The Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP) welcomed its new Executive Director Bill Tiedemann on January 3. Tiedemann comes to MAP from the Ohio Department of Health, where he was the Program Administrator in the HIV/STD/Hepatitis/TB Division. He serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), and holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Cleveland State University.
Tiedemann will work to provide leadership on HIV prevention. Said Patrick Troska, MAP Board Chair, “Bill brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the HIV field. Bill’s collaborative style, passion for the mission, and vision for the future of HIV prevention will be a tremendous asset to MAP. We believe he provides the right mix to be the leader who can take MAP into the next era. His selection was a result of a nationwide search and his connections on the national stage will position MAP as a leader in the HIV fight.”
MAP has worked since 1983 to both educate Minnesotans in understanding the risks of HIV, and assist those already living with HIV to obtain optimum care. MAP offers a variety of essential services to improve the daily lives of those living with the virus while working to prevent new infections; these intervention services include HIV testing, supportive case management, and providing greater access too healthcare for clients.
As he settles into his new post Tiedemann commented, “I am so thrilled to have joined such a well respected organization as the Minnesota AIDS Project. Our mission, to lead Minnesota’s fight to stop HIV through prevention, advocacy, awareness and services is still so critical. MAP’s dedicated and loyal staff, our board and I continue our commitment to this mission as we reach towards achieving a world free of HIV.”