The San Francisco AIDS Foundation announced Tuesday that Tracey Packer, who’s led HIV prevention initiatives at the city’s health department for more than a decade, will join the nonprofit as its senior director of programs and services.
In a news release November 10, AIDS foundation CEO Neil Giuliano said, “Tracey is highly-respected in the public health world, and throughout her career has made significant contributions to the city’s response to HIV. We are ecstatic to have Tracey join our team, and I am confident that her leadership will serve our staff, our clients, and the community immensely in the years to come.”
Packer, who’s a straight ally and begins her new post January 4, wasn’t immediately available for comment.
She most recently served as the health department’s director of community health equity and promotion, where she managed a budget of $17 million.
Packer also supervised more than 25 community-based organizations funded through city contracts and subcontracts, making her a familiar face for numerous local nonprofit officials.
In her new job at the AIDS foundation, which gets much of its $29 million budget from funds provided by the city, Packer will oversee HIV prevention and care programs. She’ll also collaborate with representatives from the city and state, among other duties.
Giuliano himself is leaving the nonprofit after being named in August as the president and CEO of Greater Phoenix Leadership, a business group in Arizona. A new AIDS foundation CEO hasn’t been selected.
The AIDS foundation has been set to open Strut, the gay and bi men’s health center at 470 Castro Street, this month. Andrew Hattori, a spokesman for the agency, said in an email Tuesday that he didn’t have an opening date to share, since state officials still haven’t approved a license for the center.
The Bay Area Reporter will have more on the Packer story in the Thursday, November 19 edition.