About The Hope and Help Center of Central Florida.

Our Mission: To save lives by treating and preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS in Central Florida.

Our Vision: A world without HIV/AIDS.

Our History: Since 1988, the Hope and Help Center has proudly provided comprehensive and compassionate support in Central Florida for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. As the premier HIV/AIDS service organization in the region, Hope and Help Center offers a full range of care services, as well as education and prevention initiatives that save lives, refute the stigma, and offer hope to all those touched by this disease. Throughout the years we have grown with eight locations throughout Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola Counties.

Our Services

  • Medical Case Management
  • Medicaid Case Management (PAC)
  • Non-Medical Case Management
    • Eligibility for Ryan White funded services
    • Pharmacy Eligibility
  • Peer Mentoring
  • AIDS Insurance Continuation Program (AICP)
  • Mobile Testing Unit
  • HIV Prevention Classes
  • Food Pantry
  • CDC Prevention Interventions:
    • WILLOW
    • ARTAS (Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Access to Services)
    • Counseling, Testing & Referral

Executive Staff

Lisa Barr, Executive Director

Edgardo Vazqueztell, Finance Director

Jennifer Smith, Clinical Manager 

Abby Nicholson, Prevention Director

Board Members  

President: Robert Adams: AIMM Consulting

Vice President: Tracy Richardson: WKMG

Secretary: Elizabeth Bauer: Walgreens

Treasurer: Ted Bradford: BB&T

Suzanne Meehle: The Meehle Law Firm

 Advisory Board

Barbara Poma: RB Management, Inc.

Bruce Pooley: SunTrust Bank

Darcel Stevens: Parliament House

Dr. Ron Stanish: Winter Park Family Health Center

Jan Hudson:  Walt Disney World

Jamie McFadden: Cuisiniers Catered Cuisine and Events

Lee Lopez: City of Deltona

Thearon Scurlock: General Manager at Artegon Orlando