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Commission on AIDS

The Sonoma County Commission on AIDS is committed to assisting the community of Sonoma County to develop and implement an efficient HIV strategy plan that addresses prevention, treatment and care, and assures the preservation of human rights.


Serves as a bridge, bringing together people living with/affected by HIV/AIDS and county policy makers to support the community in addressing prevention, care and the preservation of human rights.


Board of Supervisors 87-1466, august 4, 1987 Title I of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act of 200 Title II, 42 U.S.C.A. Secs 300ff-(a); 300ff-51: and State requirements thereof


Provide advice and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on HIV policy issues and the need for HIV-related education and prevention services, treatment and supportive services and any other related matters the BOS refers to it, or which the Commission itself raises. Serves as a bridge, bringing together people living and/or affected by HIV/AIDS and county policy makers to support the community in addressing prevention, care and the preservation of human rights.

Membership Term

A Commissioner's initial term on the Commission shall expire on the second anniversary of appointment. All subsequent terms will be for two-year periods. Reappointment is at the option of the Board of Supervisors.

Meeting Schedule

The Commission on AIDS meets four times a year at the Public Health offices at 625 5th Street in Santa Rosa

Membership Composition

A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 25 members and 2 ex-officio members representing the Health and the Human Services Departments of the County. Commission membership may include representatives from the following populations and agencies: People living with and/or affected by HIV/AIDS; healthcare providers; community-based HIV/AIDS Service Organizations; Social Service providers; Community leaders; Substance Use providers; People of Color; Individuals from the Elder community; Individuals specializing in maternal and child health; People living with disabilities; High school or college student; Faith community leaders; Individuals representing GLBTQQI; Individuals representing Criminal Justice. The Commission will strive for 33% of membership to be persons affected by or living with HIV disease and will strive for representation from all geographic areas of the county.
9 Members: 4 Current Vacancies
RepresentingMember NameAppointmentTerm Expires
Affected CommunityGlen SchoeneckSumm Act #25, 7/12/20164/30/2018
Community LeaderMelissa StruzzoSumm Act #29, 11/24/201411/30/2016
County of Sonoma - Ex-OfficioKaren HolbrookSumm Act #25, 7/12/20164/30/2018
County of Sonoma - Ex-OfficioVacantVacant
HIV Services OrganizationRick DeanSumm Act #25, 7/12/20164/30/2018
HIV Services OrganizationRon KarpSumm Act #25, 7/12/20164/30/2018
Local Public Health AgencyVacantVacant
Local Social Service ProviderVacantVacant
Substance Use ProviderVacantVacant

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Contact Information

Theresa Lombardi

Sonoma County Commission on AIDS

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