FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Boulder County AIDS Project (BCAP)
Contact: Carolyn Powell, Board President, firstname.lastname@example.org
BOULDER, June 28, 2018 – After ten years of passionately serving as the Executive Director of Boulder County AIDS Project (BCAP), Ana Hopperstad is set to retire on August 31, 2018. Ana joined BCAP in 1991 as a volunteer and returned in 2006 as an HIV Case Manager, being named Executive Director in 2008. She has been involved with HIV work in Colorado and Washington State for over twenty years, and has been kindly referred to as a “Global Legend” by Representative Nancy Pelosi for her leadership in HIV and AIDS advocacy, prevention, and care.
During her tenure as Executive Director, Ana has helped establish BCAP as a well-respected HIV Community Based Organization (HCBO) which receives consistent praise from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and others for its excellent work. Ana has worked tirelessly to end HIV stigma; helped create a strong financial, programmatic, and personnel infrastructure within BCAP; expanded its prevention department to provide Hepatitis C (HCV) testing and information, and evolved its health programs to include the Syringe Access Exchange Program. Under Ms. Hopperstad’s leadership, BCAP maintained nonprofit best practices that have led the organization to receive high ratings from its clients and national evaluators such as GuideStar, Charity Navigator and the Better Business Bureau (BBB); and increased visibility through enhanced marketing, video messaging and social media presence.
“Looking back on my past 12 years with BCAP, I am proud. I have been steadfast as a champion of the needs of people impacted by HIV, cultivated and supported the diverse talents of BCAP’s dedicated staff, and withstood the effects of bias and stigma that continue toward HIV and opiate addiction – all while continuing to advocate for BCAP’s mission,” says Ana.
Board President, Carolyn Powell, shares “BCAP Board and staff are happy for Ana and thank her for her years of devoted service and leadership; not only to BCAP, but to the communities we serve. We are confident that the agency has solid transition and succession plans in place to move BCAP forward with the same exemplary levels of service required to fulfill its mission.”
The Board of Directors is initiating a search for a replacement Executive Director. Any questions and inquiries should be directed to Carolyn.
The mission of Boulder County AIDS Project is to provide support, advocacy, and education to those in our community who are living with or affected by HIV and AIDS, and to serve as an outreach and information center to prevent the further transmission of HIV in Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, and Gilpin Counties.