Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Guillermo Chacón to serve as a Chair for the Community Advisory Board of the HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA). HASA is a NYC program created in 1985 under the Human Resources Administration. HASA’s focus recognizes that people living with HIV & AIDS (PLWHA) face particularly complex barriers in accessing and maintaining their social services benefits.

The HASA Advisory Board is charged with formulating and recommending policies and procedures to the Commissioner of the Department of Social Services for the oversight and monitoring of service delivery to persons with clinical/symptomatic HIV illness or AIDS, including quality assurance measurements. The Advisory Board shall submit such recommendations to the Mayor and the Council upon submission to the Commissioner.

“I am honored to be appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to serve as Chair for the Community Advisory Board of HASA. I look forward to contributing and supporting the work of the staff and leadership of NYC HRA and HASA in meeting the needs of those impacted by HIV & AIDS in New York City,” stated Guillermo Chacón, President of the Latino Commission on AIDS and founder of the Hispanic Health Network.