Submitted by Pierce County AIDS Foundation
After launching a national search and soliciting community input, PCAF’s Board of Directors has concluded their search and announced today that Erick Seelbach will become the next Executive Director of PCAF.
“Erick brings a wealth of knowledge about HIV/AIDS and is very well respected in our community,” said Curtis Littlegreen, PCAF Board President. “We feel that Erick is a great fit for PCAF and the right leader to move the organization forward with vision and intention.”
Seelbach will be the third Executive Director at the helm of the 29-year-old organization, which provides HIV and AIDS prevention and case management services throughout the South Sound region, and has grown to serve several counties with offices in Tacoma and Olympia.
“We couldn’t be prouder of the growth that PCAF has experienced over the years thanks to the strong leadership of its two previous Executive Directors, Jeannie Darneille and Duane Wilkerson,” said Littlegreen. “Under Erick’s leadership, our committed board of directors and talented, hard-working staff look forward to continued growth and responsiveness, and to defining the next steps as we move forward to eliminate HIV-related stigma and end AIDS and HIV infection in our community.”
Seelbach has deep roots in the Puget Sound area. With over 15 years of leadership in the HIV/AIDS community, Erick is highly skilled and equally passionate. He brings a wide range of experience to PCAF including HIV outreach, community planning, program design, nonprofit technical assistance and training, and policy work. Seelbach currently serves as the HIV Regional Resource Consultant for the Office of the Regional Health Administrator in Region 10 of the US Department of Health and Human Services, covering Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
Seelbach will step into his new role with the organization in mid-June. PCAF will provide opportunities for the Tacoma and Olympia communities to meet and get to know Seelbach in the coming months.