’s of Public Health in epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley, and an MD at UCSF, where he took his internship and residency training in medicine and did fellowships in pulmonary and molecular medicine. He lives in San Francisco with his dog Tooloulou and cockatiel Picachoo and rides a bike to work.

James Loduca

James LoducaSenior Vice President

James Loduca is the longest-tenured executive at San Francisco AIDS Foundation. He leads an array of mission-critical activities for the agency and on behalf of the CEO while simultaneously maintaining leadership responsibility over the philanthropy and public affairs portfolios.

James has two decades of leadership experience in the United States and abroad. He has served in a variety of senior roles in the private and nonprofit sectors, where his career has focused on social impact initiatives and improving the health of underserved communities, including at Gilead Sciences and with Kaiser Family Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Genentech.

James serves on the LGBT advisory committee for House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). In 2015, he appeared as an expert speaker at the White House for World AIDS Day and is a 2016 Visiting Scholar for the Jewish Community Relations Council. He earned a B.A. from University of California, Berkeley and a degree in Spanish from La Universidad Compultense, Madrid.

In his free time, he's an avid endurance athlete, having participated in every AIDS/LifeCycle since its inception in 2001 and conquering several triathlons and adventure marathons around the globe.

Tim Patriarca

Tim PatriarcaExecutive Director, Gay & Bisexual Men's Health & Wellness

Tim Patriarca is executive director of gay and bisexual men’s health and wellness. He leads the program integration and planning for new services at Strut, our new home for health and wellness for gay, bi and trans men located at 470 Castro Street.

Tim previously held leadership positions at Health at Home for the San Francisco Department of Public Health, and Maitri. He has also worked at the University of San Francisco and the University of Wisconsin Foundation. Tim earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin Madison, and holds a master’s degree in Asia Pacific studies from the University of San Francisco. He lives in San Francisco with his husband, James, and their dog, George.

Liz Pesch

Liz Pesch, CPAChief Financial Officer

Liz Pesch is responsible for the financial management of the foundation and oversees the accounting and budgeting functions, provides fiduciary oversight for the foundation’s assets, offers strategic direction and partnership for new initiatives, ensures all financial operations conform to legal, regulatory, and business norms, and reports to the Board of Directors regarding foundation finances, investments and financial issues.

Liz came to the foundation with over 25 years of financial leadership experience for organizations such as Union Bank and Charles Schwab. She has also served for several years on the boards of directors for Bay Area nonprofit organizations including the Live Oak School and currently Frameline. Liz earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, and maintains active status as a Certified Public Accountant. She lives in San Francisco with her son.