East Bay Getting to Zero welcomes Jayne Gagliano (she/her) as our new Prevention Project Manager! Jayne brings a wealth of experience and expertise in HIV prevention to our organization and network. We are thrilled to have her.
Here is a message from Jayne:
Dear East Bay Getting to Zero Community,
My name is Jayne, and I’ve joined the East Bay Getting to Zero team as the Prevention Project Manager. I’m so excited to return to the world of HIV prevention – in this role, I get to do what I love again and work with the best of the best.
I started out my career at San Francisco’s Glide Foundation, serving the Tenderloin’s most vulnerable residents as an HIV test counselor. From there, I moved on to help pioneer one of the nation’s first PrEP navigation programs at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and provided capacity-building assistance to local and national health jurisdictions that wanted to offer PrEP to their patients.
After that, I served as the coordinator for Bridge HIV’s STAY Study, a PrEP demonstration project that increased PrEP access for trans and gender nonbinary communities at local clinical sites. This was also where I met and first worked with ZJ, EBGTZ’s Communications and Partnerships Manager, so I already know what an incredible asset they are to this work.
For the last two+ years, I’ve worked in several capacities addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. I managed a large team of contact tracers and case investigators, provided surveillance and outbreak management, and offered technical support. During this time, I co-authored several papers, and was part of a team that received UCSF’s Cooke Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in 2021.
I also coordinated San Francisco’s very early monkeypox vaccination efforts, working with close contacts of confirmed cases.
In my spare time, I teach Les Mills group fitness classes, and can often be found at the Bladium in Alameda, teaching RPM, SPRINT, or Les Mills CORE classes.
I have long shared EBGTZ’s vision of zero HIV stigma, health disparities, and new HIV transmissions. This is the work I’m called to do, and I can’t wait to help develop the creative, collaborative solutions that are the hallmark of this organization’s work. Let’s accomplish this together for the benefit of everyone in our community.