John Wikiera is the Consumer Council’s liaison to the Board of Directors. In this capacity, he helps to promote open and effective communications between Trillium Health and its patients and clients
John, a long-time friend and supporter of Trillium Health, and formerly AIDS Community Health Center (ACHC) and Community Health Network (CHN), joined the ACHC Board of Directors in 2009 and became a member of the Trillium Health Board of Directors at its inception. John has offered technical support and leadership development to the Consumer Council, is a member of the Trillium Health Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance Committee and Patient and Client Services Workgroup.
As a consumer advocate, John sits on the New York State Medical Director’s HIV/AIDS Consumer Advisory Council and is Co-Chair of the Central New York Ryan White Care Network. A former Advisory Board Member and Trainer with the NYS Department of Health AIDS Institute’s PWA Leadership Training Institute, John is currently a Peer Mentor and Regional Lead with their self management program, and facilitates a weekly conference call for HIV-positive Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) throughout upstate New York.
The level of community involvement throughout upstate New York, commitment to Trillium Health and its consumers, and ready access to resources most are not even aware of, make John a perfect fit for this important position.