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 strategic planning in Spring 2017. Brande has spent her entire career working for nonprofit organizations mostly in fundraising capacities. Prior to Desert AIDS Project, she worked for agencies in Massachusetts, Iowa and California serving hospice patients, K-12 and college students, homeless youth, adults living with developmental disabilities and people living with HIV/AIDS. Brande is inspired by her tireless colleagues and the determination of clients to seek and access care in spite of all obstacles.