Steven Pace is the President and CEO of AIN and has been in that position for 20 years. He has a Master of Science in Social Work Degree (MSSW) from UTA and was licensed by the state of Texas as Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). His education also includes a Bachelor of Social Work degree, as well as business management, extensive pastoral and theological education with ordination as Clergy and license to practice both nationally and internationally. He has worked with HIV/AIDS for over 36 years in the Dallas metropolitan area and has been in leadership in the HIV, LGBT, and Dallas metropolitan communities during that time. He provides both leadership and management of AIN, and is a leader in collaborations with several organizations.
Steven helped initiate several different HIV/AIDS service organizations, and has been instrumental in helping develop the Dallas and North Texas area network of health care and support services that make up the current continuum of HIV prevention and care. He has raised millions of dollars of funding for HIV/AIDS care and prevention programs, and continues to help ensure the evolution of services in this region. Under his leadership, thousands of persons living with HIV receive healthcare, support services, treatment and prevention, and tens of thousands of at-risk people receive HIV, STI, and health education, testing, and linkage to care.