David Brinkman

Chief Executive Officer, MBA


760-992-0418

David Brinkman, M.B.A., Chief Executive Officer & President, joined Desert AIDS Project in 2006. David has led the organization through a period of unprecedented expansion, increasing the number of clients and volunteers, diversity and volume of services, number of staff, and size of the budget by 100%. Under his leadership, Desert AIDS Project established a dental […]

Desert AIDS Project Chief Financial Officer David Benjamin

David Benjamin

Chief Financial Officer

Darrell L. Tucci

Chief Development Officer


760-992-0403

Tom Tarr

Director of Client Development

Sheri Saenz

Director of Administration & Human Resources, PHR


760-992-0416

Bruce Weiss

Director of Community Health


760-992-0455

Bruce Weiss joined Desert AIDS Project in April 2016 accepting the newly created position, Director of Community Health. Bruce brings 22 years of experience working in various capacities for AIDS service, health care and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-focused organizations. As the Director of Community Health, he participates in the development of, oversees and manages all […]

Brande Kiel Orr, MBA

Director of Strategic Initiatives


760-992-0437

Brande Kiel Orr moved to the desert in Summer 2010 specifically to join Desert AIDS Project.  As a member of the Leadership Team, her scope of work as Director of Grants adjusted over the years at times including oversight of Quality Assurance activities and the role of Interim Director of Programs.  She shifted focus to […]

Marc Baker

Director of Grants

Marc Baker began his career in the nonprofit sector coordinating programming for adults and children living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. He has seen first-hand the difference people dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by HIV can make, both for the individuals they serve and themselves. It was during this time […]

Zayda Welden

Director of Social Services


760-992-0476

Zayda Welden started her career at Desert AIDS Project as a Case Manager 21 years ago. She is a native of Quito-Ecuador where she completed her studies in Clinical Psychology at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. She’s also bilingual (Spanish) and multicultural, an asset at Desert AIDS Project. Zayda has had the opportunity of […]

Dane Koch

Director of Retail


760-969-5750
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