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AHF Employee Spotlight: Where We Started & Where We Are

AHFter Hours Podcast

May 23, 2022

18 minutes

AHF Employee Spotlight: Where We Started & Where We Are

On a special Employee Spotlight Episode, meet some of the people that make AHF tick


  • Staci Mullins is the Regional Director for Northern Bureau at AHF. She’s been with the organization since 2015. LinkedIn
  • Antigone Robinson is a Senior Program Manager of Advocacy in the Public Health Division at AHF. She began working at AHF as a summer intern in 2019. LinkedIn
  • Silvia Trujillo is the Director of Linkage Services for the West region at AHF. She’s worked for AHF for nearly 18 years, first joining in 2004. She began in the healthcare center before eventually moving into public health. LinkedIn


[5:14]  -- From Pharmacy to Protest March

Staci’s perspective on her evolving view of AHF

Staci recounts how when she started at AHF, her perspective on the organization was mainly limited to research she’d done online. But soon she was stepping out from her pharmacy tech role to attend protests and more, eventually coming to find that passion for social justice was integrally tied to the AHF’s central mission.

[11:32] -- Advocacy Everywhere

Whatever your title, you’re an advocate

Antigone speaks on how central advocacy is throughout AHF, regardless of your role. “I think it’s amazing,” she says, “that no matter what department at AHF you work in there’s always an opportunity to participate in the advocacy.” That opportunity is available to anyone at AHF, regardless of their position or how long they've been with the organization.

[13:16] -- Leading by Example

What makes AHF unique

Silvia shares her perspective on what makes AHF unique, and why she’s stayed as long as she has— “Our example comes from above.” At AHF, commitment to every aspect of the organization’s mission is evident from its top leadership all the way to its summer interns. That’s a powerful thing, and makes the culture at AHF unlike almost any other organization’s.

[15:46] -- Advice for the Next Generation

What each of our three guests has to share

Looking to take your next step at AHF? “Don’t allow anyone to dictate your growth,” Silvia says. Antigone advises to “take advantage of every opportunity there is to learn and meet different people,” while Staci urges a high level of activity: “Jump in when you can participate. Whenever there are advocacy efforts in the area, jump in there and do it.”




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Lauren Hogan is the Associate Director of Communications for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, and has been working in a series of roles with the Foundation since 2016. She’s passionate about increasing the public visibility of AIDS, the Foundation's critical work, and how everyday people can help join the fight to make cutting-edge medicine, treatment, and support available for anyone who needs it.


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