Our Advisory Board members work collaboratively, support AMP’s mission and goals, and serve as experts in guiding and advising the board leadership in strategic matters tailored to our community.
Performing HIV Outreach since 1993, Wade is an expert in AIDS/HIV-related illnesses. They are one of Jacksonville’s Charity fundraisers for Duval and surrounding areas. Wade works tirelessly to ensure that the lives taken by AIDS/HIV-related illnesses are not forgotten but remembered. They advocate for PrEP and encourage newly diagnosed individuals to take their medications properly so they do not spread the virus. The latest drugs suppress the virus to the extent that levels are undetectable in the blood. Undetectable Equals Un-transmissible. Wade supports the massive campaign to get the word out and spread this medical news to help save lives. They host various events and parties throughout the city and via every media station in the North Florida region, using their powerful voice to educate, inform, inspire, and encourage the public to get involved. Wade is the recipient of the Jax Cares HIV Award, among many other awards. illnesses but who currently live with AIDS/HIV.
James has been active in the Jacksonville community for over 20 years. He has served in various capacities. James was a former President of Holiday Helpers, a charity organization for children infected or affected by AIDS/HIV-related illnesses. He also served in the role of Elf for over ten years. James served in former positions as President and Co-Founder of Rainbow House, an LBGT Community Center, River City Pride Board, and on the Board of Jacksonville Coalition for Equality and Committees for JCCI Jax 2023.
James is currently a Duval County Democratic Party member and has served four years as Chair of District 7 and as Precinct Man for 701 since 2016.
He is passionate and committed to addressing the needs of the LGBTQIA2S+ and the AIDS/HIV community. James is grateful to the Political, AIDS/HIV, and Art community, whose mission is to honor those who passed away from AIDS-related illnesses but who currently live with AIDS/HIV.
Jonathan is passionate about addressing and reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS-related illnesses. He has seen how HIV disproportionately takes the lives of Black gay men. Jonathan represents the population who experience marginalization.
Jonathan is an early member of AMP. He believes in the work and the AIDS Memorial.
He was born and raised on the beautiful St. Lucia Island in the Caribbean. In his words. ” I have a beautiful adult daughter.” He graduated from Flagler College, earning a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration.
Jonathan began his career as a teacher in his homeland. He worked for JEA in Jacksonville for 19 years.
Mason’s passion is in music and songwriting. He believes it is vital to remember those whose lives were lost to HIV/AIDS-related illnesses.
Mason’s work is demonstrative of someone who knows that to move forward after the AIDS crisis, we must understand the history. Enduring a loss is one thing, but another when loved ones, friends, family, and community members cannot openly share their grief.
Mason states, “They deserve to be remembered.”
Sunny is a member of the 904ward and past chair of Riverside Avondale Preservation’s board.
In 2000, Sunny began a career working on Al Gore’s presidential campaign, then serving as Director of Press Advance for General Wesley Clark’s White House run in 2004. Between these years, she served as the Publicity and Publications Manager for the California Shakespeare Theater in the Bay Area. In 2019, she ran for City Council in District 14. Sunny is a mom to two boys, Cort and Max, with her husband, Trey Csar.
She is deeply committed to helping our neighborhood grow and develop in meaningful ways, respecting the neighborhood’s history, and honoring the community.
Sunny was a former National AIDS/HIV hotline volunteer living in the Bay Area. HIV/AIDS is close to Sunny’s heart. She lost several of her close friends to AIDS-related illnesses.
Aaron is married to his wife Kamala Williams and has two Dachshunds, Grace and Mercy. Aaron has been pastoring for ten years and is an activist in his own right. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Supervision and Management and a master’s degree in Transformative Leadership.