Leadership

Leadership

Jeremy Hanson Willis

Chief Executive Officer he/him

Jeremy Hanson Willis was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Rainbow Health (formerly JustUs Health) in April 2019 to guide the transformation of the merger between Minnesota AIDS Project, Rainbow Health Initiative, and Training to Serve into a united organization working for health equity for those at the intersection of health and identity as a racial, sexual, or gender minority. Rainbow Health especially centers LGBTQ+ people, Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color, and other communities affected by HIV and other diseases of injustice.

Under Jeremy’s leadership, Rainbow Health has expanded its mental and chemical health services, and launched new programs for COVID community outreach, a free tele-PrEP/STI clinic, and aging services for older LGBTQ+ adults and people with HIV. Jeremy believes that Rainbow Health’s legacy of fighting HIV for nearly 40 years can help fuel a sorely needed health equity movement in Minnesota.

Felicia Ring

Chief Administrative Officer she/her

Felicia Ring started at Rainbow Health in February 2022 as the Finance Director, and was promoted to Chief Administrative Officer in July 2023. Felicia is a Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP), and has been working in nonprofits for over 20 years in various direct service, management, and admin roles. She started in youth development and focused on finance the past 10 years. She is currently the Treasurer on Hope House’s board of directors.

Phil Duran

Director of Advocacy & Community Engagement he/him

Phil Duran has been an attorney for over 20 years. His work has focused on people living with HIV and the LGBTQ+ community, with a particular lens towards competent and gender-affirming care for LGBTQ+ youth and seniors. In 2022, Phil was one of two lawyers in the United States cited for legal review and contributions to the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)’s Standards of Care.

Ken Oltman

Director of Basic Needs he/him
Leadership

Antonio Raquel

Director of IT & Operations he/him

Antonio Raquel began his journey at Rainbow Health as a dedicated volunteer in 2014. Over time, he transitioned into roles related to Administration and Finance, leveraging his expertise in Information Technology acquisition, installation, training, and management. Since 2018, Antonio has served as the Technology and Operations Manager, focusing on cybersecurity within the nonprofit industry. His multifaceted responsibilities include facilities management, office administration, budgeting, contract negotiation, client relations, social service case management, personnel recruitment, training, and leadership. Additionally, Antonio was a Housing Specialist for Ryan White services between 2015 and 2017. Although he served on the Board of Directors for Ford House until 2023, his commitment to Rainbow Health remains unwavering.

Stephanie Calloway

Behavioral Health Clinic Operations Director she/her

Wendy Berry

Human Resources Manager she/they

Wendy Berry has been the Human Resources Director at Rainbow Health since July 2019. Wendy is a leader in human resources with 13+ years of experience serving organizations, managers, and supervisors with guidance and support in all facets of the HR world – talent acquisition, benefits and payroll, policy administration and management, employee relations, change management, employee engagement, diversity, inclusion, equity, and more. They hold a Bachelor of Arts from Metro State University in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Wendy is also a member of the City Council for the City of West St. Paul, and serves on the Board of Directors for the League of Minnesota Cities. She is a strong communicator well-versed in city, state, and federal employment laws and regulations.

AJ Lezama

Telehealth Program Manager he/him

Aj Lezama joined Rainbow Health in 2019 as an Administrative Assistant and has been managing our 340b Telehealth Program since 2022 – a program that connects MN residents with free telehealth services for HIV prevention, STI/STD prevention and treatment, HIV care services, and more!

Belinda Charleston-Green

HERR Day Out & Positive Link Supervisor she/her

Belinda Charleson-Green began her work with Rainbow Health in July 2013 as an HIV Case Manager. From the start of her work with the agency, she was a vocal advocate for expanding support services targeting women living with HIV. Her persistence led to the implementation of HERR Day Out. She has coordinated all aspects of this organization’s peer-facilitated support for women living with HIV. This work has included the organizing and facilitating Health Education and Risk Reduction events, psychosocial support services, self-care events, advocacy, volunteerism, social events and more. In 2020. She successfully secured funding to fully transition into her current role as a full-time Supervisor of the peer support program.

Chris Lorenz

Chemical Health Coordinator he/him

Chris is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (#304674). Over the years, he has worked in various positions within the chemical health field, including: Chemical Dependency Technician, MICD Residential Admissions Coordinator, MICD Residence Manager, Chemical Health Assessor, and Chemical Health Case Manager. He has always been most passionate about helping individuals who are experiencing active addiction.

Chris works from a client-centered perspective that highlights people’s experiences and values. By doing this, they find their strengths and prioritize these within each plan of care. He specializes in working with the LGBTQIAA2S community and people who are living with HIV, specifically around the intersections of chemical dependency, mental health issues, and homelessness in their lives.

Christy Rushfeldt

Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor she/her

Crystal Johnson

Transitional Housing Manager

Erin Koelsch

Supervisor of Benefits Counseling Services she/her

JT Stewart

Community Health Supervisor (Mainline) he/him

Kim Lieberman

Senior Housing Systems Supervisor she/her

Leah Bonine

Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor she/her

Naomi Kyndberg

AIDSLine Manager & Care Linkage Specialist she/her

Ian Smart

Program Manager - Adolescent Programming He/Him/His

Ben Neely

Program Manager for Medical Case Management He/Him/His

Carly Gershone

Clinical Supervisor She/Her/Hers