Perry Junjulas is the Executive Director of the Albany Damien Center, a peer-led not-for-profit agency located in upstate New York that provides unique prevention and care services in a comfortable, supportive environment for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. Since his HIV diagnosis in 1995, Perry has worked to ensure a better quality of life for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. A graduate of Siena College with a BS in Finance and a background in real estate, Perry facilitated the Albany Damien Center’s move in 1998 to its present location and has increased funding, programming and attendance to its current level. He is responsible for the creation and execution of the successful PAWS, Thrift Store, Smart Meals, and Peer Buddy Programs at the Albany Damien Center. More information on the Albany Damien Center may be found at www.AlbanyDamienCenter.org
Perry is the current Statewide AIDS Delivery Consortium (SASDC) consumer representative for the northeastern NY region and is a board member of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. He is a past Co-Chair of the HIV Care Network Steering Committee, past co-chair of the Consumer Involvement Committee, and the past coordinator for Community AIDS Partnership’s AIDSWalk’s in 98 and 99. He is currently studying for his MBA from The College of Saint Rose and is working on creating a back to work initiative as the one of the newest programs for the Albany Damien Center. He resides in Albany, New York with his partner, Anthony Green who is a Pastor at The Community Hospice.