Jonathan Brier joined Aunt Rita's Foundation in March of 2017 as the Director of Marketing and Events. Jonathan has considerable experience managing large events with Phoenix Pride, Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona, and the Hawaii Macadamia Nut Association Annual Convention (he sometimes became one of the nuts). Jonathan graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor's degree in counseling and religious studies, and strives to make the world a better place.
Glen Spencer has been involved in HIV and AIDS issues in Arizona since 2002, following his own AIDS diagnosis. Following membership on the Ryan White Planning Council between 2003 and 2005, and volunteering in the community, he became a medical case manager with HIV Care Directions in 2005. Glen served as a case manager for 6 years, developing expertise with Social Security Disability benefits. He was promoted by the parent organization, Area Agency on Aging, to be the Benefits Assistance Program Director in 2011. In this capacity he oversaw the State Health Insurance Assistance Program and assisted Medicare beneficiaries with their benefits, managed government grants, and was a frequent presenter in the community about Medicare and Healthcare reform.
Glen’s Aunt Rita’s Foundation involvement began in 2007 as a Board Member, and he served as the Board Chair of Aunt Rita's Foundation between 2008 and 2010, and resigned from the Board in 2011. Glen remained a donor and involved participant with all of Aunt Rita’s events and activities until he was appointed the Executive Director of Aunt Rita's Foundation in January of 2016.
Glen takes his HIV regimen daily, and is very healthy.
Kit moved to Phoenix in 2000 after completing his career in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2007 Kit was invited to sit on the board of Aunt Rita’s Foundation and was named Treasurer. Kit became the Executive Director following the first AIDS Walk in 2008 and brings a passion to the organization for HIV/AIDS assistance and prevention. Under Kit’s direction, Aunt Rita’s Foundation has built upon AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run and the spring signature event. In 2012, Aunt Rita’s introduced RED Brunch to commemorate World AIDS Day.
Kit has been instrumental in creating outreach to the Hispanic, African American and Native American Communities and in the design and implementation of www.HIVAZ.org the state’s only comprehensive HIV resource website. Kit also led the way for a statewide partnership between Aunt Rita’s Foundation, Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, and Northland Cares resulting in AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run in Tucson, Phoenix, and Prescott.
Kit stepped aside as Executive Director in January of 2016, but remains as Director of Programs allowing him to continue his passion of HIV Education & Awareness.