Our Board of Trustees
We are grateful to our Board of Trustees who give of their valuable time, energy, gifts and expertise to helping AIN realize our vision to offer HOPE and to HELP create a world without HIV.
Our Board of Trustees
Gregg Gunter, Chair of the Board
Gregg has been involved with AIN for over a decade, beginning as a volunteer in the Daire Center. He has supported every AIN program – even as a temporary cook for clients in AIN’s Meals Program. He also volunteered in the Buddy Project, an early AIN support program aiding homebound clients – a project very near and dear to his heart and eventually became the Volunteer Director of the program. Gregg has been an active Board member for over five years and AIN Board Chair for the past two. Gregg is the Personnel and Marketing Director for Safemed Pharmacy in Dallas and lives with his partner of twenty + years, Richard Allen, and has five fuzzy children—dogs, that is!
David Burrows, Vice Chair of the Board
David M. Burrows has been involved with AIN since 2008 and currently serves as Vice Chair to the Board. David is an entrepreneur involved in technology and marketing. His co-founded concept, Laundri, placed in the top 50 Startups for 2016 by the Consumer Technology Association. He also founded the M+M Agency, a digital ad agency serving traditional business and new upstarts. David serves on the Board of Advocates for the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University, and the Board of Texas Winds Musical Outreach. David lives in North Dallas with his wife Margaret along with their 2 dogs, Harley and Bailey.
Brian Sharp, Treasurer of the Board
Brian is a native of Memphis, Tennessee and has lived in several cities in both the US and abroad – but is proud to call Dallas his real home. Brian has been an active Board member for over six years and AIN Board Secretary for the past two. He has volunteered for HIV/STD prevention agencies for the last 25 years, and shares AIN’s passion for creating a culture of health in Greater Dallas. Brian’s career includes Supply Chain and Logistics Services Management in the automotive and telecommunications fields. He lives with his partner of over fifteen years, Mark Quigley, who shares his passion for travel.
AIN Board of Trustee Job Description
The purpose of the AIN Board of Trustees is to contribute skills, knowledge and experience as a voting member of the Board; to approve AIN’s operating strategy, policies, procedures, and regulations…
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Andrew Rohrbacher, Development Committee Chair
Andrew Rohrbacher is a business and organizational development consultant at Collide Village, a venture capital fund and startup studio in Addison, Texas. He is an avid home chef, adventure traveler, and a USAT-ranked amateur triathlete. As Chair of the AIN Development Committee, he helps provide leadership and guidance on fundraising strategies and donor relationship management. Andrew also serves on the Board of Managers for the White Rock YMCA. He currently resides in Dallas with his husband, Matt.
Piper Duarte, Governance Committee Chair
Piper oversees Clinical Quality Management for Parkland’s HIV Services Department, a Ryan White clinic system serving over 6000 clients. She loves the daily opportunity—and challenge— to champion patient centered care. In her role, she quickly realized the integral role AIN plays in supporting and empowering clients to achieve their goals, beyond suppression. At work, at home, in life—she’s a passionate friend and advocate who believes touch, kindness and tenacity paired with laughter will change most outcomes. She is honored to serve on the Board for AIN and shares the agency’s vision to offer hope and help create a world without HIV/AIDS.
Byron-Gabriel Proutt, Finance Committee Chair
Born and raised in Texas, Byron-Gabriel has spent most of his life in the Lone Star State. Coming from a large family, the third child out of seven, he found out early in life that this earth is a shared resource. With a long history of volunteerism at numerous local Non-Profit organizations, he also worked alongside developers for The Center (Denver, CO) to help establish housing and resources for homeless children and youth. Byron-Gabriel started his own PR Firm in 2010, which was a challenge that helped him discover several ways he could serve and work within his community.
Joleen Ford is currently a Customer Support Associate for American Gypsum, but when she is not busy making sure all is right in the world of drywall, she can be found practicing yoga, exploring restaurants in the metroplex, adding more shoes to her collection, and exploring what the world has to offer. Ten years ago Joleen began her relationship with AIN as a volunteer, which quickly turned into a position on staff where she was responsible for educating vulnerable populations about HIV/AIDS. Joleen also served as Coordinator of the Daire Center & worked in the Development Department, and now serves as a member of AIN’s Board of Directors. Says Joleen, “What I thought would be a quick 6 month volunteer experience ended up being a life changer. It is an honor to witness the growth of the agency.”
Mukamtagara Jendayi has a MA in Women’s Studies and currently serves as a Research Study Project Coordinator at Texas Women’s University. She is a fellow of Black AIDS Institute’s African American HIV University -Science Treatment College. Mukamtagara has worked in various social service fields such as substance abuse/addiction recovery, domestic violence, HIV prevention and reproductive justice. She is dedicated to the empowerment of women through promoting health education and literacy, advocacy, leadership, and building economic power.
Trupti Patel has been a manager at Safemed Pharmacy for the past two and a half years. She is motivated by her patients’ stories and works every day to ensure they receive vital medications and to help improve their overall well-being. Trupti feels most at home here in Dallas and is excited to be a part of a community that collaborates to improve and support healthy lifestyles. Her involvement on the AIN Board allows her a platform to continue making a difference in the lives of our community’s most vulnerable individuals.
Greg grew up in Washington state and Oklahoma. He graduated from Univ of Okla and moved to Seattle, WA where he began his career in international transportation and logistics. After stints in Portland, OR & Nashville, TN he moved to Dallas. Dividing his time between transportation and the company he & his husband started, he is now COO of Vintage Martini, LLC. Becoming a board member of AIN, this is Greg’s first foray into philanthropy and community services.
G. Roland Love, PC
Hon. Harryette Ehrhardt, DEd
Hon. Jose Plata
Mary A. Reed, Ph.D.
H. H. Miler Hung
Rev. Alex Byrd
Nancy Abbott Torell
Paul V. Myers
Paul von Wupperfeld
Robert W. Henderson, M.D.
Steven Krebaum, Ph.D.
William A. Smith