MPact’s steering committee have the primary role of providing strategic advice to the organization. It is formed by 11 exceptional community members from around the world, with demonstrated leadership capacity and skills across a range of fields. Their expertise cover areas such as regional advocacy, community organizing, and social media. They all have demonstrated experience in issues related to HIV and the sexual health of gay, bisexual, and other queer men with knowledge and linkages at local, national, and/or regional levels.
MSMSGF’s Board Co-Chairs Don Baxter and Othman Mellouk also serve as Co-Chairs of the Steering Committee.
Coordinator the HIV Agenda at Inspira Cambio A.C., a civil organization based in Mexico City that works with sexual health and sexuality for the LGBTQ+ community and lead on community support at the Clinica Condesa, the largest Clinic in Mexico serving people living with HIV. Heavily involved political activism towards health and human rights authorities, politicians, and other stakeholders to address issues related to HIV, health, and rights.
David Leonardo Rodriguez
Leo is a Colombian attorney with a degree in criminal law and more than 10 years of professional litigation experience. He defied stereotypes by working with the conservative wing of Colombian politics as a public official and simultaneously began producing adult content. After touring five countries with his work, he retired from the adult entertainment industry and now has resumed his work in the field of law. The breadth of his career has given him insight into much more than just law and has converted him into an activist for the rights of sex workers.
João Geraldo Netto
Brazilian digital marketing strategist, sexual health specialist, social mobilizer, and founder of Multiverso Institute. João is a content creator on the YouTube channel “Super Indetectavel” about HIV and LGBTI+ sexual health.
Executive Director of the Jamaican Network of Seropositives since 2017, a Network of PLHIV and an NGO that advocates for the rights and concerns of People Living with and impacted by HIV in Jamaica. His advocacy and life’s work so far are linked directly to the LGBTQ community especially those disenfranchised and made more vulnerable because of their HIV+ status.
Nikolay Lunchenkov, MD.
An infectious diseases doctor and LGBTQI+ health consultant. He worked as public health and community manager for several years in global leading organizations. He currently serves as a LGBT health coordinator in Eurasian Coalition on Health, Rights, Gender and Sexual Diversity. Nikolay has experience both from a medical and community perspective, with research focus on sexual health, PrEP and substance use among gay men.
Serge Douomong Yotta
Advocacy Director of Coalition Plus international, an international community-based organization that works in 50 countries through a partnership of more than 100 organizations of people infected and affected by HIV and hepatitis around the world. Former Executive Director of Affirmative Action – Cameroon A spokesman of the AGCS–PLUS (former AfricaGay) network and member of the UNAIDS Youth Advisory Forum. Serge holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of Geneva focusing on the contribution of grassroots community actors in the response to HIV.
Stephane Ku, MD.
Director of Division of Infectious Diseases at Taipei City Hospital Renai Branch and clinical researcher with TREAT Asia Network at Taipei Veterans General Hospital. His research interests include HIV/STI, Chemsex, and sexual wellbeing of LGBTQ community and has been actively involved in PrEP implementation in Taiwan. He also serves as Board Member of Taiwan AIDS Society and HIV Education And Research Taiwan (HEART).