CRI is committed to involving community members in all aspects of our operations. One way we facilitate this involvement is through the work of our Community Advisory Board (CAB), a group of dedicated individuals who serve as CRI’s community representatives.

The goals of the CAB are to:
•    Provide an open forum to discuss community concerns and needs.
•    Work with staff to review new study protocols and provide feedback on research efforts.
•    Ensure CRI works with all populations and assists in expanding access to the best available treatments and promote enrollment in clinical research studies.
•    Maximize the dissemination of culturally and linguistically appropriate information about treatment options to consumers and providers in all communities.
•    Develop, foster, and facilitate ongoing dialogue with all communities affected by HIV and hepatitis C.

The CAB meets bimonthly with CRI staff leaders from the Research, Communications, IDDAP, and other departments. The CAB’s members represent a variety of ages, races, ethnicities, and communities from throughout Massachusetts, including LGBTQ individuals, people over 50, people of color, and individuals with a history of substance use. CRI strives to have representation from communities most affected by HIV in our area. We are proud to recognize the hard work and contributions of all our current and past CAB members.

Jack Augustus
Stephen Batchelder
Shaun Banyan
Jose Cartagena
Jeff Kennedy
Sheila Lee
Iris Rivera
Michael Silver
Jose Sostre
Catherine Vaughn

For more information about the CAB, or to inquire about membership, please email