Carl is the Vice President of Government and Community Relations. He oversees local, state, and federal government advocacy efforts and community partnerships to enhance Fenway Health’s mission and better serve the needs of our patients, clients, and staff. From 2014 to 2018 he served as Executive Director of AIDS Action Committee, New England’s oldest and largest AIDS service organization. As AIDS Action’s first Executive Director to be a person living with HIV himself, Carl led the creation of the statewide Getting to Zero Coalition, and continues to serve as its co-chair.
Prior to joining Fenway, Carl was a State Representative in the Massachusetts Legislature. He was a leading HIV and LGBT advocate in the House. He championed funding for HIV-related services and authored legislation banning transgender discrimination and LGBT conversion therapy, and a first-in-the nation law that requires insurance companies to cover the treatment of lipodystrophy, a side effect of early HIV medications. He first got elected in an effort to protect same-sex marriage equality, and has dedicated himself to social and economic justice issues throughout his career.
Carl received his Masters in Public Administration at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and his Bachelor of Science from Tufts University.