Ivy Turnball. EdM, DLP
Executive Director
AIDS Alliance for Women, Infants, Children, Youth and Families

Ivy Turnbull is the Executive Director of the AIDS Alliance for Women, Infants, Children, Youth and Families. She also is the Vice President and Chair of Public Policy for the National Black Women’s HIV/AIDS Network, Inc. She has several leadership responsibilities in her current positions. For AIDS Alliance, she advocates for public policies that benefit women, infants, children, youth and families who are living with and affected by HIV. AIDS Alliance is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), under Part D of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP), to deliver 114 HIV care and treatment service programs to impacted populations.

For the National Black Women’s HIV/AIDS Network, Dr. Turnbull developed policy recommendations for the Obama administration to address the needs of Black women, adolescent girls and their families who are infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS. She recently submitted updated policy recommendations and implementation strategies to the White House Office of National AIDS Policy for inclusion in the 2020 National HIV/AIDS Strategy. AIDS Alliance is a coalition of the nation’s leading Black women who are authorities in the field of HIV prevention, care and research.

Dr. Turnbull has over 20 years of senior management experience in administering, developing and implementing programs. Her background includes extensive involvement since 1992 in delivering local, state and national prevention education, as well as providing medical care and treatment services to women, infants, children, youth and families infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS. She had several notable accomplishments in this regard over the course of her career:
  • Created programs to reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission. 
  • Developed, implemented and managed a family-centered model of care for HIV ambulatory care clinics at Kings County Hospital Center and the Research Foundation of SUNY-Health Science Center in Brooklyn, New York. 
  • Designed and implemented a community action initiative for prenatal care with participation by over 100 community-based health and service organizations. The participating organizations are dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of care for pregnant women who have or are at risk of HIV infection, but are not connected to prenatal care. The participating organizations targeted their efforts to pregnant women who reside in the most disenfranchised communities in Brooklyn with the highest rates of HIV infection. 
Dr. Turnbull served as a technical expert on panels convened by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, as well as the HRSA HIV/ AIDS Bureau. The purpose of these expert panels was to explore gaps in or barriers to care for women living with HIV, and also to propose effective methods and interventions that could be used to improve HIV care outcomes in RWHAP. She also provided subject-matter expertise to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease’s HIV Vaccine Research Education Initiative and HIV Vaccine Trials Network. She was extensively involved in the “Be the Generation Bridge Partners” initiative.