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Amanda Lugg

Originally from the UK, Amanda began working in HIV/AIDS direct services in New York City in 1994 at God’s Love We Deliver, then an AIDS-service organization providing hot and nutritional meals to homebound individuals living with AIDS. In 2000 Amanda's focus turned to NYC’s immigrant communities impacted by HIV/AIDS and she began work at African Services Committee as the HIV/AIDS Housing Coordinator. 

Today, as African Services’ Director of Advocacy and LGBTQ Programming, Amanda works at the intersection of healthcare and immigration by advocating for sound and effective public policy that ensures affordable and quality healthcare for immigrant and asylum-seeking populations and directs the agency’s LGBTQ program, promoting health and human services for African and Caribbean LGBTQ immigrants and asylum seekers.

Amanda has sat on a number of non-profit boards and is currently the Board Co-Chair of The Griot Circle, a community-based organization that addresses the needs of older LGBTQ people of color, and serves as a member of the HIV Health and Human Services Planning Council of New York where she co-chairs the council’s Needs Assessment Committee.

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