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Meet The New WNCAP Leadership
Antonio Del Toro (pictured left) will serve as WNCAP's new Executive Director while
Iosvany Gispert (pictured right) will be the new Associate Executive Director.
 
WNCAP announced today the selection of Antonio Del Toro as its new Executive Director. He will help lead WNCAP during its fourth decade of providing resources to people living with HIV/AIDS in 18 counties in Western North Carolina.
 
"WNCAP has matured into a multi-faceted organization,” says President of the WNCAP Board, Mark Collins. “Each chapter of its long, rich history is full of change and transition, all leading to a stronger and more diverse organization.” Beginning in 1986 as a care-centered hospice group for people living with AIDS, WNCAP has evolved to tackle the intersecting opioid and HIV epidemics through syringe access programming, partnering in advocacy efforts, case management, cause awareness campaigns, community outreach, prevention education, and more.
 
Antonio Del Toro has worked with WNCAP since 2013, most recently as Associate Executive Director, where he improved operations and guided core programming in support of the organization’s mission. His responsibilities now include board governance, financial stewardship, and strategic planning.
 
“I am honored to lead WNCAP during a period of dynamic growth for the organization,” remarks Del Toro. “I look forward to continuing to partner with the community as we fight together for a future where there are no new cases of HIV in Western North Carolina. WNCAP will continue to fight stigma, spread awareness, and empower members of the community to advocate on their own behalf.”
 
Additionally, Iosvany Gispert, former Compliance and Implementation Manager, has been elevated to Associate Executive Director. Gispert will continue to manage a number of vital community outreach programs, including the 340B Drug Pricing Program, which allows WNCAP to dispense lifesaving medications to people living with HIV/AIDS. Collins elaborates, “The wealth of knowledge and compassion that both Antonio and Iosvany each bring to WNCAP ensures the agency and its clients will continue to be well served.”
We Want You!
WNCAP is Hiring a Medical Case Manager
WNCAP Medical Case Manager Norma Canada Smith prepares to drop off donated household goods to her clients. WNCAP is now hiring for an additional Case Manager.
 
Want a job where you can give back to the community? A position where you can work hard, feel good about what you're doing, and have a new and interesting experience every day? If so, you may just be perfect as WNCAP's new 
HIV Medical Case Manager. 
 
Medical Case Managers are full-time WNCAP employees who work on the frontlines of HIV Treatment & Care in Western North Carolina. They are responsible for connecting our clients with medical care and other services that can improve their quality of life, from housing to substance abuse treatment to food and clothing.
 
Full details about the position and its minimum requirements can be found here. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Iosvany Gispert at igispert@wncap.org and use "Case Manager" as the subject line.
 
Know someone who might be interested? Forward this e-newsletter or send along this link: http://bit.ly/WNCAP_Hiring
 
WNCAP is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff and is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, transgender and gender non-conforming people, people with abilities in multiple languages, and people living with disabilities, including HIV, are encouraged to apply. 
HIV on Film
Asheville JCC Screens HIV-related Film on Sunday, June 10;
WNCAP to lead Post-Film Discussion
 
Attention film lovers! On Sunday, June 10, the Asheville Jewish Community Center will screen "Who's Gonna Love Me Now?" as part of their monthly Israeli film series. It will play at the Grail Moviehouse at 2pm. The movie deals with LGBTQ and HIV-related issues, and representatives from WNCAP will lead a post-film discussion about HIV in our community. Watching a foreign film, learning about important issues, and connecting with your community - what a cool way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
I Will Survive
HIV Long Term Survivors Day is June 5
 
Today is HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day. It has been 37 years since the CDC released the first report on a new "pneumonia" that would later be identified as HIV/AIDS. More than a quarter of people living with HIV today are considered "Long-Term Survivors". Today, we ask long-term survivors to share their stories of resilience and hope on social media so that we can celebrate life and encourage more people to seek testing and treatment. Long-term survivors and older people living with HIV can often experience isolation and stigma, so it is important that we honor the experience of survival and spread the message of hope!
 
#ItIsStillNotOver
#HLTSAD2018
When It Rains, It Pours
Donate Extra Rain Gear to help WNCAP Clients

 
Despite the famous song, most people don't like getting caught in the rain. But some people in our community don't have a choice. With all of the extreme rain WNC has been experiencing, a lot of our homeless clients are really suffering. WNCAP is now accepting donations of rain gear and camping supplies: tarps, stakes, rain jackets, umbrellas, firestarters or beach towels could all make a huge difference in the life of a homeless individual right now. To donate, please contact Katherine Ponder at kponder@wncap.org or call 828-252-7489 for more information. Stay dry!
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