THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF RONALD S. JOHNSON
TO THE PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HIV/AIDS
The President announced today that Secretary Shalala will appoint Ronald S. Johnson to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. The Council has been established at the Department of Health and Human Services, persuant to Executive Order 12963, signed on June 15, 1995.
Ronald S. Johnson of New York, New York, has served as the Citywide Coordinator for AIDS Policy for the City of New York in the Office of the Mayor since 1992. Prior to his position in the Mayor's office, he was executive director of the Minority Task Force on AIDS, where he served from 1988 to 1992. Mr. Johnson is a member of the Black Leadership Commission on AIDS and chairs the Mayor's HIV Health and Human Services Planning Council. Mr. Johnson received his B.A. in psychology from the City College of New York.
The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS provides advice, information and recommendations regarding programs and policies to promote prevention of the HIV disease, to advance research on HIV and AIDS, and to promote quality services to persons living with the HIV disease and AIDS.