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Harold Phillips

Harold J. Phillips

Director, White House Office of National AIDS Policy

Harold J. Phillips, MRP, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP).  In this position, he leads the effort to set the Administration’s domestic HIV/AIDS priorities.  This includes monitoring and implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), consulting with the Office of Management and Budget, coordinating with others on the Domestic Policy Council, the National Security Council, and the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator to ensure America’s response to the HIV epidemic is accelerated, comprehensive and reflective of the lived experiences of those at risk of and living with HIV. This work is done to reduce the number of new HIV transmissions, improve the quality of life for people living with HIV and end the HIV epidemic.

Prior to joining the White House, Mr. Phillips served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health.  There, he coordinated the initiative’s activities across the Department’s operating divisions. 

Mr. Phillips held prior positions at the Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HRSA/HAB). His work there included serving as Office Director for the Ryan White Program’s AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC), Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) and HAB’s work funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).  He was the Deputy Director of the Ryan White Part B and AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAP), and worked with Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients, planning councils, providers and patients. He served on the CDC/HRSA AIDS Advisory Committee (CHAC) from 2003 – 2010. He has a Master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an undergraduate degree from Kalamazoo College in Michigan and is a person living with HIV. 


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