Edward Tepporn is the Vice President of Community Strategies for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), 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. He has over 16 years of experience in the nonprofit field in local, national, and international settings.
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.
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 prioritized 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 is currently an advisory board member for Howard University’s National Multicultural Center, AIDS Project Los Angeles, the American Psychological Association Behavioral and Social Scientist Volunteer Program, and UCSF’s Center for AIDS Prevention Studies. He recently rotated off his terms as Secretary for the Federal AIDS Policy Partnership’s Convening Group and as co-lead for the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions Organizational Infrastructure and Program Sustainability National Network.
He previously served on the Office of Minority Health Resource Center’s National Advisory Board. In 1999, Ed spent one month at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a Price Fellow for HIV Prevention Leadership.
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.