THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON ANNOUNCES SEVEN MEMBERS TO THE PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HIV/AIDS
The President today announced seven individuals who will serve as members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. Pursuant to the President's Executive Order, signed on June 15, 1995, the Council will be established at the Department of Health and Human Services. The seven individuals are as follows:
Stephen N. Abel, D.D.S., M.S., of New York is currently the Director of Dentistry at the Spellman Center for HIV-Related Diseases at St. Clare's Hospital and he is a noted expert in the oral health of HIV patients. Dr. Abel is a co-founder of the Dental Alliance for HIV/AIDS Care and a dental consultant on HIV issues for the American Dental Association. Tonio Burgos of New York is the President of Tonio Burgos and Associates, Inc., a marketing and public relations firm. He formerly served as Commissioner of the New York and New Jersey Port Authority and as Director of Executive Services for former Governor Mario Cuomo. Jerry Cade of Nevada operates a private medical practice devoted to the treatment of people with HIV. He is a co-founder and Director of the University Medical Center's AIDS Outpatient Clinic and HIV Inpatient Unit in Las Vegas. He also has served as Executive Director of "Aid for AIDS of Nevada," Nevada's oldest and largest HIV support organization. Dr. Cade served on Nevada's Statewide AIDS Advisory Task Force. B. Thomas Henderson of Texas currently serves as a senior policy advisor to the Texas Land Commissioner and is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Texas Human Rights Foundation, a statewide organization which seeks to end discrimination based on sexual orientation or HIV/AIDS status. Mr. Henderson is active in fundraising for numerous HIV/AIDS organizations. Helen M. Miramontes of California is currently an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco's School of Nursing. She also serves as Deputy Director for the International Center for HIV/AIDS research and clinical training in nursing. Additionally, she is a nurse consultant for the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center. Robert Michael Rankin, M.D., of San Francisco is the Chief of Psychiatry and Mental Health Services at the Oakland Veterans Administration Medical Center. He is also the Chair of the Committee on HIV/AIDS for the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (Reform Judaism) and a consultant on HIV/AIDS for the San Francisco Police and Sheriff's Department. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Richard W. Stafford of Minnesota is the immediate past State Chair of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL). Previously, Mr. Stafford organized the Minnesota AIDS Project, a statewide non-profit organization which provided help for those affected by HIV/AIDS. He currently works as a journalist and consultant. The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS has
been established at the Department of Health and Human Services to provide advice, information and recommendations regarding programs and policies to promote effective prevention of HIV disease, advance research on HIV and AIDS, and promote quality services to persons living with HIV disease and AIDS.