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Murray Penner

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Murray Penner

Deputy Executive Director, Domestic Programs
National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)
HIV, AIDS, minority health, health disparities, Viral Hepatitis


Murray Penner is the Deputy Executive Director of Domestic Programs at the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD). Penner's primary responsibilities include oversight of the Care and Treatment, Prevention, Viral Hepatitis and Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities programs, including oversight of cooperative agreements with HRSA, CDC and the Office of Minority Health (OMH). Penner also oversees overall responsibility for NASTAD's National ADAP Monitoring and Technical Assistance program, which includes production of the National ADAP Report. Penner joined NASTAD in June 2001 as Care and Treatment Program Manager, became Director of the program in August 2002, and assumed his current responsibilities in July 2005.

Penner's background includes service as the planning coordinator for the Fort Worth, Texas, Ryan White CARE Act Titles I and II planning bodies for nearly five years. Prior to that, he served as an administrator with the Fort Worth Metropolitan and Greater Oklahoma City YMCAs. Penner has extensive volunteer service in HIV prevention and care community planning, and served as the community-elected co-chair of the regional HIV prevention community planning group in north central Texas from 1998-99. He has conducted numerous HIV needs assessments and authored several comprehensive service plans, needs assessment reports and other planning documents in the north-central Texas region. Penner has presented at numerous local, state and national conferences on a variety of topics related to HIV/AIDS care and prevention services. Penner has a strong personal interest in helping to ensure adequate care services for persons living with HIV/AIDS.

444 North Capitol Street, NW
Suite 339
Washington D.C.  --
United States
Office Phone: 
(202) 434-8090


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