ABOUT US

ABOUT US

Shared Action is a capacity building assistance(CBA) program of AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) in collaboration with the Center for HIV Identification Prevention and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) of University California Los Angeles, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). APLA has provided high quality research and capacity building services in partnership with community-based organizations, governmental agencies, and universities since 1994. The members of CHIPTS have extensive experience conducting community based research and providing CBA services to Health Departments. Shared Action works to enhance the programmatic capacity of Health Departments funded directly or indirectly by the CDC to implement Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Interventions (DEBI) or provide other HIV prevention services under the Advancing HIV Prevention Initiative in the United States.

SHARED ACTION TEAM  |  AIDS PROJECT LOS ANGELES

Miguel Chion
Associate Director of CBA Programs
Miguel Chion, MD, MPH is currently the Associate Director of Education and Capacity Building for AIDS Project Los Angeles. He oversees two national CBA programs funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This initiative provides trainings and technical assistance to community based HIV/AIDS organizations and health departments nationally. Chion has been working in the HIV/AIDS field for more than 15 years, and is an expert in prevention to diverse high risk communities, having received his MPH in health services from UCLA. In 2004, he began specializing in capacity building in the western region of United States, helping HIV organizations and health departments effectively use technology and information to expand HIV prevention scope and effectiveness. In 2009, under his leadership he increased the funding for these capacity building programs and launched two national CBA programs entitled Shared Action and Shared Action HD. Chion also received his MD in general practice in Peru, and has worked as a physician in clinical settings. Most notably, Chion worked at the ministry of health in Peru implementing the first national sentinel surveillance program.  Beyond his professional work, Chion has supported community coalitions that focus on Latino health. Chion served on the board of directors of ALIANZA Latino caucus, which conducted lectures and professional trainings in Spanish for service providers working in Latino communities. He has also conducted several presentations to people living with AIDS/HIV on different topics related to the epidemic, related diseases such as Hepatitis C and treatment.

Oscar Marquez
CBA Resource Dev. Manager
Oscar Marquez has worked in the HIV Prevention Field since 2002 and joined AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) in2006. Before coming to APLA, he worked for four years at another community based organization where hesuccessfully implemented Prevention Case Management (CRCS), HIV testing and counseling, Group LevelInterventions, Individual Level Interventions, and Recruitment, among other services. At APLA, he worked as theProgram Coordinator for the L.A. County funded capacity building program and also worked as a Capacity BuildingCoordinator for the preceding CDC capacity building assistance (CBA) programs, Shared Action and SharedActionHD.
Mr. Marquez currently works as the CBA Resource Development Manager for Shared Action HD under thesupervision of the Associate Director of CBA programs. He oversees the development, implementation and qualityassurance of new technologies (e.g., website, online trainings, educational materials) .
Jordan Blaza
CBA Advisor
Jordan Blaza joined APLA in April, 2010, as a Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) Specialist, with emphasisin Training Services and is now a CBA Advisor providing technical assistance for Health Departments. Sheis certified in several Evidence Based Interventions and Public Health Strategies including ARTAS, CHTCand WILLOW. Her experience in CBA includes development of training curriculum such as “One on OneCore Competencies in Counseling” and “HIV Navigation Services”.
Jordan began her work in the HIV/AIDS field in 1996 as a volunteer at Asian Pacific AIDS InterventionTeam. She was then promoted as the Lead Coordinator in their Education and Prevention Departmentand later as a Capacity Building Assistance Technical Assistance Provider focusing on A/PI culturalsensitivity and skills building trainings. She participated in the Banyan Tree Project’s national socialmarketing campaign to stop HIV/AIDS related stigma in the A/PI communities. Jordan was a part of TheLeadership Campaign on AIDS Forum with the U.S. Surgeon General's Office in 2001 and completed theCDC Fellowship for HIV Prevention Leadership in 2002. In 2004 she became the Health EducationProgram Coordinator at the California AIDS Clearinghouse and from 2009 – 2013 she was a NationalAdvisory Board Member of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health.
Miguel Bujanda
CBA Advisor
As a Capacity Building Assistance Advisor in the Department of Education and Capacity Building for AIDSProject Los Angeles, Miguel Bujanda provides technical assistance and trainings for health departmentsthroughout the United States and U.S Territories. Mr. Bujanda is an Advanced Trainer and CBA Providerfor Couple’s HIV Testing and Counseling and Personalized Cognitive Counseling. Bujanda  has been working in the HIV/AIDS field for more than 17 years. He began working with APLA in2010 where he brings with him a wide range of experience in developing, implementing andcoordinating prevention and education programs, targeting Latino and Black MSM.Additionally,  Bujanda brings experience in Counseling Testing and Referrals, Peer Navigation Servicesand Program Integration and Implementation. Currently,  Bujanda is responsible for providing capacity building services trainings and individualtechnical assistance), tracking/monitoring CBA activities (process and outcomes data) and otherevaluation activities, and producing reports and disseminating findings to the CAB, CBA consumers, andthe CDC. Most recently, he serves on the Category A ARV/PrEP Working Group for CBA Providers and ingreatly involved in the Training of Trainer curriculum development, in Spanish, for Puerto Rico andDominican Republic.
Erika Roca
CBA Advisor
Bio coming soon.
Pamela Grenas
CBA Program Assistant
Bio coming soon.
Jeff Bailey
Director of Client Services
As Director of Client Services, Jeff Bailey oversees the coordination of APLA’s Client and Community-Based Services Division. Prior to joining APLA, Bailey served as the Director of Health Education &Prevention at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, overseeing a variety of evidence-based HIV healtheducation and risk reduction services targeting men who have sex with men (MSM), transgenderwomen and persons living with HIV, as well as tobacco control and substance use prevention programs. Recognized for his leadership in community planning, Bailey served as one of the community co-chairsof the Los Angeles County HIV Planning Committee from 2001 to 2005. Bailey is also a part-timeprofessor at Cal State University Los Angeles in the Health Sciences Department. Bailey received a master’s degree in public health from California State University Northridge and anundergraduate degree in history from the UCLA. He also has a degree in physical education and asecondary teaching credential in social sciences.