Thomas Egdorf began working at ABRPO in June of 2018, and has been in the field of HIV for over 25 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. 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.
Laur Kelly (they/them) began their relationship with the ABRPO in 2018 as a facilitator, mostly working with overdose prevention and harm reduction programs in response to the traumatic grief of the overdose and drug poisoning crisis. In January 2021, they became the Project Manager to lead the new blended learning direction that will see our core resources and tools translated into innovative e-learning. They bring their background in psychology, education, and trauma care into this role to create accessible and engaging online learning that deepens and compliments our facilitated group sessions. Laur lives in Dish With One Spoon territory with their wife, dog, lizard, and many plants.
Anjana Rudragoudra (she/her) joined ABRPO in March 2021 and has a great exposure in eLearning platform with 6 years professional experience.
She is an e-Learning specialist with expertise in developing multimedia content using rapid e-Learning tools. She is proficient in Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Learning Management System, Programming, Storyboards and Instructional Design. She also has working experience in K12, Academic, Adult Learning, Banking and Corporate.
She is a graduate in Electronics and Communication Engineering. In addition to her work at the ABRPO, she has a passionate towards learning new tools and technologies, and exploring historical places.
Craig Boucher (He/Him) joined Fife House in 2017 as a placement student. Craig started his career at Fife House part time as the Peer Engagement Worker responsible for conducting workshops with People Living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) as well as allies about HIV, Hepatitis C and other Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections. In 2018, Craig began working with the AIDS Bereavement and Resilience Program of Ontario (ABRPO) in coordinating the Turning to One Another Network (TTOA) bi-annual provincial meetings for frontline staff as well as Peers involved in those 14 agencies. Craig officially joined ABRPO full time in November 2020 and is excited to continue his work on Grief and Loss and how it impacts each individual uniquely. Since joining ABRPO full time, Craig has grown the TTOA Network from 14 agencies to 25.