Vice President and Director, Community Health Systems
Jesse Milan assumed the position of Vice President and Director of Altarum’s Community Health Systems group in April 2008. He leads an $18 million business unit of 85 professionals serving clients such as SAMHSA, HRSA, CDC, NIH, USDA, the World Health Organization, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. A person living with HIV for three decades, Mr. Milan is a national thought leader and advocate for HIV/AIDS policies and programs, and an expert in pursuing strategies for reducing racial, ethnic, LGBT, and low-income health disparities to achieve greater health equity.
Prior to joining Altarum, Mr. Milan spent 10 years at the Constella Group, an international health consulting firm, serving as Vice President for Health Communications and most recently as Vice President for Global Health Convergence. Following Constella’s 2007 acquisition by SRA International, he was appointed senior principal for health policy and promotion. During his years at SRA Constella Group, he oversaw health programs for federal, state, and local agencies and for private foundations. He also promoted public and private partnerships with academia and global health entities and served as corporate philanthropy officer. Mr. Milan served for six years as Constella’s project director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Prevention Information Network, a $70 million contract and the world’s largest service for dissemination of information on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis. He also served for eight years as Constella’s Director of the CDC Business and Labor Respond to AIDS Resource Service.
An attorney, Mr. Milan formerly served for six years as chief of staff to the President of Temple University; was deputy city solicitor for the City of Philadelphia; and was an associate attorney at Morgan, Lewis and Bockius.
He served from 2002 to 2007 as Co-chair (appointed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary) of the CDC/Health Resources and Services Administration’s Advisory Committee on HIV and STD Prevention and Treatment, and in 2009 was co-chair of the 70-member external peer review of the entire $700 million domestic HIV portfolio of the CDC. In 2007, he was designated a Fulbright senior specialist with a specialization in global HIV/AIDS and served appointments on both the Leadership and Accountability Programme Committee and Conference Coordinating Committee for the 2012 International AIDS Conference. His national Health Disparities efforts include corporate oversight at Altarum for programs focused on improving minority health funded by CDC, the DHHS Office of Minority Health and NIH. In 2008, he received—along with Julian Bond, and Tavis Smiley—the Hero in the Struggle award from the Black AIDS Institute for his national leadership and for addressing the global health disparities in HIV/AIDS.
Mr. Milan was director of the $21 million AIDS Office for the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health and chaired the region’s HIV prevention and care planning processes. He is chair emeritus and past board chair of the Black AIDS Institute and has served as president of the boards of Action AIDS (Pennsylvania’s largest AIDS service organization), the Philadelphia AIDS Consortium, and the National Episcopal AIDS Coalition. In 2010, he received a three-year appointment to the Advisory Council of the University Of North Carolina School Of Global Public Health.
Mr. Milan has traveled extensively and delivered hundreds of speeches, presentations, and sermons on HIV/AIDS across the United States and in eight African nations, including keynote addresses for national conferences for CDC and HRSA and in 2009 at the White House. His published works cover HIV stigma and health care topics. He co-authored an article on a national HIV prevention plan appearing in the July 2007 issue of the American Journal of Public Health.
Mr. Milan was voted Humanitarian of the Year by the readers of the Philadelphia Gay News, received the first national HIV advocacy award in 2006 from the Balm in Gilead and was honored in 2004 by the Health Resources and Services Administration for “leading the national and international fight against HIV disease.”
He is a graduate of Princeton University and the New York University School of Law.
Mr. Milan may be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.