AIDS Network appoints new Executive Director

By |2008-04-04T09:00:00-04:00April 4th, 2008|Uncategorized|

LANSING – The Lansing Area AIDS Network has confirmed the hiring of Jacob A. Distel Jr. as executive director of the local AIDS service organization, according to Ted DeLeon, president of LAAN Board of Directors. The four-month search process for a new executive director culminated with his appointment to help manage the largest AIDS organization in mid-Michigan. LAAN provides direct care services to those who are living with HIV and AIDS, and provides prevention measures such as free anonymous HIV testing and educational programs in an effort to prevent the further spread of HIV.
Distel has over twenty years of responsibilities in administration and supervision, as well as experience in management, budget and resource development. He has demonstrated extensive community service by serving on local and state boards and committees in the areas of public health, mental health, and criminal justice.
Distel’s most recent position was at the Corrections Division of the Washtenaw County Office of the Sheriff, where he served as the Administrative Lieutenant. He is also a former member of both Michigan HIV/AIDS Council and the Region 2 HIV/AIDS Consortium. His has worked as a hospice volunteer and has served on numerous community boards.

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