OUR STORY
 

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our MISSION

To end the HIV/STI epidemic in Florida through comprehensive

health education, prevention, testing, and treatment.

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OUR STORY

 

Hope & Help began in 1988 as a small support group of a few friends who cared for a close friend who was experiencing of AIDS-related complications.  The compassion and spirit of those friends lives on today.  Since then, Hope & Help has grown into one of the most comprehensive HIV/STI service organizations in Florida, with a full medical clinic, in addition to testing, education, prevention, case management, support group services, and a syringe service program.

With Florida consistently ranking higher nationally than most other states for new HIV and STI transmissions, Hope & Help is driven by its mission to end the HIV and STI epidemic in Florida through comprehensive health education, prevention, testing, and treatment.  Ultimately, Hope & Help’s vision is to see all generations empowered with the knowledge, resources, and opportunities necessary to live healthy and stay well.  Today, Hope & Help offers HIV/STI preventive and treatment services to thousands of patients across Florida, including Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Seminole, and Miami.

At Hope & Help, we're known as the "warm hug of health care" for our compassionate and skilled approach to making our patients feel welcome, appreciated, and for creating an environment that celebrates diversity, individuality, and the power of the human spirit.  Hope & Help is the recipient of the "2020 Top Places to Work Award" from Orlando Sentinel and the "Best STD Testing Resource in Apopka" by Testing.com.

LEADERSHIP

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JIM PALMISANO
iServ
President

BOB ADAMS
AIMM Consulting
Secretary

SUZANNE MEEHLE, ESQ
Meehle & Jay, P.A.
Director

TRACY RICHARDSON
Liberty National
Vice President

SUE IDTENSOHN
Retired - Planned Parenthood
Director

DEBI JONES
SeaWorld
Director

BLAKE POWELL, CPA
RSM US LLP
Treasurer


KURTIS MOHR, MD
Premise Health
Director


BELINDA GAMMAGE
Victory Academy
Advisory Member

*Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month.

SENIOR LEADERSHIP

LISA BARR, MBA
Executive Director

AMIE K. YOUNG, CPA
Finance Director

JENNA WIMMER, APRN
Interim Medical Director

JOSHUA J. MYERS, MS, MA
Development & Communications Director

ADAM S. TROY, MPH
Prevention Director

RAQUEL LUCIANO, MSW
Client Services Director