Peter Houle, MBA
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.
Director of Programs
Brad began working in the field by providing direct client services as a HIV Case Manager. Based upon his reputation and integrity, he was invited to apply to oversee the $8.1 million HIV housing program in Philadelphia. Under the guidance of Mr. Shannon, the program grew from 480 individuals and families served to 700. Mr. Shannon then became a Project Officer for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH). During this time, he provided oversight, technical assistance, auditing, and fiscal monitoring of dozens of Ryan White, CDC HIV Prevention, and state and local contracts. This was followed by being asked to serve as the point of contact for the CDC Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning (ECHPP) demonstration project to determine the effectiveness and scalability of a score of HIV interventions and strategies. After the ECHPP demonstration project concluded, Mr. Shannon became the HIV Prevention Coordinator for the PDPH. In April 2016, he brought this experience to the Delaware HIV Consortium as the Program Director. In addition, Mr. Shannon has served on multiple committees including the Philadelphia Eligible Metropolitan Area Ryan White Planning Council, and was appointed to the Philadelphia HIV Prevention Planning Group for several years, serving as co-chair in his final year.
Charmaine has several years of experience in the nonprofit field, including twelve years of experience working with People Living with HIV/AIDS on issues surrounding case management and housing. Ms. Quarles began her tenure as the Delaware HIV Consortium as the Coordinator of Housing Services, and was recently promoted to the Housing Program Supervisor, where she oversees two employees. Ms. Quarles holds dual degrees as a Master of Administration of Human Services, and a Master in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminal Behavior from Wilmington University. Ms. Quarles is also a member of the National Organization of Human Services.
Housing Case Manager
Johane has worked in non-profit housing for more than 20 years. Johane attended the University of Delaware and began her career in housing as assistant administrator of Sacred Heart Village, a 78-unit senior housing complex in Wilmington, Delaware, and soon became the Program Manager. She later became government grant writer for the Ministry of Caring, Inc. and became very knowledgeable of HUD grants and housing regulations. Johane later became Deputy Director of Mother Theresa House, a Section 811 group home for six men and women living with HIV/AIDS. Most recently, Johane worked as a development associate at Latin American Community Center in Wilmington.
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 has been the Financial Assistant/Housing Database Manager for seventeen years. Housing related responsibilities include: processing requests for payment of rental assistance and HQS inspections; processing the W-9 information for participating landlords and issuing annual 1099 forms; managing and updating the project’s database; managing and updating the program evaluation report database. In 2013, Ms. Killian became the manager of the emergency financial assistance (EFA) program operated by Delaware HIV Services. EFA program beneficiaries include many clients on the DHAP waiting list.
Director of Communications and Special Events
Reconciliation Specialist, Wilmington
Case Manager, Wilmington
Kelly has 20 years of experience providing social services. She worked most of her career providing therapy services to individuals with serious mental health diagnoses in behavioral (mental health and substance use) healthcare settings. She recently joined the Delaware HIV Consortium on November 6, 2017, as an HIV Case Manager.
Case Manager, Wilmington
Kristine has 7 years of intensive human services experience, including 4 years working with dual diagnosed substance use and mental health population. This work overlapped with 3 years in a corrections setting working with convicted sex offenders on reentry into society. In September 2016, Ms. Loller joined the Delaware HIV Consortium as a HIV Case Manager. She also speaks conversational Spanish.
Case Manager, Kent County
Josh graduated from the University of Delaware and holds a B.A. in Political Science. He started his work in the non-profit sector with Kent Sussex Community Services after having worked in State government with the Office of Management & Budget in their Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) office. He joined the Delaware HIV Consortium in August of 2015 and is our longest serving Case Manager. Josh works in collaboration with the Christiana Care Kent Wellness Clinic in Smyrna, providing case management to people living with HIV in Kent County. He has a firm grasp of direct client services and the challenges facing the HIV community. In addition to his regular job duties, Josh has made significant contribution to the Consortium’s fundraising by coordinating the AIDS Walk Delaware in Rehoboth Beach.
Case Manager, Wilmington
Audrey has 8 years of experience in human services. Mrs. Nwokocha began her career in child welfare, then worked in women’s housing for 2 years, and then in hospital discharge planning. She came to the Delaware HIV Consortium in April 2017, as an HIV Case Manager. She speaks proficient Spanish, and is fluent in Ewe, Ga, and Twi (languages of the West African nation of Ghana, spoken by about 22 million people).
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