Seattle-Based With an International Reach

Based at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA, HANC has provided leadership and logistical support for cross-network coordination efforts nationally and internationally since 2004. 

Learn more about our team below.

Russell Campbell, MA

HANC Director

Russell joined HANC in 2008. Prior to becoming HANC Director, Russell served as HANC Deputy Director providing oversight and strategic direction for all cross-network coordination activities. Russell has served as the Community Partners Coordinator and as the primary point of contact at HANC for community coordination activities. Russell has a unique mix of skills and experience with facilitation, public health, research, and community involvement. Russell’s demonstrated ability for program management, commitment to building collaborative relationships, and longevity within HANC are all attributes that Russell utilizes in advancing the research goals and objectives defined by the HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks and the Division of AIDS (DAIDS). 

Brian Minalga, MSW

HANC Deputy Director

Brian is first and foremost a member of the community. They joined HANC in 2016 as a Community Engagement Officer for the Legacy Project, and in 2023, Brian joined the HANC leadership team as Deputy Director. Brian oversees all Legacy Project Cross-Network Coordination activities including project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, evaluation, and supervision of Legacy Project staff. Brian also supports the leadership of the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, as well as the principal investigators and leadership of the DAIDS clinical trials networks. Brian is a leading expert in issues of representative study populations in clinical research, focusing especially on the inclusion of underrepresented communities. Having worked in the fields of HIV, social work, education, and youth development in locations ranging from Seattle to Detroit and Namibia to Niger, Brian brings a global and interdisciplinary perspective to HANC. Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan.

Jeffrey Schouten, MD, JD, AAHIVE

Consultant

Jeffrey Schouten served as HANC Director from September 2008 - June 2022, providing leadership and strategic direction for all cross-network coordination activities that HANC encompasses. As a consultant, he assists with the HANC leadership transition. 

He is a former general surgeon with a focus on surgical oncology. He has been involved in HIV clinical research and HIV primary care for more than two decades. He is also a clinical investigator at the University of Washington AIDS Clinical Trials Unit and Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery and Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Jeff also has a strong interest in HIV public policy and the prevention of anal cancer.

Tyler Brown, MPH

Laboratory Project Manager

Tyler Brown joined HANC in July 2018 arriving with a background in public health, bioethics and research network coordination. Tyler is driven by the belief that cultivating collaborative partnerships within the HIV/AIDS research community can improve health outcomes, particularly for vulnerable and underserved populations. Previously, Tyler has supported research aimed at improving antiretroviral medication adherence, alternative clinical HIV care models and dissemination of evidence-based interventions to address health disparities. At HANC, Tyler facilitates opportunities for researcher collaboration and manages cross-network coordination activities related to laboratory working groups, committees and focus groups.

Greg Davis

HANC Project Manager

Greg Davis joined HANC in 2011 and manages HANC's Community coordination along with the Behavioral Science Consultative Group, and the Financial Disclosure Working Group. Greg also maintains the Behavioral Science Interest Group Resource Center on the HANC Portal. Before joining HANC, Greg worked as a paralegal for the state of North Carolina. With an interest in HIV research, he switched careers when the opportunity presented itself. He holds a BA from North Carolina State University and a Paralegal Certification from Duke University. Greg is currently enrolled at University of Washington working towards a Project Management Certification. 

Pedro Goicochea, MA, MSc

Legacy Project, Community Engagement Officer

Pedro brings a wealth of domestic and international experience in stakeholder engagement in the conduct of HIV clinical research. Pedro started his work in HIV/AIDS in the late '80s at the AIDS Control Program of the Peruvian Ministry of Health managing the first national prevention campaign. Since 2000, he has coordinated communications, community education and involvement in HIV prevention clinical studies funded by NIH's Division of AIDS including the iPrEx study, the first to prove the efficacy of pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent sexually acquired HIV in men and transgender women. With a background in social communication, Pedro holds a master’s degree in Health Promotion Sciences from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and another in Communication Strategies from Universidad de Lima

Kathleen Pescasio

HANC Project Manager

Kathleen joined HANC in March 2023, and brings her passion for research aimed at reducing health disparities. Previously, she worked closely with individuals diagnosed with psychiatric disorders and supported research related to mental health and human behavior. She then expanded on her research skills by coordinating and facilitating clinical research projects, particularly in the areas of trauma and injury prevention. Kathleen’s public health background and experience working with underserved populations fostered her interest in research efforts to improve HIV prevention and treatment. In her role, Kathleen seeks to combine her interdisciplinary perspective with her commitment to advancing equity in HIV/AIDS research. Kathleen holds a Master of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology as a two-time graduate from the University of Washington.