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The Consumer Committee ensures that Planning Council members who are living with HIV/AIDS are empowered, supported, and encouraged to work on the full range of activities that the Planning Council undertakes. Consumer Committee also functions as a central meeting place for Planning Council consumers to share their thoughts, concerns and ideas on Planning Council work. 

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       Ronald "Jazzz" Bennett, Chair  | Adelina Alves, Vice Chair

Consumer Committee Charge

Foster and develop consumer leadership;

Work with Executive Committee to ensure that at least one Consumer Committee member is on each Planning Council committee;

Lead projects that confront stigma and discrimination in the HIV community;

Inform the Planning Council on issues from a consumer perspective; and

Ensure that diverse consumer input and participation are included in all Planning Council and committee activities.​


 MEETING MATERIALS FOR 2019- 2020     
(last updated on 4/13/2020)  

October 7, 2019

​November 4, 2019
​December 9, 2019


Presentation_Dr. Robert Goldstein_HIV in the Transgender Community.pptx
January 13, 2020 


Presentation_ Dr. Alex Keuroghlian_HIV and Sexual Assault in the Transgender Community.pdf

​Febuary 10, 2020



Presentation_ Dr Jackie Rashmi_HIV and Immigration.pptx

​March 9, 2020 


​April 6, 2020

*All meetings for the 2019-2020 session will take place on the second Monday of the month at 2300 Washington Street, 6th Floor, Roxbury, MA 02119 (Bruce C. Boling Building). The meetings are open to the public and optional for all Planning Council members.

Consumer Committee Publications

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 CONTACT: For more information, please contact Tatiana Ramos or Planning Council Support​.  

Boston Planning Council Support​
1010 Massachusetts Ave. (2nd Floor) Boston, MA 02118
Tel: (617) 534-2413 | Mob: (617) 947-4299 | Fax: (617) 288-2284| 

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