Hector Salgado, Former Executive Director View Press Release
Hector Salgado is a Chicago native who has been working in the HIV field for over 12 years. He has engaged in a variety of positions ranging from Volunteer to Associate Director. Recently Hector worked at Howard Brown Health Center providing cultural competency training around LGBT issues across the country. His passion for learning and education has taken him to ten countries where he has studied nonprofit management and community organizing. He recently received his Master’s in Public Service Management from DePaul University and has taken up furniture restoration as a hobby. He is a master chef. Hector is an active mentor to his nephew and dedicated to his family. Hector is also the proud father of a Great Danes who he loves to take on long walks.
Contact Hector at [email protected] or 919-834-2437 ext 1001
Lindsay Holland, Acting Executive Director
Lindsay began working with AAS-C as the SAC* (Substance Abuse Centers) Program Coordinator in 2010. She fulfilled the role of CTR Program Coordinator from 2011 until 2013, at which time she accepted the role as Director of Prevention. She moved forward to the role of Associate director in 2016. Lindsay graduated from the University of Richmond with a BA in Psychology and holds a Graduate Certificate in Substance Abuse and Clinical Counseling from East Carolina University. She has also completed extended Graduate level courses in Nonprofit Management at North Carolina State University. Lindsay enjoys the challenges and rewards of working in the non-profit sector and is particularly passionate about prevention-based services.
Contact Lindsay at [email protected] or 919-834-2437 ext 1002
Tiffany Hickman, SAC* (Substance Abuse Centers) Program Coordinator
Tiffany has been with the Alliance since 2008. She is a graduate from East Carolina University where she graduated with a Bachelors degree in Health Education. She later obtained her Masters in Psychology from Walden University.
Contact Tiffany at [email protected] or 919-834-2437 ext 1003
Alma Rodriguez-Gasca, Testing Manager
Alma has been working in the HIV field for almost 8 years now. Prevention and education are a true passion of hers and taking the road less traveled has driven Alma to remain committed to a field were stigma and discrimination thrive. Alma has been with the Alliance since 2015 and lives in the Garner area with her two boys, husband, 5 dogs, and assorted cats.
Contact Alma at A[email protected] or 919-834-2437 ext 1006
Josée Dussault, Digital Operations Data Coordinator
Josée has volunteered in HIV advocacy and prevention for 4 years. She earned her B.A. in Russian and Global Health, with a focus on infectious disease, and has since joined the ranks of AAS-C's passionate and committed staff. In her down time, Josée enjoys reading, hanging out with friends, and rooting for any Duke or Boston sports teams.
Contact Josée at [email protected]
Mary Fox, CLEAR Counselor (Choosing Life: Empowerment, Actions... Results!)
Mary has lived in Raleigh for over 30 years and graduated from UNCG with a BSW, then went on to the University of South Carolina and received an MSW. She is now working on a Clinical license. Although the majority of her life she has worked with children, her passion has always been to help individuals and give them the support they may need. Mary has volunteered for different nonprofit agencies in the Raleigh area to educate herself on the different services offered to the community. She is happy to now be a part of this great organization. In her spare time, Mary loves to travel and hang out with family and friends.
Danielle Jusko, Testing Specialist
Danielle is a recent East Carolina University Graduate who has just attained her Bachelors in Public Health and Public Education. She had interned with Alliance for about 4 months and prior to interning, dedicated her time to volunteering with us as well. During her free time she likes to nap, read, doing D.Y.I. arts and crafts, and drink coffee at any local coffee shop. Danielle hopes to attain her Masters in Public Health Education and further her career in HIV/ STI preventative-based education.
Contact Danielle at [email protected] or 919-834-2437 ext.
Stephanie Bryant, Clear Counselor
Stephanie Bryant is a New York native, a mother of five children and grandmother of ten. She has bachelor’s degree in psychology. Her passion to serve and give all her life has been very rewarding. Stephanie has always been a very determined woman and failure has never been an option.
She has over 30 years of experience in serving in the community at large and is very passionate about educating and serving the community. She started right out of high school as a CNA and then to become an LPN and that experience led her to know that she wanted to do more she signed up to be an AmeriCorps Vista volunteer and worked as a Volunteer Disaster Coordinator which led her to become a Red Cross Disaster Coordinator. She also has had the pleasure of working with the homeless and Mental Health Community at large as a case manager. Moving to North Carolina she worked as a QP for several group homes for the Mental Health Community. Stephanie also brings experience from working for WCHS Under One Roof serving people living with HIV.
This is Stephanie’s second time around with the AAS-C she started as a Housing Case Manger which led to her becoming the Housing Director. She continued to maintain a professional relationship with our agency and she is back as a CLEAR Counselor.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren. She also has a passion to teach mime and praise dance which prompted her to start a community dance ministry.
Contact Stephanie at [email protected] or 919-834-2437 ext 1005
Anthony DiSanti, MSM Outreach Coordinator
Tony is a recent graduate of NC State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and minors in both Nonprofit Studies and Women and Gender Studies. His passion for the LGBT community drew him to this organization where he is excited to be a part of an amazing team. Tony lives in Raleigh with his partner and many pets including two very spoiled chihuahuas.
Contact Tony at [email protected] or 919-834-2437
Marcia Rogers – Food Pantry - Key Volunteer
Marcia was employed by the state of NC where she recently retired after 37 years of service. Marcia is an active member of St. James AME Church in the Method Community. She is passionate about a lot of things. Her family, her volunteer work , and most of all her relationship with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She lives her faith and is on a first name basis with nearly all our clients who visit the Alliance food pantry. Miss Marcia, as we all call her, is an Angel sent to help us several days a week to organize and help with the food pantry. We serve about 170 households a month. In her spare time, she mountain climbs and sky dives.
Contact Marcia at [email protected] or 919-834-2437 ext. 1011
* The Alliance does not provide any Substance Abuse Counseling. We provide HIV/STI testing at Substance Abuse Counseling sites through a state-funded grant that is called “SAC.”