Staff

Peter Houle, MBA
Executive Director

Peter Houle has been the Delaware HIV Consortium’s Executive Director since October of 2003. His diverse experience in education, innovative program development, fund-raising, business and non-profit management provides the organization with a strong, hands on understanding of client based services and the need for community collaboration. Peter has been on the forefront of the HIV/AIDS epidemic as a volunteer and administrator since the early 1980’s in NYC and Chicago where he helped initiate some of the first AIDS fundraisers.

Prior to coming to the Delaware HIV Consortium Peter had been a teacher, business owner and an executive director of two large urban HIV/AIDS organizations in Illinois and Arizona. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Peter is dedicated to the Consortium’s mission of eliminating the spread of HIV/AIDS through visionary leadership and ensuring a high-quality, seamless continuum of care exists for all people living with HIV disease in Delaware. He continues to be a tireless advocate for implementing the President’s National HIV Strategy and in empowering people with HIV disease to live happy, long, healthy, quality lives. In addition, Peter also serves on the Ministry of Caring Board of Directors for Mother Teresa House, an HIV/AIDS independent living housing project.

Brad Shannon
Director of Programs

Dianne Casey
Director of Housing Programs

Dianne W. Casey has served as the Director of Housing Programs since September 2003. Her primary responsibilities consist of supervising and managing the day-to-day operations of the Consortium’s statewide rental assistance program for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and overseeing the federal contract for a supportive housing program for homeless women living with HIV/AIDS that is owned and operated by Connections. Dianne works with HIV/AIDS case managers, social service agencies, rental property owners, and other housing providers to ensure that low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS have access to decent, stable, affordable housing in Delaware.

During her tenure at the Consortium, Dianne has actively participated in forums, workshops, and public hearings in support of community-based housing for special needs populations. Besides serving on the Consortium’s Planning Council and Policy subcommittee, she is a board member of the Homeless Planning Council of Delaware, serves on the Housing Subcommittee of the Governor’s Commission on Community-Based Alternatives for Persons with Disabilities, and is a member of the Delaware Housing Coalition and the Delaware Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials.

Charmaine Quarles
Manager of Housing

Robert Raup
Director of Finance and Administration

Bob Raup is the Director of Finance and Administration for the Delaware HIV Consortium, where he is responsible for the day-to-day financial activities and human resource functions of the agency. Bob joined the Consortium in 2003, and has over 25 years experience working with various not-for-profit agencies. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. His greatest accomplishment has been his ability to keep the administrative costs of the agency down, so that more funds are available to serve those who are most in need.

Andrea Killian
Financial Assistant

Scott L. MacKenzie
Director of Communications and Special Events
Scott MacKenzie has more than 25 years of healthcare public relations experience, most of it in the non-profit communications area. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Glassboro State College (Rowan University) and has worked in communications/public relations for the American Red Cross Blood Services, American Red Cross Southeastern PA Chapter (Philadelphia), Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware, Christiana Care Visiting Nurse Association, Elwyn Inc. (Media, PA), and the Ministry of Caring, Inc. Scott developed an interest in HIV/AIDS in 1985 while working for the American Red Cross, where he developed ground-breaking communications campaigns at the early stages of the epidemic. More recently, Scott headed up public relations and fundraising efforts for the Ministry of Caring’s House of Joseph II, partnering with colleagues at the Consortium on several joint projects. Scott joined the Consortium staff in January 2013.
Manager of HIV Community Planning

Tyler Berl has served as the Manager of HIV Community Planning for the Delaware HIV Consortium since 2015. In this role he organizes and supports the Delaware HIV Planning Council, the state’s joint HIV prevention and treatment community planning body. Since he began working at the Consortium, Tyler has worked to build a diverse network of the state’s HIV stakeholders to advocate for the needs of Delawarean’s living with, and at risk for HIV infection. Most recently, Tyler has acted as lead author of the Delaware Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan: 2017-2021, a federally mandated comprehensive plan for improving the state’s continuum of HIV prevention and care services.

Tyler attended the University of Delaware where he received a Master’s Degree in Urban Affairs and Public Policy (2014), with a focus on U.S. health care policy, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications (2011). Prior to working at the Delaware HIV Consortium, Tyler served as a Legislative Fellow with the Delaware General Assembly, and a Public Administration Fellow with Institute for Public Administration at the University of Delaware. Through these experience, Tyler developed a rich background in public policy analysis focused on health care access, urban and community development, and social safety-net programs. This work strengthened a passion for serving traditionally underserved, disenfranchised, and socially isolated populations; a passion that he works on to this day.

Case Management Supervisor
340B Pharmacy Program Specialist, Wilmington
Case Manager, Georgetown

Elise Harry
Case Manager, Wilmington

Case Manager, Wilmington

Christine Loller
Case Manager, Wilmington

Joshua Sheets
Case Manager, Smyrna

Audrey Nwokocha
Case Manager, Wilmington

Receptionist/Program Assistant – Morning

Edwin Weightman
Receptionist/DelaWEAR ONE Program Assistant-Afternoon