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Brian M. Green

Executive Director, Community Development
Brian was introduced to advocacy in grade school as he assisted his mother and her colleagues as they mimeographed flyers and stuffed envelopes for the League of Women Voters. Whether it was just the exposure to toxic fumes or paper cuts, this apparently made an indelible impression on him.

Fast forwarding through the decades, Brian directly engaged in and led advocacy efforts for HIV/AIDS awareness, LGBTQ equality and health, as well as advocacy and public affairs in areas of sexual and reproductive health. These groups included: ACT UP Philly, Univ. of Delaware LGBT Student Union, Queer CampUS, National LGBT Health Coalition, National LGBT Tobacco Control Network, AIDS Treatment Advocacy Coalition, Fight-the- Right Network, Philadelphia LGBT Police Liaison Committee, Pennsylvania Health Access Network, and AccessMatters.


Kate Volpicelli Leonard

Director, Community Development
Loves traveling, fine wine, and live music … And always saves room for macaroni and cheese
At Health Union, Kate Volpicelli Leonard is the Director of Community Development. She brings over nine years of experience in developing health communications materials and working to improve the health of communities globally. Before joining Health Union, Kate managed a number of innovative programs focusing on global and domestic health issues. She worked alongside community members to understand their needs and support them in solving their problems. She strives to use her past experience to build meaningful relationships with community members suffering from chronic health conditions.


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What Does Advocacy Really Mean?