The Board of Directors of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Carole Treston, RN, MPH, ACRN, FAAN as ANAC Executive Director, effective May 1, 2017.
"I'm very happy to welcome Carole Treston as our Executive Director," said Jason Farley, PhD, MPH, ANP-BC, FAAN, AACRN, President of the ANAC Board of Directors. "Her leadership, vision, experience and ability to get things done will serve ANAC extremely well during this time in the history of our organization and our country. The entire board is thrilled with this appointment and looks forward to a long and productive period with Carole as Executive Director."
Treston is an RN who, in 1988, developed one of the first comprehensive, family-centered HIV/AIDS programs in the country, a demonstration project in Philadelphia that contributed to the development of the Ryan White Title IV/Part D programs. She also served as Executive Director of the Children's Hope Foundation New York City. She was the Director of Operations for the PACTG/IMPAACT Group, the global multi-site, HIV/AIDS clinical research network sponsored by the NIH. More recently, Carole was the Executive Director of AIDS Alliance for Children Youth and Families, a national policy and advocacy organization in Washington DC.
She has served as Chief Nursing Officer at ANAC since 2013, leading policy and advocacy efforts and directing ANAC nursing education initiatives. Her commitment to supporting and championing the role of nurses in the global response to HIV/AIDS is strong. She currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
She has been a member of other numerous boards and appointed committees related to health care and research, HIV and social justice and has presented locally, nationally and internationally on HIV issues and the important role of nurses in health care. She is an experienced nurse clinician with a Master's Degree in Public Health/Health Policy from Columbia University and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
"I am honored with this appointment," said Treston. "ANAC has always represented to me the intersection of evidence based health care, human rights advocacy and individual compassion through the incredible contributions of our members in the response to HIV and AIDS. This is our legacy and our future. I look forward to continuing and growing this in the years ahead."