Board of Directors

 

Andrew Barker has been involved in the fields of gay men’s health and community-based research since 1996. He coordinated the Gay Men’s Health Program at AIDS Vancouver fromj1996-2001 where he helped launch the Boys R Us program for male sex trade workers. Andrew is a past board member of YouthCO AIDS Society and worked on several community based research projects including the Gay Men’s Action Plan (GMAP), the Three Cities Project, the Sex Now Survey, and Totally Outright. He has also worked as a facilitator and strategic planner for non-profit organizations. Andrew currently runs an interior and landscape design studio where he works with a mix of non-profit, residential and commercial clients.

Moffatt Clarke has had a long career funding community-based health promotion programming throughout BC, focused on gay men and others whose health is vulnerable, especially to HIV infection. Originally from Toronto, Moffatt got an early education in queer liberation while coordinating Gays and Lesbians at U of T during the notorious Body Politic trials and Toronto bath raids. Having a special interest in Latin America, he worked for a brief time with Brazil’s first national HIV/AIDS NGO, ABIA, in Rio de Janeiro. A long time resident of Vancouver’s West End, Moffatt is now happily retired.

Dr. Daniel Grace is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Social and Behavioural Health Sciences. Daniel completed his postdoctoral research at the University of British Columbia and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He is a sociologist who conducts research related to the social determinants of health, HIV and STI prevention strategies, and the sexual health of gay men. His recent first authored publications have appeared in Critical Public HealthCulture, Health & SexualityAIDS Education & PreventionAIDS Care, and Health & Place.

Patrick Loftus has been a Registered Nurse for 30 + years. He was one of the original HIV/AIDS street nurses and the first staff nurse at the HIV/AIDS clinic located at the Vancouver Gay and Lesbian Centre. In the past he has volunteered for AIDS Vancouver, the Vancouver Meals Society (at one point sat on their board of directors) and was the BC/Yukon representative for the Canadian Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (CANAC) in the late eighties. He joined the CBRC board in 2009. Currently he works full time for the Canadian Blood Services (CBS); BC/Yukon Centre in the Medical office and is part of the national working group that is moving forward to change Health Canada/ CBS’  policy on gay and bisexual men’s ability/eligibility to donate blood.
Dr. Todd Sakakibara is a family physician working at Three Bridges Community Health Centre in Vancouver. He provides care to vulnerable populations including those dealing with poverty, mental health, addictions, HIV, and the LGTB communities. Prior to medicine he was involved with YouthCO AIDS Society where the importance of ties to the community was ingrained. He also is a Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC where he teaches medical undergraduate and resident students in the areas of health equity.
Travis Salway has volunteered on CBRC's board since arriving in Vancouver in 2008. He is currently completing a PhD degree in public health epidemiology at the University of Toronto, and is a Vanier Scholar (2013-16). Prior to returning to school, Travis worked for six years as an infectious disease epidemiologist at the BC Centre for Disease Control. He has a master's degree in epidemiology from McGill University and a bachelor's degree in social work from the University of California at Berkeley.
Irv Sandstra holds the position of Resource Nurse for the Momentum Study (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS). He has a masters from Maastricht University in Public Health: Health Education and Promotion. He has worked in sexual health management at: Bute St. Clinic, HiM on Davie, HiM on The Drive, at the local baths, in online social/sexual networking environments; also with the BCCDC outreach program, and more recently the VCH STOP HIV program.
You can contact the Board of Directors at board@cbrc.net