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 is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at UBC and a Research Scientist at the BC Centre on Substance Use. His research focuses on interventions addressing health inequities experienced by LGBTQ and other populations. He is supported by a Scholar Award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.

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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