Meet Our Board

Our Board

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Ruthie Weatherly

Clinical Operations Manager

She, Her, Hers

Ruthie began volunteering in 2008, and served on the board from 2010-2019. Ruthie holds a degree in Human Services and Public Health Education from UW-Oshkosh. Ruthie has been working in HIV/STD/HCV prevention since 2004.

Kevin Nieves

Board Vice President

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Kevin has been a volunteer at BESTD since 2015 and joined the board in 2019. Currently, he works at a local emergency department as a nurse and is pursuing his NP degree. 

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Emma Nelson

Board Secretary

She, Her, Hers

Emma Nelson is a Linkage to Care Specialist in the Froedtert Infectious Disease & Inclusions Health Clinics at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Emma brings a decade of experience working with people living with HIV to BESTD. She began volunteering with the clinic in 2017 and joined as the Secretary of the BESTD Board of Directors in 2018. Emma is passionate about social justice, civil rights, and environmental activism.  She is a news and politics junkie, loves nature and hiking, and is a proud aunt and cat mom. 

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Waseem Anani

Board Member

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Waseem is an associate medical director at Versiti and works to keep the blood supply safe for Milwaukee. 

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Bryan Cerro

Board Member

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Bryan is a Medical Laboratory Scientist that works in a clinical oncology laboratory. He graduated with a degree in Biomedical Science - Clinical laboratory science from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in 2014 and has been volunteering at the STD Lab at BESTD since that time. He joined the board in 2020. 

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Emma Joubert

Board Member 

She, Her, Hers

Emma Joubert is a Registered Nurse at the Medical College of WI. She graduated with a bachelor of science degree in psychology in 2011, and received her BSN degree at MSOE in 2017. Emma first started volunteering at BESTD in 2015 and she joined the board in 2019.

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Pedro Perez Valdez

Board Member

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Pedro works for Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers as their Prevention Coordinator. Pedro joined the board in 2019.

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John George

Board President

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John has been clinic President since 2009. In his spare time, he is an antiques dealer and has 2 dogs with his Partner, Todd.

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Ken Barbeau

Board Treasurer

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Ken Barbeau is the Director of Community Programs & Services for the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee.  Ken has been a volunteer at BESTD since 2006 and performs intake for STD clients and/or HIV clients. Since he has an accounting background, he also acts as BESTD Treasurer. 

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Dr. Andy Petroll 

Medical Director

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Andy is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the Division of Infectious Diseases where he specializes in the care and prevention of HIV. He also holds an appointment as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and conducts research at MCW’s Center for AIDS Intervention Research. His research interest is understanding and improving the function of the healthcare system in the prevention of HIV. Dr. Petroll currently serves as the Medical Director for the Board.

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Lorenzo Anthony S 

Board Member 

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Lorenzo is a Health and Wellness enthusiast. He’d like everyone to find balance and be in tune with their emotional, physical, and spiritual needs. He currently works in the public health division at AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Pensacola, FL focusing on outreach in several states in the Southeast region of the US. He’s worked in clinical and non-clinical roles at numerous organizations, hospitals, and regulatory agencies. He started volunteering at the clinic in 2016 and started serving on the board in 2017. He enjoys traveling abroad, foreign films, live music, and good coffee.

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Mickey Hart

Board Member

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Mickey is a clinical pharmacist at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. At BESTD, he is involved with HIV prevention counseling, HIV testing, and management of our medication supply. He joined the board ion 2018. 

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Mia Noel

Board Member 

Mia manages sexual and reproductive health programs most recently for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. Mia's focus is increasing the health and well being of Mia's community. When at BESTD, Mia is usually a HIV Counselor or HIV Tester. Mia organizes local events in Mia's spare time from art and storytelling shows to dance parties and Mia absolutely adores Mia's garden. 

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Todd Slusar

Board Member 

He, Him, His

Todd works with the Milwaukee Housing. He has been volunteering with BESTD forever and joined the board in 2019. Todd enjoys visiting his lake house in Minocqua, WI.

1240 East Brady Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202

414-272-2144

contactus@bestd.org

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6:00pm - 8:00pm

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