Amanda Lugg

A social justice activist and advocate with more than 25 years experience, Amanda began working full-time in the HIV/AIDS field in 1994. In 2000 Amanda joined African Services as the AIDS Housing Coordinator followed by positions as the Independent Living Skills Coordinator and as the Community Advocate.

Since 2008, as the Director of Advocacy, Amanda works at the intersection of HIV/AIDS and immigration by advocating for public policy change to improve the treatment, care and support needs of HIV positive immigrants in the US. Additionally, Amanda’s work includes advocating for global AIDS treatment access and the resources necessary to sustain and expand that access.

Amanda serves on a number of national and international coalitions and workgroups and is the Steering Committee Chair of Detention Watch Network, Board Chair of Health GAP (Health Global Access Project), a member of the Post-2015 HIV Civil Society Working Group and a member of the New York City HIV Planning Council.