President, Latino Commission on AIDS and Founder of the Hispanic Health Network
Since 2010, Guillermo Chacón has served as President of the Latino Commission on AIDS and founder of the Hispanic Health Network, where he is a vocal advocate on the impact of HIV, viral hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Infections and COVID19 in Hispanic/Latinx communities and on the need to advance access to health care to the most impacted communities. Under his leadership, the Commission has invested in national and regional community mobilization programs to promote HIV testing and linkage to care and capacity building programing nationwide and special investment in our regional work in the South of the United States.
Guillermo’s work focuses on developing agendas on health policy issues affecting the health of Hispanics. Governor Cuomo appointed Guillermo Chacón to serve in the NYS Vaccine Equity Taskforce in 2020, to the New York State AIDS Advisory Council and re-nominated him for the New York State Minority Health Council to serve until 2023, where the New York State Senate later confirmed him in July 2020. Chacón was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to serve in the NYC Commissioner of Human Right in November 2019, to the HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) community advisory board and the Committee on New York City Healthcare Services. Guillermo Chacon also serves on various Boards and Committees, NYC COVID19 Vaccine, Test & Tracing (VT2) program as part of Community Advisory Committee (CAB T2), the National Hispanic/Latinx Health Leadership Network, New York Immigration Coalition, the New York City AIDS Memorial, advisor for Alianza Americas, AIDSVu.org, and co-chairs the Latino Jewish Coalition in New York.