About Us

About Us

MISSION

To end the HIV/STI epidemic in Florida through comprehensive health education, prevention, testing, and treatment.

VISION

To see all generations empowered with the knowledge, resources, and opportunities necessary to live healthy and stay well.

Our Team

Hope & Help At-A-Glance

Our History

Hope & Help began in 1988 as a small support group of a few friends who cared for a close friend who was dying of AIDS-related complications. Since then, Hope & Help has grown into one of the most comprehensive HIV/STI service organizations in Florida, with a full medical clinic, in addition to testing, education, prevention, case management, and support group services.
 
Today, the organization offers HIV/STI preventive and treatment services in English and Spanish to thousands of patients across Florida, including Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Seminole, and Miami. 

Leadership

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BLAKE POWELL

President
He/Him/His
iServ
blake.powell@hopeandhelp.org

SUSAN MEEHLE

Vice President
He/Him/His
Liberty National/Globe Life
susan.meehle@hopeandhelp.org

JIM PALMISANO

Treasurer
He/Him/His
RSM US LLP
Jim.palmisano@hopeandhelp.org

ERIN CORBELLI

Secretary
He/Him/His
AIMM Consulting
erin.corbelli@hopeandhelp.org

SUE IDTENSOHN

Director
She/Her/Hers
Planned Parenthood (Formerly, Retired)
sue.idetensohn@hopeandhelp.org

SUZANNE MEEHLE, ESQ

Director
She/Her/Hers
Meehle & Jay Law Firm
suzanne.meehle@hopeandhelp.org

BELINDA GAMMAGE

Advisory Director
She/Her/Hers
Victory Academy School / Purity Nation
belinda.gammage@hopeandhelp.org

DEBI
JONES

Director
She/Her/Hers
SeaWorld Orlando
debi.jones@hopeandhelp.org

KURTIS MOHR, MD

Director
He/Him/His
Premise Health
kurtis.mohr@hopeandhelp.org

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

LISA BARR, MBA

Executive Director
She/Her/Hers

lisa.barr@hopeandhelp.org

Dr. JT VANDERBURG, MD, MBA, MHA

Medical Director
He/Him/His

trey.vanderburg@hopeandhelp.org

AMIE K. YOUNG, CPA

Finance Director
She/Her/Hers

amie.young@hopeandhelp.org

AMANDA CRUZ, MS, M.Ed, LPC

Prevention Director
She/Her/Hers

amanda.cruz@hopeandhelp.org

RAQUEL LUCIANO, MSW

Client Services Director
She/Her/Hers

raquel.luciano@hopeandhelp.org

WES GOLON

HR Manager
He/Him/His

wes.golon@hopeandhelp.org

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