APEB Board of Directors Appoints George Jackson as Executive Director
April 11, 2022 – Oakland, California – The Board of Directors of AIDS Project of the East
Bay (APEB), has appointed Mr. George Jackson, Jr. to the role of Executive Director. Jackson
has served as the Interim for the past two years and was selected after an intensive review of
his accomplishments and performance during this interim period.
Jackson joined the organization in 2011 as an Outreach Worker and quickly distinguished
himself as a leader at APEB and in the greater Bay Area communities. As the longest serving
employee at AIDS Project of the East Bay, Jackson has managed several high performing
programs and has supported the viability of the organization by attracting federal, corporate
and local grants and contracts, and speaking at national and international public health
“Mr. Jackson’s professional journey is a testament to the power and mission-critical role that
community-based organizations like APEB have and can play. Jackson as a young leader, and APEB both stand to gain much from this action, and it is clear that Mr. Jackson cares deeply about and is dedicated to the communities that APEB was created to serve,” says Dr. Stephaun Wallace, Board Chair of APEB.
Within his first six months as Interim Executive Director, Jackson raised nearly $1M in
funding to support the organization’s ability to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then,
he has strategically implemented systems to improve APEB’s efficiency and sustainability.
Presently, APEB is building job opportunities for members of the community, partnering with
academia to replicate its data-driven evidence-based interventions, community involvement,
"It is with esteemed gratitude that I thank APEB's Board of Directors for their confidence in
me and would like to personally express my appreciation for helping me achieve my wildest
dreams. I want to thank all of the staff, consumers and community partners for their
commitment to APEB’s success and growth. Enthusiastically I look forward to serving
APEB’s stakeholders as we strive to end HIV in the Bay Area," says Jackson.
As Executive Director, Jackson will work closely with APEBs Board and staff to ensure the
organization continues to be a leader in HIV prevention & services, through the ongoing
COVID-19 crisis and beyond. One of his first acts as the Executive Director will be to
convene an inaugural community town hall. This listening session will serve as an opportunity
to enhance community relationships and partnerships, and support increasing linkages and
referrals to APEBs programs and services.
About AIDS Project of the East Bay
Founded in 1983, AIDS Project of the East Bay (APEB) is the oldest AIDS Service
Organization in the East Bay. APEB’s mission is to prevent new HIV infections and to support
individuals living with the virus through programs prioritizing some of the most vulnerable
and marginalized individuals. The charity seeks to provide culturally sensitive, nonjudgmental, and essential services including HIV/HCV specialty healthcare, housing
assistance, COVID-19/HIV/Hep-C testing and more. Learn more at www.apeb.org.