Our Leadership

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Leanne F. Savola,


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“I am thrilled to be part of UNIFIED- HIV Health and Beyond. We have a long history of fighting HIV stigma, conducting community research and mobilizing people living with and at risk for HIV. Paired with high quality services these are vital activities as we work to end the HIV epidemic in Southeast Michigan.”

Leanne has worked in the HIV field since 1995. She began her career doing street outreach in Detroit and ran a harm reduction program in NYC before returning to Michigan in 2005. Prior to joining UHHB, Leanne worked at Planned Parenthood of Michigan and served as the HIV/STI Director at the Detroit Health Department. She oversaw the Ryan White Part A Program for the metro Detroit area and HIV prevention programs for the City of Detroit.

Leanne is committed to ending the HIV epidemic and believes that one of the most important parts of reaching that goal is by working with the community to customize HIV services to address their experiences and meet their needs.

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Aneshia Solomon, MA,

Vice President of Programs

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Aneshia is an experienced community service program provider with extensive experience in dealing with women and adolescent girls of color, Sexual Health, and PLWH. What she is most passionate about is advocating for marginalized populations, creating and cultivating programs to assist individuals with overcoming systemic barriers to access care. This passion has fueled her career to serve these communities for the past decade.

Utilizing her BA in the studies of Psychology, Women and Gender Studies as well as her MA in Women and Gender Studies with concentrations in Counseling and Sexuality, Aneshia has been able to build and expand various programs to meet the needs of marginalized populations in her community. She has utilized this experience and knowledge not only in various aspects within the agency’s Care Team, but as well as in her community.

Aneshia has dedicated her career to improving her community around sexual health and advocating for access to essential services for marginalized communities. She is committed to continue her work building and expanding programs to assist the needs of marginalized individuals specifically PLWH and their supportive networks.

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Sonni Muqaribu,

Director of Quality and Human Resources

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Lindsay R. Karas, CFRE,

Director of Development

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Lindsay is an experienced fundraiser with over ten years of experience in leading development and communications efforts.  She is a graduate of Grand Valley State University, is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and is passionate about creating positive change in our communities. 

Prior to joining the UNIFIED team, Lindsay worked as the Director of Community Relations at COTS where she managed and developed relationships with corporate, foundation and church partners.  Through this role, she substantially grew fundraising revenue and established new relationships in the community. 

Lindsay is committed to connecting donors, corporations and foundation partners with opportunities to make a lifelong impact.   She’s excited to continue this work at UHHB.

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Rayshaunda Gipson,

Director of Programs

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