AIDS Housing Alliance / San Francisco


The Team

Brian Basinger - Director


Brian has served as Executive Director since founding the organization in 2003. He has over 30 years of experience providing LGBT and HIV community services. He co-founded the Dallas Gay and Lesbian Youth Alliance when he was 17 years old, was inducted into the permanent collection of the Smithsonian for bringing the AIDS Quilt online, served on the Board of the SF Pride organization2015-04-25, co-founded the Freedom to Marry Task Force of Northern CA in 2005, and served as the President of the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club.

James Nykolay - Office Manager


James cares deeply for those who seek our services, personally greeting the over 4,000 members we have served since co-founding the organization. Taking great pride in AHA, he sources and purchases supplies for our offices and for AHA Cafe, and takes great care in ensuring our offices are neat and orderly.


Darren Kearl, CISA - Manager of IT & Advancement


Darren is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) with 20 years experience in the technology field, most recently as Director of Governance and Compliance at a Bay Area firm providing information and technology services to global corporations.