The staff at The Alliance for Positive Health is here for you. We are committed to providing non-judgmental, compassionate, respectful, and confidential services. We are dedicated to ending the HIV epidemic and helping you feel worthy, healthy, and important.
Kim Atkins, Executive Director
Kim Atkins is a cultural anthropologist whose first experience in public health was at a community family planning agency in NYC during the early 1990s when women of color were being infected with HIV and had nowhere to go for care. Over a four-year period, CFPC and Kim built a comprehensive HIV program including testing, primary care, mental health, case management, and supportive services for over 1,000 individuals living with HIV. When Kim became a Deputy Executive Director at the AIDS Service Center NYC in 2006, he led an expansion of services with CDC, SAMHSA, and increased case management funding. Kim moved to the Capital Region in 2013 when he became CEO for Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson and joined the Alliance as Executive Director in 2021.
Diana Aguglia, Deputy Executive Director
Diana Aguglia has been with AFPH since 2000 and is currently the Deputy Executive Director. She oversees daily operations, including program services, grants management, data management, and quality improvement. She provides direct oversight to all AFPH grant-funded programs and services provided in eighteen counties. During her time with the agency, she has managed the Criminal Justice Initiative services and Harm Reduction programs. Diana has served on several state-wide advisory groups, including Hepatitis C Elimination, Buprenorphine Advisory Group, Buprenorphine in Emergency Departments subcommittee, Buprenorphine in Corrections subcommittee, and End the Epidemic: Drug User Health. She also serves on local coalitions working to combat the opioid crisis and improve health outcomes in our communities.
Quinn Lee, Director of Program Services
Quinn is a servant leader. She has a background in community engagement and Human Services, focusing on harm reduction and trauma-informed care. A unique understanding of public policy and the intersections with underserved communities. Well known for her tenacity and willfulness to get the job done. She believes in professionalism, the respect of treating others as she would want to be treated, highlighting success and honest effort, and holding everyone to an equitable level of accountability. Above all else, she places the needs of our clients first and believes in delivering services that are person-centered and cause no harm.
Joseph Peterson, Director of Finance & Administration
Joe joined AFPH in 2019 as the Director of Finance and Administration. Prior to AFPH, he worked for over 30 years in Washington, DC in the public accounting sector. He was the National Director of the Public Sector practice of a national professional services firm based in Washington DC, where he oversaw all strategic and operational aspects of the practice. He also served on the firm’s national Executive and Management Committees, as well as numerous outside Boards and Finance Committees of non-profit organizations.
Susan Friedman, Director of Human Resources
Sue Friedman, Director of Human Resources, is a Human Resource professional with over 11 years of experience in non-profits, joining the Alliance for Positive Health in June 2021. She is an SHRM-CP (Society Human Resource Management-Certified Professional) and recently earned the credential of Everything DiSC Certified Practitioner. Her greatest contribution is building and helping to maintain a professionally qualified staff in a safe and equitable environment. She enjoys working at the Alliance for Positive Health because of the people and the mission. She enjoys running, working out, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Denise Dupigny, Assistant Director of Program Services
Denise has been with the Alliance for 10 years, starting as a Health Home Care Coordinator. She previously worked for non-profit agencies in Salt Lake City and San Francisco. Helping people see and reach their greatest potential is her passion.
Teamwork is an important factor for Denise. She believes that through teamwork all is possible. When she isn't working she can usually be found with her family. “I am a part of a large family and when we get together it’s the most beautiful thing.”
Mary Hazel Morelock, Assistant Director of Program Services
Mary Hazel Morelock is an Assistant Director of Program Services overseeing all AFPH Ryan White Supportive Services (Nutrition, Transportation, Health Insurance, Case Management/Health Education, Emerging Communities, and HIV/Aging). She has a BA in Psychology from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY. Mary has been with Alliance for Positive Health for 8 years and started here as a Health Home Care Manager. Her passion for helping others dealing with serious illness comes from her own mother, who battled metastatic breast cancer.
Randy Viele, Assistant Director of Program Services
Randy has been with AFPH for 27 years. During this time, he has developed many of the agency services that continue to be relevant today. He is passionate about working with and supporting AFPH as it continues to support the changing needs of our communities, which is a challenge and an opportunity to affect change.