Our Mission:

Our Mission: To improve health and wellbeing, Allies provides integrated medical care, supportive human services, and community-based education for individuals living with, or at risk of HIV, viral hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections.

Our Vision:

Allies envisions a healthier community whereby all individuals access integrated medical care and supportive human services in a respectful setting, free of stigma and discrimination.

History

In 1985, a group of dedicated volunteers (allies) led by Kerry Stoner formed the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force (PATF) in response to a cry from those infected with HIV/AIDS for compassion, supportive services, and information about the disease.

In its infancy, the agency offered the Legal Advocacy program to fight discrimination and secure entitlements, as well as emotional and practical support to those who were dying from AIDS through what became known as the Buddy Program. Incorporated as a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization in March 1986, PATF existed as an all-volunteer agency until March 1988, when the organization hired founder, Kerry Stoner as its first Executive Director.

With the passage of the federal Ryan White Care Act and as medical treatments for HIV/AIDS improved, our services evolved and expanded to meet the growing and changing needs of the community. Now in our third decade of service, Allies for Health + Wellbeing has progressed from an agency that helped people with AIDS to die with dignity into an agency that helps people living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS as well as viral hepatitis and STIs live healthier more fulfilling lives.

Our services now include a medical clinic, behavioral health services, PrEP services, medical case management, HIV, hepatitis and STI testing and counseling, a food pantry, transportation, and emergency financial assistance, housing, and prevention and educational outreach. Because some of our services are open to all members of the community, regardless of HIV status, we launched a rebranding process in January 2017. After months of gathering feedback and input form our clients, potential clients, donors, community stakeholders and staff, we chose the name Allies for Health + Wellbeing and officially launched our new brand in September 2017.

We continue to be the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in Southwestern Pennsylvania, now adding that we offer the most comprehensive, integrated medical care at one location, available to all of our clients that we serve in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, and Westmoreland counties.

Current Financials

Board of Directors

Mike Madden, MD – President
Ron Valdiserri, MD, MPH – Vice President
Adam J. Falcone, JD, MPH – Treasurer
Carlos Torres – Secretary

Brian Balonick, Esq.
Linda Bucci

Stephanie L. Bucklew

John R. Edwards

Ken Ho, MD

Dean Kartsonas
Jessica McGuinness

Susan Orr
Dr. Daphne Parker 
Daniel Spice, MBA

Staff

Medical Clinic Staff

Administrative Staff

Community Health

Client Services