Dr. Curley Bonds is the Medical Director at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services. After completing his undergraduate studies at Emory University, he earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Bonds served as fulltime faculty at UCLA for nearly a decade, where he served as the Director of the Consultation and Evaluation Service for the UCLA Center for Health Sciences. In 2005, he was appointed as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Charles Drew University. He continues to hold joint appointments as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and as Associate Professor at CDU. Until March of 2010, Dr. Bonds worked as a supervising psychiatrist for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health where he was the Director of Quality, Academics, and Research for Community-Correctional Academic Programs.
Dr. Wilbert C. Jordan, MD, MPH graduated from Harvard College in 1966 and received his M.D in 1971 from Case Western Reserve University. He completed an internship and junior residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, MA through 1972 -1973. As a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar he received his MPH in 1976 at UCLA and completed rotations in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. HIV outreach has been a primary interest for Dr. Jordan. In 1979 he treated what later would become recognized as AIDS. He reported the first heterosexual case of AIDS in Los Angeles County in 1983. In 1984 he began the AIDS Clinic, now OASIS Clinic, at King-Drew Medical Center. He advises the CDU PAETC on training South Los Angeles HIV providers. He is a training facilitator and curriculum developer.
Phil Meyer, LCSW
Phil Meyer is a licensed clinical social worker with a Masters of Social Welfare degree from UCLA. He was part of the team that founded SPECTRUM Community Services and Research at Charles Drew University with Dr. Eric Bing in 1995. Along with Dr. Bing, Phil has helped develop psychosocial services and trainings in both the Namibian and Rwandan militaries. Phil serves as a consultant to the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV, and over the past five years has helped draft over 25 Standards of Care for all Ryan White funded services in the county. An avid supporter of consumer advisory boards, Phil is working with the Mental Health HIV Services Collaborative, a 16 site national CMHS funded study, on their consumer legacy project.
Maya Gil-Cantu, MPH
Public Health Graduate Intern