SF AIDS Foundation names interim CEO

  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Friday December 4, 2015
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The San Francisco AIDS Foundation today (Friday, December 4) announced that its named Tim L. Jones as interim CEO.

Jones, who's been a member of SFAF's board since 2011 and is the former national director of operations for the consulting firm Deloitte, will start his new job Monday, December 7.

In August, the nonprofit announced the departure of CEO Neil Giuliano, who's been named CEO of Greater Phoenix Leadership, a business organization focused on civic improvement initiatives.

With a budget of $32 million, SFAF, which was founded more than 30 years ago, is the city's largest AIDS-based nonprofit. It provides a wide variety of free services, including HIV testing, counseling, and syringe access to thousands of people every year. The organization has also been playing a lead role in efforts to eliminate new HIV infections in the city.

In a news release, Giuliano said, "TJ will be excellent in this role and his calming presence and fresh set of eyes and ears will be valuable during this time of change."

Referring to SFAF Senior Vice President James Loduca, Giuliano added that "coupled with James's close knowledge of the many strategic imperatives facing the agency in 2016, the foundation is set-up perfectly for a thoughtful, orderly and successful leadership transition."

Jones has "more than 25 years of leadership experience with complex, global organizations," SFAF noted. On the nonprofit's board, he's chaired both the Fund Development and Audit committees.

Jones is also a two-time rider in the AIDS/LifeCyle, the annual fundraising bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles that benefits the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center, and he's been a roadie in the event three times.

As interim CEO, he'll lead the senior executive team and ensure "the continued internal support, strength and stability of the organization's expansive programs and client services," as well as "organizational stability" as SFAF looks for a permanent CEO, the agency said in its news release.

The nonprofit also announced that Loduca has been promoted from vice president of public affairs and philanthropy to senior vice president.

He'll continue to be "instrumental in the successful momentum of the agency's many activities, including the public opening of the new Strut center in the Castro by the end of the year, continued success of AIDS/LifeCycle, and the agency's Campaign for Health and Wellness, which has raised $12.6 million of its $15 million goal," the agency said. "His leadership will help to ensure the continuity of foundation initiatives during the transition period."

Strut is the new gay and bi men's health center at 470 Castro Street that SFAF had expected to open this fall. An opening date hasn't been announced.

The health and wellness campaign refers to the nonprofit's efforts to raise money for programmatic expansion and renovation costs for the center

Incoming board Chair Philip Besirof said, "We couldn't be more pleased for TJ to step into this role during this exciting time for the foundation, and to have James as a senior advisor to ensure a smooth transition while we search for our next CEO. TJ's balanced approach, involvement as a board member, and personal connection to our mission and work will bring tremendous value to the agency."

SFAF spokesman Andrew Hattori didn't provide salary information for Jones or Loduca.

Giuliano's total compensation for the fiscal year ending in June 2014 was $327,447, according to SFAF's most recently available tax filings. Loduca's total income from the organization was $223,203, the documents say.

The executive search firm Egon Zehunder is leading the CEO search.