living with HIV, including primary medical care, case management, mental health services, interpreters services, and support groups. In addition, La Clínica provides a range of peer-based prevention services, including HIV counseling and testing, and comprehensive HIV prevention interventions for at-risk Latino groups. Ms. Sol has worked for the past 18 years in health care settings serving immigrant, uninsured Latinos in the Washington metropolitan area. She holds a master’s degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and is from El Salvador.
Evelyn Tomaszewski, M.S.W., is Senior Policy Advisor within the Human Rights and International Affairs Division, National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Ms. Tomaszewski serves as Project Director for the NASW HIV/AIDS Spectrum: Mental Health Training and Education of Social Workers Project, which addresses a range of health and behavioral health issues with a focus on HIV/AIDS and co-occurring chronic illnesses. In this role, she is responsible for a multi-phase, federally funded project that provides training, education, and technical assistance to social workers and allied health and mental health care providers. Ms. Tomaszewski staffs two NASW leadership committees: the National Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues and the International Committee. She promotes NASW Global HIV/AIDS Initiative through collaboration with domestic and international groups and agencies, most recently completing a capacity and training needs assessment addressing the social work workforce, volunteers, and psycho-social care providers in collaboration with FHI–Ethiopia and Physicians for Peace. Previously within NASW, Ms. Tomaszewski served as Senior Policy Associate with oversight responsibility for NASW’s work with JCAHO, revising Social Work Standards for Health Care Practice, and providing research and practice content for the NASW Center for Workforce Studies. Ms. Tomaszewski holds a B.S.W. and M.S.W. from West Virginia University and a Graduate Certificate in Procurement and Contracts Management and a Certificate in Leadership Development from the University of Virginia.
Andrea Weddle, M.S.W., has been the Executive Director of the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), an organization representing frontline HIV medical providers and researchers, since September 2008. Previously, she served as the Associate Director of the association for 6 years. She devotes much of her time to advancing HIVMA’s public policy and advocacy priorities, which include improving access to health care for people with HIV/AIDS, addressing HIV medical workforce issues, and promoting public policies grounded in science. Prior to joining HIVMA, she conducted policy research on Medicaid managed care programs as a research associate for the Center for HIV Quality Care and served as the staff director for the