We are pleased to announce that Phillip Banks has been chosen as the new Director of the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH), here at the Ontario AIDS Network (OAN).

Phillip is a seasoned leader in the HIV community and is currently the Executive Director of the Peel HIV/AIDS Network (PHAN). In his term at PHAN, Phillip strengthened ties with the community, bringing HIV and specifically Gay Men’s Health to the forefront of the organization. Phillip brings over 25 years of experience in the sector, along with considerable skills, knowledge and expertise to the table. Phillip will step into his new role on May 22nd, 2018. Please join us in welcoming Phillip Banks to the GMSH.

We would like to thank Dane Griffiths who has been in the GMSH Acting Director role, for his unwavering support and leadership over the past year. Dane stepped in during a period of transition and successfully managed the GMSH, providing the leadership, stability and direction that was needed to guide the program forward.
Dane’s term oversaw the launch of The Sex You Want, a new GMSH strategic plan and the highly successful inaugural GMSH Mental Health Summit, which brought together facets of the health community extending beyond the conventional reach of HIV services. Dane will continue on as GMSH Director until Phillip arrives, and will then return to his role as GMSH Manager of Health Promotion.

We look forward to the future contributions of the GMSH under this new and strengthened leadership.