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.

Ben Chen is a medical student at UBC. He has worked extensively in gay men's health through various projects with HIM and YouthCO. He's also involved in community projects dedicated to empowering elderly populations living in poverty and at-risk youth. 

Dr. Rod Knight

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.
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