The ABRPO Staff Team
Thomas Egdorf, Director
Thomas Egdorf began working at ABRPO in June of 2018 and has been in the field of HIV for over 24 years.
He has worked in a variety of local, provincial and national organizations. Over the years, Thomas has presented on a range of topics including: grief and loss; biomedical aspects of HIV and Hep C; leadership; communication; organizational governance; nutrition and cooking skills; and many other topics.
Learning and facilitating the learning of others is a passion of Thomas’. One of his greatest achievements was the development of the Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI). In 2010 Thomas was inducted into the Ontario AIDS Network Honour Roll and recognized for his leadership. He was diagnosed HIV positive in 1993.
Muhaari A. Program Coordinator
Muhaari started work with ABRPO in February 2019. His work on HIV started in the year 2000 when He worked as a Peer Educator and a Youth Counselor, this involved conducting outreaches to offer information and education on HIV and HIV counselling and testing. This work evolved to working as a youth counselor and later as a HIV counselor.
He has worked in various capacity support roles that included training HIV counselors and HIV counselor trainers (TOT). This involved theoretical, practical and supervision work with the new counselors. He was also involved in a capacity support project that worked with community-based organizations where He offered training on various topics and organizational development to nascent organizations working in the field of HIV, sexual health and rights.
Muhaari also worked in the biomedical research field for some years as a head of the community outreach and engagement section, this role entailed working in community outreach, sensitization and education as well as in the development of prevention strategies and community engagement. This also involved policy formulation and development of advocacy strategies on human rights, and HIV in vulnerable and at-risk populations.