Chief Executive Officer of Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) and Prism Health
Dr. Tyler TerMeer is the Chief Executive Officer of Cascade AIDS Project (CAP), the oldest and largest community-based provider of HIV services in Oregon and SW Washington, and Prism Health, a safe, affirming, and non-judgmental Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike where all members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community and beyond can obtain the compassionate and culturally effective primary and mental healthcare they need and deserve.
Under Dr. TerMeer’s leadership, CAP has grown from one office location to four, including an expansion to SW Washington and the launch of Oregon’s premiere LGBTQ+ primary care and mental health practice. The agency has grown from a staff of 55 to 120+, and the budget from $6 million to nearly $20 million. He has also addressed culture and equity, raising CAP’s minimum wage, implementing 12 weeks of paid family leave, conducting an equity audit, creating a health equity plan, and ensuring an organizational commitment to racial and social justice.
Dr. TerMeer has played a very public role throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and in addressing White Supremacy Culture in the region. TerMeer was appointed to be the LGBTQ+ Liaison in the Multnomah County response to COVID-19 as well as the Governor’s Healthy Early Learners Council. He was among a group of Black leaders who successfully created the Oregon Cares Fund for Black Relief and Resilience and sits on the Council of Trust that helped determine how those funds will impact the lives of Black people, Black Businesses, and Black-led nonprofits.