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The Northeast/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center (NECA AETC) is part of a national network of 8 regional and 2 national AETCs. The NECA AETC works with individual health care providers, teams and clinical sites in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands to provide targeted, multi-disciplinary education and training programs and capacity building assistance to improve care along the HIV Care Continuum.

Central Office

Northeast/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center
HIV Center, Department of Psychiatry
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
601 West 168th Street, Suite 46
New York, NY 10032
(646) 774-6978

Who We Are

  • Daria Boccher-Lattimore Director & Principal Investigator
  • Marianna Breytman Educational Technologist
  • Mari Millery Evaluation Director
  • Dr. Francine Cournos Co-Investigator
  • Marshall Glesby Regional Clinical Director
  • Nadine Nader Program Manager for Quality Improvement and Faculty Development
  • Eduardo Baez Lead IPE & PTP Project Coordinator
  • Gracine S. Lewis Special Projects Manager


601 WEST 168TH ST, SUITE 46 
NEW YORK, NY 10032


(646) 774-6978


Contact Us




Adolescent AIDS Program

Children's Hospital at Montefiore
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 882-0232
email: Debra Parmer, MS


SUNY Downstate Medical Center

450 Clarkson Avenue
Box 1240
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 270-4752
email: David Odegaard or Michele Wilson

New York

Albany Medical College

Division of HIV Medicine, MC-158
47 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 262-6864
email: Sarah Walker, MS
*Regional Resource for Correctional Health


Weill Cornell Medicine

525 East 68th Street, Box 566
New York, NY 10021
(212) 746-7204
email: Ashley Miltenberger

Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties

Stony Brook University

Center for Public Health Education
Research and Development Park - Building 17, Rm 127
Stony Brook, NY 11794-6018
(631) 444-3209
email: Ilvan Arroyo




Northern New Jersey

Rutgers FXB Center

School of Nursing
65 Bergen Street SSB8
PO Box 1709
Newark, NJ 07101
(973) 972-1922
email: Jennifer McGee-Avila, MPH

Southern New Jersey

Jefferson Health New Jersey - Infectious Diseases

709 Haddonfield-Berlin Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043
(856) 805-0002
email: Adam Thompson




University of Puerto Rico

Medical Sciences Campus
PO Box 365067
San Juan, PR 00936-5067
(787) 281-8501
email: Norma Cartagena

U.S. Virgin Islands

601 West 168th Street, Suite 46
New York, NY 10032
(646) 774-6978
email: Nadine Nader



Albany Medical College

Regional Resource for Corrections

Division of HIV Medicine, MC-158
47 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 262-6864
email: Sarah Walker, MS

Columbia University Behavioral Health Training Project

Regional Resource for Mental Health

1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 112
New York, NY 10032
United States
Phone: (646) 774-5123
email: Nadine Etienne, MPH

AIDS Institute New York State Department of Health

Regional Resource for Oral Health

HIV/AIDS Clinical Education Program
217 S. Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
email: Howard Lavigne


National and Regional AETC's

Since 1987, the National AETC program has sponsored more than 700,000 training interactions for providers across multiple regions. Clinicians trained by AETCs have been shown to be more competent with regard to HIV issues and more willing to treat persons living with HIV than other primary care providers.

The part of a national network of AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETCs), administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau.

National and Regional AETC's


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