Edward Tepporn is the Executive Vice President at the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum a national health justice organization which influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Edward is responsible for executive leadership, strategy, planning, policy and programs for the organization.
Edward joined APIAHF’s staff in 2002, having most recently served as APIAHF’s HIV Program Director. During his time at APIAHF, he has lead programming for the Pacific Island Jurisdictions AIDS Action Group’s Regional HIV Summits, facilitated numerous trainings and workshop sessions on a wide range of organizational capacity building topics, broadened the diversity of APIAHF’s capacity building assistance recipients, and co-authored several key reports and issue briefs.
Prior to joining APIAHF, Edward previously served as Director of Education at Saint Louis Effort for AIDS and as Community Co-Chair of Missouri's Statewide HIV/STD Prevention Community Planning Group where he co-led efforts to prioritize the state’s three million dollar HIV prevention portfolio. As an associate at Aplomb Consulting, he was key staff on various marketing and public relations projects, including amFAR’s National AIDS Update Conference and the San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade.
Edward received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Psychology from Washington University in Saint Louis. He was also a Nelson Mandela Scholarship recipient in the MSW program at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.
Edward is currently an advisory board member for UCSF’s Center for AIDS Prevention Studies and is a member of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity Coordinating Council for Diversity in Public Health. He previously served as Secretary for the Federal AIDS Policy Partnership’s Convening Group, co-lead for the CDC’s Organizational Infrastructure and Program Sustainability National Network, and member of the Office of Minority Health Resource Center’s National Advisory Board. Edward was a recipient of the CDC Price Fellow for HIV Prevention Leadership.