top of page and are programs of The AIDS Institute. The AIDS Institute (TAI) is a national nonprofit and nonpartisan organization based in Tampa, FL and Washington, DC. TAI’s mission is to promote action for social change through public policy, advocacy, research and education. The agency began as a grassroots community mobilization effort in 1985 in Florida. In 1992, this advocacy network became incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. TAI has expanded its mission and vision, since its work in the early 1990’s, and is today a leading national HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis organization. TAI has a national policy office in Washington, DC and national program and administrative offices in Tampa, FL at the University of South Florida College of Medicine with whom TAI collaborates on a number of programs, and the State Policy and Research offices in Tallahasee, FL.




Contact Information


Michael Ruppal

Executive Director

17 Davis Boulevard, Suite 403 Tampa, FL 33606

Phone: 813-258-5929, ext 2 Fax: 888-714-7243



Michelle Scavnicky

Director of Education and Capacity Building

Phone: 813-258-5929, ext 4  Fax: 888-714-7243



Jesse Fry

State Policy Analyst

Phone: 850-339-6395  Fax: 888-714-7243



Lisa Stand

Senior Policy Associate

Phone: 202-835-8373 Fax: 888-714-7243



Carl Schmid

Deputy Executive Director

Phone: 202-462-3042 Fax: 888-714-7243



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HepFlorida and HepInfoNow are programs

of The AIDS Institute


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